His early experience in occupied France convinced Henderson of the value of children as intelligence agents.
When he returned to Britain Henderson had a tough job convincing his superiors, but was eventually allowed to set up an experimental unit
The until's official title was Espionage Research Unit B, but his agents were more commonly known as Henderson's Boys.
Unfortunately, Charles Henderson did not live to see the CHERUB organisation thrive. He was murdered by his wife Joan in 1946.
For more on Charles Henderson, see the Henderson's Boys books and his biography on the Henderson's Boys website: