Operation Whitwood

'Whitwood' was a British cover plan to explain the grouping, just to the south of the Syrian border with Turkey, of anti-aircraft units and air force personnel ready to move into Turkey at short notice (November 1943/January 1944).

Implemented by radio and 'special means' (double agents), the plan was explained as a means of responding rapidly if the unrest in the Syrian port city of Aleppo became worse.