Remembering the SOE wireless operator Capt Edward Zeff MBE, CdeG
March 30, 2017
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.