Guided Weapons Scheme Unit

Behind the Wire: explosive archaeology at MOD Caerwent

After a really successful day at Caerwent on Sunday, I can now share some of the edited snippets I took during the tour….

Jon Berry gives an introduction to the tour

The first clip is Don Waring, talking about the Nitro-glycerine hill at Caerwent….Don is a retired pharmacist and know loads about the history of the site:

Caerwent Military Base – Behind the Wire tour – Don Waring talks about the Nitro-glycerine hill (mp3)

The underground level at the Nitro-glycerine plant

The central pillar at the Nitro-glycerine plant

 

Next is Jonathan Berry, talking about Sea slug, the first-generation surface-to-air missile, developed by the Royal Navy:

Caerwent Military Base – Behind the Wire tour – Jon Berry talks about the sea slugs… (mp3)

At the former Royal Naval Propellant Factory's Guided Weapons Scheme Unit at Caerwent

Lastly, Medwyn Parry talks about the American Magazine buildings:

Medwyn holding up a shell

Caerwent Military Base – Behind the Wire tour – Medwyn Parry talks about the American magazine buildings… (mp3)

 

Lighting the cordite spaghetti in one of the American magazine buildings..

It was a really great day! Thanks to all that came!

Ffion Reynolds