British Suitcase Radio used by SOE Agent

Contributed by Ollie Foxbrush

British Suitcase Radio used by SOE Agent

This is a 3 Mark II (B2) Suitcase Transceiver. It was developed by the British for clandestine use in Occupied Europe. Sets were issued to agents of the Special Operations Executive. I obtained this set from a collector, he had obtained it from a former SOE wireless operator who had used it in Yugoslavia.

I have an interest in clandestine operations in WWII because my uncle, whilst and Englishman, was assigned to the Royal Norwegian Navy in WWII. He was posted to a Motor Torpedo Boat that was part of the "Shetland Bus" operation, the joint Navy/SOE protect supporting the Norwegian Resistance.

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  • 1. At 18:54 on 22 September 2010, andrew wrote:

    I live in the village where these were made (near Bletchley Park) Lots of info has come out recently. Contact me if you are interested

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  • 2. At 13:51 on 11 January 2011, MrGomez wrote:

    Dear Andrew, I am very interested in another clandestine radio produced in Whaddon, it was called paraset and I am wondering if you have any information this. Thanks

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  • 3. At 12:45 on 23 February 2011, Paul Fry wrote:

    Hi Andrew, just found this reference to the B2 set and very interested in any informaion you may have as to where they were made, for how long, and more, for an information book I am building up to keep with the set. Paul

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