Code-break­ing site to be marked with plaque

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A PLAQUE that com­mem­o­rates the se­cret code-break­ing site used as an out­sta­tion to Bletch­ley Park will be un­veiled to­mor­row (Thurs­day) at 10am.

It is now the Pem­broke Park hous­ing es­tate, which sits be­tween Lime Grove and Eastcote Road, but dur­ing the Sec­ond World War the site was HMS Pem­broke Park V and more than 800 Women’s Royal Naval Ser­vice of­fi­cers worked there, de­ci­pher­ing Enigma en­crypted mes­sages.

The plaque un­veil­ing will take place at the pedes­trian en­trance to the site by the ze­bra cross­ing in Eastcote Road, near to Fore Street, and res­i­dents, es­pe­cially those with a con­nec­tion to the site, are in­vited to at­tend.

The Enigma code break­ers are back in the spot­light, with the re­lease last week of the film The Imi­ta­tion Game, star­ring Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch.

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