I suspect that many users of this site will have folowed the TV series Foyle's War, which featured a mysterious character called Hilda Pierce (well played by Ellie Haddington), who played an important role in the Special Operations Executive, or SOE. I suspect that this ficticious character was based, at last in part, on an actual person known as "Mrs Bingham", or "Hilda Bingham", who recruited agents and other staff for SOE throughout the war, interviewing women at the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) Headquarters in the Vicarage of St Paul’s, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge. The well-bred young ladies posted to SOE were regarded as belonging to “Mrs Bingham’s Unit” or “The Org”. I have been trying to find out a little more about Mrs Bingham, but there is a more or less total lack of information about her - indeed, I am beginning to wonder if Bingham was her real name. I can find no records of any marriage, and no obituary in The Times. This may of course reflect the highly secretive nature of her work, but it is nevertheless surprising that this person is so little-known (her male colleagues have received much attention from SOE historians). She is thought to have died around 1977, and may have been a cousin of the SOE boss Sir Colin Gubbins; there is possibly a Scottish connection, but other that that she remains an enigmatic figure. Any ideas?