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    Default Re: Does anyone have a copy of the RAF Kisumu (Kenya) ORB?

    Yes, but don't forget that in many of the UK overseas Embassies there was a Visa Officer. He (or his staff!) did visas - but it was often also a cover for the local representative (or "spook" as they were sometimes known!!) of the security services! A retired Senior Officer filling what seems like a minion's job makes my antennae twitch!!
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    Default Re: Does anyone have a copy of the RAF Kisumu (Kenya) ORB?

    Thanks Col, Paul and Peter

    I appreciate the additional details, some of which I had already. GW M-G travelled to NYC in June 1942 and returned to Liverpool on 2 Nov 42.

    I cannot, however, find exactly when GW M-G and his wife moved to Kenya, though I believe it was post war - at least after 1944..

    Paul, could you clarify something, please? You wrote "Travel Assistant", but GG's role was "Traffic Assistant". Is "Travel" a typo or is a Traffic Assistant a different role?

    Peter, for clarity, it was Gp Capt GW M-G's son who was the traffic assistant in 1942. Gp Capt GW M-G did not arrive in Kenya until 1944.

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    Steve yes Traffic Assistant - Travel was a typo on my part

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    Thanks for the clarification, Paul
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    Default Re: Does anyone have a copy of the RAF Kisumu (Kenya) ORB?

    I have established that Muris-Green death not linked to Hudson incident and have passed on details directly to Steve Brew as this forum is not exactly the best place to post the information I have - I will leave it there. Jagan has same info and can decide how to update the database as he sees fit


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    Default Re: Does anyone have a copy of the RAF Kisumu (Kenya) ORB?

    PS more info on Traffic Assistant from Adrian C on Air Britain


    For those whose appetite was whetted by this, I would just note that BOAC records show EW971 returned to the RAF on 16 July 1943.

    A BOAC Traffic Assistant at that time, following on from Imperial Airways practice, would have been responsible for clerical and secretarial activity, although at most outstations that actual work would have been performed by locally-employed staff. He would have been personally responsible for allocating seats (reservations is probably the wrong word, as during wartime places on the aircraft were in Government gift), arranging local activities such as hotel accommodation, catering, and so on, and liaison with the local civil and military authorities. Most of them seem to have thought of themselves as rather superior 'dogsbodies'.

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