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Whooosh, Bang- UK's WWII Rockets

Well it lists 1x Sergeant ACH and 10x ACH, so I'm guessing its not a typo for ACM...
Aircraft Handler then?

ETA:

Nearly. Aircraft Hand.
 

tiv

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Couple of photos showing launcher being loaded with IWM Reference added:

IWM H 21139.jpg

IWM H 16373.jpg
 

HE117

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So is that the equivalent unit to a 4 gun HAA battery? Its gradually penetrated my skull that the rate of fire will be different for each weapon.

But massively cheaper, and no need of all that fiddly training.

There was at one point the idea that factory workers could man them during an air raid. Basically, when everyone else was legging it for the Anderson Shelter the volunteers would leg it for the launchers, send a few salvos up to meet the Luftwaffe, then go back to making stuff.
 
So that series of pictures seems to come from Merseyside. Scroll down and select the image of the index card.


LINK


Another card says Bootle.

Here maybe?

 
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Zeda Projectors?
Again scroll dow and look at the index card.
LINK

ETA Lt. Taylor seems to have been some sort of AA specialist for some reason. If you filter for him he seems to have been tapped to take technical photos of various bits of actual AA kit and instructional gear.
 
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Zeda Projectors?
Again scroll dow and look at the index card.
LINK

ETA Lt. Taylor seems to have been some sort of AA specialist for some reason. If you filter for him he seems to have been tapped to take technical photos of various bits of actual AA kit and instructional gear.

Oh nice.

I suspect that Zeda provides the 'Z' in 'Z batteries'. I'd often wondered why they had that moniker.

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Double Nice! That Lt Taylor's collection has some cracking finds.
So far I've got 3.7in Mountain guns being used in the UK (previously they were thought to being restricted to India), Home Guard Manning a brace of Hotchkiss 6-pounders. Something that was known about, but thought to be limited in scope. We've now gone form one photograph (well two views of the same gun) to three separate guns, Bren gun carriers still in use in 1942 (albeit for training) and finally... Whatever the hell damn fool idea this is:

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Oh and home Guard Cavalry!:

edit3:
More craziness from the Royal Engineers:

Ok I'll stop as its about to derail the thread, but sorting by Lt Taylor has turned up some interesting finds!
 
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Whatever the hell damn fool idea this is:

I looked through those images out of curiousity and there was one that didn't seem related and looked a bit Rockety:

large_H_015619_1.jpg


though the description implies it is connected somehow.

large_H_015619_2.jpg
 

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