1941 - WW2 time (obviously) In the middle of the second world war, Charles Henderson, a british agent working in occupied France, sent a report to his headquarters in London. It was full of praise for the way the French resistence used children to sneak past Nazi checkpoints and wrangle information out of german soldiers. 1942 Henderson formed a small undercover detachment of children, under the command of British Military Intelligence. henderson's boys were all thirtenn or forteen years old, mostly French refugees. They were given basic esponiage training before being parachuted into occupied france. The boys gathered vital intelligence in the run up to the D-Day invasions of 1944. 1946 Henderson's boys disbanded at the end of the war. Most of them returned to France. their existence has never been officially acknowleged. Charles Henderson believed that children would make effective intelligence agents during peacetime. In May 1946, he was given permission to create CHERUB in a discussed village school. The first twenty CHERUB recruits, all boys, lived in wooden huts at the back of the playground. 1951 For its first five years, CHERUB struggled along with limited resources. Its fortunes changed following its first major success: two agents uncovered a ring of russian spies who were stealing information on the british nuclear weapons programme. The government of the day was delighted. CHERUB was given a fund to expand. Better facilities were built and the number of agents increased from 20 to 60. 1954 Two CHERUB agents, Jason Lennox and Johan Urminski, were killed while operating in east germany. Nobodu knows how the boys died. The government considered shutting CHERUB down, but there are now over seventy active CHERUB agents performing vital missions around the world. An inquiry into the boys deaths led to the introduction of new safeguards: (1) the creation of the ethics panel. From now on, every mission had to be approved by a three person commitie. (2) Jason Lennox was only nine years old. A minium age of 10 years and four months was introduced. (3) A more rigorous approach to training was brought in. A 100-day basic training programme began. 1956 Although many believed that girls would be unsuitable for intelligence work, CHERUB admitted 5 girls as an experiment. They were a huge success. The number of girls in CHERUB was upped to 20 the following year. Within in 10 years the number of boys and girls was equal. 1957 CHERUB introduced its colored T - shirt ranking system. 1960 Following several successes, CHERUB was allowed to expand again, this time to 130 students. The farmland surrounding headquarters was purchased and fenced off, about a third of the area that is now known as CHERUB campus. 1967 Katherine Field is the third CHERUB agent ot die on a mission. Bitten by a snake on assignment in india. She was rushed to hospital where the snake was wrongly identified and therefore Katherine was given the wrong anti - venom. 1973 Over the years CHERUB began construction several new quarters and buildings. 1977 All CHERUBS are either orphans or abandoned children. Max Weaver was one of the first ever CHERUB agents. He made a fortune building office blocks in London and New York. he died in 1977 aged 41, leaving all his money to help the children of CHERUB. 1982 Thomas Webb, the fourth CHERUB agent to be killed on a mission. He is blown up by a landmine on mission in the Falklands. 1986 The government gives CHERUB permission to expand up to 400 pupils. As CHERUB looks for physically strong and mentally, as well as people abandoned by there famalies there numbers are below this as they are hard to come across. 1990 CHERUB purchase additional land, expanding both the size and security of the campus. Campus is marked on all British maps as an army firing range. Surrounding roads are routed so that there is only one road to the campus. The perimeter walls cannot be seen from nearby roads. helicopters are band from the area and aeroplanes must stay at 10,000 metres. Anyone approaching the CHERUB perimeter faces life imprisoment under the Stae Secrets Act. 1996 CHERUB celebrated its fiftieth anniversery with the opening of a diving pool and indoor shotting range. Every retired member is invited to teh opening celebration, no quest are allowed. Over 900 people made it, flying from all over the world. Among the retired agents were a former prime minister and a rock guitarist that sold over 80 million albums. Im glad I typed all of that up, now you guys know all about CHERUB (no one knows what its stands for) so what do you guys think of it? should it still be running today? (is it?) should our countries set up our own? or do we have one already?
lol guess wat i just found out. on the book about them it says on the back
"For official purposes these children do not exist" meaning that im a total dumbass, next time ill remember to read the full piece of information.
Sounds like the stuff thats been happening on 'Alias.' Does anyone ever watch that?