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Naval personnel

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 81 Collections and/or Records:

 Sub-Series

Admiralty Official Correspondence, 1901-01 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PLLN 5/2
Scope and Contents Correspondence mostly relating to AHP's "official" work for, and professional relationship with, the Admiralty before and during the First World War. This series and the file titles were created by Anthony Pollen in the course of research into AHP's biography and naval history.
Dates: 1901-01 - 1929
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of the correspondence between Anthony Pollen and Jon Sumida, which remains closed until 2029, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

Biographical material collected by Donald McLachlan relating to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUPO
Scope and Contents Pound's own papers were destroyed (by burning), shortly after World War Two, by his fellow admirals Cunningham and Geoffrey Blake.
Dates: 1865 - 1968
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence with Ann Gurney regarding Frederick Ogilvy, 1982-02-01 - 1992-01-30

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PLLN 9/4/6/1
Scope and Contents Letters between Anthony Pollen and Ann Gurney, Walsingham Abbey, Norfolk, about Commander Frederick Ogilvy (her father), his naval career and relationship with Sir John Fisher, and the Ogilvy family papers. Anthony Pollen deemed Ogilvy to be 'AHP's keenest, ablest, and most faithfull [sic] supporter'. Including photocopies of photographs and transcriptions of letters in Ann Gurney's possession relating to her father and family history.
Dates: 1982-02-01 - 1992-01-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of the correspondence between Anthony Pollen and Jon Sumida, which remains closed until 2029, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence with Corelli Barnett, 1992-06 - 1992-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MORE 2
Scope and Contents About his memoir and Corelli Barnett's book "Engage the Enemy More Closely" (1991).
Dates: 1992-06 - 1992-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Diary, 1942-01 - 1942-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DSTV 1
Scope and Contents With photographs, ca. 1923 and ca. 1942 (2).
Dates: 1942-01 - 1942-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Memoir, 1929-39, 1992

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MORE 1
Scope and Contents Mainly concerns his school career, 1936-9, and training as a naval cadet, 1939.
Dates: 1992
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Midshipman's log book, 1952 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DSTV 4
Scope and Contents Including service in HMS Implacable, 1952-3; HMS Defiance, 1953; and HMS Knaresborough Castle, 1953-4.
With watercolour views of Gibraltar, HMS Implacable and Brixham harbour. Also, photographs and cartoons.
Dates: 1952 - 1954
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Midshipman's Logs of D Calybut Downing

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DNNG
Scope and Contents Naval logs and photographs
Dates: 1906-01 - 1908-08
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1922-08 - 1944-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BOWR 1/4
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Herbert Samuel [Leader of the Liberal Parliamentary Party] explaining his inability to support Bower in his election campaign; 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne], suggesting that Bower might join the Watching Committee (2); Leo Amery on pre-war defeatism; 1st Lord Tyrrell on subjects including political leaders interfering in naval and military affairs (2); Leslie Hore-Belisha on a memorandum by Bower on problems with the campaign in Crete, on Coastal...
Dates: 1922-08 - 1944-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Naval interlude", memoirs of a RNVR midshipman, 1918/9, including photographs of various naval vessels Adam served on

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ADAM
Scope and Contents An account of Adam's early life and education, and particularly his service during 1918/9 on HMS "Victory VI", "Excellent", "P20", "Vehement", "Sandfly" and "Venturous", including an account of the surrender of the German Fleet, November 1918, and his demobilisation, January 1919. The memoir ends after his arrival at Queens' College, Cambridge.
Dates: 1952
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

"Naval mutineer", Memoirs

Reference Code: GBR/0014/LWIN
Scope and Contents Memoir of the "Invergordon mutiny" in September 1931 when the British Atlantic Fleet, anchored at Invergordon in the Cromerty Firth in Scotland, mutinied in the face of a pay cut
Dates: 1931
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Notes and correspondence on Admiral Sir James Somerville and the Eastern Fleet, 1977 - 1990

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MISC 75
Scope and Contents Correspondence and notes on Edwards's contribution to historical papers and publications relating to Admiral Somerville and the Eastern Fleet, with correspondents including: Vice-Admiral Sir [William] Kaye Edden, Staff Officer Plans to Somerville, 1942-44; Arthur Marder [Emeritus Professor of History, University of California]; John Somerville; John Horsfield; Philip Ziegler. Also includes: copies of letters from Somerville to Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser [Commander-in-Chief Eastern Fleet]...
Dates: 1977 - 1990
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Some material within the collection is closed to researchers.
 Sub-Fonds

Papers about HMS Glorious, 1938 - 1998

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MISC 83
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection comprises a wide variety of material from a number of different sources which have been deemed too small to be considered individual collections in their own right and have been grouped together under the heading "miscellaneous". Subjects covered include First and Second World Wars, the Falklands Campaign, and recollections of Sir Winston Churchill.
Dates: 1938 - 1998
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Some material within the collection is closed to researchers.
 Fonds

Papers and naval signals concerning the "Amethyst Incident" [also known as the "Yangtze Incident"] and writings, speeches, photographs and family memorabilia of Rear Admiral Sir David Scott

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DKNS
Scope and Contents This collection mainly consists of naval signal logs from H.M.S. Amethyst while under attack by Communist forces on the Yangtze River. This was also known as the "Yangtze Incident" and took place 20 April - 31 July 1949. There are also other papers relating to the incident such as reminiscences of those involved, articles and correspondence. The Rear Admiral Sir David Scott material includes reminiscences of events from his boyhood; through to his retirement and also includes material...
Dates: 1949 - 1980; 1949 - 1980
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

Papers of Admiral Sir Algernon U. Willis

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WLLS
Scope and Contents Includes material relating to Willis' naval career, including material relating to World War Two
Dates: 1905 - 1976
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

Papers of Admiral Sir Ralph Alan Bevan Edwards

Reference Code: GBR/0014/REDW
Scope and Contents Diaries and other papers
Dates: 1938 - 1950
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please cite as: Churchill Archives Centre, The Papers of Admiral Sir Ralph Edwards, REDW.
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Photographs and ephemera from international conferences, 1920 - 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MISC 76
Scope and Contents File 1: Conference passes and passport, 1920-51; list of delegates for Genoa International Economic Conference [Italy], 1921. File 2: Loose press photographs from the Hague Conference [Netherlands], 1929-30 and the London Naval Conference, January 1930; press cuttings from the Hague Conference, the London Naval Conference and the Lausanne Conference [Switzerland], June 1932. File 3: Album of personal photographs from Genoa, while at International Economic Conference, 1921. File 4:...
Dates: 1920 - 1951
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Some material within the collection is closed to researchers.
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Private Official, 1905 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PLLN 5/3
Scope and Contents "Important informal correspondence with First Lords and Admiralty holding High Office."
Files include annotated draft typescript letters by AHP. This series and the file titles were created by Anthony Pollen in the course of research into AHP's biography and naval history.
Dates: 1905 - 1927
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of the correspondence between Anthony Pollen and Jon Sumida, which remains closed until 2029, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Public: Admiralty, 1906 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 3
Scope and Contents Includes: correspondence, mainly with other members of the Board of Admiralty, flag officers and the Cabinet, on naval business, particularly the naval estimates and the feud between Admiral Lord Charles Beresford and Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord; papers and correspondence relating to the inquiry on Admiral Beresford; intelligence reports by Sir [Arthur] Trevor Dawson and other papers on the German battleship programme; Admiralty correspondence relating to the 1910 General...
Dates: 1906 - 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

Reminiscences of Vice-Admiral Sir Peter Gretton

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GRTN
Scope and Contents Unpublished memoirs of Admiral Gretton, based on his occasional diaries, photo albums, naval papers and family histories, and particularly concentrating on the earlier and later years of Gretton's career.
Dates: 1979 - 1980
Conditions Governing Access: A digital surrogate of the volume is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Royal Navy and Weapons Development, 1935 - 1976

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GOEV 3
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Papers comprising of articles, lectures, correspondence, a diary, research notes, press cuttings, photographs and microfilm.
Dates: 1935 - 1976
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

Sir Arthur Pedder's Memoirs of World War II

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PEDR
Scope and Contents In 1977 Sir Jock Colville suggested that Churchill Archives Centre should approach Sir Arthur Pedder about his memoirs of World War II. Corelli Barnett (the then Keeper of the Archives Centre) did so and the Archives Centre staff then recorded Pedder's memoirs on tape and transcribed them. Captain Stephen Roskill and Sir Arthur Pedder were then sent the transcript to check. The transcript does not seem to have ever been re-typed to include their corrections so they remain clear in PEDR 2....
Dates: 1939 - 1945
Conditions Governing Access: The transcript is open (please consult staff about access to the tapes) for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College,
 Fonds

The Autobiography of Captain Hank Rotherham

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RTHM
Scope and Contents This autobiography is typed with some handwritten annotations. Rotherham deals with his early years in the opening pages and briefly summarises his life after leaving the navy in the last pages. The core of his autobiography is about his life in the British Royal Navy.
Dates: 1906 - 1979
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Memoirs of Admiral Sir Manley Power

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MANP
Scope and Contents Annotated typescript covering Power's career, particularly on his work with Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Admiral Sir John Cunningham [Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean, from 1943] on the invasion of Sicily and Italy, his work with Admiral Sir Philip Vian and with Admiral 1st Lord Mountbatten. Includes further notes on Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham.
Dates: 1960-08 - 1980-08
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.