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M'CRAE, Col Sir George (1860-1928) ›

Circular to Territorial Force Association, Edinburgh concerning his proposals to the Secretary of State for War for encouraging recruitment to the Territorial Force, Nov 1913. Papers and photographs relating to his service with the Royal Scots, 1916, 1920, 1922, 1926, principally comprising his report on the failure of the attack on the German line at Longueval by 16 Royal ScotsRegt during the first…

MACDERMOTT, John Clarke (Baron MacDermott) (1896-1979) ›

Photocopies of extracts from MacDermott's autobiography, 'An enriching life', privately printed in 1979, primarily concerning the death of his brother in France, Jan 1916, MacDermott's work in shell shop at Harland and Wolff Ltd, 1916, his experience of the Easter Rising, Dublin, Apr 1916, his military training in Belfast and the UK, 1916-1917, his service in France, Belgium and Germany, including…

MACDONALD, V Adm Sir Roderick Douglas (1921-2001) ›

Papers relating to his service in Borneo, 1965-1966, dated 1965-1967, principally comprising notes on his visit to Tawau Naval Station, Sabah, Malaysia, 4-7 Oct 1965, written on 7 Oct 1965; directive from Maj Gen George Harris Lea, Director of Borneo Operations, outlining Macdonald's responsibilities as Commander, Naval Forces, Borneo, 6 Jan 1966; report to Commander FarEast Fleet on naval operations…

MACDONALD-BUCHANAN, Maj Sir Reginald Narcissus (1898-1981) ›

Papers relating to his service as ADC to FM Sir John Greer Dill, 1940-[1943], including 1 Army Corps routine orders by Dill, 1940; notes, maps and papers concerning 1 Army Corps manning exercise, Apr 1940; notebook giving details of plan for moving 1 Army Corps HQ from Quincey to Grammont, France, 1940; notes and drafts of letters written as ADC to Dill, 1940-1943;German propaganda leaflets, [1940].

MACE, Col Rex Charles (b 1919) ›

Papers relating to the Dogra Regt, Indian Army, 1923-1944, including typescript notes by Brig John Parke Fullerton on 3 Bn, 17 Dogra Regt, 1923-1940; typescript notes by Maj Peter Lewis Gell and Tom Roe on the redeployment by air of 5 Indian Div from Arakan to northern Burma, Mar 1944; typescript notes entitled 'The story of Havildar Rattan Singh MM, 3 Bn, TheDogra Regiment' [1945]; typescript notes…

MACFETRIDGE, Lt Col Charles Hemphill Townsend (1913-2002) ›

Publications by Lt Col Charles MacFetridge: A Memoir of Greece in 1948: A Year of Crisis , privately published, 1987, detailing experiences as British Liaison Officer, XL Greek Infantry Brigade, British Military Mission to Greece, operating in the Pindhos, Grammos and Vitsi mountains, Apr-Oct 1948; 'Mules in the British Army', a tribute published on the website of the British Mule Society (article…

MACGOWAN, Trooper H E ›

Typescript extracts from letters home, 1901-1902, describing MacGowan's voyage to South Africa, Apr 1901, his service with the South African Constabulary, May 1901-Jul 1902, and his work as a miner in the Transvaal, Sep-Nov 1902.

BOX LISTMACKINLAY, Lt Col John C G (b 1944) ›

Papers relating to international peacekeeping and relief work, 1979-2000, chiefly by the United Nations, including: papers relating to Commonwealth ceasefire monitoring, Rhodesia [now Zimbabwe], 1979-1980; United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Handbook for Emergencies (Geneva, Switzerland, 1982); United Nations Standing Operating Procedures (SOPS), for United Nations missions in Cyprus, 1984,…

DETAILED CATALOGUEMACLEOD, Col Roderick ('Rory') (1891-1984) ›

Papers relating to Macleod's career, [1965-1984] notably two copies of an unpublished memoir by Macleod, entitled 'An Artillery Officer in the First World War'; accounts by Macleod of the political and military background to the Battle of Passchendaele (Third Ypres), 1917, and of his command during World War Two of a deception operation by the fictional 4 Army to distract attention from the Normandy…

MACLEOD, Col Roderick ('Rory') (1891-1984) [2] ›

Papers relating to his life and career 1918-1968, and to the life and career of FM (William) Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside of Archangel and of Ironside, 1902-1959, principally comprising correspondence with Ironside, 1921-1959, including copies of reports on Ironside by senior officers, 1919-1934, and copies of reports on Macleod, 1918-1939; memoirs entitled 'An artillery officer in the First…

MACMILLAN, Lt Col Donald (1919-1982) ›

Papers of Donald Macmillan comprise a typescript document entitled Rudolf Hess: Enigma - 1941 by Donald Macmillan, 1980, on the arrival of Rudolf Hess in Scotland, May 1941, which Macmillan witnessed while serving in the Highland Light Infantry.

BOX LISTMADOC, Maj Gen Reginald William (1907-1986) ›

Papers relating to Madoc's service in the Royal Marines and his imprisonment in Germany as a POW,1941-1945, including letter and postcard to his wife, Rosemary Madoc, from Crete, Apr 1941; letter to Rosemary Madoc from Maj Gerald Larsen, Royal Marines, Middle East Forces, relating to Madoc's capture, Aug 1941; two hundred and sixty five letters and postcards from Madoc to his wife, as a POW, 1941-1945;…

MAGIC DOCUMENTS, THE: Summaries and Transcripts of the Top-Secret Diplomatic Communications of Japan, 1938-1945 ›

The MAGIC Documents: Summaries and Transcripts of the Top-Secret Diplomatic Communications of Japan, 1938-1945, is a themed microfilm collection relating to US deciphers of Japanese diplomatic codes through the use of MAGIC decryption, 1938- 1945

MAGUIRE, AM Sir Harold John (1912-2001) ›

Photographs and letters to his family, [1933-1942], relating to his service with the RAF in the UK, Egypt and Far East.

MALINS, Maj P G (fl 1945-1981) ›

Typescript paper entitled 'The operations of 20 Indian Division in French Indo China September to December 1945: based on the thesis by Colonel Peter Martyn Dunn, United States Air Force' by Maj P G Malins, May 1981, documenting Malins' personal experiences in French Indo-China, 1945. The paper was intended to 'augment the...thesis produced by Colonel Peter Martyn Dunn of the US Army'.

MAN, Maj Gen Christopher Mark Morrice (1914-1989) ›

Two official Admiralty photographs of the Hong Kong Surrender Ceremony, 1945.

MANDAMBWE, Rev John Edward Archibald (b 1926) ›

Published memoir Can you tell me why I went to war? A story of a young King's African Rifle, Reverend Father John E A Mandambwe, co-written by Mario Kolk, describing Mandambwe's conscription into the King's African Rifles from school in the Malindi area, Nyasaland (Malawi), 1939; training and service in Egypt and India, 1939-1945; postwar life in Nyasaland (Malawi) and South Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), 1945-1964;…

MANLY, Lt Col Laurence Arthur (1899-1942) ›

Photocopy of typescript account of service of 2 Lancashire Fusiliers in France and Belgium, 14 May-2 Jun1940, notably their evacuation from Dunkirk, 30 May-2 Jun 1940, dated 14 Jun 1940.

BOX LISTMANNING, Air Cdre Frederick John (1912-1988) ›

Official papers relating to Air Council powers to regulate Air Force Establishments, 1920-1924; flying log books, 1933-1958 and photographs relating to the RAF, 1930s; papers dated 1934-1985 relating to service as Commanding Officer at the Marine Craft Detachment in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, including notes and photographs relating to T E Lawrence; papers relating toWorld War Two, including organisation…

DETAILED CATALOGUEMAPS (MISC): British and European printed maps, 1909-1962 ›

A collection of twentieth century maps formerly held by the Map Library of King,s College London. A large number of maps in the collection relate to World War One. These were either produced for military use, as in the case of the British maps published by the Geographical Section, General Staff (GSGS), 1909-1918, or were produced subsequently to illustrate World War One battles and campaigns, such…

Maps of Mesopotamia published by the Survey of India, World War One ›

Twelve published maps of Mesopotamia, titled ‘Turkey in Asia’, produced by the Survey of India, 1915-1917, showing an area from Baghdad in the north west to Basra (Basrah) and the border with Iran (Persia) in the south east, scale 1 inch to 4 miles, many areas marked ‘unsurveyed’.   Also two maps produced by ‘the Compilation Section GHQ’, 1918, of the town of Najaf (An-Najaf) scale 6 inches to 1 mile,…

MARKS, Brig (Robert) Neville (Falkiner) (1901-1944) ›

Papers and photographs relating to his life and career, [1915]-1944, dated [1915-1920], 1930, 1944-1945 and 1963, principally comprising newspaper cuttings concerning his air crash in Burma, 1944, and letters of condolence to his wife, 1944.

MARNHAM, Brig Geoffrey (1906-1988) ›

Papers relating to Marnham's life and career, 1916-1954, including twelve printed maps of Kashmir and Jammu, India, dated 1916-1933, with printed booklet entitled Notes for visitors to Kashmir (Pratap Government Press, India, 1933); printed programme for film Mons, 1924; twenty two captioned photographs relating to service in Peshawar and Nowshera, India, 1928-1935;typescript 'Report on operations…

MARNHAM, Brig Sir Ralph (1901-1984) ›

Papers relating to his service in the Middle East, principally comprising account of his work at No 62 General Hospital, Tobruk, Libya, Oct 1941-Feb 1942; cutting of newspaper article based on this account, written by Patrick Marnham (his son) in 1991; text of his lecture on surgery in the Middle East, 1940-1943, [1943]; photocopy of his printed article 'The Tobruk Plaster', 1945;diary of Col H V Leigh,…

MARRIOTT, Lt Col John Horace (1916-2007) ›

Papers of Lt Col John Horace Marriott, 1941-2007, comprising memoir of life and service, 1916-1944, covering: early life in Hove, 1916-1922; Switzerland, 1922-1926, including detailed account of skiing in the 1920s; education, including at Sandhurst, 1929-1935 and military service including Lt, 2 Bn, Leicestershire Regt, 1936; service in Londonderry, 1936; Aldershot, 1936-1938; Palestine, 1938-1940,…

MARSDEN SMEDLEY, Cdr John Bertram Aubrey ([1893]-1959) ›

Papers of Cdr John Bertram Aubrey Marsden Smedley, comprising photocopies of correspondence, 1913-1920, principally comprising letters to his parents, 1913-1920, including letter written from HMS MINOTAUR, China Station describing naval manoeuvres during a rebellion in Shanghai, 1913, and letter written from HMS VEGA describing tour of duty in the Baltic, 1920. Two copy photographs, one of HMS LYDIARD,…

MARSDEN SMEDLEY, Mrs Agatha H (1895-1985) ›

Papers and photographs relating to the life and career of Agatha H Mardsen Smedley, 1918-1935, notably her work with the WRNS, 1918-1919, British Red Cross Society, 1928-1935, and Auxiliary Territorial Service, 1938-1945, dated 1918-1919, 1928, 1932, 1935, 1942-1946. Papers relating to the celebrations held to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the formation of the WRAF, WRAC and WRNS, 1967. Photocopy…

MARSHALL, Lt Gen Sir William Raine (1865-1939) ›

Letters from Marshall to his brother, John Eden Marshall (1864-1937), the Hon Mr Justice Marshall, Judge in Egyptian Court of Appeal, written throughout World War One, including chatty, if brief, descriptions of his service in Gallipoli, Salonika and Mesopotamia, where he became Commander in Chief of the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force in Nov 1917, 1915-1919. The great bulk of the letters are therefore…

MARTIN, Ian W G ›

Papers relating to his work as an interpreter in Cyprus, 1957-1958, dated 1978, 1991 and 1993, comprising a photocopy of his article 'In the service of Queen and country' from Plebs, The Journal of the British Library of Political and Economic Science , 1978; copy of 'Military memories of Kykko Monastery, 1957-1958', a text written for the Kykko Monastery Research Centre, 1991; photocopy of his article…

MARTIN, Sir Laurence (Woodward) (b 1928) ›

Papers relating to [Parliamentary] Arms Control and Disarmament Advisory Panel, 1966-1967, mainlyconcerning the study group set up to consider the problems of a comprehensive nuclear test ban, notably including Martin's paper 'Considerations affecting an extension of the test ban', 1966; typescript texts on the test ban by other members of the study group, namely Professor Rudolf Ernst Peierls, and…

MASON, Air Cdre John Melbourne (fl 1917-1946) ›

Digital copies of flying log books, 1917-1946, notably covering his service with 5 Sqn, 5 Wing, Royal Naval Air Service and 205 Sqn, RAF, France, 1917-1918, and with 70 (Bomber) Sqn, Iraq, 1928-1930, and including detailed accounts of bombing raids on France, 1917-1918.

MASON, Lt Col Paul Nicholas (1926-1998) ›

Volume entitled A Feasibility Study for a Military Engineering Museum at Fort Amherst, Chatham , 26 October 1972; compiled by a working party from the Royal School of Military Engineering including Lt Col Paul Nicholas Mason. Includes discussion of need for an open air museum dedicated to a comprehensive exhibition of military engineering techniques and equipment; development of the site; conservation…

MATURIN-BAIRD, Lt Col Charles Edgar (1899-1994) ›

Papers relating to his work with the military police, Provost Service, 1939-1945, notably including official notes and operation orders concerning the evacuation of the BEF from France and Belgium, 1940.

MAURICE, Maj Gen Sir (John) Frederick (1841-1912) ›

Papers collected or created by Maj Gen Sir (John) Frederick Maurice, dated 1872-1912, principally comprising letters from Gen Sir Archibald Hunter concerning operations in the Sudan, 1885, 1896-1898, notably including description of Battle of Obdurman, 1898; correspondence with FM Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley, 1879, 1881, 1886, [1889-1905], notably including letters from Maurice concerning…

DETAILED CATALOGUEMAURICE, Maj Gen Sir Frederick (Barton) (1871-1951) ›

Papers of Major General Sir Frederick Barton Maurice, relating to his letter to the press concerning the government's statements about the strength of the British Army, May 1918, dated 1917-1971, principally comprising Maurice's diary, Jan-May 1918; printed and typescript texts by Maurice, 1918-1919, 1922, notably including 'The story of the crisis of May 1918', dated 1918; correspondence with family…

DETAILED CATALOGUEMAYHEW, Rt Hon Christopher Paget, Baron Mayhew of Wimbledon in Greater London (1915-1997) ›

Papers, 1939-1997, of the Rt Hon Christopher Paget Mayhew, Baron Mayhew of Wimbledon in Greater London, relating to his life and career. The collection includes wartime letters from Mayhew to his family and other letters to Mayhew, 1939-1945; appointment and desk diaries, 1949-1995; files giving details of individuals and organisations relating to his work as an MP; a file on his introduction to the…

MAZE, Paul Lucien (1887-1979) ›

Copies of papers collected or created by Maze, 1914-1975, principally comprising correspondence with his World War One colleagues, 1918-1972, mainly relating to the second Battle of the Somme, 21 Mar-5 Apr 1918, and including letters from Gen Sir Hubert (de la Poer) Gough, 1918-1919, 1935, 1939, 1951, 1954-1956, 1963, Lt Gen Sir (Arthur) Edward Grasett, 1965, 1970, and LtGen Sir Frederick Ivor Maxse,…

BOX LISTMCCREERY, Gen Sir Richard Loudon (1898-1967) ›

Papers of Gen Sir Richard McCreery, 1928-1960; including notes relating to Staff College, 1928-1929; edition of The Cologne Post and Wiesbaden Times, 3 Nov 1929, relating to the final evacuation of British Forces from the Rhine; map of Aisne battlefield, 1914; notes relating to 12 Royal Lancers training exercises, chiefly on Salisbury Plain, 1937-1938; detailed narrative of 2 Armoured Brigade operations,…

BOX LISTMCCUTCHEON, Col William Melville (1911-1983) ›

Papers relating to his life and career, 1935-1982, dated 1911-1982, principally comprising administrative papers relating to his Army career, 1938-1971, including postings in India, Iraq, Persia, Egypt, Cyprus and Singapore; papers relating to his attendance at the 'Buffalo' British nuclear weapons tests, Maralinga, Australia, 1956; course syllabuses, lecture summaries andassociated papers, [1935-1966],…

MCEWAN, Lt Cdr (S) Ian Paton (1917-2003) ›

Copy press cuttings, correspondence and photographs relating to Gen Hastings Lionel Ismay, collected by Ian Paton McEwan, 1943-1965. Photographs including Ismay and other high ranking Allied officials at staff meetings and conferences; press cuttings including a profile of Lord Ismay, The Observer , Jun 1947; Potsdam Conference Souvenir Number of 'All Informed: The Daily News Sheet of 4 L of C Sub…

BOX LISTMcGEOCH, V Adm Sir Ian (1914-2007) ›

Papers of Vice Admiral Sir Ian McGeoch, 1946-1996, including papers from McGeoch's naval career including his time as commander of Royal Navy Base Portsmouth, 1955; as Naval Liaison Officer, RAF Coastal Command, 1955-1956 and as Flag Officer, Submarines and Northern Ireland and Scotland, 1965-1970.Research notes, essays and transcripts of talks by McGeoch on naval topics including research notes for…

MCKEE, Lt Col John ('Jock') Alec (1916-1981) ›

Papers relating to his service in World War Two, 1942-1945, principally comprising copies of typescript accounts of his escape from a POW camp in Libya, 1942, and of his service with 'A' Force in escape operations in Western Desert, 1942, Italy, 1943-1944, and Austria, 1945, written in [1945-1950], with related photographs, 1942-1945; typescript eyewitness account ofGerman atrocities against Italian…

DETAILED CATALOGUEMCLEOD, Gen Sir Roderick William (1905-1980) ›

Papers relating to operations of the Special Air Service (SAS) in France during World War Two and to its formation, 1944-1948; papers relating to the future role of the SAS following operations in Northern Europe, World War Two, 1945-1958; papers relating to lectures given by McLeod on the SAS, 1944-1962; maps and diagram relating to SAS operations in France, 1944.

MCNEILL, Maj Gen John Malcolm (1909-1996) ›

Papers relating to McNeill's career, 1942-1946, notably on Army-Air collaboration, 1942-1945, including typescript 'Eighth Army training memorandum No 1' by Lt Gen Bernard Law Montgomery, General Officer Commanding 8 Army, Middle East Forces [1942]; typescript memorandum by McNeill 'Recommendations for reorganisation of AASC (Army-Air Support Control)',1942; printed 'Middle East training pamphlet No…

MEAD, Lt Col Clement Alfred (1899-1986) ›

Copy of affidavit 'In the matter of war crimes committed by Japanese nationals and in the matter of ill-treatment of prisoners of war (civilian internees) at Heito, Formosa, Prisoner of War Camp', describing his experiences as a POW in Formosa (Taiwan) and China, 1942-1945, 1946.

BOX LISTMEATES, Lt Col Geoffrey Wells (1900-1985) ›

Papers, 1919-1947, of Lt Col Geoffrey Wells Meates, comprising his diaries, 1919, 1921-1939, 1943-1947, containing detailed narrative entries daily, and correspondence with his parents, 1921-1935, 1939-1945. Meates' diaries and letters record his activities, experiences, surroundings and travels, including his service with the Royal Artillery in Rangoon, Burma, and Calcutta, India, in the 1920s, and…

MEECHIE, Helen Guild (1938-2001) ›

Printed manuals including Military History Burma 1943-1945 and Guide to new arrivals: the British Army in Cyprus , nd. Pamphlet histories of the Queen Mary's Auxiliary Corps, University of St Andrews Officer Training Corps, The Womens' Royal Army Corps, Royal College of Defence Studies and the Imperial Defence College. Official publications including 'Report on the staff/promotion examination 1967'…

MELISSEN, Dr Jan (b 1960) ›

Copies of documents, 1949-1958, from US Government sources, including the Department of Defense,Department of State, National Security Council and Atomic Energy Commission, 1949-1958, and from British Government sources, including the Cabinet Office, Ministry of Defence and Foreign Office, 1952-1958. Compiled as research for a doctoral thesis, 'The struggle for nuclear partnership: Britain, the United…

MELVILLE, Col Christian Landale (1913-1984) ›

Papers relating to his military career, [1930]-1945, principally comprising official printed 21 Army Group report on the clearing of Scheldt Estuary, Belgium, Oct-Nov 1944, written in [1944]; typescript copy of article on the Tunisian campaign, 1942-1943, from The Times, 22 May 1943; two silk maps of Western Europe, [1939-1945].

MEMOS OF THE SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS: McGeorge Bundy to President Johnson, 1963-1966 ›

Memos of the Special Assistant for National Security Affairs: McGeorge Bundy to President Johnson, 1963-1966 are microfilmed copies of declassified memoranda relating primarily to American foreign policy, 1963-1966. The papers include Bundy's comments on the Alliance for Progress; atomic energy; the Atlantic Nuclear Force; European security; relations with the People's Republic of China; foreign assistance;…

DETAILED CATALOGUEMENAUL, AVM Stewart William Blacker (1915-1987) ›

Papers collected or created by Menaul, 1950-1986, principally comprising journal articles, press cuttings, US and UK government and defence industry press releases and public relations pamphlets relating to nuclear weapons, 1962-1985, including the politics and doctrine of nuclear strategy and deterrence, Cruise, Pershing and Polaris missiles, and the research and development of nuclear delivery systems;…

MESSENGER, Colonel William de Lemos Milles ('Toby') (1913-2005) ›

Papers of Colonel William de Lemos Milles ('Toby') Messenger, 1945-1994, relating to atomic tests and British nuclear policy, 1945-1989, including Messenger's report on effects of atomic blast on a Challenger tank, Australia, 1953 (Exercise TOTEM); manuscript draft article by Messenger on observing a nuclear explosion and pamphlets on nuclear weapons, 1945-1982 and papers relating to Messenger's position…

BOX LISTMESSERVY, Gen Sir Frank Walter (1893-1974) ›

Papers relating to his service in World War Two, dated 1941-1946, 1941-1946, 1951, principally comprising semi-official and personal correspondence, 1941-1946, including letter to his wife describing events leading up to his dismissal from command of 7 Armoured Div, 1942; pamphlet on the Battle of Keren, Mar 1941, produced by Maj Gen Sir Nigel Trapp, HQEritrea District, for visit of Commander-in-Chief,…

METCALFE, Dr Hugh (1928-2002) ›

Papers of Dr Hugh Metcalfe on guided weapons, 1918-1959, including lecture by Metcalfe, 'From Rheintochter to Rapier: An Outline History of the Development of Anti-Aircraft Surface-to-Air Missile Systems', 1918-1959; delivered to the Royal Aeronautical Society, 24 Nov 1992, with later additions including expansion of the text, extracts from related reports, detailed bibliography, archive material and…

METSON, Dr Gilbert Harold (1907-1981) ›

Papers relating to the North African landings (Operation TORCH), 1942, principally comprising signalinstructions, intelligence summaries and various maps and diagrams relating to wireless communication in North Africa, Oct 42; official note concerning project for the establishment of signal communications in Bizerta and Tunis (Operation DECIBEL), including maps andappendices on storage dumps and naval…

METTERS, Lt Cdr Thomas Lee (d 1986) ›

Midshipman's journal, Sep 1917- Jan 1921, covering his service in the North Sea, 1917-1919, Baltic, 1919, and Mediterranean, Turkey and Black Sea, 1920, notably his experiences during the Allied occupation of Constantinople, 1920.

MEYNELL, Hugo I (fl 1956) ›

Papers of Hugo I Meynell realting to the Suez crisis, 1956, including six detailed aerial photographs of Port Said, Egypt, Nov 1956; map of the Suez Canal, Egypt (scale: 100,000), produced by 2 Corps Headquarters, Oct 1956, showing the canal from Port Said to Suez, with glued-on enlargements (scale 1:25,000) of Port Fouad, El Qantara-el-Gharbiya, the western coast of the Great Bitter Lake, and the…

MIKSCHE, Lt Col Ferdinand Otto (1904-1992) ›

Papers of Lt Col Ferdinand Otto Miksche, dating mainly from 1936-1992, relating to his life and career and reflecting his interests as an analyst and prolific writer on military and international affairs from 1941, including the fallacy of nuclear deterrence and the future of international security; Soviet imperialism and the threat of communist expansion in the Third World; European affairs, especially…

MILITARY FORCES IN WEST AFRICA ›

Papers relating to military forces in West Africa, including pamphlet entitled A brief history of the Gold Coast Regiment, West African Frontier Force , [1918]; Notes for the guidance and information of visiting contingents during the independence celebrations of Ghana, 2nd to 8th March 1957 , Gold Coast Military Forces HQ, Accra, 1957; Nigeria Year Book 1969 (Times Press Ltd, Nigeria); order of service…

MILLS, Maj John W ›

Letter to Ian Angus, Librarian of King's College, London concerning Mills' work testing TOG 2 heavy tanks for the Tank Design Dept, Farnborough during the period [1940-1945], written in 1978; newspaper article from The Times concerning Lt Col Albert Stern's involvement with tank design, 1914-1945, written by Philip Howard in 1977.

BOX LISTMILLS-ROBERTS, Brig Derek (1908-1980) ›

Papers relating to his service with the Commandos, 1942-1945, dated [1942-1981]comprising: papers on service with No.4 Commando, May-Dec 1942, principally on the Dieppe Raid, Aug 1942, including report by Mills-Roberts on training exercise on the Isle of Arran, 25-26 Jun 1942; reports on Orange Beach landing; report on destruction of 6 inch gun battery at Varangeville; detailed report 'Lessons Learned…

BOX LISTMILNE, FM George Francis, 1st Baron Milne of Salonika and of Rubislaw, County Aberdeen (1866-1948) ›

Papers, 1914-1948, of FM George Francis Milne, 1st Baron Milne of Salonika and of Rubislaw, County Aberdeen, including personal ephemera, photographs, and documents relating to his career during World War One and after. The collection includes typescript War Diaries, Army of Black Sea, 1915-1917, containing an official daily record of events; file on Salonika, 1916, containing typescript messages concerning…

MINISTRY OF AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION: Organisation and personnel charts, 1941- 1943 ›

Photographs of flow diagrams detailing the organisation and personnel structure of the Telecommunications Research Establishment, Ministry of Aircraft Production, 1941-1943. Includes negatives

BOX LISTMOCKLER, Surgeon Capt Eamon Joseph (1902-1983) ›

Papers relating to his medical career with the RN, 1939-1952, dated 1908, [1943]-1950, principally comprising typescript texts written as Chief Malariologist with the British Pacific Fleet, [1943-1946], including accounts of his work in Singapore, Hong Kong and Pacific Islands; typescript texts by Mockler and others on malaria and its treatment, [1943-1946]; official annual reportsas Naval Medical…

MOCKLER-FERRYMAN, Brig Eric (1896-1978) ›

Papers relating to his military career, 1914-1945, dated 1914, 1917-1918, [1945]-1978, principally comprising typescript texts of lectures, [1965-1975], on his service with the Australian Military Forces, 1937-1939, the planning and execution of Allied invasion of North Africa, 1942, and his service with the SOE, North West Europe, 1943-1945; correspondence with Sir ArthurWynne Morgan Bryant, 1978,…

MOLLAN, Maj Gen Francis Robert Henry (1893-1982) ›

Typescript copy of letter from Francis Robert Henry Mollan to Lt Col G M Gamble, written from India, 1923, giving account of his service as Medical Officer with the 2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire) Regt, Western Front, particularly in the Somme and Loos areas, Sep 1916 - Jul 1918; including comments on the work of a Regimental medical officer, the construction of Regimental…

BOX LISTMONTANARO, Brig Gerald Charles Stokes (1916-1979) ›

Personal and military papers of Brig Gerald Charles Stokes Montanaro, 1938-1965. Comprising pocket diaries, 1938-1946, 1948, including detailed diaries for 1941-1945, of service with 101 Troop, Special Service Brigade (Commando Special Canoe Troop), 1941-1942 and as commander of MF Flotilla of large submersible diesel-engined craft designed for anti-submarine work, 1942-1945; correspondence and papers…

DETAILED CATALOGUEMONTGOMERY-MASSINGBERD, FM Sir Archibald Armar (1871-1947) ›

The papers of FM Sir Archibald Amar Montgomery-Massingberd cover the period, 1891-1945, and include papers relating to Montgomery-Massingberd's education at Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, including sketches and notes on fortification, 1891-1900; papers relating to his education at Staff College Camberley, including essays on nineteenth century military history, 1903-1907; papers relating to his…

MOORE, Lt Col Alleyn Cardwell (1898-1983) ›

Copies of papers relating to his service in Burma, 1926, 1928-1929, [1932]-1933, [1947-1953], principally comprising official report on the military phase of Hwekum Column operations, Burma, 15-20 Feb 1926, written by [Moore]; 'Report on the Naga Hills (Upper Chindwin) expedition for the abolition of human sacrifice', Jan- Mar 1928, written by H J Mitchell, AssistantSuperintendent, Burma Frontier Service,…

MORGAN, Col Cyril (1924-1993) ›

Papers of Col Cyril Morgan, 1943-[1978],comprising flying log books, 1943-1949; letters home from India, 1945-1947; correspondence and typescript reports relating to service in the Cameroons, the Belgian Congo [1962-1964] and Jamaica, 1968; typescript memoirs, with Curriculum Vitae [1978]; training manuals; printed Ordnance Survey maps of the UK [1965-1972]; printed Iranian pro-Shah propaganda material…

MORRIS, Lt Col Richard Quintin Mull (1931-2000) ›

Papers of Lt Col Richard Morris relating to his service with 16/5 Queen's Royal Lancers, Cyprus, 1974, including: daily situation reports to UNFICYP (United Nations Force in Cyprus) Headquarters; official war diary for A Sqn, 16/5 Queen's Royal Lancers, Cyprus, 15 Jul-16 Sep 1974; copies of The Lancer , regimental magazine, Aug 1974 and Sep 1974; copy of Battle , Sep 1974, including article on British…

MORRISON, Lt Col Stanley Paton (1930-1972) ›

Group photograph of Taiping Signals Troop, [Singapore], 1957; thirteen photographs of 22 Signals Regt, Royal Corps of Signals, winter warfare training exercise WHITETHRUST, Norway, 1966, with edition of The wire, the Royal Corps of Signals magazine, with article on the exercise by Morrison, Apr-May 1966; edition of The wire, with obituary for Morrison, Oct-Nov 1972.Sixteen photographs relating to the…

MORRISS, Louis Arnold George (1896-1977) ›

Papers relating to his civil and military career, 1940-1949, dated 1940-[1955], notably including typescript text concerning his service with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Malaya, 1942, dated [1945-1955]; photographs of Morriss and other POWs, Java and Japan, [1942-1943]; notes relating to his life as a POW, [1942-1945]; newsletters of the Java Fellowship, an organisation for families of RAF…

MORTON, Wg Cdr James (1916-1982) ›

Copies of papers relating to his service with the RAF, 1936-1950, principally comprising log books, 1936-1949, notably covering his service in World War Two, UK, 1939-1945, and North Africa, 1943; notebook containing descriptions of his active service, 1939-1943, notably his involvement in the defence of the Forth Road Bridge, Oct 1939, and the Battle of Britain, Jul-Oct 1940;press cuttings relating…

MOSTYN-OWEN, Col Herbert Louis (1895-1972) ›

'India remembered', a typescript account of political and military life in India during the period 1920-1939, drawn partly from his experiences in the Indian Army, 1917-1946, written in 1965.

MOWBRAY, Wg Cdr F J ›

'The Azores expedition: the signals contribution', typescript account of RAF expedition to establish an airbase in the Azores, Oct 1943, written in 1996.

MULLENEUX, Cdr Hugh Headworth Hubback ›

Copies of detailed narrative diaries and transcripts of Naval signal messages on RN operations, 1939-1945, including service at RN Gunnery School, Chatham, Kent, 1939, on HMS JERVIS in the North Sea, 1940, with the Mediterranean Fleet, 1940-1941, with Combined Operations Command, Dieppe and Normandy, 1942-1944, and the British Pacific Fleet, 1945-1946. Also, typescript copies of operational orders…

MULLENS, Brig Guy John de Wette (1899-1981) ›

Narrative diaries, nine manuscript volumes, as Maj commanding motorised cavalry sqn, 4/7 Dragoon Guards, Palestine, 1938-1939, with typescript nominal roll of officers, non-commissioned officers and men who served with 4/7 Royal Dragoon Guards Sqn in Palestine, 1938-1939. Also, two albums of related captioned photographs and one map of Syria and Palestine, scale 1: 1,140, 000 [1935].

MUSGRAVE, Gp Capt Trenham Christopher, ([c.1918]-1999) ›

Flying log books (3 volumes) of Gp Capt Trenham Christopher Musgrave, covering his RAF career, 1938-1960, including details of bombing and airborne support missions over North West Europe with 53 Sqn, 1942-43 and 296 Sqn, 1944-45, including the Battle of Arnhem (Operation MARKET GARDEN), Sep 1944.

DETAILED CATALOGUEMYERS, Brig Edmund Charles Wolf (1906-1997) ›

Papers of Edmund Myers, 1942-1981, relating to his service as Commander, of the British Military Mission to the Greek partisans in German occupied Greece, 1942-1943, Special Operations Executive (SOE). Notably on Operation HARLING and the destruction of the Gorgopotamos Viaduct, Greece, Nov 1942 and Operation WASHING, the destruction of the Asopos Viaduct, Greece, Jun 1943. Also including reports,…

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