Sir William Samuel Stephenson, CC, MC, DFC (January 23, 1897 – January 31, 1989) was a Canadian soldier, airman, business person, inventor, spymaster, and the senior representative of British intelligence for the entire western hemisphere during World War II. He is best known by his wartime intelligence code name Intrepid. Many people consider him to be one of the real life inspirations for James Bond. Ian Fleming himself once wrote, “James Bond is a highly romanticized version of a true spy. The real thing is … William Stephenson.”
Mission: The Intrepid Society is dedicated to honouring and sustaining the memory of, and to enhancing public awareness of Sir William Stephenson who distinguished himself in the two Great World Wars.