Project Emily

How the Codename was Chosen

Rowland Hall (ex-RN) was in charge of the civil engineering designs for Project Emily.
He and the Americans had offices in Sentinel House in Holborn and in August 1958 they were responsible for choosing a codename.

On the wall of their office there was a pin-up calendar and the image for August 1958 was a lady called "Emily".

This is an actual calendar for August 1958 but it is not known if this is the young lady they admired