This paper-bound folder contains minutes, correspondence and balance sheets of the Kenya Executive Council (later Committee) and Annual Delegates' Conferences from 1955 to the end of 1967.
The primary focus of these meetings was, amongst other issues, defining strategy for the British Legion to maintain their work in Kenya following the country’s independence. This is overseen by a specially formed Steering Committee.
Of particular interest here is the discussion regarding Haig and Legion Houses. These properties are originally reported to come under a “resumption condition” (compulsory purchase order) of the newly independent Kenyan Government, and so the Kenya Executive Council is attempting to agree upon an appropriate compensation, due to them from the government. However it appears that later this offer is withdrawn, and the chairman proposes that the properties are no longer needed and should be offered for sale to private parties.
Also discussed is the building of a centre for African ex-soldiers in Nairobi. Lists of beneficiaries of grants are included, and these are of particular importance as they contain names and (occasionally) ranks, including reference to grants for Askaris.
The folder contains minutes of:
Executive Committee and Annual Delegates' Conferences, 1955 - 1967. Includes general administration clippings and balance sheets regarding income and expenditure of the organisation.
Also present are various minutes from Kenya Executive Committee meetings, and correspondence about the organisation's various affairs.