Sunday 11 November 2012

Miss M.E. G. Dorehill

Miss M.E. G. Dorehill

 A Londoner by birth, Miss Dorehill comes from an Army family, whose mobility undoubtedly influenced her subsequent career. She received her early education at a convent in Berkshire, later studying in France and Belgium. Following secretarial training in London, Maggie worked first in Italy and then in France, where the war caught up with her. With many others, she eventually got away, and after a nightmare journey in a grossly overcrowded cargo ship she reached Britain by way of Oran and Gibraltar.

 After a spell with the Red Cross, cooking and nursing at a military hospital in Yorkshire, Miss Dorehill joined the Political Intelligence Branch of the Foreign Office, where some of her varied activities remind one of an E. Phillips Oppenheimer story - but better than that,-truth being stranger than fiction.

 On demobilisation Miss Dorehill joined Vickers Armstrong, Weybridge, where a chance encounter with the then G. M. of C.A. A. led her to coming to Rhodesia. Her initial appointment (August 1947) was in Traffic, Belvedere, as driver and passenger attendant. She transferred to Johannesburg when that office opened and has worked there for more than ten years on reservations and sales. Off duty, her interests incline towards music, dancing, tennis and swimming.

 So in Maggie we have a first-class all-rounder - in fact just the type that helps to make C.A.A. 'tick'.


 Dave Vermaak Writes:-
 Maggie Dorehill was a great personality in the airline industry in JNB (Johannesburg). We worked together for the years I was stationed there.

Extracted and recompiled by Eddy Norris from the SCAANER of April 1959 which was made available by Dave Vermaak. Thanks Dave
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