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Government Cartridge Factories

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Established by the Ministry of Munitions

  • GCF 1 Blackheath

Opened: December 1916 Management: Birmingham Metal and Munitions Co Products: small arms ammunition .303in Mk.VII

  • GCF 2 Woolwich


  • GCF 3 Blackpole

Construction finished: February 1917. Opened: early 1917. Area: 67.25 acres. Management: Kings Norton Metal Co Ltd. Product: small arms ammunition.

  • GCF 4 Edmonton (Angel Road)

Construction finished: August 1916 on land owned by Great Eastern Railway Co. Opened: May 1917. Area: 13 acres. Management: Eley Brothers.
Products: small arms ammunition - 7.62 mm.
Transferred to the Air Board for aero-engine repair work, early 1918

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Sources of Information

  • Munitions Factories [1]