The Secret WW2 Learning Network is an educational charity registered in the UK - a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) No. 1156796

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This is the website for The Secret WW2 Learning Network – the UK registered educational charity with the mission to

EDUCATE, COMMEMORATE and INSPIRE

 

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9th and 10th September 2023 – annual weekend of talks and film showing at Wanborough Manor.
9th and 10th September 2023 – annual weekend of talks and film showing at Wanborough Manor.

;s heritage open weekend involved four sessions, two on each day, of talks and a showing of our film Now It Can Be Told

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3rd September 2023 – annual ceremony at Brookwood Military Cemetery, remembering Jewish agents of SOE.
3rd September 2023 – annual ceremony at Brookwood Military Cemetery, remembering Jewish agents of SOE.

, together with Major Sir Anthony Palmer, their SOE liaison officer. We also remembered Lieutenant Maurice Pertschuk an

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20th August 2023 – Bi-annual ceremony at Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede.
20th August 2023 – Bi-annual ceremony at Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede.

; much to the approval of attendees. We were again honoured by the presence of family members of Yolande Beekman and Li

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Events

Sunday, 2nd July 2023 – Belgium Remembers
Sunday, 2nd July 2023 – Belgium Remembers
  • July 2, 2023
  • 14:00
  • Brookwood Military Cemetery, near Woking, Surrey
Upcoming Event at Tempsford
Upcoming Event at Tempsford
  • July 1, 2023
  • 10:00
  • Also July 2, 2023 - Stuart Memorial Hall, Tempsford

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Great talk by Paul MCue of  The Secret WW2 Learning Network  on "Dunsfold Airfield in WW2" yesterday! The audience liked it liked it so much - see the audience ratings graphic attached - we've booked him for a Zoom talk next year on "Box Hill's School for Secret Agents"  March 17th 2025!
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Songy and Daniels joined George Hiller’s SOE F Section “Footman” circuit in the Lot … https://www.facebook.com/share/3ucHJTLYJD3au1Ry/?mibextid=WC7FNe
Born OTD 1916 2nd Lt. Guy S. Songy (left) who parachuted into southwest France in July 1944 for the OSS. He provided weapons and tactics training for the French Resistance along with Captain Daniels (right) both Louisiana natives.
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Among the almost 1,300 who perished when the SS Khedive Ismail was attacked by a Japanese submarine, were eight members of the FANY East African Unit. They were en route from Mombasa to Colombo, where they’d been posted as signallers. Only 214 of the 1,511 military and civilians on board survived, including one FANY, Gloria Smith (West).
FANYs mark the 80th anniversary of the sinking of SS Khedive Ismail FANYs mark the 80th anniversary of the sinking of SS Khedive Ismail
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Title image – B24 ‘Carpetbagger’ conducting parachute drop. Courtesy of Clive Bassett, Harrington Aviation Museum –  https://harringtonmuseum.org.uk/