Catalogue description War Office and successors: Proof and Experimental Establishments: Reports

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Reference: WO 186
Title: War Office and successors: Proof and Experimental Establishments: Reports
Description:

Trials reports, out-letter book, photographs, etc., of the Proof and Experimental Establishment, Shoeburyness, Essex and of the Trials Establishment Royal Artillery Ty Croes.

Date: 1852-1993
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Proof and Experimental Establishment, Shoeburyness, 1852-1995

Trials Establishment Royal Artillery, Ty Croes, 1942-1958

Physical description: 302 files and volumes
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Ministry of Defence , from 1968

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

Land for an artillery range at Shoeburyness was first acquired in 1849 by the Board of Ordnance and added to in 1855. A School of Gunnery was established there in 1859 with both instructional and experimental functions. In 1905 the latter was assigned to a separate Proof and Experimental Establishment responsible for testing conventional weapons. In 1907 the Proof and Experimental Establishment became part of the Research Department.

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