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The Aycliffe Royal Ordnance Factory - Aycliffe Angels

We need your help please!

Why were they called 'The Aycliffe Angels'?

What did the Factory manufacture?

Plans and Photos of the Factory (1940s)

TIMELINE of the Factory & Workers

People killed in accidents at Aycliffe

Workers Houses and Accommodation

350 Houses on Secret Estate in Darlington

Winston Churchill visits the Aycliffe Factory (1942)

Mrs Dillon - Senior ROF worker who received a medal

Photo Gallery 1 - (Admin Staff)

Photo Gallery 2 - (Production Staff)

Photo Gallery 3 - (Individual Angels)

Photo Gallery 4 - (ROF site in 1945)

Photo Gallery 5 - (Other Photos/Staff)

Photo Gallery 6 - (ROF Fire Brigade)

Documents and Certificates etc...

What the factory looks like today

What the factory looks like today (more photos)

Honour at last, thanks to The Northern Echo

Recent News about The Aycliffe Angels

Contact Information for Aycliffe Angels - Homefront Heroes

Links for History of The Aycliffe Angels

Guestbook

Mail Form

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Why were they called 'The Aycliffe Angels'?

Well, the reason is quite simple - Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce).

Lord Haw Haw was a traitor who worked for the Nazis during World War II, making English Language propoganda radio brodcasts on Radio Luxembourg and other stations.

He dubbed them "the little angels of Aycliffe", promising that the Luftwaffe would bomb them into submission. Fortunately, that never happened!

"The Little angels of Aycliffe won't get away with it," he had said in numerous broadcasts, highlighting the importance of their work.

Germany Calling.....

Despite the huge popularity of Lord Haw Haw's wartime broadcasts, most people realised they were nothing more than blatant Nazi propoganda and lies.

Captured by the British, Joyce stood trial for treason. His claim of American citizenship was denied because he held a British passport. He was found guilty and hanged on January 3, 1946.

Cartoon:-

Lord Haw-Haw,
Daily Mirror (12th June, 1940)





William Joyce was born in Brooklyn, NY. At the age of three, his family moved to Ireland. They remained there until Joyce turned 17, when they moved to London. Although he and his family claimed several times on various government forms that William was a "British subject by birth," this was not the case. Nor did he ever become a naturalized citizen. The boy was an American living abroad, pure and simple; still a traitor!


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The Aycliffe Royal Ordnance Factory - Aycliffe Angels |We need your help please! |Why were they called 'The Aycliffe Angels'? |What did the Factory manufacture? |Plans and Photos of the Factory (1940s) |TIMELINE of the Factory & Workers |People killed in accidents at Aycliffe |Workers Houses and Accommodation |350 Houses on Secret Estate in Darlington |Winston Churchill visits the Aycliffe Factory (1942) |Mrs Dillon - Senior ROF worker who received a medal |Photo Gallery 1 - (Admin Staff) |Photo Gallery 2 - (Production Staff) |Photo Gallery 3 - (Individual Angels) |Photo Gallery 4 - (ROF site in 1945) |Photo Gallery 5 - (Other Photos/Staff) |Photo Gallery 6 - (ROF Fire Brigade) |Documents and Certificates etc... |What the factory looks like today |What the factory looks like today (more photos) |Honour at last, thanks to The Northern Echo |Recent News about The Aycliffe Angels |Contact Information for Aycliffe Angels - Homefront Heroes |Links for History of The Aycliffe Angels |Guestbook |Mail Form