OFFICER RECEIVES MEDAL IN KENYA
Cpl. D.H. Howorth, Militarv
Observer in East Africa
An RAOC Warrant-Officer who, in the course of
his Army duty, travels thousands of miles in East Africa, has been awarded the Long Service and
Good Conduct Medal. He is WO1 John
Giles (37) of 3, Prospect Terrace, Jersey, Channel Islands. His wife Olive and
their three sons are with him in Kenya. The family live in Nairobi.
The ceremony took place at 541 Ordnance Dept, Kahawa,
11 miles from the Kenya capital. The
presentation was made by Brigadier M.W. Briggs, Chief of Staff, East Africa Command.
WO. I Giles, who joined the Army at the age of 18, is
now Ordnance Warrant Officer, HQ Troops East Africa Command, Nairobi.
His job takes him on trips all over Kenya, and once every three months he goes to
military units in Uganda and Tanganyika. On each of these long trips he travels
over 1,000 miles.
Before going to Kenya in January 1959, WO. I Giles had been stationed in Italy, Egypt, Palestine, Cyprus and Libya, with a spell at 14
Bn RAOC, Didcot, in
between. Whilst serving at Didcot, he lived two doors
away from WO2 Hornsby, who is also now in Kenya, and who received
his Long Service and Good
Conduct Medal at the same ceremony.
of Cdr Giles photo's