Ken used the name "Kenjomo" on this forum. As I said, this was not one way traffic - Ken was subject to quite a degree of micky taking, but his
abusive responses were quite unacceptable which ended with Ken being banned from further postings. Ken also took to writing long abusive tirades
about various forum members on his website. I am aware that he was also banned from the BBC forum owing to his abusive behaviour. This seems to mark
Ken out as a trouble maker and detracts from the stance he tries to give of an "Honest Broker". He takes the attitude that unless anyone was at the
event then they have no right to an opinion or to question him.
Aside from Kens character, there are a number of major problems with Kens postulations.
Bader was classed by the Germans pretty much from day 1 as a hostile prisoner owing to his attitude towards them - this was what got him the room at
Colditz. It seems unlikely that the Germans would select someone so hostile to them if they were to attempt to broker some sort of a deal. If Bader
was on some sort of covert diplomatic mission, quite apart from the unlikely timing of it, can you think of a less diplomatic candidate to select?
The Germans had far more useful prisoners such as Giles Romily, Churchill's nephew. A covert operation that employs one of the most distinctive
people imaginable? Hardly likely.
In the same way, were this really a mission so covert that papers are still secret, would the main protagonist really would be housed in a public
hotel where his presence was openly disclosed to junior staff? We also know that Bader jealously guarded the privilege of his batman, as Alec Ross'
experience in Colditz shows, yet we are asked to accept that he was alone in the hotel and needed the hotel to send up a lad to assist him.
If his presence was to do with his legs, why was he not at Roehampton at the leg hospital? We know from the photos of him with Galland that the legs
could be worked on by the German staff and if he needed a new stump cast making, this could have been arranged via the Red Cross. In 1942 the Germans
were not co-operating with repatriation even of the most desperate cases so it seems most unlikely that this was a medical requirement, and again this
would hardly seem likely to require 100 year sealed papers.
The constant rewriting of Ken's website to take out numerous inconvenient howlers that undermine his story and points such as the above combine to
make the whole story so unlikely as to be impossible. Certainly odd things happen in war, but people tend to find out about them. For this to have
happened and there to be not a single trace of it to be found makes it seem all the less likely.
The truth is that Bader was in German captivity from 1941 to his liberation from Colditz in 1945 and he did not make any covert return to the UK.
Either Ken met Bader before he was captured in 1941 or alternatively it is a hoax, either perpetrated by or on Ken. I think that really is the bottom
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