Aerial Reconnaissance Photos Western Desert 1941

Gridded aerial reconnaissance photo from one of our Aircraft. What can you see?

1941: Somewhere in the desert, North Africa

One of our plucky Reconnaissance pilots has noticed some enemy activity around one of the old railway halts on a tired old desert branch line that served a pre-war oil prospecting expedition and abandoned desert air strip.

Some building work and fresh build up of stores appear to be in progress.

Using the photos, a sketch map is quickly being prepared by the Intelligence Officers for some of the misfits in our LRDG (D) Long Range Desert Group (Demolition section) to scout it out and if necessary, “light it up” and disrupt the railway.

Civilians or service personnel may be present. Local people should not be attributable for blame or harmed due to LRDG (D) actions. Enemy personnel should be taken prisoner where possible for interrogation.

Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN 1 January 2020

B.P.S. Blog Post Script

Intelligence reports suggest that some armoured vehicles may be present and there is the possibility of concealed weapons pits.

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Happy New Year 2020 from Man of TIN

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Surprise Christmas gift, a Timpo style US lead field telephone man and ‘Tommy’ cover.

“Hello? Hello?”

It’s 1st January 2020 now in the Blog date list and many best wishes to all my fellow bloggers and readers for the coming New Year and a new decade, the Twenty Twenties!

I wonder how different the world and the hobby will be in ten years time at the start of the Twenty Thirties?

Several hours in and not broken any 2020 gaming irresolutions yet:

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“Roger, Over and Out!”

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Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN on 1st January 2020, happy new decade!