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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.

Detailed history

Not yet known

English Heritage's record description

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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
17 February 2020 20:38:53 crich8136 Changes to latitude and longitude
Sources

An inquiry to the Ruislip, Northwood and Eastcote Local History Society led me to two articles in their journal for 1999, available online at: http://btckstorage.blob.core.windows.net/site8867/Journals/Pre2001/Searc....
Correlated with Google Earth satelite and street views. (Camera: 516 m 51 degrees 34' 59" N o degrees 24' 07" W)

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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