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Brighton's Secret Agents: The 'grand reveal' of the four blue plaques

On Saturday 12th November 2016 at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange The Secret WW2 Learning Network and its partners hosted the official ‘grand reveal’ of four blue plaques in memory of Brighton's Secret Agents - four Brighton-born operatives of the WW2 secret service, the Special Operations Executive (SOE) -

Lt Jacqueline Nearne - Capt Ronald Taylor - Capt Michael Trotobas - Capt Edward Zeff

This unique and very special all-day commemorative day had the theme Carve Their Names With Pride with more than three hundred invitees, and you can read more about the blue plaque initiative by clicking HERE.

The programme continued during the afternoon with a unique book & film get-together for everyone who’s been inspired by WW2's ‘secret warriors’ - with talks by special guests, book signings and short films, plus a bookshop by CITY BOOKS and a café.

Most of the event photos in these galleries are courtesy of - with our thanks to the photographer Tony Mould and also Jennifer Drury. Additional images were taken by Louisa Russell, Meryl Jones, Harriet Patterson and Martyn Cox

Please note: These images are not yet in full chronological order or fully annotated. There are many more available to us and so all are gradually being assessed and edited, and more uploaded so that these galleries can be amended and re-ordered in due course, when all the images will be given full name credits.



Welcome by Roger Amerena and a brief introduction by Martyn Cox, followed by the main presentation by Paul McCue - charity Trustee, military historian and author of the Brighton's Secret Agents book




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