2nd December at The Domus, Beaulieu in the New Forest
1800 to 2300
Spies and Surprise
The evening will start with a drinks and nibbles in the Secret Army exhibition. We will them move to the magnificent Domus where we will enjoy a fabulous three course mean prepared by Leiths.
After dinner we will have an auction and if you have won a prize in the raffle we will bring it to your table.
Throught the evening there will be all sorts of surprises.
We will also have some after dinner entertainment.
If you would like to come you can purchase through paypal via the link above, if you wish to send a cheque or any other form of payment please contact us.
Beaulieu was a training centre for the Special Operations Executive (SOE), whose role was to conduct espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance in occupied Europe during the Second World War. In the words of Winston Churchill they were to set Europe ablaze’. Many SOE personnel worked with Resistance groups in France and elsewhere on the continent. For example, they organised parachute drops of weapons and other equipment, to enable the Resistance to fight back against the Germans when the moment of liberation came. The work of SOE was vital in enabling the French Resistance to best support the Allies after D-Day.
There were eventually eleven different SOE training schools on the Beaulieu estate. Around 3,000 SOE agents passed through the training here. Theirs was a dangerous role, and many were killed while undercover in German-occupied Europe.