Blue plaques unveiled to Second World War heroes
DAME Vera Lynn sent a special message of congratulations as four blue plaques to honour Brighton's Second World War secret agents were revealed. More than 300 people attended the event at Brighton's Corn Exchange, including relatives of the four Special Operations Executive (SOE) agents who were recognised.
Military representatives from Italy and France, where the four worked undercover, were also present as well as veterans and current servicemen and woman. The four secret agents recognised were Michael Trotobas, Jacqueline Nearne, Ronald Taylor and Edward Zeff.
The event, which is part of week of special talks, was put together by the educational charity The Secret World War Two Learning Network, The Brighton and Hove Commemorative Plaque Panel and the Brighton and Hove Heritage Commission. The blue plaques were unveiled on stage and will be placed around the city in the new year.