Unveiling of new information board at the Riverside Walk to commemorate the role of Special Operations Executive at Stodham Park during WW2

Published: 08 July 2024

Users of the Riverside Walk may have noticed a new addition at the site near the old Liss railway station. A ceremony took place on 22nd June to unveil the new information board to commemorate the role of the Special Training School no. 3 (STS 3) of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) - at Stodham Park, Liss, Hampshire during the Second World War.
STS3 was initially termed the Norwegian Preliminary, or Depot, school. Many of Norway's most famous and successful agents and commandos began their training at Liss as well as other nationalities, chiefly British and American whose personnel can be said to have been the forerunners to today's US and UK special operations units.
The information board was organised by the The Secret WW2 Learning Network with support from District Councillor Cllr Roger Mullenger and Liss Parish Council.
The unveiling event was well attended with representatives of British, US and Norwegian special forces and special operations personnel, together with attendees from Longmoor camp, the Royal British Legion - Liss RBL and Bordon and Alton platoons of the Army Cadet Force. A sizeable group of members of the Liss Historical also attended and were joined by members of the Hampshire Anglo-Scandinavian Society.
We hope you will all agree what a valuable historic contribution this is to Liss.