The annual Commemoration of F Section of SOE takes place on the 6th May. This event remembers the 104 SOE operatives who lost their lives working to liberate France. Details of this year’s event are as follows:
Friday 5th May -
1700 – Ceremony at the War memorial of Romorantin overseen by the Mayor. This is a small informal event to commemorate four SOE agents who were part of or sheltered by the ADOLPHE network.
Also at 1700 a presentation of film clips on SOE by Martin Cox in the Hotel Relais du Moulin, 94 Rue National, 36600 Valencay.
1900 – Informal dinner – all welcome but you must book in advance. Venue is the Hotel Relais Du Moulin, 94 Rue National, 36600 Valencay. Cost is Eur 36. Places are limited so if you wish to attend please book early!
Saturday 6th May
1100 – Arrival of guests at the valencay Memorial.
1115 – ceremony Commences
1200 – Ceremony Ends
1315 – Lunch at the Orangerie at the Chateau de Valencay. Prior booking is essential and it will cost Eur 45. After lunch it will be possible to tour the Chateau and its gardens (cost Eur 8)
Dress for the official ceremony is formal with medals (optional). Bookings and payments for the dinner/lunch must be made by 19th April 2017 at the latest. The booking form can be downloaded from this link