Memoir of R.T. Michelin

Scope and Content

It was always hot, typescript memoir, [1980s], of his timein the Colonial Police Service in Nigeria, Jamaica, Barbados and the LeewardIslands, 1924-1958.

Administrative / Biographical History

Reginald Townend Michelin (1903-1998), CMG (1957), CVO (1953), OBE (1952) tookthe post of Sub-Inspector, Police, Jamaica, 1924 and Inspector, Police, LeewardIslands, 1928. He was made Assistant Commissioner of Police, Nigeria, 1930, andCommissioner of Police, Barbados, 1949 and Jamaica, 1953, retiring in 1958.After his retirement he was General Manager of the Agualta Vale Estates, Jamaica,1958-1964 and held a post in the Jamaica Tourist Board, 1964-1973. In 1940 he married NinaGladys Faulkner, with whom he had one son and one daughter.

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Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

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Related Material

Notes on service with the Nigeria Police, 1930-1949 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1784(13)).