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Z Battery

For the Royal Horse Artillery unit of the same name see Z Battery Royal Artillery The Z Battery was a short range anti-aircraft weapon system, which launched 3-inch (76 mm) diameter rockets from ground-based single and multiple launchers, for the air defence of the United Kingdom in World War II. [1]

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AA mine discharger

The AA mine discharger was a Japanese anti-aircraft weapon of the Second World War.

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Alwyn Crow

Sir Alwyn Douglas Crow (10 May 1894 – 5 February 1965) was a British research scientist involved in research into ballistics, projectiles and missiles from 1916 to 1953.

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Anti-aircraft warfare

Anti-aircraft warfare or counter-air defence is defined by NATO as "all measures designed to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air action."AAP-6 They include ground-and air-based weapon systems, associated sensor systems, command and control arrangements and passive measures (e.g. barrage balloons).

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Bethnal Green tube station

Bethnal Green is a station on the Central line of the London Underground in Bethnal Green, East London.

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Canadian Army

The Canadian Army (French: Armée canadienne), formerly Land Force Command (LFC), is the army of Canada.

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Cardiff

Cardiff (Caerdydd) is the capital and largest city in Wales and the tenth largest city in the United Kingdom.

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Cordite

Cordite is a family of smokeless propellants developed and produced in the United Kingdom since 1889 to replace gunpowder as a military propellant.

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De Havilland Tiger Moth

The de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth is a 1930s biplane designed by Geoffrey de Havilland and was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and others as a primary trainer.

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Diameter

In geometry, the diameter of a circle is any straight line segment that passes through the center of the circle and whose endpoints lie on the circle.

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Duncan Sandys

Edwin Duncan Sandys, Baron Duncan-Sandys CH PC (24 January 1908 – 26 November 1987) was a British politician and minister in successive Conservative governments in the 1950s and 1960s.

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East London

East London is a term referring to part of London, capital of the United Kingdom.

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Fort Halstead

Fort Halstead is a research site of Dstl, an executive agency of the UK Ministry of Defence.

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Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell

Frederick Alexander Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell CH PC FRS (5 April 18863 July 1957), pronounced, was an English physicist and an influential scientific adviser to the British government from the early 1940s to the early 1950s, particularly to Winston Churchill.

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Greenwich

Greenwich is an early-established district of today's London, England, and the administrative centre of the Royal Borough of Greenwich centred 5.5 miles (8.9 km) east south-east of Charing Cross.

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Holman Projector

The Holman Projector was an anti-aircraft weapon used by the Royal Navy during World War II, primarily between early 1940 and late 1941.

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Home Guard (United Kingdom)

The Home Guard (initially "Local Defence Volunteers" or LDV) was a defence organisation of the British Army during the Second World War.

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Inch

An inch (plural: inches; abbreviation or symbol: in or ″ – a double prime) is a unit of length in the imperial and United States customary systems of measurement.

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Japan

Japan (日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally or Nihon-koku, "State of Japan") is an island country in East Asia.

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Kent

Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties.

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List of the First Lords of the Admiralty

This is a List of First Lords of the Admiralty of England, Great Britain and then the United Kingdom.

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Mattress (rocket)

Mattress was the term applied to ground-based Western Allied multiple rocket launchers during World War II.

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Ministry of Supply

The Ministry of Supply (MoS) was a department of the UK Government formed in 1939 to co-ordinate the supply of equipment to all three British armed forces, headed by the Minister of Supply.

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North African Campaign

During the Second World War, the North African Campaign took place in North Africa from 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943.

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Photoelectric effect

The photoelectric effect is the observation that many metals emit electrons when light shines upon them.

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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the head of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom.

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Proximity fuze

A proximity fuze is a fuze that detonates an explosive device automatically when the distance to the target becomes smaller than a predetermined value.

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QF 3-inch 20 cwt

The QF 3 inch 20 cwt anti-aircraft gun became the standard anti-aircraft gun used in the home defence of the United Kingdom against German airships and bombers and on the Western Front in World War I. It was also common on British warships in World War I and submarines in World War II.

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Ranskill

Ranskill is a village and civil parish in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire with its nearest town being Retford approximately 5 miles (8 kilometers) south.

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Rocket

A rocket (Italian rocchetta‚ "little fuse") is a missile, spacecraft, aircraft or other vehicle that obtains thrust from a rocket engine.

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Rocket launcher

A rocket launcher is any device that launches a rocket-propelled projectile, although the term is often used in reference to mechanisms that are portable and capable of being operated by an individual.

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ROF Bishopton

The Royal Ordnance Factory was a WW2 Ministry of Supply Explosive Factory.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's principal naval warfare force.

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RP-3

The RP-3 (from Rocket Projectile 3 inch) was a British rocket projectile used during and after the Second World War.

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Salvo

A salvo is the simultaneous discharge of artillery or firearms including the firing of guns either to hit a target or to perform a salute.

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Solid-fuel rocket

A solid-fuel rocket or solid rocket is a rocket with a rocket engine that uses solid propellants (fuel/oxidizer).

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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Unrotated projectile

The unrotated projectile, or UP, was a short range rocket-firing anti-aircraft weapon developed for the Royal Navy to supplement the 2 pounder pom-pom gun due to a lack of close-range anti-aircraft weapons.

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Victoria Park, London

Victoria Park (known colloquially as Vicky Park or the People's Park) is 86.18 hectares of open space, Tower Hamlets Council that opened in 1845.

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Warhead

The term warhead refers to the explosive and/or toxic material that is delivered by a missile, rocket, or torpedo.

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Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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Z Battery Royal Artillery

For the WW2 anti-aircraft weapons codenamed 'Z Batteries' see Z Battery Z Battery RA is a Battery of 5th Regiment Royal Artillery in the Royal Artillery.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z_Battery

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