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A World War II anti-aircraft Z-Battery was sited at Polmadie, south of Glasgow. Site number CZ2. Part of the , the site was also known as Toryglen, or Prospecthill Road.

The Z-Battery was armed with rocket launchers rather than heavy guns, and this battery was equipped with 64 U2P unrotating twin barrelled launchers. An accommodation camp was located to the north east. Aerial photographs taken by the RAF in 1941 showed the battery together with the rows of huts which formed the accommodation camp on the north side of Prospecthill Road. In December 1943, the battery was manned by 101 Battery Home Guard as part of 107 Battery.

Also seen in the aerial photographs was AA battery Hangingshaw, a conventional heavy anti-aircraft (HAA) battery sited across the road, approximately 250 metres southeast of the rocket battery.

There are no surviving remains of either battery, as the sites have been lost to the development of housing on either side of Prospecthill Road.

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