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Younger John Steed WW2

 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:45 pm    Post subject: Younger John Steed WW2 Reply with quote

Steed's uniform cap badge (Death of a batman) indicates, that he was in the Intelligence Corps, which was constituted on 15 July 1940 with the consent of King George VI in Army Order 112.

In episode THE HOUR THAT NEVER WAS he tells Mrs Peel:


I told you…I spent a lot of time here during the war…it was an Agents launching pad. You’d get a posting…and…

Sometimes. A couple of nights later, you’d be on a plane bound for wherever it was


I read this interesting site about the History of the Intelligence Corps:
http://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/history_of_intelligence_corps.pdf and it says:

“Other members of the Corps were to learn to parachute at Ringway before being dropped as Special Operations Executive (SOE) agents in Europe and the Far East. SOE was tasked by Winston Churchill to ‘Set Europe ablaze’ through acts of sabotage behind enemy lines. The SOE units also collected information and intelligence.

The exploits of SOE were portrayed in the official 1946 film ’Now It Can Be Told’ that showed the training and deployment of two agents, one of whom was Harry Ree, an Intelligence Corps Captain.”

A small part of that film is on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=somsMqvkQ2w


a day in the life of young Steed, who would have been 18,19,20?
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