Mission France, Lysander and the SOE

 
  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 £10

Housewives, mothers, shop assistants and countesses, 39 women were trained in silent killing, instinctive shooting and sabotage as well as survival tactics for life in Nazi Occupied France during the Second World War.

The RAF Museum invites you for an evening talk with Kate Vigurs as she tells us the story of the women of the Special Operations Executive, French section (SOE F). These women were recruited and trained in a secretive, clandestine and mainly male domain. They Infiltrated behind enemy lines and operated undercover as couriers and wireless operators. Their life expectancy was short, sometimes a mere six weeks. They worked against the odds – often living in solitude with no friends or company; travelling hundreds of kilometres, carrying vital yet incriminating information; receiving arms or vital supplies and risking everything to make contact with SOE HQ over the radio waves.

The evening will also include some over the rope access where guests will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with our newly restored Lysander as well as other aircraft that form part of the SOE story.


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  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 £10

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2022-05-18 17:00 2022-05-18 17:00 Europe/London Mission France, Lysander and the SOE A talk with Kate Vigurs as she tells the story of the women of the Special Operations Executive, French section (SOE F). https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2022/05/18/mission-france-lysander-and-the-soe-294604 RAF Museum,Grahame Park Way, London,London,

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A talk with Kate Vigurs as she tells the story of the women of the Special Operations Executive, French section (SOE F).
Wednesday, 18th May 5pm to 9pm
 
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