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    Sadly this plaque is quite faded, no-one seemed to know how long it has been there. We first called here about 1990 the plaque wasn't there then.

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    Ever seen the film the red beret/paratrooper? It annoys me greatly when they keep calling the flight sergeant sergeant!

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    For those who may not be able to clearly make-out the very top section, using my magnifying glass I've copied it down, hopefully the following is what it says; To assist the conduct of Allied operations over occupied Europe it was essential to gain access to electronic secrets of the German radar code named '' Freya'' One of these radar stations was located at Bruneval, near Le Havre, Northern france.
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    This raid that was also known as operation Biting, was led by Squadron Commander P.C. Pickard. Famous later for the daring Amiens raid in which he lost his life along with his Navigator.

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