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AK Armia Krajowa
Big Ben Action against V2 rockets, possibly trying to identify launch sites for destruction.
II Bureau Polish Secret Service section for activity In Germany and Soviet Russia and worked closely with MI6
Bureau VI Polish Secret Service section for the organization of AK and worked closely with SOE. Located at 13 Upper Belgrave St, London.
Einsatzgruppen The most sinister of the Nazi security organizations. Specially formed from the Sicherheits-polizie and Gestapo were responsible for some of the most horific incidents. 100 men or Einsatzkommandos formed a unit. Main task was to clear anti-Nazi opposition in the rear of the main battle front and were not under Army command. Einsatzgruppe I was attached to 14th Army, Einsatzgruppe II 10th Army, Einsatzgruppe III 8th Army, Einsatzgruppe IV 4th Army, Einsatzgruppe V 3rd Army, Einsatzgruppe VI was based in Poznan.
E.F.T.S Elementary Flying Training School
No. 25 Hucknall/ Firbeck Tiger Moth
Jim Crows Coastal water patrol to catch low level sneak bomber attacks on coastal towns or shipping.
Market "Market Garden" was the Arnhem operation involving the attempt to capture the Rhine bridges in Holland using massive airborne and land forces in a bloody battle - A bridge too Far. Polish airborne troops went in too late and like the paras were cut to bits.
Noball V1 and V2 launch sites.
O.T.U Operational Training Unit
No. 41 Harwarden Mustang/ Harvard
No. 51 Cranfield Beaufighter/ Mosquito
No. 54 Charter Hall Beaufighter/ Beaufort
No. 53 Kirton in Lindsey Spitfire
No. 60 High Ercall Mosquitos
No. 61 Rednal Spitfires
No. 62 Ouston Anson
PAF Polish Air Force fighting in exile in a number of theatres of war, not based in Russia.
Ramrod British light bomber raid with fighter escort cover. Principally aimed at "encouraging" engagement with German fighters for their destruction.
Ranger Free-lance flights deep behind enemy lines with low level bombing raid, typically strategic site or opportunist ‘kills’ like troop trains.
Rodeo Fighter sweep over a specific area to engage German fighters.
Section In the Polish Air Force 2 planes were in usually in each Section.
Sperrgebiet Military cordon.
Squadron In the PAF this was split into Flight A and B. Operationally these were split into colour coded sections of 3. Each flight had 14 Pilots/ planes.
STS These were Special Training Schools for the S.O.E
Station 17 Located Brickendonbury
Station 20 Located Pollard Park, Bucks small arms training
Station 40 Located Howbury Hall R/T
Station 43 Located Audley End Cichociemni
Station 46 Located Bletchley
Station 61 Located Gaynes Hall
ZWZ Zwiazek Walki Zbrojnej or the Union for Armed Struggle. Underground army set up Sikorski. It was disliked by the Peasants Party and the far right parties, but had good moderate political support.


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