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    Having just come on board as a newbie I would like to start my contributions with something that may open a hornets nest or may help me solve a huge mystery before I have to fold my tent and leave for that New Brighton in the sky!

    On my website, royalnavymedic1945.com there is to be found a Trilogy of my life and times commencing in 1923 in West Derby where I was born in a 3 bedroom council house ... But if you have the time and inclination, go to my website where you can start, if you like, with part one called Winston Churchill's Shoe that covers my early life and times, then read royalnavymedic1945 that covers my time in the Royal Navy and service from 1942 until 1946 and my adventures in many parts of the world then, the final chapter called The Real Kenneth Williams Story that tells of my marriage to an Australian girl whilst I was attached to the British Pacific Fleet and my later incredible induction, after I was discharged, into the Australian Security Intelligence Organization as an undercover operative for over 8 years.

    My life has been extraordinary and many of you will not believe what I have done in my nearly 84 years, but believe me, everything I write (and will be happy to discuss with you) is the truth wihout reservation.

    As an idea of what I have to relate, and I will be brief and elaborate later, is that during my service at the STORK HOTEL in Queen Square from February to November 1942 after being headhunted from my job at the once magnificent ADELPHI HOTEL, I was asked to assist Douglas Bader with his dressing and fitting his legs each morning for just a few days at some cannot be remembered time during my service at the hotel... Please don't jump to the wrong conclusions this REALLY happened and is still unexplained and I want to know why.

    I have been searching for the last three years or so for answers to this apparent impossible situation and have been ridiculed by many and supported by many in attempts solve this riddle and I am still trying and need help...

    There was something strange about the now demolished STORK HOTEL and its manager Mr. Giles and the large contingent of British military Intelligence? types that were resident therein during World War 2, and, just around the corner from Winston Churchlls Bunker!

    If you are keen to become involved and put on a Sherlock Holmes cap I ask that you PLEASE familiarize yourself with my narrative before putting questions to me when I will be happy to expand when possible.


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    I do hope you can help this old Scouse find his answers and by the way, in my narrative you will find details of how I duped security guards and taped some brief conversations I had with the BEATLES Paul McCartney and John Lennon when they came to Australia some years ago- scouts honour! I sent a copy some time ago to BBC Radio Merseyside, ask them if you must!!!

    Kenneth Williams but call me Ken

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    Hi Ken

    Very interesting! I look forward to hearing more and reading what you have on your site. I hope somebody on the forum can help you with your questions. As for the Stork Hotel in Queen's Square being frequented by military intelligence operatives, I should think that was quite likely at the time of the Second World War given that the Western Approaches Command headquarters, which ran the war for the Allies in the North Atlantic, was nearby in Derby House.

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    Default The Stork and Bader

    Hi Chris,

    I am, after such a short time, feeling already very comfortable on the Forum almost as though I have come home again and amongst friendly folk!

    Thanks for your kind words re "The Poem" it was very nice of you to offer encouragement to a first first ever attempt.

    I am really very optimistic about finding someone who will have complete faith in my strange story involving the STORK and Douglas Bader et al and being on the spot be able to maybe solve this enigma as I call it.

    Looking forward to a long association with the members.

    Cheers

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royal Navy Medic View Post
    Hi Chris,

    I am, after such a short time, feeling already very comfortable on the Forum almost as though I have come home again and amongst friendly folk!

    Thanks for your kind words re "The Poem" it was very nice of you to offer encouragement to a first first ever attempt.

    I am really very optimistic about finding someone who will have complete faith in my strange story involving the STORK and Douglas Bader et al and being on the spot be able to maybe solve this enigma as I call it.

    Looking forward to a long association with the members.

    Cheers

    Ken
    Hi Ken
    Welcome!

    I have read your post...very interesting!
    Just to clarify...do you want to know what Douglas Bader was doing in the Stork Hotel?

    PS Do you have any pics?

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    Hi Daisy Chains,

    If you can find a bit of spare time to read the much condensed version of my previous HUGE essay called THE DOUGLAS BADER ENIGMA this will put you well in the picture as to what is what and why!

    Many people have offered a multitude of reasons why Bader could NOT have been in Liverpool in 1942 and just as many have offered dozens of theories as to why he WAS in Liverpool back in 1942 plus their own pet theories from acting as a go between like Rudilf Hess or as a secret agent spying on the Germans whilst a prisoner and enough to make a couple of good novels!

    My own theory that is just that, a theory, is that he came back to be measured and fitted for new legs. If you read the story now I think most would agree that it is a very good possibilty that he came back for a few days and then returned as he was on "parole" and bound by a gentlemens agreement.

    I was a small and unwitting pawn in something very unusual that is still being kept hidden away and, I would just love to know what it was all about!

    Hope you find it interesting. There are many photos on my website and of the Stork Hotel but none, I wish, of Bader taken by me!

    Take Care

    Ken
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    I read somewhere about D.B coming back to have new legs fitted, The story went that the owner of The Stork hotel had a large mansion out Ormskirk way and D.B was to stay there after he was dropped off at the hotel. I guess that with his home being well outside the city boundaries it would be quite safe from air raids.

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