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Old 05-08-2008, 19:38
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Default Re: HMS Vernon

Hi Doug,
The HMS Vernon web site mentions, among others, Roedean. Here is the reason why they dispersed there,

Various sections of HMS Vernon were dispersed to sites throughout the country following heavy air raids, one of which demolished Dido Building and killed 100 people in a single night. On 3 May 1941, the main part of HMS Vernon was evacuated to Roedean Girls’ School at Brighton (HMS Vernon(R)) where bell pushes on the dormitory bulkhead were purportedly labelled ‘Ring for Mistress”. Other sites included Havant, Purbrook, West Leigh, Stokes Bay, Hove, Dartmouth/Brixham, Helensburgh, Edinburgh and Port Edgar.

Last edited by bob shayler : 05-08-2008 at 21:58. Reason: correcting Roedean
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