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Memorial

Road Research Laboratory Sir Barnes Wallis - Harmondsworth

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Plaque: Road Research Laboratory

Erection date: 26/9/2013

Inscription

{By an image of a Lancaster Bomber:}
Tests conducted by the Road Research Laboratory against model dams built on this site during 1940 - 42 assisted Barnes Wallis in his development of the bouncing bomb (Upkeep), used by No. 617 Squadron Royal Air Force to breach the Ruhr Dams 16/17 May 1943.
Hillingdon London

Site: Sir Barnes Wallis - Harmondsworth (2 memorials)

UB7, Moor Lane

This marks the site where Wallis's water-skipping explosives were tested on models at the Road Research Laboratories. Tom Long sent us this 1946 map which shows the Road Research Lab buildings a little to the south, on the Colnbrook By-pass, to the east of the 4 houses that are still there, surprisingly since Heathrow airport wiped out most of what's shown on this map.

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Road Research Laboratory

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Dambusters Raid

An attack by Royal Air Force 617 Squadron on German dams using bouncing bombs...

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Road Research Laboratory

Established by the British government. During World War II it contributed to ...

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Sir Barnes Wallis

Designer and engineer. Born Barnes Neville Wallis in Ripley, Derbyshire. He w...

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Road Research Laboratory

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London Borough of Hillingdon

The borough was formed in 1965 from the Municipal Borough of Uxbridge, Hayes ...

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Road Research Laboratory

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Sir Barnes Wallis - Harmondsworth

We initially thought that Upkeep, Highball, Tallboy and Grand Slam were all v...

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