Commemoration of SOE's Contribution to VE Day

Within the bounds of the government's lockdown and social distancing guidelines, the Royal British Legion was able to arrange commemorative ceremonies at 11 a.m. on 8th May 2020 to commemorate VE Day. To mark, in a limited and local way, SOE's contribution to Victory in Europe, SWW2LN Trustee Paul McCue attended the RBL ceremony in his home village of Liss in Hampshire which has a number of SOE connections, not least being STS 3, Stodham Park on the edge of the community. Paul then went on to Stodham Park's main entrance for a photograph and a moment's reflexion by the River Rother which runs through the Park's grounds. The Park is a private property, but a popular and scenic trail passes it

In Memory at Brookwood Military Cemetery

The Memorial to the Missing 1939-45 in Brookwood Military Cemetery near Woking, Surrey hosts the greatest number of SOE names of any Commonwealth War Graves Commission site. Largely of F Section, the SOE names also include agents who operated in Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Italy and Palestine (now Israel). The SWW2LN would naturally have wanted to mark SOE's contribution to the end of the European war on its 75th anniversary, but 6th May was doubly important this year as the annual 6th May ceremony at the F Section Memorial at Valençay, France (attended by several SWW2LN members who are also members of the organising group, Libre Résistance) was cancelled due to CV-19. A wreath was placed at Va

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