Telscombe then Falmer Outstation

Telscombe then Moon's Plantation, Falmer, Sussex
Call sign
Harston 5
Special Duties Personnel
Role Name Posted from Until
Observer Dr Charles Gordon Sinclair Unknown 20 Jul 1944
Operator Mr Laurence Knell Pye Unknown 20 Jul 1944
Operator Mr Harold West Unknown 20 Jul 1944
Station description

The first Station was a dugout on the outskirts of Telscombe Village. It is said a poacher discovered this so it was moved to a new dugout in the garden of the vicarage so it is assumed the Vicar was aware and possibly involved. This again was discovered so it was moved again.

The Station was moved to Moon's Plantation, Falmer around 5 miles to the Northwest of the first location in Telscombe. This would have been after the Spring of 1942 when Laurence Pye moved to Moon's Farm. It appears Harold West remained involved.

The dugout was at the top of a slope near the bridle path through Moon's Plantation. Locals remember a cantilevered entrance and was a post-war regular haunt of local children. It was eventually set fire to and then filled in by the landowner. Only rubble remains.

Station Status
Location not known
Map Location

Telscombe then Falmer Outstation


Secret Sussex Resistance, Stewart Angell/Arthur Gabbitas