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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Young P G F
Title
YOUNG, Maj Gen Peter George Francis (1912-1976)
Date(s)
Created 1958-1960, 1963-1964, 1968
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file

Context

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1912; educated at Winchester and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; commissioned into the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 1932; Lt, 1935; service with Royal West African Frontier Force, 1935-1939; served in World War Two in UK, Italy and India with Airborne Forces, 1939-1945; Capt, 1940; temporary Maj, 1940-1942; Bde Maj, 1941-1942; served with Airborne Forces, 1941-1948; General Staff Officer 2 (Air), 1944-1945; Maj, 1946; Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Div Headquarters, 1947-1948; temporary Lt Col, 1947-1951; Instructor, Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, 1948-1950; awarded OBE, 1949; General Staff Officer 1 (Operations and Training), Allied Land Forces Central Europe, 1951-1952; Lt Col, 1952; Commanding Officer, 1 Bn, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 1952-1955; Col, 1955; temporary Brig, 1955-1958; commanded 44 Independent Parachute Bde (Territorial Army), 1955-1958; awarded CBE, 1958; commanded 1 Bde, Royal Nigeria Regt, Northern District, Nigeria, 1958-1961; Brig Q (Equipment), War Office, 1961-1962; Maj Gen, 1962; General Officer Commanding, Cyprus District, 1962-1964; awarded CB, 1965; Director of Infantry, Ministry of Defence, 1965-1967; retired 1968; died 1976.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1982.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to Cyprus, 1963-1968, including typescript account entitled 'The Green Line', concerning the UN patrolled peace-keeping line between Turkish and Greek controlled Cyprus, 1964. Correspondence relating to Cyprus, 1963-1964, including Young's letters as Joint Force Commander in Cyprus, Jan-Mar 1964. Correspondence, reports and memoranda on the political situation in Cyprus, Dec 1963-Feb 1964. Correspondence relating to Young's retirement from the Army, 1968. Four maps of Cyprus, various scales, dated 1958-1960..

System of arrangement

1 file

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material

English

Finding aids

This Summary Guide and hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Notes

Note

Decorations: CB, CBE

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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Subjects

  • Boundaries
  • Ethnic conflicts
  • Interethnic relations
  • International law
  • Maps
  • Peace
  • Peacekeeping
  • Rights of states
  • Territorial rights
  • Visual materials

Corporate names

  • UN, United Nations

Places

  • Cyprus
  • Greece
  • Turkey, Middle East

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