11/06/2024
Norwich, GB 13 C
Researching and reporting on the lives of some really interesting people (RIP)

NICOLA TRAHAN, aged 97

A French schoolgirl who joined the SOE and was regularly parachuted into France, assisting the Resistance in fighting the Nazis. She received the Croix de Guerre.

SIMONE SEGOUIN, aged 97

French Resistance partisan who carried out her work with a stolen bike and stolen gun, she was made famous by an American magazine and fought at the liberation of Paris

ERNIE HOLMES, aged 100

An RAF pilot at 19 he was a Pathfinder and was then shot down over Holland. A POW in a notorious camp he went on to fly in the Berlin Airlift, survive a terrible crash and reach his 100th birthday.