Post-retirement and history of the Navy, 1951 - 1985
Scope and Contents
Includes: Davis's memoirs, recording his long naval career and the ships he served on; speeches and lectures, particularly relating to torpedoes; operational papers from the Second World War onwards; a large number of naval photographs, particularly from the 1950s and also a set of official Admiralty photographs of the D-Day landings; correspondence on naval subjects and history, including Davis's memories of Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Mountbatten of Burma.
- 1951 - 1985
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
3.5 archive box(es)
- From the Fonds: Davis, William Wellclose, Sir, 1901 - 1987 (Knight, Admiral) (Person)