St. Margarets 5.5” Battery (Z ROCKET)
At St Margaret’s Bay there is an underground deep shelter for St Margaret’s 5.5″ Battery. This site was the first one to use the unrotated projectile known as the Z – Rocket which was a anti-aircraft (AA) weapon. It was officially known as a UP or unrotated projectile. It was not particularly accurate, but the thinking was that if fired in large enough amounts an enemy plane just might get hit! Two warnings here – be careful when entering the deep shelter and the second warning it’s full of pigeons.
Location: St Margarets, Dover
Condition: Very Poor
Date Of Visit: 2002