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Special Liaison Units 'Secret Limeys' - Ultra intelligence

Discussion in 'Codes, Cyphers & Spies' started by beardydan, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. beardydan

    beardydan New Member

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    Hello,

    I'm new to this forum and am trying to uncover my Grandfather's RAF war record. I'm guessing this is the right spot...

    He never spoke of his role in the war during his lifetime always insisting he had signed the official secrets act. He didn't even talk to his brother about it, and took his secrets to the grave.

    What he did let slip over his life was that he was at the Battle of the Bulge with the Americans.

    Having received his service records and doing a bit of digging, I now think he was a member of the Special Liaison Units responsible for receiving Ultra intelligence collected at Bletchley from Enigma machines. These units then handed on this intel to commanders in the field.

    I have found reference in one book to 'Secret Limeys' hanging around US units. I'm guessing this was the SLUs

    Does anyone know anything more about these units? How many people were involved? How were they set up? How long were they embedded with units?

    Any help on this would be hugely appreciated.
    Many thanks.

    dan
     
  2. lwd

    lwd Ace

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    If you haven't already done so you might want to ask about this over on our sister forum WW2talk.

    Sorry I can't help directly with your question, A very interesting one IMO. Hopefully some of the more knowledgeable types here will have something for you soon.
     
  3. beardydan

    beardydan New Member

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    Thanks Iwd. Have posted over on WW2talk too. Fingers crossed.
     

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