Remembering the SOE wireless operator Capt Edward Zeff MBE, CdeG

The first of four commemorative blue plaques in memory of 'Brighton's Secret Agents' is in place.

The unveiling ceremony took place on Thursday 30th March at Embassy Court on Brighton's seafront, where Capt Edward Zeff MBE, CdeG (1904-1973) had lived immediately after returning from his secret WW2 mission and subsequent incarceration in a German concentration camp.

Standard bearers from the British Legion and AJEX (the Association of Jewish Ex-Service Men and Women) were in attendance, as were members of the local Jewish community.

The guest speakers included the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Pete West, and Roger Amerena, the chairman of The Brighton and Hove Commemorative Plaque Panel. The historian and charity Trustee Paul McCue spoke about Edward Zeff's life and wartime exploits, before Don Miller - the closest relative of Edward Zeff - gave his own moving tribute and thanks, and then proudly drew the curtains to reveal the blue plaque at the entrance of this notable landmark apartment block.

Information about Edward Zeff can be found HERE and also in Paul McCue's BRIGHTON'S SECRET AGENTS book.

The photos in this gallery are courtesy of Gordon Nichols, Louisa Russell, Tim Davis & Martyn Cox. For more about the ceremony plus photos courtesy of the MyBrightonandHove, please click HERE