Spirit of Resistance

Yvonne BASEDEN

Flight Officer Yvonne BASEDEN MBE (Military), Croix de Guerre avec Palme

WAAF, WTS/FANY, SOE

Born in Paris of a British father and French mother; joined WAAF March 1941, commissioned and served in Intelligence Branch. Seconded to SOE (F Section), May 1943.  Parachuted into France as radio operator for Scholar Circuit, 19 March 1944: based around Dole, the network arranged supply drops and carried out acts of sabotage until, on 26 June, its safe house was betrayed and its leading members arrested: deported to Ravensbrück 4 September 1944: liberated by Swedish Red Cross, 26 April 1945. 

Yvonne BASEDEN