Militaria: Feeding The Guns

This month we profile a range of collectable objects associated with the vital work carried out by the men and women of the Royal Ordnance Factories in World War Two

Although photographs taken inside or around the factories are comparatively rare, they do occasionally come up for sale at around £15. This image shows staff from ROF 59 Aycliffe, in County Durham. Useful to the researcher, this fascinating photo, pictured outside the ‘Danger Area’ building, shows interesting uniform and signage detail.

A well-paid industrial job, in a remote location far behind the fighting front, may have seemed the ideal safe option to some during World War Two. But for the men and women of the Royal Ordnance Factories (ROF), it was no cushy number. Though often overlooked today, their war work was invaluable, but it was fraught with danger.

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