Heroic Jewish spy honoured in Torquay

By Zoe Winograd, May 30, 2013

A Jewish agent who spied for Britain during the Second World War is to be honoured with a blue plaque at her childhood home in Torquay.

Muriel Tamara Byck, a fluent French speaker, was recruited into the Special Operations Executive in July 1943 and completed several missions in France. She died in 1944 after contracting meningitis.

The plaque includes a line in Hebrew quoting the Torah — “Be strong and of good courage”.

It will be put in place at a ceremony on June 4 organised by the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women and the Torquay Civic Society.

Last updated: 3:52pm, May 30 2013