12 May 2003 releases
Recent releases at The National Archives
The final transfer of records of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) to The National Archives consists of the Personal Files (PFs) of SOE agents and other staff. The first of these were released to researchers earlier this year, and consisted of records relating to a small number of agents and staff that constituted a whole piece. Since then, researchers have approached The National Archives with requests to open parts of closed pieces where the piece consists of a number of PFs, and the first of these have now been released. The released files relate, among others, to a number of the more celebrated SOE agents, and to individuals who achieved fame outside of their work for SOE.