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Noor Inayat Khan

Photo: Luke McKernan Wikimedia Commons

Sculptor: Karen Newman MRSS (b.1951)

Materials: Bust in bronze

Unveiled: 8 November 2012 by HRH The Princess Royal

Noor Inayat Khan

Noor Inayat Khan (1914-1944) was a British spy who served in the Special Operations Executive (SOE) in WWII. Codenamed Madeleine, she was the first female wireless operator to go from the UK into occupied France to assist the French Resistance. She was betrayed, captured and executed at Dachau concentration camp. She was posthumously awarded the George Cross and the Croix de Guerre for her service in the SOE. This bronze portrait bust was commissioned by the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust and unveiled in 2012. She lived near Gordon Square and used to read there.

Location: Gordon Square, London WC1.