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MR. JORDAN'S TRIBUTE CARE OF NEW ZEALANDERS Official News Service Rec. 10 a.m. LONDON, July 25. Matrons in Air Force blue, from R.A.F. hospitals in several different parts of Britain, sat around a luncheon table in London yesterday and heard the New Zealand High Commissioner, Mr. Jordan, warmly thank them and their staffs for all they have done for sick and wounded New Zealanders throughout the war. Mr. Jordan gave the lunch in their honour as an expression of gratitude from the Government and people of New Zealand for the skill and devotion with which New Zealanders have been cared for in British service hospitals. Mr. Jordan said he had personally seen miracles of recovery and heard many expressions of gratitude from New Zealand patients. Mrs. Jordan, Lady Freyberg, AirCommodore K. Caldwell, R.N.Z.A.F., Brigadier J. M. Thwigg, and LieutColonel B. Myers joined Mr. Jordan in his tribute. The R.A.F. matron-in-chief. Miss Taylor, said, on behalf of the 10 matrons present, that they held New Zealanders in particular esteem and it had been a pleasure and a privilege to have been able to help them. Appreciation was also expressed of Mr. Jordan's frequent visits to hospitals. Opportunity was taken of praising the remarkable work throughout the war of Miss Mabel Thurston, who was matron-in-chief of the N.Z.E.F. in Britain in the last war and who has been a familiar and greatly esteemed figure among New Zealanders here in this one. Miss Thurston spoke of the pleasure and satisfaction her visiting had given her. Also present at the luncheon were Matron M. J. Scott, of the N.Z.E.F. Prisoners of War hospital at Margate, and Mr. and Mrs. Jordan's daughter, Doctor Gwen Jordan, who is a medical officer in the R.A.F.

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MATRONS THANKED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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MATRONS THANKED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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