Code-breaking site to be marked with plaque
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.