Query on benchely Park

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Query on benchely Park

Post by Linkagain » 25 Jun 2021 22:43

A bit curious as to why the Benchley Park Codebreakers were not given a cover name such as "Royal Signal Corps Company No {Blank]?"

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Re: Query on benchely Park

Post by John(txic) » 26 Jun 2021 08:09

I thought it was known as "Station X" - though that does sound rather secret squirrel, doesn't it?

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Re: Query on benchely Park

Post by EwenS » 27 Jun 2021 14:22

It had many names starting with the Government Code & Cipher School and then per a well researched article on Wiki:-

"Bletchley Park was known as "B.P." to those who worked there.[13] "Station X" (X = Roman numeral ten), "London Signals Intelligence Centre", and "Government Communications Headquarters" were all cover names used during the war.[14] The formal posting of the many "Wrens" – members of the Women's Royal Naval Service – working there, was to HMS Pembroke V. Royal Air Force names of Bletchley Park and its outstations included RAF Eastcote, RAF Lime Grove and RAF Church Green.[15] The postal address that staff had to use was "Room 47, Foreign Office""

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