There was indeed "secret" work being carried out at the Pelaw factories. Reyrolle had a number of their men at that location.
My father worked on directional aiming systems (possible early radar based) at Pelaw to support the Swedish Bofors Guns which were being made/assembled under licence here in the UK.
There was an aiming system called a "Kerrison Predictor" developed in the late 30's and it is possible that they were working on advanced versions of that
In June 1940 A. Reyrolle & Co Ltd got a contract for producing Bofors-gunmounts. This was however soon changed to the full assembly of the guns.
Guns and carriages were not made by Reyrolle but supplied from other factories. The production line took considerable time to set up and reached capacity by late 1941.
The production made by Reyrolle ceased in December 1943. By then Reyrolle had produced 1.580 Bofors guns.
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