Neill Griffiths O.B.E.
Welcome to The Bugle, the new journal of the Fort Halstead Heritage Centre. It is intended to promote historical activities at The Fort and in particular, interesting artefacts in the Collection.
“In this building a group of scientists & engineers led by the then Dr WG PENNEY worked on United Kingdom atomic warheads during the period 1946 to 1952. This plaque was unveiled on 6 APRIL 2982 by LORD PENNEY OM. KBE. MA. PhD. D Sc. FRS.”
This history was written by the late Peter Baigent around 1991. Peter had a long and distinguished career in weapons design at Fort Halstead. We are very grateful to his family for giving permission to publish Peter’s research. INTRODUCTION The roots of RARDE extend back into the 14th century and the Tower of London as