Centenary of the birth of Violette Szabo GC

On the centenary of the birth of Violette Szabo, members of the Corps and a socially-distant crowd turned out to celebrate Szabo's life. Wreaths were laid at the cenotaph in Builth Wells, where Szabo's daughter Tania lives. At the picnic that followed, Tania told Corps members stories from her mother's life, and danced along to 1940s music hits in the park.

Violette Reine Elizabeth Szabo GC (née Bushell; 26 June 1921 – c. 5 February 1945) was a member of the Corps and a Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent during the Second World War. On her second mission into occupied France, Szabo was captured by the German army, interrogated, tortured and deported to Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany, where she was executed. She was a posthumous recipient of the George Cross.

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