Bodies referred to by their initials in the text are indexed accordingly, not under their full names; e.g. RAF comes between Radio and Rafferty, not between Rowlandson and R/T.

People are normally indexed under their real names, when known, with cross-references from their field names; a few of the best-known cover names appear also. English double-barrelled names are indexed under their first part e.g. Chalmers Wright under C, not W. Figures in brackets after names refer to successive missions into France arranged by SOE.

Decorations – British only are shown – were held during the war of 1939, or conferred (unless bracketed, thus) for services in it. The state of SOE's files is such that this record of them cannot be quite complete. ...

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