SOE in South Africa

Living History

In 1942/43 Operations into Madagascar, Mozambique and Angola were mounted by the SOE Stations in South Africa.

SOE maintained offices in Durban (HQ), where it’s offices were in Tribune House, under the cover of Imperial Movement Control, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Para-Naval Vessels operated from Durban including the MV Lindi.

An SOE training School was located at Umdoni Park located on the coast some 80km south of Durban, today it is a Golf Course. Some instructors from STS103 in Canada were earmarked for this school including Sgt Court and CSM de Relwyskow a former Olympic Wrestler.

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