The First Norwegian Staff officer in SOE

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The First Norwegian Staff officer in SOE

Post  Bob Pearson on Wed 28 Jan 2009 - 22:05

Does anyone know of the possible identity of a Norwegian Officer who served with SOE as a Staff Officer in a non-operational role?

This officer was a Lieutenant in rank, was wounded in the shoulder in the Åndalsnes area, but eventually made his way to Molde whereby he was evacuated by HMS Glasgow to Tromsø. He received medical treatment and was later evacuated again, this time to the UK - he may well have come to the UK on HMS Devonshire. He served at Dumfries before being 'hired' by Norwegan SOE. It is believed he served all his time within SOE in a non-operational role due to his injuries.

The name I have for him is false and I can find no record of him amongst the files in the National Archives. It would appear he did not rise through the lower file ranks, but was commissoned outright as an officer.

I would welcome any information on Norwegian officers serving in SOE from June/July 1940 until same period 1941.

Many thanks in advance,

Bob

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Post  Bjørn on Thu 29 Jan 2009 - 13:46

Hello!
Just a wild guess, could it have been the son of Ruge?

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The First Norwegian Staff officer in SOE

Post  Bob Pearson on Fri 30 Jan 2009 - 12:01

Many thanks Bjorn, I will check it out.

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Staff Officer ID

Post  jedburgh22 on Sat 21 Aug 2010 - 15:37

Bob look in the SOE Symbols files they normally indicate the staff of the various country sections by symbol and name

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SOE Staff officer

Post  Bob Pearson on Mon 23 Aug 2010 - 18:38

Hi Jedburgh 22,

many thanks for the reply. I have the files for SOE Symbols, but they only go back to 1943. By chance do you know if any earlier file exists? I know that NA files are not always marked with obvious headings and can be listed under titles that belie their true identities so if there are earlier files I would be very pleased to know their file numbers.

Finally - great user name! Looking forward to your future postings!

Thanks again & best wishes

Bob

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Norwegian Staff Officer

Post  jedburgh22 on Mon 23 Aug 2010 - 18:48

I think I have some earlier listings will check when back in London, also the SOE Cardex is a useful source again at TNA Kew, as well as the ledger showing Tax exemptions.

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Nowegian Syembols and Cardex

Post  jedburgh22 on Mon 23 Aug 2010 - 18:56

The Symols Files are HS8/979 and HS980

The Scandinavian Cardex is HS17

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SOE Symbols

Post  Bob Pearson on Mon 23 Aug 2010 - 19:07

Hi Jedburgh,

many thanks for the info - great stuff. I hope to be at the TNA before I return to school in September. I need to spend a couple of days there so will dig out the recommneded files.

Cheers

Bob

BTW are you based in UK?

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Norwegain Staff Officer

Post  jedburgh22 on Mon 23 Aug 2010 - 19:15

Hi Bob, I left you a message with my contact details - I am based in UK between Northumberland and London

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