In an unassuming town in the English countryside in 1943, a New Zealander quietly made history by becoming the first female commander of a British spy base.
Until now, she has remained unnoticed by history, flying under the radar for 76 years.
Today, British spy agency GCHQ released details of her work as part of commemorations of its 100-year anniversary.Wellington-raised Pamela Pigeon, was the UK’s highest-ranking female spy officer and commanded a unit of radio operators who formed a network which played a pivotal role in sinking the infamous German battleship Bismarck.
RIP, dearest dad
You rest…whilst I “work” (for a change) + watch motor racing…still!