Bit of a long shot this, but I’m trying to pick up the trail of a young WAAF officer with the Christian name of 'Renée'. I don’t have her surname I’m afraid. Renée was English, not French, although she had a distinctly attractive, black haired, olive skinned, southern French appearance, wrote her name in the French way and spoke French almost fluently. At some time during WW2 she was based at Bawdsey. At least by 1944 Renée had joined SOE’s - ‘F’ Section, where she worked directly for Vera Atkins and Maurice Buckmaster. Her primary responsibilities concerned the ‘details’ prepping and appraisal of agents during their final few weeks of training prior to being inserted into France, although Renée never took part in overseas missions herself. She befriended Violet Szabo and was with her at the airfield when she departed on her second and tragically final mission in 1944. Renée also became involved with Flight-Lieutenant Ron Hockey of 138 Special Duties Squadron, and they subsequently remained close friends until Renée’s passing in Hampshire, sometime during the late 1990’s as far as I can tell. F.L. Hockey was the Halifax pilot who flew the team of Czeck and Slovak assassin agents into Czechoslovakia in Dec 1941 as part of Operation Anthropoid, which resulted in the killing of Reinhard Heydrich in Prague, six months later. This is pretty much all I have on ‘Renée’. Not much to go on I know, but I’d be delighted to hear any helpful suggestions or random thoughts anyone may have as to where I might start pointing my flashlight with this one. Phil.