WW2 OBE group to Wing Commander C F MacLaren RAF / believed to have served with MI5 and IRD
Colin Faulds MacLaren was commissioned as Acting Pilot Officer on 10th March 1942. He quickly rose through the ranks and was serving as Acting Wing Commander when he was awarded the OBE, gazetted 1st January 1946.
The box of issue for his medals is addressed to W/CDR C f Maclaren Foreign Office, 12 Carlton House Terrace London SW1.
Two painting that believed to belong to Maclaren were sold in Bishop & Miller Fine Art Auction - Saturday 5th March 2016. The auction house stated that;
‘In late 1950's / early 1960's, he served in the Administration and Services branch of the British Government, working in Kenya for the MI5 and I.R.D. at the time Jomo Kenyatta’