Friday, 17 May 2019

In Wilton ...

The Robinsons meet with a new friend for a drink at the pub; they have been able to glean from her that Wilton House is an HQ/command centre...

Meanwhile Smith is enquiring about the hire/use of an old bus at a local garage ....

Monday, 29 April 2019

At Wilton house ....

A visit has been made to check and review security at the house....
Man in Coat: OK then you have my recommendations on improvements in security
Officer: yes thanks, we will put them into action immediately, starting with increased patrols round the perimeter...

Friday, 19 April 2019

Moving on ...

The police search a house in Salisbury after finding out who had rented the barn in Durncombe ...
Police Officer: Nothing here sir, looks like they've moved on ....
Man in Coat: Do a fine search of the house and send everything you find to my office...

---oXo----

Meanwhile Smith and the Robinsons had made their way to Wilton, they have gone to a safe house in the town, they meet with Ronnie and his wife round the back of their cafe....
they have been given one more task to do before their extraction - find out what is going on at Wilton House where there is a military presence.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Calling Home ...

Mr & Mrs Robinson have gone for a short drive in the country a few miles from Salisbury ....

Aftre passing through a small village of Durncombe, they turned off the road and went up a small farm track, till they reached a barn...

  They went into the barn and got a small suitcase from a hiding place in a large barrel, it was a radio - they set it up on an old table...
Having selected the correct frequency Mrs Robinson sent the message...
  • Signal: Walrus to Mother Goose, Walrus to Mother Goose
  • Return: Mother Goose here
  • Signal: Three pigeons to come home, advise on route
  • Return: Message received,  call back for booking details
  • Signal: OK, Walrus signing of


  • After sending the message they packed up the radio and took it with them and put it in the back of the van; time to move it to another hiding place ......


    ---oXo---

    Shortly after at an army camp on Salisbury plain, a unit receives a message from their HQ -  'radio traffic tri-angulated to Durncombe, search the village and adjoining area'
     An officer and a squad of men got into their lorries and drove off,  when they arrived at Durncombe they sealed off the village and starting searching ...

     After a while a car drew up at one end of the village and a man in a coat presented his credentials...
    Officer: Nothing found in the village sir, however it looks like someone has been in the old barn up this track.
    Man in Coat: Ok, get me details of who owns the barn and then get back to base.

    Thursday, 9 August 2018

    No papers today .....

    Mr Smith and the Robinsons had collated all the information they needed and were considering the best way to get themselves out of the country and back to the continent to deliver all the intelligence they had gathered.

    Their first idea was to get some papers made so they could get over to Ireland and then onwards. Smith and Robinson headed down the back streets of Salisbury to place where they had been told they could get some good 'false' papers. As they rounded the corner they stopped - a small police cordon was ahead - in front of the building to which they were heading.

     the police were keeping the public back as well as the press...
    They could just see that the police and plain clothes men were leading a man out to a van ...
    Smith and the Robinson turned about and headed away quickly ... no papers could be obtained from this source, the local authorities were obviously on the ball - they would have to consider other alternatives - perhaps a risky extraction by sea or air.....

    Wednesday, 14 March 2018

    Harbour exercise ....

    down at a naval base near Freazingham-on-Sea....

    General Odd is in discussion with a chap from intelligence about general security issues; they are waiting for an exercise to start...
    a launch departs the dock carrying the frogman ....
    the exercise will consist of the frogman swimming around various parts of the harbour area making himself visible on occasion - to see if the harbour patrol can spot his activities .....

    [new item : standing frogman figure, a micro solider toy picked up in a back at charity shop - just about right for second world war - a couple more would be nice but can't find out the manufacturer]

    Thursday, 1 March 2018

    Mr Robinson does some deliveries ....

        Smith and Robinson had been trying to find out more about the airfields near Salisbury and were building up a reasonable amount of information. Somehow they needed to get onto the bases themselves and see how things looked.
        Robinson had managed to get a job with a delivery firm supplying some of the local bases, helping unload the van; at the bigger aerodromes of Boscombe Down and Middle Wallop there was quite tight security and the supplies were usually unloaded at the gate. At least he could be close to the airfields and was able to confirm the presence of fighters and bombers at Boscombe Down; with fighters at Middle Wallop.
        At Old Sarum supplies were unloaded near the gate but he was able to get a closer look at the facilities - he was able to confirm the present of Lysanders and possibly some fighters
    Robinson has a look round, while the supply store is opened up ...