Report on Gloucester and Bristol
15th July 1940
To JOHN [DZhON].
Yesterday I was in GLOUCESTER and BRISTOL. The aircraft factories have not suffered from the bombing. There are a large number of barrage balloons for the factories' protection. There are a few 4.5-inch A.A. guns and LEWIS guns in the ground of the factory in BRISTOL. The factory [C% produces] BEAUFORT aircraft. There are traces of bombing in the town. There are patrols in this area by SPITFIRES and HURRICANES [SPIT. I. KhARR.]. The personnel of the whole flying [illegible] work on Sundays. There are only LEWIS guns on the aerodrome to defend the school.
[ii] NICK: Covername of unidentified LONDON signatory and addressee between 6th July 1940 and 11th October 1940.
Source: United States National Security Agency
Added By: C. Peter Chen
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