We have had a report from Geoff Milsom that Ken O’Dell passed away last Sunday, 19th November. Ken had been suffering from dementia for some time. Condolences to his wife Beryl.
There are many gaps in the material we have on the website, and unfortunately we don’t have a photograph of Ken “Red” O’Dell – or at least not one where he has been identified. However, a quick look through the old newsletters shows Ken O’Dell out in Malta and Bechuanaland in 1957. In 1959 he was in Aden, then Rhodesia and Nyasaland on a Federal Surveys contract with Geoff Milsom, Paul Heimes, Brian Corbin, Adrian Workman and others with the Dakota ‘Charlie Tango’. The Company News in September 1973 reports him in Saudi Arabia. By 1978 Ken was Chief Engineer, and the February 1978 internal newsletter reports him out in Zanzibar, Nigeria and Liberia as ‘Travelling trouble shooter”. Was he ever at home?
The funeral will be at Easthampstead Park Crematorium, South Road, Wokingham RG49 3DW, on 6th December at 10:30.