Can anyone tell me what the acronym F.I.C.S stands for in relation to a French speaking stenographer being posted to India in April 1945? The acronym appears on the service record from TNA of a secretary in the Intelligence Service in 1945. FICS appears as the posting in 29.4.45. She appears in Calcutta in another document then in August 1945 is sent to Malaya. I thought the I C might be Intelligence Corps but then S for Service wouldn't make sense!
I strongly suspect this might be a reference to the French IndoChina Section of the SOE, as referenced here: Silent Partners: SOE's French Indo-China Section, 1943–1945 (abstract) and here: “Indochina” (1944-1954)