Tag Archives: Sister Caswell

LEAVING FOR ETHIOPIA

Going out
Briefing in London at Red Cross HQ on the 12th February 1974. From left seated at the table: David Ellaway (ambulance driver), Delwyn Evans (state registered nurse), Daphne Cuthill (nursing auxiliary) , Jackie Simmons (trained nurse), Dr Phillippa Wilson, Sister Caswell (state registered nurse and midwife), Margaret Carrington (state registered nurse and midwife), Unknown, Unknown, man on phone also unknown)

THE TEAM MEETS FOR THE FIRST TIME – 12.02.1974

On the 12th February 1974 the British Red Cross team met for the first time at the British Red Cross Head Quarters. Other Red Cross teams from Germany, New Zealand, Finland , Australia were also taking part as part of the International Red Cross’ mission. The British team lasted the longest.

The only members of the team who had worked abroad before were Sister Caswell and Margaret Carrington.

Briefing in London at Red Cross HQ 12021974

 

MEETING AN ORPHAN ORANGUTAN, SABAH, NORTH BORNEO

Sabah

Sister Caswell meets a baby orangutan at an orphan sanctuary whilst on a day off in Sabah, North Borneo. This particular baby was not an orphan, its mother was called Freda. She was rather bad tempered and was kept behind bars :(

The smell of the baby orangutan was ‘serious’ and its hair was coarse like a coconut!