The Following pages gives information/documentation about the guns and ammunition used by the units

 


Ammunition (A.A. Gunnery) may be found marked with a propellant code letter as under:-


A for cordite Flashless 

C for cordite R.D.B.

D for cordite M.D.

E for cordite W. or W.M.

S for cordite S.C.

F for cordite Flake

H for cordite H.S.C.

J for cordite Bofors

L for cordite F.N.H. or F.N.H./P. powder.

M for M4X.

N for N.C.T. of 1914/18 manufacture.

O for N.H. powder.


Batch letters for ammunition likely to be used with Anti-aircraft equipments are as follows:-


A Full charge--- Shrapnel

B Full charge--- H.E.

F Full charge--- Target Shell

N Practice charge--- H.E.

S Practice charge-- Practice

V Burst short charge-- Shrapnel

Y Burst short charge-- H.E.

W Burst short charge-- Practice


Batch A.1.A... Containing shrapnel shell with first lot of fuzes and first lot of cordite.

Batch A.1.B... Containing shrapnel shell with first lot of fuzes and second lot of cordite.

Batch A.1.C... Containing shrapnel shell with first lot of fuzes and third lot of cordite.



Markings on ammunition:-


Full charge H.E-Yellow

                 Shrapnel-Black with red tip.

                 Practice-Black with yellow band.


A.P. shot   Black

S.A.P.       Black with white band

Reduced or burst short charge, practice Black above a yellow band.


A red ring round the head denotes that the shell is filled with explosives.

A red ring of crosses denotes that the shell is filled with amatol or TNT is suitable for use in hot climates.

A light green band on H.E. sell denotes amatol filling

Two green discs, diametrically opposite one another, denote the ise of a smoke box


A Bofors gun in action at S'Hertogenbosch in 1944
A Canadian landmattress is loaded with 60lbs Rockets to be fired into Germany