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Francis Suttill (codenamed Prosper) was the leader of the biggest SOE circuit in France, yet his story has rarely been told. Yvonne Rudellat (codenamed Jacqueline) was one of his couriers and the first female SOE agent to be sent behind enemy lines in German-occupied France. She was also part of the same regiment as Lady Montagu, who is a member of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY). Both agents were very different people, though trained at Beaulieu’s SOE ‘finishing school’ during the same month, worked in the same circuit and were captured only a few days apart. They were ordinary people living in the safety of England at the outbreak of WWII and yet put themselves forward for some of the most dangerous missions in France, their country of birth. Lady Montagu said: “The personalities of those who volunteered for such hazardous work has always fascinated me. I believe that being part of two countries gave a shared allegiance, but also created a tension which made them feel they didn’t wholly belong to either. This set them apart from their compatriots.” She added: “Whether or not you concur with this view, I am sure you will agree when you have read their stories that the war turned two ordinary individuals into quite exceptional people.” Following the 80th anniversary of the fall of the Prosper network, Lady Montagu has opened an exhibition to share their stories for the first time. It can be seen as part of a visit to Beaulieu in the Secret Army Exhibition. Painting a family picture: Surviving family members of both agents have met with Lady Montagu to build a picture of their lives before they joined SOE and what led to that decision. Francis left two baby sons who he never saw again after joining SOE and taking up his role in France, where he organised hundreds of agents and supporters for the network. Yvonne left a daughter behind when she trained to become an agent at the relatively late age of 45, then kept explosives under her bed in France and used them to sabotage train links, factories and a power station. Their families have loaned personal photographs and the agents’ medals, as well as one of Prosper’s original canisters which would have contained guns and ammunition when it was dropped by parachute for the Resistance. Yvonne’s suitcase, complete with her lace-bordered handkerchief, has also been loaned to Lady Montagu to help illustrate her story. Personal letters home put their stories into context. One from the War Office to Mrs Suttill says “I am very pleased to be able to inform you that your husband has arrived safely at his destination and is in good health”, while another encloses a letter from her husband. In it, he says: “I was, as you know, to be going today but it has now been postponed till the 27th (September 1942) so as to give me time to get everything ready. Ever since Friday midday till late last night, I have been talked and talked at – I am sorry if I was not too clear last night but I had completely ceased to think at all clearly.” Francis was dropped ‘blind’ with no reception committee 12km from his intended point and dislocated his knee, breaking the cartilage where the muscles were already atrophied from his childhood polio. The package dropped with him was not his suitcase of clothes but a wireless set he knew nothing about. As there were doubts about his accent, he met up with his courier Andree Borrel several days later and together, they set off on a tour of northern France to begin creating and organising groups to resist the German occupation. Before being recruited by SOE, Yvonne had worked as a saleswoman in a London department store and settled in Pimlico, then married an Italian waiter. She developed a wide range of interests, including Continued on page 11 Lady Montagu’s display in the Secret Army Exhibition at Beaulieu
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Page 14 • The HERALD • 15th February 2024 v READ THE HERALD ONLINE: www.herald-publishing.co.uk v Your Local Professional Electrician • Complete Rewires • Periodic Inspection Reports • Fault Finding & Repair • New Consumer Units • New Circuits • Central Heating Wiring • Extra Sockets/Lights • PAT Testing • No Job Too Small • Part P Registered • Fast & Efficient Service • Free Estimates Telephone Gary on 07788 865081 email@example.com A&D Morrison Builders Ltd FOR ALL YOUR BUILDING NEEDS • Extensions • Renovations • Alterations • Groundworks • Roofing • Drives & Patios 07768 599704 or 023 8194 8673 firstname.lastname@example.org Free Estimates • Fully Insured • Based in Dibden Purlieu • Cedral cladding PVCu FASCIAS & GUTTERING CLEANING SERVICE Gutters checked for leaks and repaired Also new installations Driveway, Patio and Decking Cleaning and Restoration Service Very reliable and fully insured Good Rates and Professional Service Special Rates for OAP’s Call us now for a free quote Holbury 07884 112416 We offer a Full Range of Carpentry and Building Services: • Full Design Service • Garage and Loft Conversions • Extensions • Fitted Kitchens and Bathrooms • Brickwork • Flat Roofs • Conservatories • PVCu Windows • Decking • Fencing, Pergolas and Gates D&G CARPENTRY & BUILDING Over 25 years experience, so for a fast and friendly service with free estimates call on 07767 833227 or 023 8089 9371 Send your local news to The Editor, The Herald, 2 High Street, Hythe SO45 6AH LIONS DONATE TO YOUTH IN ROMSEY Romsey & Waterside Lions Club recently presented a cheque for £250 to Youth in Romsey to help fund their activities. The Romsey based charity, supports young people on any issue they may be facing including counselling, employment, education, financial help, sexual health and mental health. The Mission Statement of the Charity is to “Support children and young people at times when they need it most”. The Charity relies solely on donations to carry out its work. For more information visit: www.yir.org.uk Recently Fawley Parish Council was proud to announce it had moved another step closer to a low carbon fleet as part of the planned replacement of vehicles. There now is only one fossil fuelled vehicle and that is a small petrol Peugeot. We feel that the vehicles in the new fleet need names, rather like Hampshire County Council gave their gritting lorries names such as ‘Spread Sheeran’, ‘Snowbi-Wan- Kenobi’, and ‘Gritty Gritty Bang Bang’. The competition is open to anyone and the winning names will be emblazoned on the vehicles. Send your ideas for names to email@example.com or post to Helen Bradley, Gang Warily Recreation Centre, Newlands Road, Fawley, SO45 1GA by the closing date: 16th March 2024 There are two electric vans, the green Gator, one petrol van, and the drone all needing names. The photos were taken using the new drone which will be used for open space inspections particularly when the ground is wet and flooded, and for roof and other high-altitude inspections. Wendy Herbert of Youth in Romsey receiving the cheque from Lion President Andrew Trowbridge Old and Foreign Coins Helping to Preserve Hythe Pier Hythe Pier Heritage Association (HPHA) would like to thank everyone that has dropped off donations of old and foreign coins to The Herald Office. The latest collection has raised a further £194.37 towards the preservation of Hythe Pier and Railway. If you have old coins or foreign currency that you would like to donate to HPHA, please drop it into the collection pot in The Herald office. Competition to Name Fawley Parish Council’s Electric Vehicles from Fawley Parish Council Cllrs Glass, Hartmann, O’Halloran and Armstrong alongside the new vehicles in the fleet liveried in modern monochromatic low-cost decals, and the petrol Peugeot Waterside Writers’ Group If you are interested in writing, the Waterside Writers’ group is for you. They are a small, friendly group from a variety of backgrounds who meet to read and get constructive feedback on any writing that they have done, or just to listen to others’ contributions. Members’ interests vary including travel writing, personal stories, family histories, poetry and fiction of all sorts. At present they meet on a Tuesday afternoon once a fortnight from 1.30pm in Hythe Community Centre, Jones Lane car park. If you are interested in joining or just curious to find out more you would be very welcome. Please email Doug Campbell: firstname.lastname@example.org and he will send you further details or arrange to speak to you on the phone.
v THE HERALD - YOUR COMMUNITY MAGAZINE v 15th February 2024 • The HERALD • Page 15 Independent Jewellers established in 1993 vvvvvv Local experts in jewellery, watches, luxury gifts and services and repairs We buy unwanted jewellery and scrap gold and silver Visit the new shop 10-11 The Marsh, Hythe, Southampton SO45 6AN amberleyjewellers.co.uk Heather’s Flower Studio New florist delivering flowers to Waterside and New Forest areas, with over 20 years of experience in floristry. Any time you need flowers, be it a happy or sad occasion,we would like to be by your side to provide great quality flowers and service. We are delivering to Holbury, Fawley, Blackfield, Hythe, Marchwood, Beaulieu and Lymington areas. You are welcome to view our new Mother’s Day collection on our website: heathersflowerstudio.co.uk TO ORDER THE FLOWERS, PLEASE ORDER ONLINE OR CALL US ON 023 8089 0332 OR 07849 272164 With any enquiries please call Jad on 07849 272164 or contact us via email: email@example.com NEW SEASON AT TESTWOOD LAKES SAILABILITY If you would like to find out more about volunteering with Testwood Lakes Sailability either visit: testwoodsailability.weebly.com/ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or you are very welcome to visit them at the lake on operating days. The volunteers are on-site from 8am on operating days and are happy to explain what they do, sailing starts with customers at 10am. Testwood Lakes Sailability is a volunteer-run charity that provides dinghy sailing to any person with a disability who is over 8 years old. They operate out of the 4th Eling Sea Scout HQ at Testwood Lakes Totton. Sailing is on Monday (Not BH) and Thursday from April to the end of October. They are always on the lookout for new volunteers to do a variety of roles not just sailing. These roles vary from Receptionists who welcome the sailors, people to look after the sailors, tea making, furniture moving, tent erecting, assisting sailors into and out of the dinghies, ensuring that the operation is safe and of course the on-water activities of sailing dinghies and the safety boats. It is now February and preparations are well in hand for the new season. For some of the volunteers that includes First Aid Training. Then a few take on the dirty job of cleaning the pontoon followed by checking that the dinghies are in good order for the new season. In March they will have some training and refresher sessions for all volunteers so that everyone remembers what to do after the winter break. The new sailing season begins on Thursday 4th April, they are looking forward to receiving the sailors back to the enjoyment of sailing. Waterside Heritage Photos and Books for Sale Waterside Heritage have a number of framed black and white photos of the area dating back, in some cases, over 100 years, which are available to purchase. There is no fixed charge, but a donation would be appreciated. They also have books, covering various historical subjects and areas away from the Waterside, which are surplus to requirements. To view the items for sale please call in to the Waterside Heritage Centre in Dominy Close, Hythe, on Tuesdays from 10am to midday, or telephone Gordon Chambers on: 023 8084 4749. Upcoming Dorset Cricket Society Talks The Dorset Cricket Society is in its 21st year, with members joining from across the New Forest and the wider Hampshire area at their weekly meetings held in Hurn Bridge Sports Club, Christchurch, BH23 6DY. The line-up of speakers for this season includes ex international players, as well as others that are prominent in other aspects of the game. Meetings take place every Thursday afternoon commencing 1.45pm, running until late March 2024. Upcoming talks: 15th February John Bryant (Chairman, Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians); 22nd February Buffet Lunch and AGM and 29th February Dean Headley (Middlesex/Kent/England); 7th March, Kumar Sangakarra (Sri Lanka Captain/ Surrey/Chairman World Cricket Council); 14th March, Angus Fraser (Middlesex/ England player and selector); 21st March John Barclay (Sussex CCC/Author/ MCC President 2009/10) and 28th March Chairman’s Sports Quiz and cream tea, 1pm. Annual membership is £10. Meetings are £5 for members and £7 for guests including tea, coffee and biscuits. After you have attended 2 talks as a guest you will need to purchase a membership to attend further talks. For more information please contact Graham Jones, Webmaster and Membership Secretary via email: grahamc. email@example.com or call: 01202 248211.
Page 16 • The HERALD • 15th February 2024 v SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES v WATERSIDE NETWORK GROUP: MEMBER FOCUS by Simon Chadwick Running a small to medium-sized business is a time-consuming affair, with the business owner often having to wear many hats. Consequently, the need to keep the cashflow rolling can become a greater priority than other tasks. This means day-today admin slides, things don’t get sorted or filed, and, generally, the office ends up increasingly disorganised. Getting on top of such a situation can be too much to face, but not doing so can only have a detrimental affect on your business. So, what’s the answer? Colette’s Admin Services offers all types of office administration for business, and the best part is that you can use Colette for as little or as much as you need. Where a full-time or even parttime employee may be impractical, using Colette’s Admin Services for only what you need is the cost efficient and practical answer. Colette offers secretarial and P.A. services, data inputting into databases (both bespoke and off-the-shelf), policy writing, sorting and filing paperwork, creating forms, organising offices, attending meetings (and minutes of meetings) and typing correspondence. Colette’s experience in the care sector also means she can assist companies in both gaining their CQC registration and assisting in getting set up. As an example, a company was relocating and needed their offices prepared for personnel to move into. Just eleven large boxes of paperwork and three new empty filing cabinets were all that were in there. Colette successfully had everything sorted, filed and labelled before the rest of the equipment and staff arrived three days later. Whatever the task, you can relax in the knowledge that it’s being taken care of, while you get on with what you need to do. To find out more, please contact Colette Hemstritch-Johnston at Colette’s Admin Services via the contact details, opposite. Colette Hemstritch-Johnston, Colette’s Admin Services Banishing The Winter Blues by Georgie Rand, Yoga With Georgie Daffodils and longer days are here at last, and joining kind and friendly people, while doing something beneficial and relaxing, can boost our mood and make us feel like it’s worth leaving the house! Yoga With Georgie is a slow, mindful, flowing style of yoga, that is rejuvenating, restorative and inclusive. Beginners are always welcome and we can modify to suit your needs. I have been teaching yoga for 16 years, after training in the USA, and together we can banish the winter blues and keep you on track for a positive year ahead. Warming up your muscles and joints is good for your body, improves circulation, reduces stiffness and stress and boosts your immune system. Focusing on your breath, while being aware of your thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations, promotes mental clarity. When your mind is happy and calm, you can be happy and calm. Yoga With Georgie has been based at the WI Hall, on Lunedale Road in Dibden Purlieu, for a decade and our peaceful space can be your home-away-from-home to get back to yourself and your body. Candlelight Yoga on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings uses ambient light and aromatherapy to complement the benefits of gentle movement, relaxation and breathing techniques. Classes, private sessions, chair yoga and retreats are available at: yogawithgeorgie.co.uk Georgie Rand, Yoga With Georgie