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Frederick H R Chapman
(11) St Matthew’s Street
History of 11 St Matthew's Street
Miss Ann Schooling
Frederick H R Chapman, b 1901, storekeeper admiralty radio
Grace, b 1905
During WWII Frederick served with the Anti Aircraft Home Guard. One of the weapons he manned was the 3-inch projector Rocket on Coldhams Common.
A A rockets Coldham’s Common
This rocket launcher was officially known as a mobile Z battery. They were not especially effective and were given to the Home Guard. Whilst the oldest age for operating anti-aircraft guns was 40 because of the weight of the ammunition, those up to 60 were allowed to operate the rocket launchers.
Rocket launcher being loaded