Valençay's SOE memorial is located in a publicly-accessible area just outside the town centre, and so the official ceremony at midday on May 7th will be open to all, with no advance booking required - so by all means tell friends you feel might like to attend.
As this will be a larger ceremony than usual, due to the royal presence, certain security restrictions will apply - so all attendees should allow a little more time to reach Valençay and arrive on site.
The capacities of the venues for the other events will mean that access to those will be limited, with places to be prioritised and pre-registration essential. For some - notably the meals - there will be also a charge, with pre-payment required. The events programme will be managed overall by Libre Résistance. Invitations and subscription forms are currently being prepared, but you can register interest now by emailing Bill Beauclerk, the Vice-president of Libre Résistance: firstname.lastname@example.org
The forms will be available shortly, and completing and returning these will enable Bill to get an idea of the number of people wishing to attend the talks, a lunch and a dinner.
As soon as more details become available these will also be available via this web page and our Facebook page, along with the facility to download the appropriate forms. PLEASE NOTE: If you know of family and friends who might be interested in attending this ceremony, then by all means pass on this information to them - or email Bill with their contact details so that he can send an invitation direct.
SOE memorial at Valençay on GOOGLE MAPS: https://goo.gl/maps/m3AWDHe8p5R2
The Princess Royal last attended the Valençay ceremony in 2011
- seen here with the then President of Libre Résistance, the late Bob Maloubier DSO