Birth: 14 July 1923
Place or Registered Place of Birth: St. George's, Hanover Square, Middlesex
Baptism: Not Known
Place of Baptism: Not Known
Death: Not Known
Place or Registered Place of Death: Not Known
Father: Almeric Hugh Paget
Mother: Edith Starr Miller
Spouse(s): Captain Count Roland de la Poype
Date of Marriage: 11 December 1947
Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Chelsea, London
Charles Henri de la Poype (1949-)
Isabelle Victoria de la Poype (1951-)
Hon. Enid Louise Paget was born on 14 July 1923. She is the daughter of Almeric Hugh Paget, 1st and last Baron Queenborough and Edith Miller. She married Captain Count Roland de la Poype, son of Comte unknown de la Poype, on 11 December 1947. She and Captain Count Roland de la Poype were divorced.
Enid Louise and Roland Delapoype departed from Southampton on 23 September 1948 for Charleston in the U.S.A. The ship was the "Cape Race" of the South Atlantic Steamship Line bound for Norfolk in the U.S.A. - there were only 5 passengers on board the ship.
Captain Count Roland de la Poype
Captain Count Roland de la Poype was invested as a Legion d'Honneur. He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Armée de l'Air. He gained the title of Comte de la Poype.
Roland de La Poype can take great pride in having changed our universe. His journey was typical of the majority of the Free French Aviators. After the war, few of them would continue their career in the French Air Force. Returning to civilian life, they would apply their enterprising spirit of the war years, and many of them would find a new career as successful, and as brilliant as their military career.
Roland de La Poype was born in the Puy-de-Dôme region of France on July 28, 1920. In August 1939 he enlisted in the French Air Force as a student pilot and obtained his pilot license in March 1940. As the storm of war hit France, he was at the fighter pilot school at Etampes. With his comrades of his graduating class, they followed Commandant Lionel de Marmier to Saint-Jean de Luz where they embarked for England along with Polish Aviators.
Joining the FAFL (Forces Aériennes Françaises Libres, or Free French Air Force), he was stationed in French Equatorial Africa from July 1940 to January 1941. Proceeding to England with the rank of Sergeant, he was integrated into Squadron 602, where he would get his baptism of fire. His promotion in rank rose rapidly, becoming a Flight - Lieutenant in the RAF in August 1942 (his French rank however never changed).
Then, he signed up and volunteered to serve with other French pilots on the Russian front, arriving at Ivanovo on November 28 1942 with the first element of GC 3 Normandie. He stayed there for two years, during which time his record of accomplishments earned him the rank of Warrant Officer and then the rank of Captain, receiving the highest order of decorations, including Hero of the Soviet Union.
After the war, he stayed a while longer with the "Neu-Neu" (A French expression describing the group Normandie Niemen), and after that, he became the Air attaché in Belgium, and hence in Yugoslavia. In 1947 the first part of his "living a full life" had come to a successful conclusion. The opportunity for the second part of his life came at the age of 27, and it would be no less successful than the first.
A visionary and genius inventor, Roland de la Poype understood that the future was in the use of plastic and disposable containers. In May 1947 he built a factory and began manufacturing a product that would revolutionize the life of the French people: a small plastic shampoo container with just the right amount for one usage. It was called "The berlingot Dop"! He had started a powerful industry of plastic wrapping for all of life's domains, from alimentary products to leisure items.
In 1985 he took a well-deserved retirement.
Roland and Enid were later divorced.
Enid Louise Paget