The Royal Ordnance Factory
Bridgend South Wales
 
  Home
  Introduction
  The Task Ahead
  WAR
  Workers
  The End of War
  Epilogue
  References
  Appendices
  Gallery

Finding and Training all of the Employees

Initially, it is known that a number of key employees were transferred from existing Royal Ordnance sites; this core would have been used during the commissioning phase, and then used for training new workers.

Before the war began, most industrial workers were male, but the war was set to change all that, and in the lead-up to the outbreak of war many women were conscripted or coerced into the arms industry throughout the UK.

In this regard the Bridgend Royal Ordnance Factory was no different, as during the war most of the staff that eventually manned the site were female.

Women made ideal machine operators, they were dextrous, hard working, prepared to work long hours for the war effort, and were socially minded; all of which aided the team spirit necessary to keep such a plant fully up and running.

Housing some of the workers that came from further afield from such places as Newport and Camarthen would have to be addressed, some would have been housed locally in lodgings whilst hostel accommodation was provided for others.

Google
 
Web Bridgend ROF
[   Home  |   Sitemap   |   Hosting  |   Links  |   About  |   Webmaster  |   Contact  ]

Valid HTML 4.01!

© Copyright 2024. Designed by Fast Network Solutions | This is an amazing website has been preserved for anyone wanted to explore The Royal Ordinance Factory. It has been archived by HistoryX and remains the copywrite of J Ludlow