Monday, 24 February 2020

Where sparrows fly ....

continued from previous post.. 
---oXo---

They had been waiting for 10 minutes now,  glancing nervously down the road.  Just after 6.30am they heard the whine of an aircraft engine, Mrs Robinson looked out of the window and could see an ME109 coming in low over the fields heading towards Sarum airfield...
Thats what we're waiting for said Smith, who revved up the bus engine up and headed off down the road......

---oXo---

At Sarum airfield they were just getting ready for the day, bringing out and preparing a couple of fighters for pilot training ... 
The AA defence spots a ME109 in the distance and opens fire ....
The ME109 starts its strafing run .... 
firing across the concrete apron and targeting the line up planes and fuel trucks 
meanwhile Smith drove the bus up towards the airfield ...... 
The ME109 had turned and started another strafing run, as it came in a Lysander started to land .....
Smith accelerated and turned the bus, crashing through the permitter fencing ....... 
Smith headed towards where the Lysander was pulling up .... 
The jumped out of the bus and made for the waiting Lysander, Smith stopped by the front of the bus exchanging fire with an armed RAF sentry.... 
Smith made his way to the plane, emptying his last clip at the sentry 
....the sentry stumbled and went down... Smith jumped into the plane and it started to take off.....
in no time they were in the air ..... 
Soon they were joined by the ME109 as they flew low over the country-side southwards towards the coast .......

Saturday, 22 February 2020

On their way ....

continued from previous post.. the spies head towards their extraction rendezvous...


---oXo---
Smith drove the bus out of the warehouse and onto the back road.....
they skirted round the edge of Wilton and then over the railway bridge and up the hill, in front of them was some sort of improvised road block ,,,, 
Smith accelerated and the soldiers jumped out of the way of the bus, as they passed they received a spray of bullets - mostly way off target, a couple hit the back of the bus (but caused no damage) .. the Robinsons returned fire from the back window ... 
They drove on up and over the hill and down into the valley, as they drove along a motorbike & sidecar approached, the passenger firing his SMG at them .....
the Robinsons were busy again firing at their pursuers, as they crossed a bridge the motorbike & sidecar skewed to the left and ran into the hedge .....
they drove on, there was no-one else following them,  they carried on up the hill on the other side of the valley skirting round the edge of Old Sarum - Smith pulled the bus over to the side of the road in by a field gateway ...
They were in sight of Sarum airfield, it was about 6.20am - they would have to wait here till 6.30am before they could move on again - Smith told the Robinsons to keep a lookout - they could only move on when the extraction support air attack came in ...

 to be continued ...

Monday, 17 February 2020

Last actions ....

Smith and Robinson leave the warehouse ...
 They worked their way out of town along South street, till they reach the lane outside Wilton House ground that leads to Home Farm....
 Before getting to the farm, they crossed the hedge and moved up and across the hill to the Hare Warren wooded area. They headed to where they knew there was a bunker hidden near a ruined building. A bit of searching revealed the air vent...
Smith took the grill off the vent and lowered the satchel charge down it carefully, they ran quickly down the hill, as they got clear the charge went off - blowing up the bunker .....
The hurried down the hill and crossed the road and then over the estate wall into the grounds ....
they moved cautiously towards their next target, halting behind a pile of supplies nearby. The sound of the explosion had brought more soldiers out on patrol ...
as the soldiers fanned out, one remained to guard the small building and Nissan hut...
Robinson took out the sentry while Smith kicked in the door firing his SMG and chucked in a couple grenades for good measure ...
Robinson went in the building and left a small charge on the generator inside, they moved away quickly as the charge went off ... some soldiers were on their way back towards the Nissan hut ...
They headed down towards the river to work their way along and then cross the bridge to get to the house.. when they reached the river they found a wire fence and could see patrols on the other bank ...
Deciding the risk was too great they headed back towards the edge of the estate and crossed the road into some adjoining woodland...evading some soldiers patrolling the perimeter...
They skirted round behind some houses and then across the river by a small footbridge ...
after passing through the church grounds they slipped across west street and then down the back streets..
finally getting back to the safety of the warehouse.....
Inside they grabbed a bite to eat and took it in turns to catch a nap before it would be time to make their next move early in the morning.....

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Final preparations ...

Late in the evening, Smith and the Robinsons met up in the warehouse, to get ready. They got the stash of weapons out ready to be loaded into the bus.

After that that got changed. Smith and Robinson were going to carry out their last mission before their extraction the next day; Mrs Robinson was going to stay behind to mind the bus ....

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Getty ready to leave .....

Late in the afternoon Smith and Robinson slipped into the lockup they'd rented to make sure the bus was ready, they had scraped up enough fuel for what they wanted to use it for.
 The next day Mr & Mrs Robinson drove to the south of Salisbury to some out of use farm buildings ....
 on arrival they headed inside
 and setup their portable radio ....

  • Signal: Walrus to Mother Goose, Walrus to Mother Goose
  • Return: Mother Goose here
  • Signal: Three pigeons ready to fly home, pickup tomorrow morning as plan A
  • Return: Message received,  your bookings confirmed

  • Signal: OK, Walrus signing off

  • After sending the message they drove back to Wilton and made their preparations....

    Saturday, 7 December 2019

    Out in the dark .....

    Smith and Robinson had found the best way into Wilton House grounds, at the far corner with the most tree cover. Suitably equipped and armed they set out one evening after dark to reccy the grounds for a longer mission..

    A couple of old empty crates were used to help climb up over the estate wall ...
     then using the wooded area near the wall they worked their way down towards the house ....
     about half way there they skirted round behind a nissen hut (nearby there were a couple more), two sentries on night patrol were heading away from them .....
     there was plenty of cover, they reached the river and worked their way towards the house; out of the gloom arose the palladian bridge across the river; beyond that they could see the house..
    from their vantage point the could just make out the pathways on the other side of the river and the entrances to the house and adjoining buildings - enough work for tonight - they had the information they needed - they headed back the way they came and off home .....

    Saturday, 27 July 2019

    Something in the woods ....

    Having not made much progress on finding away onto the grounds of Wilton House they decided to go back home, as they started back Smith noticed a small group of scouts heading up the main road towards the racecourse - something about them wasn't quite right - they looked 'too military'. So they decided to follow them ...
     The scoutmaster turned, gave them a long studious inquiring look and then ordered the scouts to hurry it up a bit; Smith and the Robinsons slowed down to put some distance between them and the scouts. A bit later on the scouts disappeared through a gap in a hedge into the woods.  They waited a bit and Robinson crept through the same gap carefully and hid behind a bush to see what was going on. It looked like a normal scout camp - just as he was about to leave, the scoutmaster shouted "its all clear" and a uniformed officer popped up from behind a bit of a ruined building.
    Robinson waited a while straining to catch any more of what was said - he caught - "move the supplies and the small cable drums from the tents in later"; then the officer disappeared - he could hear the muffled noises of some sort of construction work. Only one conclusion he could draw - a secret bunker of sorts - with the scout camp as a front. Robinson slipped out to update the others - perhaps they could pay a return visit to investigate more another time ....