SOE Rodriguez-Redington, Ferdinand

John Robertson

Staff member
  • UNIT
RF Section
  • RANK
Distinguished Conduct Medal,etc
France 1942-43
parent unit Intelligence Corps
born 31.5.1915 Bladon,Oxfordshire
Spanish father,English mother
accountant,France in civilian life
French Army 1939-40
British Army 1941
Field Intelligence,Egypt 1941
SOE 1942-45
codename Magpie
Alliance Circuit (w/t op)
arrested September 1943
prisoner until liberated January 1945
married Monique Bontinck (codename Hermine) June 1945
French decorations:-
Legion d'Honneur,Croix de Guerre,Medaille de la Resistance
author of memoir "L'Escalier sans Retour" 1984
died 22.1.1999 Paris
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My War in the SOE: Behind Enemy Lines in France and Burma with the Special Operations Executive
Undercover: The Men and Women of the SOE
SOE's Balls of Steel: Operation Rubble, 147 Willing Volunteers and 25,000 Tons of Ball Bearings
Shadow Warriors: Daring Missions of World War II by Women of the OSS and SOE
Canadians Behind Enemy Lines, 1939-1945
Station 12: Aston House - SOE's Secret Centre
Shadows in the Fog: The True Story of Major Suttill and the Prosper French Resistance Network
Nancy Wake
Obedience to Instructions: FANY with the SOE in the Mediterranean
Odette: World War Two's Darling Spy
Our Man in Malaya: John Davis, CBE, DSO, Force 136 SOE and Postwar Counter-insurgency
Kidnap in Crete: The True Story of the Abduction of a Nazi General


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I don't see the SIS here, 'Pie', was sent by my father as 'pianist' to my God-mother's network, ALLIANCE, and was never in SOE. As far as I know he was the only intelligence agent to be exchanged for an Abweher agent during the war