Revealed at last... Action Force HQ

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Re: Revealed at last... Action Force HQ

Postby Hopper » 10 Jan 2017 19:47

Dutch Action Force were located in Amsterdam, but could be contacted only by PO Box:
Postbus 53DG3 1007 RB, Amsterdam.
I have been unable to locate the location precisely. I clearly need to spend long weekends over there... *ahem. Researching.
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Re: Revealed at last... Action Force HQ

Postby Hopper » 10 Jan 2017 20:01

French Action Force had two HQs.
The first was located at 118-130 Avenue Jean Jaures, 75019, Paris.
An imposing set of buildings, 6 floors high, with who knows how many floors below. It is now occupied by a series of shops, including a hairdressers and an estate agents, and is not in the most salubrious part of town. The mundanity of it. But is it a front? The grey building to the left, bullet proof mirrored windows, official looking decor, but not in a way that will draw attention to itself. Indeed it invites you to ignore it, to forget you have seen it. To forget that it is there at all.
Classic espinionage.
And wait, is that the same moped we saw in Italy?
Hmmmm. Interesting indeed.
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Re: Revealed at last... Action Force HQ

Postby Hopper » 10 Jan 2017 20:16

The second French HQ was located in the Paris suburb of Pantin, a couple of kilometres north east of the first HQ.
The usual cover of a toy manufacturer was used:
Miro-Meccano. Action Force, Tour Essor 93, 14 Rue Scandicci, 93500, Pantin.
So, appartment 93 in Essor Tower, in this, somewhat scary looking post war concrete nightmare.
It just screams safehouse. At least, I think that's what those screams are :/
Perhaps this was used for 'information gathering' using 'gentle persuasion techniques' for those tricky forgetful types... assuming you can get to the cyanide tablet in time.
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Re: Revealed at last... Action Force HQ

Postby Hopper » 10 Jan 2017 20:31

Finally (I think) Spain.
Spanish Action Force could be contacted and joined at:
Grupo Action Force. Apartado de Correos 9501, Barcelona
Another PO Box, sadly. And thus there is no way of knowing the location of the Action Force HQ.


If anyone has any information relating to these, or other, HQs, contact me using Code 6.
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Re: Revealed at last... Action Force HQ

Postby paul463 » 10 Jan 2017 20:52

Hopper wrote:The German ATT HQ was based in Rodgau, a small town c.15km south east of Frankfurt.
To join, one had to send a application to a PO box here:
Postfach 300 140, 6054 Rodgau 3.
I have been unable to locate precisely where this is, but there are number of industrial estates in the area, and any one of these could have served as a secret HQ.
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Re: Revealed at last... Action Force HQ

Postby OllyOrc » 10 Jan 2017 21:12

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Re: Revealed at last... Action Force HQ

Postby Hopper » 10 Jan 2017 21:30

Hopper wrote:French Action Force had two HQs.
The first was located at 118-130 Avenue Jean Jaures, 75019, Paris.
An imposing set of buildings, 6 floors high, with who knows how many floors below. It is now occupied by a series of shops, including a hairdressers and an estate agents, and is not in the most salubrious part of town. The mundanity of it. But is it a front? The grey building to the left, bullet proof mirrored windows, official looking decor, but not in a way that will draw attention to itself. Indeed it invites you to ignore it, to forget you have seen it. To forget that it is there at all.
Classic espinionage.
And wait, is that the same moped we saw in Italy?
Hmmmm. Interesting indeed.
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Or indeed the same grey we saw at Newman Street or Langley Street...
I need to stop, lest I start to get even more paranoid and start believing my own manure! :. :jawdropping: :.
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Re: Revealed at last... Action Force HQ

Postby Chopper » 11 Jan 2017 06:25

Nice one, professor. It is possible some of the buildings have since departed into estates etc.
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