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Old 12th October 2019, 23:32
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Code name 'Rona'

Hi,

On April 7th 1940, the 218 ORB mentions the satellite and dummy airfield of 'Rona'. Can anyone expand on this for me please ?

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Old 13th October 2019, 18:53
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Re: Code name 'Rona'

Rona a small island west of the Orkney's.

218 Sqn Bases (ref :RAF Bomber Squadrons of the RAF, Macdonald ).
Sept 1939 - May 1940
Auberive-Sur-Suippes, France.
With Detachments at
Perpignan/La Salanque in February 1940 and April 1940.
Moscow Ferms, France May 1940
St. Lucien Ferms, France May 1940
Nantes, France May - June 1940.

So the squadron moved from mid France to the very south then to the mid west of France, in the time frame you research.

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Re: Code name 'Rona'

Have just seen the post on RAF Commands Forum, which gives a similar name, have you any idea if perhaps that place is in the Perpignan/La Salanque area ?

As is said the Decoy names at that time would most likely have been in the UK. I would expect that across the channel the place names would most likely have been used ?

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