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The Papers of Sir Robert Hardingham

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HRDM

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to the aviation industry


  • 1920 - 1991

Conditions Governing Access

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

Open, except for HRDM/11 ( material relating to honours) and 14 (audio visual material and no access copy available)

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

Hardingham worked for the de Havilland Aircraft Company, 1921-34 and then for the Air Ministry, 1934-37. He worked for the Air Registration Board from 1937 until 1968 (being Chief Executive from 1947 onwards), and was then President of the Society of Licenced Aircraft Engineers and Technologists, 1968-72.

He was awarded the OBE in 1947, the CMG in 1953 and was knighted in 1969. He died in 1991.


4 archive box(es)



Other Finding Aids

A copy of this finding aid is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, the National Register of Archives, London and on the Janus website, />.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented to Churchill Archives Centre by Lady Hardingham in May 1992.


This catalogue and collection (fonds) level description was prepared by Andrew Riley of Churchill Archives Centre in March 2003.


Hardingham, Sir Robert Ernest, 1903-1991, Knight, engineer
2003-03-18 09:14:55+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.