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Reference Code: GBR/0014/RMSY
Scope and Contents
The collection spans Admiral Ramsay's career from life as a midshipman to the D-Day landings. Included is his draft manuscript giving a full account of the reasons for his resignation as Chief of Staff of the Home Fleet in 1935, and his subsequent temporary retirement. Operation Dynamo is also well covered with three bound volumes of naval despatches but there is relatively little on the Normandy landings of 1944. This is due to many papers being destroyed in France by Admiral Ramsay's...
1885 - 2006
Conditions Governing Access:
The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
- Repository: Churchill Archives Centre
- Names: Backhouse, Roger Roland Charles, Sir, 1878 - 1939 (Knight, Admiral of the Fleet)