Saint-Agnan-en-Vercors

Plaque commémorative

Commemorative plaque in the building of the former Revol dairy (the concrete part, rebuilt after the war), with this inscription: "On this site, in the Revol dairy, which had been destroyed by the Germans then rebuilt, was set up a "London action transmission" center (under the British Special Operations Executive), taking orders from the Rhône-Alpes FFI (French Interior Forces) HQ, to provide radio connections with London."

As indicated on the plaque, the Revol dairy housed a crew of radiomen headed by Robert Bennes, aka Bob, under the command of the Special Operations Executive, to handle links between London and Algiers coordinating... Read more

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Address : Lui-dit La Britière, sur la route D518 , 26420 Saint-Agnan-en-Vercors
GPS Coordinates : 44.91496 , 5.427089
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Commemorative plaque in the building of the former Revol dairy (the concrete part, rebuilt after the war), with this inscription: "On this site, in the Revol dairy, which had been destroyed by the Germans then rebuilt, was set up a "London action transmission" center (under the British Special Operations Executive), taking orders from the Rhône-Alpes FFI (French Interior Forces) HQ, to provide radio connections with London."

As indicated on the plaque, the Revol dairy housed a crew of radiomen headed by Robert Bennes, aka Bob, under the command of the Special Operations Executive, to handle links between London and Algiers coordinating parachute drops. The radiomen were:

  • Maurice Mercier (aka Brutus)
  • Jean Cendrar (Lombard), a radio officer trained in England, parachuted in on April 2, 1944, that worked for Radio Bob till July 14, 1944
  • Mario Montefusco (Argentine or Titin), a radio officer , trained in Algiers and London, who parachuted into France on November 11, 1943, and worked on radio contacts with London for Colonel Zeller from December 1943.
  • Patrick Gamot (Patrick)
  • André Lacourt (Joseph)
  • Juste Winant (Olivier), a radio officer from the BCRA (Central Intelligence and Action Office) in Algiers, who parachuted in on March 17, 1944 and worked for Radio Bob starting in May 1944.
  • Pierre Lasalle (Benjamin or Bolivian)

under the orders of Rhône-Alps FFI HQ setting up radio contacts with London after the Allied landing in Normandy.

Source: Musée de la Résistance en ligne et Association des Amis du Musée de la Résistance du Vercors

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