Message to all UK units: codeword CROMWELL.

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  1. Wasn't "Cromwell" sent out by mistake at least once? I think there is something on that in Max Hastings' Book of Military Anecdotes. How true the story is I don't know...
     
  2. CROMWELL sent?

    SHIIIIIIIT I'm off to the Anderson shelter
     
  3. Anderson shelter? Sod that. I'm off to the beach. Or a landing ground.
     
  4. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    CROMWELL????????? Where is my English/German phrase book :)
     
  5. Don't panic!
     
  6. "Stand to positions occupied sir!!!"
     
  7. Didn't we have a similar alert just before the Gulf War 2? If I recall correctly the Guards plus a few serviceable CVR(T) were deployed, along with the BBC, to Heathrow by Blair/Campbell to convince us that invading Iraq would be for our protection. Or a I just being a cynical?
    At least "Cromwell" was for a genuine threat.
     
  8. Spike Milligan records in his memoirs that he did something on the near order of that once, causing all manner of malarkey and shenanigans.
     
  9. Stop fidgeting and pay attention at the back...Helmut Liner — I'm talking to you!

    Sefton Delmer, BBC broadcast 1940.

    Whispers of War - The British World War II rumour campaign by Lee Richards