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The Papers of Air Vice Marshal Sir Victor Hubert Tait

Reference Code: GBR/0014/TAIT

Scope and Contents

Material relating to Tait's service career, mainly to his time in Egypt.


  • Creation: 1917 - 1945


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

Victor Hubert Tait was born on 8 July 1892, the son of Samuel Tait. He was educated at the University of Manitoba. Tait married three times: his third wife was Nancy Muecke.

Tait entered the Canadian Army in 1914-17, serving with the Royal Flying Corps and the RAF, 1917-45. Tait's positions included Director of Radar and Director-General of Signals at the Air Ministry (1942-45) and Operations Director for British Overseas Airways Corporation (1945-56); Chairman of various companies including International Airadio Ltd (1945-63), Lindley Thompson Transformer Co. (1959-66), Ultra Electronics Ltd.

His honours and awards included the Order of the Nile (Egypt), 1936, the Order of Merit (USA), 1945, OBE 1938, CB 1943 and KBE 1944.

Tait died on November 27 1988.


2 archive box(es)

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Other Finding Aids

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented to Churchill College by Air Chief Marshal Sir Kenneth Cross in March 1995.


This catalogue was compiled by Roberta Johnson at Churchill Archives Centre in January 2001. The introduction was prepared by Natalie Adams, using biographical information obtained from Tait's entry in Who Was Who.


Tait, Sir Victor Hubert, 1892-1988, Knight, Air Vice-Marshal

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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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