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Old 6th July 2018, 16:34
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Re: Coastal Command Area Codes Dutch Coast Sept 44

If you have identified the purpose of the signal correctly then I think there would need to something in it that indicated the heading of the convoy...north towards Germany or south towards Rotterdam. In the unpublished AHB History "RAF in the Maritime War" Vol IV AIR41/48 there are descriptions of a reporting system proposed/used early in 1943. This was based on 22 squares each with a letter code and each divided into two - labelled '1' or '2'. The signal was intended to comprise the number of ships, the codes for the box and the course being steered.

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