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   Richard Maund


Richard Maund

House: Nicholson
Years: 1950-?

Came from Parklands Prep in Nairobi to PoW in 1950 upon passing the Kenya Prelims.

Fletcher was headmaster at PoW in 1950. Not a loveable type quite frankly!!

I notice that several of my contempories are also absent ..... David Dare, Angus Young & Leon Tomasyan to name but three!

I loved Kenya in those days. The reason for me being there; my father, Leyson Maund was a serving British soldier with the REME attatched to 4thKAR and we lived in Ruaraka near the Tusker Brewery on the Thika Road, and when Mau Mau activity was getting serious, army families were advised to live in Riflerange Camp nearer Nairobi for our own security.

In the 1950's, the Princo' as we called it, was exclusively white European & male....teachers & staff, though we did have both a white American & South African teacher (an anti British Africana actually!). I fenced, boxed, played rugby, cricket, hockey and lacrosse as well as shot-put, discus, javelin and archery, all with suitable aggression.....it has served me well through life!

My life has been exciting, dangerous and fruitful. I have served in the RAF on active service in the Middle East, Cyprus in the emergency and the Suez invasion in 1956. The Merchant Navy, Icelandic Trawlers, British trawlers, lumberjack and subsequently successful businessman. I retired (sort of) at 56 and have tried to be a writer since. I am a proud father of daughters and a son and grandchildren. I live in England or Ireland (where I have homes), when it suits me .

(Registered - 12th June 2007)

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