Whilst rummaging through some old papers today my husband came across something that may bring some members great pride. An English lady, Susan Travers, was the ONLY woman EVER to serve as a member of our Légion étrangère. Receiving the highest honours our country could bestow of her: Legion d'Honneur, Medaille Militaire and the Croix de Guerre. She saw service during WW2 as driver to Colonel Marie-Pierre Koenig, leading the escape from Bir Hakeim in Libya in 1942. He described her as having nerves of steel in negotiating minefields and enemy attacks, also earning the affectionate nickname "La Miss" from her thousand male comrades. Later in the same conflict she saw action in Italy, Germany and France driving a self-propelled anti-tank gun. During the First Indo-China War she was posted to Vietnam, rising to the rank of Adjudant Chef (Senior Warrant Officer). May we suggest that members might like to read her biography Tomorrow to be Brave and leave you with this thought: "Distrust yourself, and sleep before you fight. Tis not too late tomorrow to be brave."