Wednesday, 29 September 2010

A field near work.

Today I have been at an all dayer near my head office. It was an HR and training day with the standard content of that sort of affair.

I had a lift back to my b and b with a colleague who is always interesting and bright company.

He and I got to chatting about an Airfield that was on the way, and on the spur of it we decided to endure the rain and a five minute trudge through a field to visit it.

This is it.

It is the airfield at Tempsford and every SOE flight into occupied Europe left from here, dropping women and men in their twenties into Europe to support Resistance cells. They were briefed and armed at the barn.

Poignant stuff with a memory to many, including Violette Szabo.

Great visit!


scargosun said...

Thanks for posting this! Always good to remember those who gave so much during that time.

BS5 Blogger said...

How kind you are to thank me for posting. I am touched by that.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Very powerful, significant, stuff. I had no idea that was there; thank you so much for sharing it.
I think it's imperative not to let the past slip away into nothing - glad to see this.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

BS5 Blogger said...

Thank you S&V

Cannwin said...
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Cannwin said...

I once read that Americans who went over to help with the Resistance in France had to have all of their dental work redone because they did it differently over there and if they were captured it would have been a dead giveaway that they were really American spies.

Brave, brave souls in my humble opinion.