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Eastcote

Military site : non-airfield

During the war the area between Eastcote Road and Lime Grove was known as HMS Pembroke and supported operations at Bletchley Park (encryption and code-breaking). After the war Pembroke's role was as GCHQ until the move to Cheltenham.

Eastcote House was the wartime Food Control Office for the British government.

Exact location unknown.

Service

People

  • Silas Richards

    Military | Colonel | A-3 planning officer for 9th Troop Carrier Command
    Colonel Silas Rhead Richards served on the planning staff of the 9th Troop Carrier Command for D-day and Operation Market Garden. He served under Gen. Paul L. Williams and Air Chief Marshall Trafford Leigh-Mallory. Subsequently he served as liaison to...

  • Jean Watters (Nee Briggs)

    Civilian
    Jean was born in Bury St Edmunds and joined the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) as soon as she turned 18. She worked at Eastcote, a satellite of Bletchley Park, operating the machines which helped the Allies crack encrypted German messages. Her work...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / http://www.eastcotera.co.uk/eastcote/local-history

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