Misterious deaths of 25 GEC-Marconi Scientists
25 Marconi Scientists, 1982-88
There have been at least 25 mysterious deaths of people who worked for GEC-Marconi (the defence arm of GEC) on the Sting Ray torpedo project betwen
1982 and 1988. The death of the British defense journalist Jonathan Moyle, who was found hanged in his Santiago hotel room on April 1, 1990, has also
been the subject of speculation as being connected to the Marconi deaths.
Most incidents occurred after the men have successfully completed important projects or left one job for another.Four of the dead men were employees
of the GEC group – three at Marconi and one at Easams Ltd. Two others worked at separate times at the Royal Military College of Science at
Shrivenham. An investigation by Computer News established that most of the men were involved in computer simulation, a key part of defence
procurement.At the time GEC-Marconi was Britain's only torpedo supplier and in 1986 was awarded a £400 million order from the Ministry of Defence
for advanced anti-submarine Sting Ray torpedoes.