Richmond Park Starfish Decoy Site

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Louise_FindingFrank, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. Hi all

    As per my previous posts, I'm trying to piece together mymyrrandfather's journey through the war via his letters home to my gran.

    Family stories told me he had a reserved occupation. He was over 25 when war broke out, had a small holding in Molesey, Surrey and was a carpenter by trade. Rumour had it he was deployed on 'secret camouflage work'.

    I have just found there was a starfish site in Richmond Park, Surrey. Given that he remained at home until he was conscripted age 31 in '43 I suspect this ties in with the family story?

    I've found plenty of references to the location of this starfish site but I'm trying to get a feel for what his wartime experience was like. Does anyone have any info on what day to day business on this -or similar - decoy sites was like? Or indeed the success of this site?

    I should add I've applied for his service records but am awaiting their arrival. I therefore don't know what details they might contain.

    Many thanks

  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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