SUTTILL, Francis Alfred

Those that served Major Francis Alfred SUTTILL DSO East Surrey Regiment, SOE Anglo-French by birth, a barrister by profession: joined F Section SOE March 1942: ordered to form the Physician/ProsperCircuitin the Paris area. Parachuted into France, 1/2 October 1942 and developed a major network covering twelve departments:  returned to UK by Lysander 14/15 May 1943 for… Read More SUTTILL, Francis Alfred

STIRLING, Archibald David

Those that served Colonel Archibald David STIRLING DSO, OBE, MiD Scots Guards, SAS Joined Scots Guards, 1939: posted to 5th Battalion preparing to become part of British Expeditionary Force to Finland: joined Guards Commando that moved to the Middle East as No 8 Commando and part of Layforce, February 1941. While recovering from injuries Stirling formulated the… Read More STIRLING, Archibald David

SMILEY, David de Crespigny

Those that served Colonel David de Crespigny SMILEY OBE MC* Household Cavalry, SOE Regular army officer; served with 1stHousehold Cavalry Regiment in Palestine, Iraq, Syria and Persia and with Middle East Commandos in Sudan and Abyssinia; joined SOE, January 1943; dropped into northern Greece to enter Albania with first Allied Mission, 17/8 April 1943; ex-filtrated… Read More SMILEY, David de Crespigny

RØNNEBERG, Joachim Holmbore

Those that served Lieutenant Joachim Holmbore RØNNEBERG DSO Krigskorset Norwegian Army, SOE Left Occupied Norway in March 1941 by fishing boat to join Norwegian armed forces in the United Kingdom; appointed to lead the Gunnerside team to sabotage the German Heavy Water plant at Rjukan, Norway; parachuted 16/7 February 1943 and led the section that planted the… Read More RØNNEBERG, Joachim Holmbore

RICHARDS, Francis Brooks

Those that served Lieutenant Commander Francis Brooks RICHARDS DSC*, MiD RNVR, SOE Joined SOE Naval Section, September 1941 at Helford River, taking part in clandestine sea operations to Brittany until October 1942.  Flew to Gibraltar as advance representative of Massingham Naval Section: joined HMS Minna for three abortive operations to Algeria to land stores ahead of Torch.  Served with Brandon and Massinghammissions in… Read More RICHARDS, Francis Brooks

NICHOLLS, Arthur Frederick Crane

Those that served Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Frederick Crane NICHOLLS GC Coldstream Guards, SOE A stockbroker in civilian life: served with BEF in France 1940: Joined SOE Operations Section from Staff College, Camberley, March 1942.  Volunteered for active service in the Balkans: posted to Cairo, August 1943: parachuted into Albania as GSO1 to Brigadier ‘Trotsky’ Davies, 15… Read More NICHOLLS, Arthur Frederick Crane

MARINOS, Themistocles

Those that served Major Themistocles MARINOS MBE MC Greek Army, SOE Greek artillery reserve officer; fought on Albanian front and undertook clandestine operations during battle of Crete: escaped to join SOE as an Instructor at 102 Special Training Centre, Haifa, September 1942; parachuted toHarling mission to participate in destruction of the Gorgopotamos Bridge in Greece thereby… Read More MARINOS, Themistocles


Those that served Major Olaf Lund LIPPMANN DSO, OBE The Buffs, SOE Well travelled pre-war businessman: following German invasion of April 1940 worked on clandestine newspapers and escape lines to Sweden for Allied airmen. August 1943 liaised with Danish Military Intelligence and took charge of political intelligence. Negotiated arms purchase in Sweden, January 1944: escaped… Read More LIPPMANN, Olaf Lund

LINGE, Martin Jensen

Those that served Captain Martin Jensen LINGE  DSC Royal Norwegian Army, SOE Royal Norwegian Army, SOE A former professional actor who saw active service and was wounded during the 1940 Norwegian campaign: evacuated from Andalsnes, April 1940. Appointed Liaison Officer between Norwegian Government and Army in the UK and Scandinavian Section of SOE, August 1940. … Read More LINGE, Martin Jensen