Grogmeet 2017: Operation Ladybird (the liver bird has landed) 

Classification: MOST SECRET

Originating HQ: A.L.F.I.E.S ‘C’
Task Organisation: Field Team of 4-6 Agents 
Situation:  Entertainer George Formby while playing the hapless apolitical fool has been an agent of the Liverpool Free State gathering intelligence from Royalist-Fascists and carrying messages between resistance groups. 


Uncovered by MI5 he fled London in a commercial Dragon airliner intending to fly to the Irish Republic 

Unfortunately government forces scrambled the RAF Gladiators and they shot down the plane over Cheshire. 

Cheshire is more Royalist than fascist being under the Command of Lord Farndon. However Formby was captured alive from the wreckage by members of a Bolton BUF ‘the wanderers’ Battalion posted to Peckforton Castle for rest and recuperation following a mauling at the battle of Down Holland Cross

This has led to an impass -despite being on the same side the Royalists want Formby and the Fascists want his intelligence. Formby is being held while BUF interrogators are being sent from Manchester.

Formby’a rescue would be a boost to the morale of besieged Liverpool. Both the intelligence he has gathered and what he could give away to the enemy are vital to the resistance. Therefore an ALFIES team is being despatched to rescue him.
Opposing Forces
The 10th BUF ‘the Wanderers’ Battalion under Battalion Leader ‘Paddy bashed’ McGuiness. Recently mauled it is believed to be low morale posted to Cheshire to avoid desertions.

A patrol of the Royal Highway Patrol watching the BUF in Peckforton Castle. 

Local police and the Cheshire Oublic Schoolboys Battalion billeted in local villages.

Possible Friendly forces:
Sandstone Spy Ring – a network of local Resistance agents – mainly pro Anglican league spinsters. 

Mission Objectives:
Primary
Rescue George Formby.

Secondary
Create tension between the BUF and Royakust forces. 

Tertiary
Cause discomfort to the enemy

Execution:
Infiltration: The Team will be flown in by the Birkenhead Badgers. 

Extraction: By the teams initative.

The Team:

Will be 4-6 members picked from 

Comrade Miller, TUC Workers Army – surveillance and radio operator 

Sir Hilary Bray, Albertine (supports a monarchy under King’s Brother) member of Royal college of Heralds. Establishment cover and Great War army veteran.

Tuvia Beilski, Comintern advisor 

Peter Furst, Bootle IRA hitman 

Joe Roberts, Ex Tank Rehiment deserter serving with Liverpool Scottish. Mechanic and driver.


Lt Rufus Excalibur ffolkes (Royal Navy retired)  – demolitions and explosives. 

Maria the Cleaner (click link) assassin

Sister Hilary Wilkes, Anglican league nun and resistance contact.


Brenda McIntyre,  US volunteer 

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