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MoD Shoeburyness
MoD Shoeburyness
Shoeburyness
is a military installation at Pig's Bay
Pig's Bay
near Shoeburyness
Shoeburyness
in Essex.Contents1 History1.1 RA School of Gunnery 1.2 Proof and Experimental Establishment 1.3 Shoebury Garrison2 Present-day use2.1 Active military site 2.2 Former military site2.2.1 Gallery3 References 4 SourcesHistory[edit]Horseshoe Barracks, now converted for use as private housingCannon outside the Garrison Church of St Peter and St Paul, Horseshoe BarracksIn 1849 the Board of Ordnance
Board of Ordnance
purchased land at South Shoebury with a view to setting up an artillery testing and practice range
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Royal Field Artillery
The Royal Field Artillery
Royal Field Artillery
(RFA) of the British Army
British Army
provided close artillery support for the infantry.[1] It came into being when created as a distinct arm of the Royal Regiment of Artillery
Royal Regiment of Artillery
on 1 July 1899, and was re-amalgamated back into the Regiment proper, along with the Royal Garrison Artillery, in 1924.[2] The Royal Field Artillery
Royal Field Artillery
was the largest arm of the artillery. It was responsible for the medium calibre guns and howitzers deployed close to the front line and was reasonably mobile
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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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Historic England
Historic England
Historic England
(officially the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England) is an executive non-departmental public body of the British Government sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
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Listed Building
A listed building or listed structure is one that has been placed on one of the four statutory lists maintained by Historic England
Historic England
in England, Historic Environment Scotland
Historic Environment Scotland
in Scotland, Cadw
Cadw
in Wales, and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Northern Ireland. The term has also been used in Ireland, where buildings are surveyed for the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage
in accordance with the country's obligations under the Granada Convention. However, the preferred term in Ireland is protected structure.[1] A listed building may not be demolished, extended, or altered without special permission from the local planning authority, which typically consults the relevant central government agency, particularly for significant alterations to the more notable listed buildings
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Ministry Of Defence (United Kingdom)
The Ministry of Defence (MoD or MOD) is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty's Government and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. The MOD states that its principal objectives are to defend the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and its interests and to strengthen international peace and stability.[3] With the collapse of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and the end of the Cold War, the MOD does not foresee any short-term conventional military threat; rather, it ha
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QinetiQ
Coordinates: 51°16′43″N 0°47′33″W / 51.27861°N 0.79250°W / 51.27861; -0.79250QinetiQ Group plcTypePublic limited companyTraded as LSE: QQ.Industry Aerospace Defence Research and developmentFounded 2001Headquarters Farnborough, Hampshire, United KingdomNumber of locationsUK, North America and AustraliaKey peopleMark Elliott (chairman) Steve Wadey (CEO)Products Defence, security, aviation and energy and environmentRevenue £783.1 million (2017)[1]Operating income£116.3 million (2017)[1]Net income£123.3 million (2017)[1]Number of employees6,114 (2017)[1]Website qinetiq.com Qinetiq
Qinetiq
(/kɪˈnɛtɪk/ as in kinetic; styled as QinetiQ) is a British multinational defence technology company headquartered in Farnborough, Hampshire
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World War II
Allied victoryCollapse of Nazi Germany Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires Dissolution of the League of Nations Creation of the United Nations Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more...)ParticipantsAllied Powers Axis PowersCommanders and leadersMain Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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Llandudno
Llandudno
Llandudno
(Welsh pronunciation: [ɬanˈdɪdnɔ]) is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy
Conwy
County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea
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Larkhill
Larkhill
Larkhill
is a garrison town in the civil parish of Durrington, Wiltshire, England. It lies about 1 3⁄4 miles (2.8 km) west of the centre of Durrington village and 1 1⁄2 mi (2.4 km) north of the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge. It is about 10 mi (16 km) north of Salisbury. The settlement has a long association with the British military
British military
and originally grew from military camps. It is now one of the main garrisons on Salisbury
Salisbury
Plain, along with Tidworth Camp, Bulford Camp and Warminster
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Royal Horse Artillery
The Royal Horse Artillery
Royal Horse Artillery
(RHA) was formed in 1793 as a distinct arm of the Royal Regiment of Artillery
Royal Regiment of Artillery
(commonly termed Royal Artillery) of the British Army. Horses are still in service for ceremonial purposes but were phased out from operational deployment during the 1930s. The Royal Horse Artillery, currently consists of three regiments, (1 RHA, 3 RHA and 7 RHA) and one ceremonial unit ( King's Troop
King's Troop
Royal Horse Artillery)
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Essex
Essex
Essex
/ˈɛsɪks/ is a county in the East of England. Immediately north east of London, it is one of the home counties. It borders the counties of Suffolk
Suffolk
and Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
to the north, Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
to the west, Kent
Kent
across the estuary of the River Thames
River Thames
to the south and London
London
to the south-west. The county town is Chelmsford, which is the only city in the county. Essex
Essex
occupies the eastern part of the former Kingdom of Essex, which subsequently united with the other Anglian and Saxon
Saxon
kingdoms to make England
England
a single nation state
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Royal Garrison Artillery
The Royal Garrison Artillery
Royal Garrison Artillery
(RGA) was formed in 1899 as a distinct arm of the British Army's Royal Regiment of Artillery serving alongside the other two arms of the Regiment, the Royal Field Artillery (RFA) and the Royal Horse Artillery
Royal Horse Artillery
(RHA). The RGA were the 'technical' branch of the Royal Artillery
Royal Artillery
who were responsible for much of the professionalisation of technical gunnery that was to occur during the First World War
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Defence Evaluation And Research Agency
The Defence Evaluation and Research
Research
Agency (normally known as DERA) was a part of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) between 1995 and 2 July 2001
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Havengore Island
Havengore Island is a low-lying, marshy island in Essex, England. It is linked by bridges to the mainland and to New England Island, from which the road continues to Foulness. Its south east coast borders the North Sea and like its south west shore is protected by levees. The island has never been heavily populated and now has a few buildings along its single road
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