Munitions workers and the Royal Artillery
On 11th January 1942, a group of munitions workers or "gun layers" visited a Royal Artillery training site in Downpatrick, Co. Down. A Commanding Officer permitted the civilian workers to form "gun crews" and operate the weapons. The War Office Photographer noted: "They loved it and what is more, all hit the target".
Places of Interest
The following places will be of interest to anyone wishing to explore more of the area's Second World War heritage.