-quote from BBC home page 5 minutes ago... ( 1825 GMT- 05-2-07)
"With them they carried possibly the most precious cargo of the war - a black japanned metal deed box containing all of Britain's most valuable technological secrets.
They were on their way to America - to give them away.
This high-powered team included representatives from the Army, Navy and Air Force, along with specialists in the new technologies of war.
Earlier that morning, radar expert, Dr Edward "Taffy" Bowen - a vital member of this Tizard Mission and responsible for looking after the metal deed box that was to become known as "Tizard's briefcase" - almost lost it.
When he had arrived at London's Euston station, the Welshman had handed it to a porter while gathering up his remaining luggage, then watched helplessly as the man headed off to find the 0830 boat train to Liverpool without waiting for his customer. "
Of course Codders - he just happened to be Welsh..