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The Papers of Evan Davies

Reference Code: GBR/0014/EDVS

Scope and Contents

Log book, copy letters and photographs.


  • 1948 - 1950

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Evan Davies was born on 15 June 1917.

He travelled in Germany and learnt German. On his return, he joined the Metropolitan Police, initially working as a constable in the East End of London. He worked for Special Branch, 1938-41, and then became a commando, 1941-5.

After the war, he returned to Special Branch and helped to form an anti-terrorist unit. He was involved in protecting the Prime Minister, Clement Attlee, and the Foreign Secretary, Ernest Bevin, 1945-8, and was one of the detectives assigned to protect Winston Churchill, 1948-50. He was appointed Assistant Superintendent of Police in Malaya, 1950-2.


3 file(s)



Other Finding Aids

Copies of the catalogue are available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, the National Register of Archives, London, and on the Janus website />.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to Churchill Archives Centre by Evan Davies, 1986.

Related Materials

Evan Davies also recorded an interview for the Churchill Oral History Project (GBR/0014/CHOH 1).


This collection level description was prepared by Sophie Bridges, March 2004. Information was obtained from personal details on the collection file.


Davies, Evan Morydd, b 1917, police officer
2004-03-26 12:13:56+00:00
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.