Blue Streak Rocket Photograph

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Blue Streak Rocket Photograph




An image of a British Blue Streak rocket, being transported on a large vehicle outside the assembly building.

This photo belonged to Cyril Albert Knight, known to friends as Bill. Bill worked for W. Watson and Sons Ltd - based in Barnet in Hertfordshire, specialists in optical instruments. Watson and Sons were involved in the missile guidance for Blue Streak. Optical instruments were used to help calibrate the rocket's guidance system.

The photo was taken at Spadeadam, in Cumbria, used to test Blue Streak rockets before they were shipped to Woomera, Australia for launching.

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  • image 2019-4
  • image 2019-4

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