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 ....

Friday, 26 July 2019

A Sunday afternoon walk ....

On a sunny sunday afternoon Smith and the Robinsons went for a long walk - around the boundaries of the main Wilton House estate. They couldn't see much, a wall went all the way round with a couple of other entrances which were barricaded.
 As they walked on the main road they came to a bridge - a possible entry point into the park land. The Robinsons stopped to take in the view - an armed patrol was seen
they would have to evaluate how they could get in un-noticed ....

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Delivery man ...


Robinson had found a job driving a lorry doing deliveries. This involved delivering supplies to Wilton Carpet factory. Over time he gleaned sufficient info to find out they were making army kit bags, camouflage and tarpaulins.
[the factory is represented by a couple of low relief buildings picked up at a local Toy & Train Fair]

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.