This week, Stephen Duffy joins SPY Historian & Curator Andrew Hammond to discuss the history of St. Ermin’s Hotel in London. The hotel was a favorite meeting spot for several Secret Intelligence Service officers in the 1930s and was later the birthplace of the Special Operations Executive, whom Winston Churchill wanted to “set Europe ablaze” during World War II. Tune in to this week’s episode of SpyCast to learn more!
Stephen Duffy currently serves as the Night Security Manager at St. Ermin’s Hotel in London. As one of the lead security officers at the hotel, Stephen is responsible for maintaining day-to-day security matters as well as ensuring the safety and security of diplomatic and VIP visits. In addition to his duties as a security manager, Stephen is known as St. Ermin’s unofficial historian. Stephen is the expert on the hotel’s spy history and has developed exhibits and tours that share this history with hotel guests.
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