The Trust's Patron

Lord Richards of Herstmonceux GCB CBE DSO
Former Chief of Defence Staff

30 May - Tremendous feedback - Shetland Bus Talk

Gilly Halcrow's latest talk topic on the Shetland Bus has been drawing crowds and receiving tremendous feedback. The latest email from the Chairman of the Hartfield Historical Society reads as follows:

"I was just downloading your talk for a second listen when I thought I must drop you a quick line to congratulate you on another fascinating story which was entirely new to me.  As I said an extraordinary piece of research and wonderfully illustrated which is so important these days when attention span is probably the shortest it has ever been - well at least for the young!"

" Your talks always draw a great audience and I love the way people stay on and chat afterwards which is a good sign that they feel comfortable and have had a good evening".

The Shetland Bus was the nickname for the clandestine special operations organisation that made a permanent link between Shetland, Scotland and German-occupied Norway from 1941 to '45, delivering weapons to Norwegian partisans and rescuing refugees fleeing the occupation.
 
The Trust is immensely grateful to Gilly who donates her fees for these talks  and has raised over £57,000 for wounded veterans by so doing.  
 
To find out more about the Shetland Bus or SOE book Gilly by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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