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List Of Royal Ordnance Factories
This is a list of Royal Ordnance Factories. Royal Arsenal
Royal Arsenal
Factory No 1. Royal Small Arms Factory
Royal Small Arms Factory
Enfield Factory No 2. Royal Powder Mill Factory No 31. ROF Aycliffe; Filling Factory No. 8 ROF Beech Hill, Wigan ROF Birtley. ROF Bishopton; Explosive ROF
Explosive ROF
(3 factories). ROF Blackburn. ROF Blackpole; SAA Factory. ROF Brackla; Filling Factory No. 11. ROF Bridgend; Filling Factory No. 2. ROF Bridgwater; Explosive ROF. No. 37 (opened 1941 closed 2008) ROF Burghfield; Filling Factory No. 18 (later part of the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)) . ROF Cardiff; Engineering ROF (later part of the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)). ROF Chorley; Filling Factory No
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ROF Swynnerton
ROF Swynnerton
ROF Swynnerton
was a Royal Ordnance Filling factory built in 1939–40.[1] It became operational in the middle of 1940 and by mid 1942 the number of people working at the site had grown to approximately 18,500.[2] To meet the need of getting the factory workers to and from the factory the Ministry of Supply asked the LMS to construct a station.[3] The site already had an extensive rail network served from the
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ROF Radway Green
The former Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF), Radway Green manufactures small arms ammunition for the British armed forces. It is located in the hamlet of Radway Green near Barthomley near Alsager in Cheshire in the UK. The factory, which is now owned by BAE Systems Global Combat Systems, was established in 1940. It has manufactured a wide range of ammunition, including:.38 S&W - (Mk IIz ball) - [production ended in 1960s] .303 British - (ball, blank, tracer, incendiary, armour piercing and proof testing) - [production ended in 1973] .280 British - ('7 mm Mk 1z' - small amounts for developmental purposes of the Enfield EM2 and Taden gun in the 1950s) - [production ended circa 1956] 4.85×49mm - (small amounts for developmental purposes of the L64/65 in the 1970s) 9×19mm NATO - (standard FMJ, starting in the Second World War and still in production)
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ROF Kirkby
ROF Kirkby, (Filling Factory No. 7) was a large World War II Royal Ordnance Factory filling munitions.[1] The factory was based in the rural area of Kirkby, on the outskirts of Liverpool, Merseyside. The rural location was to reduce the potential damage from any accidental explosions. Munitions were produced from September 1940 to March 1946.Contents1 History 2 Accidents 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] Original planning for the site began at Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, with Sir Alex Gibson acting as consultant and Holloway Brothers the contractors. When completed the factory consisted of more than 1,000 buildings, 18 miles (29 km) of roads[1] and 23 miles (37 km) of railway lines along with a station[2] and had cost £8,500,000[2] (approx
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Royal Arsenal
The Royal Arsenal, Woolwich
Woolwich
carried out armaments manufacture, ammunition proofing, and explosives research for the British armed forces at a site on the south bank of the River Thames
Thames
in Woolwich
Woolwich
in south-east London, England, United Kingdom. It was originally known as the Woolwich
Woolwich
Warren, having begun on land previously used as a domestic warren in the grounds of a Tudor house, Tower Place. Much of the initial history of the site is linked with that of the Board of Ordnance, which purchased the Warren in the late 17th century in order to expand an earlier base at Gun
Gun
Wharf in Woolwich
Woolwich
Dockyard
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ROF Maltby
Coordinates: 53°25′26″N 1°10′05″W / 53.424°N 1.168°W / 53.424; -1.168 ROF Maltby was a Royal Ordnance Factory rifle manufacturing plant near Maltby, South Yorkshire
Maltby, South Yorkshire
which manufactured weapons such as the Lee–Enfield
Lee–Enfield
rifle and Sten submachine gun during World War II. ROF Maltby and ROF Fazakerley
ROF Fazakerley
were established before World War II
World War II
to increase arms production facilities in areas less vulnerable to aerial attack. The main Royal Small Arms Factory
Royal Small Arms Factory
for rifle manufacture was in Enfield, London.This United Kingdom military article is a stub
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ROF Newport
Coordinates: 51°34′55″N 2°58′26″W / 51.582°N 2.974°W / 51.582; -2.974 ROF Newport was World War II
World War II
Royal Ordnance Factory that produced guns. Building started on a former allotment site off Corporation Road, Newport in April 1940. On 7 November 1940 the Factory was officially opened by Sir Charles Northrup McLaren, the Director General of Ordnance Factories. The first gun was manufactured in January 1941. Production[edit]By December 1943 10,000 guns had been made, including 6314 two-pounder anti-tank guns and 3686 Bofors
Bofors
anti-aircraft guns, as well as shell cases and spare parts, gun-barrels and couplings. By December 1944, the number of guns produced rose to 12,132. The maximum monthly output of the Factory was 722 guns in January 1943.This article about a Newport building or structure is a stub
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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ROF Pembrey
A World War I explosive factory, which was to be later known as NEF Pembrey was built, by Nobel's Explosives, with British Government approval, near the village of Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, Wales. The factory was built on a site consisting of mainly sandhills and sand dunes to provide some protection against damage caused by an explosion. Its main product was TNT (Trinitrotoluene) used for shell filling. The same site was used in World War II to build another explosive factory ROF Pembrey, which also made TNT. Like all explosives factories, they needed a guaranteed year-round supply of water and good transport links
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ROF Ranskill
The Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF) Ranskill was a United Kingdom Ministry of Supply, World War II, Explosive ROF. It was built to manufacture cordite and the site was located adjacent to what is now known as the East Coast Main Line railway at Ranskill, Nottinghamshire, just north of the town of Retford. Cordite production ceased in 1945, but the site was retained by the ministry on "care and maintenance" basis for another 30 years. Few of the war-time buildings survive and site has been used as a waste disposal site for years.Contents1 Construction and production 2 Care and maintenance 3 References3.1 SourcesConstruction and production[edit] Approval for the construction of ROF Ranskill was given was granted in 1940;[1] and it was built with the Ministry of Works acting as Agents. It was designed, as an almost self-contained, explosive factory producing Cordite, with its own acids plant
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ROF Glascoed
Coordinates: 51°42′32″N 2°56′34″W / 51.708899°N 2.942838°W / 51.708899; -2.942838 ROF Glascoed (today BAE Systems
BAE Systems
Munitions Glascoed) was initially a UK government-owned, Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF). It was designed as one of 20 munitions filling factories. It was planned as a Permanent ROF with the intention that, unlike some other similar facilities, it would remain open for production after the end of World War II
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ROF Risley
ROF Risley, (Filling Factory No.6) was a large World War II Royal Ordnance Factory filling munitions, including the Grand Slam bomb, in the UK. It is located roughly halfway between Liverpool and Manchester.Contents1 World War II 2 Post-war UKAEA era 3 Birchwood Forest Park 4 Notes 5 External linksWorld War II[edit] With the advent of the Second World War, 927 acres (3.8 km²) of largely heath and mossland which was part of Risley village, between Leigh (then Lancashire, now Greater Manchester) and Warrington (then Lancashire, now Cheshire), was compulsorily purchased and within it was built a large Royal Ordnance Factory. The location was chosen because the low lying mist and cloud helped camouflage the factory from the air; according to a local builder: "It was very lonely and misty at night, and that's why the factory was constructed there ... it was usually covered with a mist or cloud. It was hard to see it in the day time, you know"
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ROF Rotherwas
ROF Rotherwas was a Royal Ordnance Factory filling factory, No 4, located in Lower Bullingham, Herefordshire, England.Contents1 Background 2 World War I 3 Between the wars 4 World War II 5 Present 6 ReferencesBackground[edit]One of the now derelict distribution buildings. Note the overhead rails for carrying munitions.By the turn of the 20th century, the Lubienski-Bodenham family - descended from Mary Tudor, the daughter of King Henry VII - owned the Rotherwas estate, which combined of 2,500 acres (1,000 ha) on the south side of the River Wye. After the death of his wife in 1908, following the death of Count Louis Pomian Lubienski-Bodenham JP DL in 1909 (his great-grand daughter is actress Rula Lenska), having already demolished their country house, sold-off the estate in 1912
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Herefordshire
Herefordshire
Herefordshire
(/ˈhɛrɪfərdʃər/) is a county in the West Midlands of England, governed by Herefordshire
Herefordshire
Council. It borders Shropshire to the north, Worcestershire
Worcestershire
to the east, Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire
to the south-east, and the Welsh counties of Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
and Powys
Powys
to the west. Hereford
Hereford
is a cathedral city and is the county town; with a population of approximately 55,800 inhabitants it is also the largest settlement. The county is one of the most rural and sparsely populated in England, with a population density of 82/km² (212/sq mi)
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Ruddington Depot
Ruddington Ordnance & Supply Depot was a Royal Ordnance Factory filling and storage facility, commissioned in 1940 and built during World War II by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD).[1] It was located to the south of Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, and took 18 months to build. In operation it consisted of over 200 buildings employing 4,000 workers at peak.[2] It was decommissioned in 1945, became a storage area for ex-military vehicles which were then auctioned-off onsite, and was closed in 1985
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