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SOE in France by M.R.D. Foot

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Appendix F:

Typical F Section Operation Orders

 

(i) For Captain Robert Benoist, organiser of CLERGYMAN

29.2.44

Operation Instruction No. F.80

Operation: CLERGYMAN

Field Name: LIONEL

Name on papers: Daniel Perdridge

1. INFORMATION

We have discussed with you carefully the possibilities of your returning to France to carry out a mission which you were originally given when you left for that country in October 1943.

You have made it quite clear to us that in your view nothing prevents your returning to the same area to carry out the same tasks.

These were in particular the bringing down of high pylons over the river Loire at Ile Heron, and the preparation of railway blocks on the lines converging on NANTES. You have told us that you have reconnoitred ...

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