An Evening Talk in The Kincaid Gallery by Paul McCue.
The Story of Major Amédee Maingard of of the Special Operations Executive.
On the outbreak of war, Maingard, a British subject of French ancestry and from Mauritius, immediately volunteered for the British Army and was posted to the 2nd Bn, Queen Victoria’s Rifles.
He subsequently volunteered for the Special Operations Executive (SOE), created on Churchill’s orders to “set Europe ablaze”. After training, he served behind the lines in occupied France in 1943-1944, initially as a radio operator, but later (more…)