The Special Operations Executive was formed on 22 July 1940, by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and was marked by his famous direction, “now set Europe ablaze.”
The SOE was responsible for sabotage and subversion, as well as covert intelligence collection.
During the war 227 Canadian served as agents and / or wireless operators. These intrepid individuals were dropped behind enemy lines by Lysander aircraft or by parachute.
In addition, Special Training School 103, better known as Camp X, near present day Whitby, Ontario, became instrumental in selecting and training Canadian and American agents.
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