December 2020


The SWW2LN Appoints Two Honorary 

Life Friends

Within the ranks of SWW2LN supporters, we have been honoured to number three ‘secret war’ veterans. One, Dr. Steve Weiss, who served with the OSS in occupied France during WW2, is sadly no longer with us and we await, post-Covid restrictions, his memorial service. 


Of the other two veterans ,many will recognise the name of Geoffrey Pidgeon, a wartime SIS(MI6) officer.

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Geoffrey receiving his Légion d’honneur decoration with Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and French Ambassador Catherine Colonna in October 2019. Photo: MoD

The other veteran, Jack Mann, has a remarkable service record, having served with the Royal Corps of Signals, the Long Range Desert Group and the Special Boat Squadron of the SAS

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Jack, pictured for an interview in the Victory Services Club. Photo: Jon Sharman, The Independent.

We welcome Geoffrey and Jack, look forward to seeing them in 2021 and are honoured to count them in our ranks.

Credits: Paul McCue, MoD, The Independent

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