SOE, the Special Operations Executive, was a small, tough British fighting service. It was formed in deadly secrecy in July 1940 to tackle one of the nastiest regimes even of this century, Hitler's German empire. It helped bring down Hitler and Mussolini, fought also against their ally, imperial Japan, and was quietly wound up early in 1946 when its work was done.

S.O.E, M.R.D Foot, 1984.



In this bespoke, fully immersive adventure, guests will have the opportunity to experience life as an SOE operative; from the recruitment process through to ammunition and combat training as well as battle exercise reenactments.

A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of the Special Operations Executives at a stunning estate in the south east of Cornwall.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.


Each guest will take on the role of a real SOE operative and will learn about their lives and their achievements in WW2. From the moment you arrive at the St Ermis Hotel, London to receive your briefing notes, to the final formal, celebratory mess dinner, consisting of an authentically reproduced menu that would Churchill himself would have approved; the SOE experience is sure to thrill, entertain and delight.


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The accommodation for our standard package is in high quality bell tents complete with wood burning stoves, cot beds and bedding. 




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For those looking to add more luxury to their experience, we also offer the option of staying in  ****, a charming Tudor manor house, for the duration of your stay.




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Truly spoil yourself with accommodation in ****, a charming Tudor manor house, as well as indulging in a mess dinner celebration worthy of Churchill himself, including wine pairings and haute cuisine.



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Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1HZ

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