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Anti Aircraft Battery Collection

"Guarding the Skies: The Historic Anti-Aircraft Batteries of England's North West" In a time when the skies were filled with uncertainty

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Anti-Aircraft battery 33911_008
Heavy Anti-aircraft battery, City of Bristol, 2020

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Warren Farm battery 33312_013
Second World War Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery ZE1 at Warren Farm which was later retained as a Nucleus Force Headquarters Battery, Chadwell Heath, London, 2017

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Warren Farm battery 33312_015
Second World War Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery ZE1 at Warren Farm which was later retained as a Nucleus Force Headquarters Battery, Chadwell Heath, London, 2017

Background imageAnti Aircraft Battery Collection: Plymouth 33206_014

Plymouth 33206_014
Plymouth, Devon. Mount Batten, a 17th century artillery tower, Civil War breastwork and World War II remains, 2016

Background imageAnti Aircraft Battery Collection: Tthe first mixed 'Ack-Ack'Battery in the North West region of England

Tthe first mixed "Ack-Ack"Battery in the North West region of England
Tthe first mixed " Ack-Ack" Battery in the North West region of England, complemented by men of the British Army Royal Artillery regiment and women of the Auxiliary Territorial service (ATS)

Background imageAnti Aircraft Battery Collection: The first mixed 'Ack-Ack'Battery in the North West region of England

The first mixed "Ack-Ack"Battery in the North West region of England
The first mixed " Ack-Ack" Battery in the North West region of England, complemented by men of the British Army Royal Artillery regiment and women of the Auxiliary Territorial service (ATS)

Background imageAnti Aircraft Battery Collection: The countrys first mixed 'Ack-Ack'Battery in the North West region of

The countrys first mixed "Ack-Ack"Battery in the North West region of
The countrys first mixed " Ack-Ack" Battery in the North West region of England. Women of the Auxiliary Territorial service (ATS) at work on height finding with an anti-aircraft gun

Background imageAnti Aircraft Battery Collection: Men of the British Army Royal Artillery regiment and women of the Auxiliary Territorial

Men of the British Army Royal Artillery regiment and women of the Auxiliary Territorial service (ATS), cooks in the first mixed " Ack-Ack" Battery in the North West region of England


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"Guarding the Skies: The Historic Anti-Aircraft Batteries of England's North West" In a time when the skies were filled with uncertainty, the Anti-Aircraft Battery 33911_008 stood tall as a symbol of defense. Nestled within Warren Farm battery 33312_013 and Warren Farm battery 33312_015, this formidable installation played a crucial role in safeguarding Plymouth from aerial threats during times of war. As the first mixed "Ack-Ack" Battery in England's North West region, it held great significance. Manned by brave men of the British Army Royal Artillery regiment and women of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), it showcased unity and determination in protecting their homeland. The country's first mixed "Ack-Ack" Battery in this region was more than just an arsenal; it represented resilience and unwavering commitment to national security. Day after day, these courageous soldiers worked tirelessly to ensure that enemy aircraft would not penetrate our skies. With Plymouth 33206_014 as its backdrop, this historic site became a testament to human ingenuity and resourcefulness during times of conflict. Its strategic location allowed for effective defense against aerial attacks, providing invaluable protection for both military assets and civilian lives. Today, we honor those who served at this remarkable anti-aircraft battery - their sacrifice echoing through history. Their dedication reminds us that freedom comes at a price but is worth defending at all costs. So let us remember the legacy left behind by these brave individuals who manned the country's first mixed "Ack-Ack" Battery in England's North West region. May their courage inspire future generations to stand up against any threat that may darken our skies once again.