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Paul Ian Willis
I sailed from Glasgow in late August 1940 aboard the RMS Cameronia bound for New York and on to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. We arrived in New York on Sepember 9th 1940. Any time that I inquire about this trip I run against a brick wall. I know that we were not in convoy and that we had a lot of Jewish children from the Continent and also a group of Scottish children on board. I have been told that we were escorted by 2 destroyers and a light cruiser. Could the secrecy and fairly large escort mean there was somebody or something else important on board? If anyone could shed light on this it would be much appreciated.
My aunt, Sheila Corke Willis, was to be a children's escort on the City of Benares. Due to a bout of flu she did not make the trip.
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