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Old 29th May 2017, 10:40
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Not my area of knowledge at all, but a quick Google shows a lot of info at WWII flights To Lisbon - Page 2 and a bit more at Historical articles and illustrations Blog Archive British civil aviation made vital flights during World War Two and a bit of background at Lisbon: Harbor of Hope and Intrigue | HistoryNet
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Originally Posted by ccohen
On the assumption that the Burberry office is the same building is would have been less than 15 mins walk from the SIS HQ in Broadway and the building in the background here
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.49...8i6656!6m1!1e1
is now the MI5 HQ.
I wonder if Horseferry House continued in use once KLM flights moved to Bristol from Croydon or Heston or wherever.
The 1939 Imperial Airways (BOAC) terminal by Victoria rail and coach stations was also close but I doubt the BOAC or KLM terminals were used in WWII, at least after the phoney war. I suspect the potential passengers for wartime landplane flights from Bristol Whitchurch and seaplanes from Poole would have been housed in nearby hotels to await their turn for departure after arrival by train. Passenger lists and check-in strictly under BOAC/British Authorities control.
There is a parallel thread on the Key forum with Dutch input
http://forum.keypublishing.com/showt...ghts-To-Lisbon

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