In 1942, she was assigned to Gulliver Base to work with the Egg, an aircraft of alien origin, after tracking its movements. There she met Edward Travers, and he recommended her to the Home-Army Fourth Operational Corps. (PROSE: The Flaming Soldier)
On her first missing for the Fourth, she investigates the Sheffield Steelworks and uncovers a plot involving Quarks. She works alongside Matthew Lethbridge-Stewart (at the time calling himself Matthew Stewart) and Travers. Once her mission is over, she bumps into a future version of herself and is given a temporal marker. She is transported to the Quantum Realm and meets the Accord (the Azure Guardian). (PROSE: Home Fires Burn) Once she learns about the temporal collapse and the temporal shockwaves erasing people from time, she is sent on a mission to an alternative 1978 to collect Anne Bishop. It takes a few times to actualise, but eventually she collects Anne. (PROSE: The Shadowman) She remains in the Quantum Realm while Anne is sent another parallel Earth to collect Archie Lethbridge-Stewart. (PROSE: An Ordinary Man)
In 1969, she visited her cousin Derek Younghusband shortly after he began working with Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. Derek told her about his recent encounter with the Fungusmen. (PROSE: The Last Duty)
The following year, she encountered Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart and helped him repel the same aliens she had previous encountered at Gulliver Base in 1942. She was saddened to learn of Edward Travers' death.
It is around this time, that Eileen is taken out of time by the Accord and sent back to 1942 to collect Professor Travers. She unfortunately bumps into her younger self and passes on the temporal marker to her. Eileen is then erased out of time by the temporal shockwave. (PROSE: Home Fires Burn)
Behind the scenes Edit
Eileen Younghusband existed in real life and many of the life details given in The Last Duty correspond with real life. She wrote three books for Candy Jar Books, the publishing company responsible for the Lethbridge-Setwart series. With Eileen's permission, the character Derek Younghusband was introduced into the Lethbridge-Stewart series in the short story The Band of Evil as Eileen's fictional cousin.