Khan fled to England after France fell at the end of 1940.
She joined the WAAF, and was trained as a wireless operator.
Her linguistic and technical skills would prove useful, as she was posted to the France section of the SOE around 1943.
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Noor was the first female radio operator to be sent into occupied France.
Assuming the name Jeanne-Marie Renier, Khan posed as a children's nurse.
To the SOE, she was known by the codename 'Madeleine'.
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