Noreen Riols

Noreen Riols (b. 1916), a former F-Section SOE 'secretary' who did training rather than secretarial work, is consulting with us on the preparation rigors of SOE agents, particularly at Beaulieu. One of her jobs was to test the confidentiality of soldiers anticipating their first mission into France. She was recently featured in the documentary Churchill's Spy School created by the POV Production Company Limited. She is the author of several wartime romance books, including Where Hope Shines Through (1997). She spoke with us at her home outside Paris.