They manned anti-aircraft guns and filled noncombatant roles.
A moment later, small explosions appeared in the sky as anti-aircraft guns opened up on the raiding force.
Then he helped direct defensive aircraft away from anti-aircraft artillery fire.
But it is believed the arms haul includes anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles.
Taliban soldiers fought back with anti-aircraft guns after several days of holding their fire.
Spades, picks, anti-tank rockets, anti-aircraft guns and explosives are being used, he said.
Nearly 800 anti-aircraft guns were moved to the coast and 1,000 barrage balloons were erected.
During this period Littlewood improved methods for calculating trajectories of anti-aircraft missiles.
A. My father was 15 when they drafted him in 1945 to man anti-aircraft guns.
The invention of fighter planes was followed with the creation of anti-aircraft guns.