The longest surviving female SOE agent working in occupied France, she paved the way for D-Day, but was never acknowledged by her male colleagues.
After surviving the Arctic Convoys and wartime missions to Sicily, Salerno and Malta, he played a key role in D-Day. He was present at the Nazi surrender in the Netherlands and retired to be a huntsman.
Recruited to Bletchley Park during the war she became one of the first ever computer operators – and read Hitler’s messages.
The world’s only qualified female Spitfire pilot who flew her own plane at airshows, she tragically died in the same manner as her husband.
Part of the ‘Band of Brothers’ he fought in many significant battles in the Second World War, liberated Dachau concentration camp and captured Hitler’s lair , the Eagles Nest.
Later to be an accomplished architect, Gilbert’s war service was particularly unusual. He belonged to a military unit that officially never existed: The Ghost Army.