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    Default Code words for Coastal Command patrol lines in NW Europe

    The unpublished AHB Narrative on the “RAF in Maritime War – North Atlantic and Home Waters” AIR41/47 etc describes Coastal Command standing patrol lines (Blenheims, Beauforts, Beaufighters) along the enemy coasts of the Channel and North Sea from Brittany to Norway. I am keen to try to find out the code words used to designate the patrol lines especially along the coast of Belgium and Holland around to Wilhelmshaven and especially in 1943.

    Can anyone help with information or leads to files at Kew?

    Thanks very much

    Steve

    PS I am hoping that Ross is lurking nearby…

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    Page 9 of Ross McNeill's excellent Coastal Command Losses Vol 1 shows a partial table of these code words.

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    Hi
    Yes thanks I should have referred to that in my post. As you say it seems "partial" it would help to be clear whether there were other code words in use and whether they can be found as a list somewhere. I am assuming that Coastal Command would have published an instruction which listed all the code words and the stretches of coastline to which they applied...

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