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07-06-2008, 11:12
Hi all.

Whilst mulling over a few site plans etc recently a question crossed my brain cell. What is the definition, in terms of airfield nomenclature, of the word "Laboratory"?

For example, Building No. 8, Drawing No. 4312/43 on the tech site at Riccall is listed on the record site plan as a Boxed Store Laboratory (it is actually sign-written as Main Workshops).

Again, Bombing/Gunnery Teacher buildings are also often listed A.M.L. - Air Ministry Laboratory.

Anyone any ideas?


Paul Francis
07-06-2008, 12:14
Air Ministry Lab was at Imperial College, London where experiments were done on simulation training devices such as the AML Bombing Teacher.