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Runways to Freedom By Robert Body
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"Runways to Freedom", is based on years of extensive research into the Special Duties Squadrons, and many conversations with veterans and family members. The need for a means to drop... More > agents and supplies into Occupied Europe fell outside the normal duties of RAF squadrons so, in March 1940, RAF Tempsford in Bedfordshire became the base for No.138 (SD) Squadron and No. 161 (SD) Squadrons. Flying mainly by the light of the full moon, these two squadrons operated throughout the length and breadth of Western Europe, delivering agents and supplies. Without the agents the secret services would have been hamstrung, and without the supplies the resistance movements would have been unable to participate in the armed struggle. By the end of the war, the Squadrons had, between them, lost in excess of 600 men. THIS IS THEIR STORY.< Less
Taking the wings of the morning By Robert Body
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The story of the search by the author to discover the truth about the death of his uncle, a pilot in one of Churchill's Special Duties Squadrons during WW2. The parallel descriptions of the RAF... More > career of F/Lt John Menzies and his nephew's dogged determination to find out what happened to him culminate in the discovery of the wreckage of his aircraft. Information discovered along the way raises many questions, not all of which have been answered. In the 10 years that have passed since the first publication of this book many other families have found out the truth of the careers of their relatives in the Special Duties Squadrons, largely through the continuing work of the author, who has become an authority on the subject.< Less
Taking the Wings of the Morning By Robert Body
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The story of the search by the author to discover the truth about the death of his uncle, a pilot in one of Churchill's Special Duties Squadrons during WW2. The parallel descriptions of the RAF... More > career of F/Lt John Menzies and his nephew's dogged determination to find out what happened to him culminate in the discovery of the wreckage of his aircraft. Information discovered along the way raises many questions, not all of which have been answered. In the 10 years that have passed since the first publication of this book many other families have found out the truth of the careers of their relatives in the Special Duties Squadrons, largely through the continuing work of the author, who has become an authority on the subject.< Less
Taking the wings of the morning By Robert Body
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The story of the search by the author to discover the truth about the death of his uncle, a pilot in one of Churchill's Special Duties Squadrons during WW2. The parallel descriptions of the RAF... More > career of F/Lt John Menzies and his nephew's dogged determination to find out what happened to him culminate in the discovery of the wreckage of his aircraft. Information discovered along the way raises many questions, not all of which have been answered. In the 10 years that have passed since the first publication of this book many other families have found out the truth of the careers of their relatives in the Special Duties Squadrons, largely through the continuing work of the author, who has become an authority on the subject.< Less
The Courier By Bernard O'Connor
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A novel about a young woman selected and trained by the Special Operations Executive to be parachuted into southwest France to help the Resistance during World War Two
The Courier By Bernard O'Connor
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A historical faction about a young woman selected and trained by the Special Operations Executive to be parachuted into southwest France to help the Resistance during World War Two
Bletchley Park and the Pigeon Spies By Bernard O'Connor
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Over 16,000 pigeons were dropped into occupied Europe during WW2. Some were used by secret agents to send messages back to headquarters. Others were dropped by parachute into France, Belgium, Holland... More > and Denmark in the hope that people would complete the attached questionnaire and provided military, political, economic or other intelligence of value for the Allies. Photographic negatives could be sent. Bletchley Park had its own loft for its pigeon spies. This book investigates the work of MI14, known as the Colomba Service, and for the first time sheds light on conditions in Occupied Europe described by extremely brave men and women who risked execution if found in possession of a pigeon. MI14 staff, decoded or translated messages and forwarded copies to SOE, SIS, MI19, War Office, RAF, Royal Navy, Ministry of Economic Warfare, BBC, Churchill and de Gaulle.< Less
The BBC and the Pigeon Spies By Bernard O'Connor
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Over 16,000 pigeons were dropped into occupied Europe during the Second World War. Some were used by secret agents to send messages back to headquarters. Others were dropped into selected areas of... More > France, Belgium, Holland and Denmark in the hope that people would complete the attached questionnaire and provided military, political, economic or other intelligence of value for the Allies. There were also requests for information on the reception and content of the BBC Overseas Service news. Many messages sent back requests that the BBC acknowledge receipt of the message. This book investigates the work of MI14, known as the Colomba Service, and for the first time sheds light on conditions in Occupied Europe described by extremely brave men and women who risked execution if found in possession of a pigeon. MI14 staff, decoded or translated messages and forwarded copies to the SOE, SIS, MI19, the War Office, RAF, Royal Navy, Ministry of Economic Warfare, Churchill, de Gaulle and the BBC.< Less
Charles Bovill By Bernard O'Connor
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Charles Bovill, after leaving Bedford School in the 1920s, studied radio communication in France, worked for Marconi, was transferred to Air Ministry during World War Two and helped with... More > ground-to-air radio communications for the TOP SECRET Special Duties Squadrons at RAF Tempsford in Bedfordshire. Introduced after the war as ‘Q’, the gadget quartermaster in Ian Fleming’s James Bond books, Charles was well-known for his electronic counter surveillance technology.< Less
Charles Bovill By Bernard O'Connor
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Charles Bovill, after leaving Bedford School in the 1920s, studied radio communication in France, worked for Marconi, was transferred to Air Ministry during World War Two and helped with... More > ground-to-air radio communications for the TOP SECRET Special Duties Squadrons at RAF Tempsford in Bedfordshire. Introduced after the war as ‘Q’, the gadget quartermaster in Ian Fleming’s James Bond books, Charles was well-known for his electronic counter surveillance technology.< Less

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