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ADAM, Gen Sir Ronald, 2nd Bt (1885-1982)

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ADAM: 1 Papers relating to Adam's service in World War One,1914-1918


ADAM: 1/1

1914-1918

Undated sketches showing layout of trenches on Western Front from World War One.

19pp


ADAM: 1/2

1916 Apr 22-1917 Jan 28

Manuscript diary describing Adam's service in World War One with Royal Artillery in France and Italy. From April 1916, describes action around Amiens, France. Returns to Britain on 3 Sep 1916 after catching a fever. Returns toWestern Front May 1917 at Vimy Ridge. Stationed to Italian-Austrian Front, Nov 1917, at Clerganzi, near Vicenza, Italy, to defend the Caporetto offensive. Attack on Tomba, Austria-Hungary, 31 Dec, 1917, 1460 prisoners taken.

102pp


ADAM: 1/3

1918 Jan 29-1918 Dec 8

Manuscript diary describing Adam's service in World War One with Royal Artillery in Italy. Including his involvment in Piave offensive, Jun 1918, and Vittorio Veneto, Oct 1918.


ADAM: 1/4

1918

Manuscript notebook by Adam, containing names of officers in 2 Bn 4 Royal Fusiliers, 2 Bn Manchester Regiment, 1 Bn East Surrey Regiment, 1 Bde Royal Horse Artillery, 7 Bde Royal Horse Artillery, Regiments.

1 vol


ADAM: 1/5

1919 Aug 25-1981

File containing Adam's personal papers. Including Adam's record of services for World War One; notes for information of Adjutant-General for Tour in and around Florence Italy, 17-19 Jan 1945; and programme for the visit of Adam as Adjutant-General to Head Quarters BAOR.


ADAM: 2 Papers relating to Adam's service 1932-1941, as General Staff Officer Grade 1,Staff College, Camberley, 1932-1935 and War Office, 1935-1936; Deputy Director of Military Operations, War Office, 1936; Commander, Royal Artillery, 1 Div, 1936-1937


ADAM: 2/1

1930 Jan 13-16

Report on the Staff Conference held at the Staff College, Camberley, 13 to 16 January 1930 (HMSO, London)

1 vol


ADAM: 2/2/1

1936 Feb 12

Typescript lecture notes by Adam for Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, entitled, 'The Role of the British Army', concentrating on Imperial defence, stressing the importance for good sea communications to ensure the defence of overseas ports, and also the necessary strength of overseas garrisons in India the Far East and Egypt. Also details on the possibility of war in Europe and recommending that direct military assistance from a British Field Force, should be given to attacked countries in the event of war.

33pp


ADAM: 2/2/2

1937 Dec 22, 1938 Jan

Typescript papers by Adam entitled, 'Re-organisation for war: Re-organization proposals. Urgent decisions', relating to defence expenditure and recommending amalgamation of tank and calvalry regiments.

3pp


ADAM: 2/3

1939 May

Typescript notes entitled, 'Development of "Army Re-armament Programme"', describing the War Department's re-armament programme from April 1937 with a further note on developments since February 1939.

6pp


ADAM: 2/4

1940

Manuscript notebook by Adam, containing information on the top ranking soldiers in the divisions of 3 Corps (5 div, 42 div, 44 div and 51 div).

1 vol


ADAM: 2/5

1941 Oct 10

Supplement to The London Gazette, containing the first two dispatches from Gen The Viscount Gort, John Standish Surtess Prendergast Vereker, Commander-in-Chief, BEF, covering operations in France, 3 Sep1939 to Jan 1940.

34pp


ADAM: 2/6/1

1937 Nov-1941 May

File containing press cuttings, mostly referring to Adam's service as General Officer commanding, Northern Command.


ADAM: 2/6/2

1940 Nov 8-1978

File containing various papers on Army Education, including manuscript note from Adam on the creation of the Army Bureau of Current Affairs; typescript memorandum dated 8 Nov 1940, sent by Adam as General Officer, Commanding, Northern Command, to areas under his control, concerning education in the war time army; copy of The Torch, the regimental journal for the Royal Army Educational Corps, vol 12, no 1, 1978.


ADAM: 3 Papers relating to Adam's service as Adjutant General,1941-1946


ADAM: 3/1

1941 Feb 15

Typescript report, by Adjutant General's Department for Secretary of State for War Rt Hon the Capt David Margesson, 'Notes for Secretary of State's estimates speech', dealing with personnel and organization of the Army, including sections on situation immediately prior to outbreak of World War Two; expansion and present strength; wastage; new corps formed since Sep 1939; Home Guard; Dominion troops; the career path of an enlisted soldier; Auxillary Territorial Service; Discipline; Medical and POWs.

19pp


ADAM: 3/2

1941 Nov 21

Typescript report entitled, 'Paper by AdjutantGeneral on use of manpower in the Army', including a review of manpower in the Army from Jan 1939 to Nov 1941, with reference to the Territorial Army, the BEF and the Local Defence Volunteers.

26pp


ADAM: 3/3

[1943 Feb]

Typescript report entitled, 'Notes for Secretary of State's estimates speech Feb 1943', from Adjutant-General's Department to Secretary of State for War, Rt Hon Sir James Grigg. With sections on personnel statistics; wastage of British troops; Home Guard; manpower; production of officers, and the Auxillary Territorial Service.

28pp


ADAM: 3/4/1

1942 Dec

Printed serial letter sent from the Office of the Adjutant General to Corps District, Divisional, District and Area Commanders, 'Manpower', (Serial No. 1), explaining War Office policy on manpower to Commanding Officers.

10pp


ADAM: 3/4/2

1943 Jan

Printed serial letter sent from the Office of the Adjutant General to Corps District, Divisional, District and Area Commanders, 'Selection of personnel' (Serial No. 2), which sets out the development of selection testing and how the system works. 17pp.


ADAM: 3/4/3

1943 Mar

Printed serial letter sent from the Office of the Adjutant General to Corps District, Divisional, District and Area Commanders, 'Administration of discipline' (Serial No. 3), including details on the most common military offences and the punishment for such crimes. 20pp.


ADAM: 3/4/4

1943 Jun

Printed serial letter sent from the Office of the Adjutant General to Corps District, Divisional, District and Area Commanders, 'The Soldiers' well-being' (Serial No. 4), setting out the basics for good physical, mental and moral well-being. 13pp.


ADAM: 3/4/5

1943 Sep

Printed serial letter sent from the Office of the Adjutant General to Corps District, Divisional, District and Area Commanders, 'Army education and the Army Bureau of Current Affairs', (Serial No. 5), setting out how to tackle problems like illiteracy in the army, and summarising the work of the Army Bureau of Current Affairs. 13pp.


ADAM: 3/4/6

1943 Dec

Printed serial letter sent from the Office of the Adjutant General to Corps District, Divisional, District and Area Commanders, 'The health of the Army' (Serial No. 6), setting out the most common forms of illness in the Army, and how best to treat them. 10pp.


ADAM: 3/5

1945 Aug

Papers prepared for APWPC (Armistice and Post War Planning Committee) on Army Education, mainly relating to post-war Army education; the future of the Army Educational Corps and militia education. 15pp.


ADAM: 3/6/1

1942 Sep 9

Typescript report by Adam on his tour as Adjutant General of the Middle East, India and West Africa, to the Executive Committee of the Army Council. Adam notes a high level of morale, but states the need for more officers in Egypt, and for better medical services in India. 12pp.


ADAM: 3/6/2

1943 Jun 1

Typescript report by Adams on his overseas tour as Adjutant General Apr to May 1943, for Executive Committe of the Army Council. Includes reports on Gibraltar, North Africa, India and Malta. Adam suggests measures for the improvement of morale in India, and states the need for more air ambulances. 10pp.


ADAM: 3/6/3

1943 Dec 23

Typescript report by Adams on his overseas tour as Adjutant General, Nov to Dec 1943, to Executive Committe of the Army Council. Includes reports on Mediterranean, Middle East and India. Adam states the need for an improvement in the mail system, and suggests a larger reinforcements to be provided for the Italian Front. 11pp.


ADAM: 3/6/4

1945 Mar 1

Typescript report by Adams on his overseas tour as Adjutant-General, Jan to Feb 1945, to Executive Committe of the Army Council. Includes reports on Italy, Middle East, India, Ceylon and Burma. Adam notes the level of desertion among 8 Army in Italy and suggests measures to combat problems of morale overseas. 13pp.


ADAM: 3/6/5

1946 Feb 20

Typescript report by Adams on his overseas tour as Adjutant-General, Jan to Feb 1946, to Executive Committe of the Army Council. Includes reports on India, Iran, Middle East, Greece and Italy. Adam notes the drain on manpower in Italy with the need to guard POW's and ammunition dumps. 2 copies. 13pp.


ADAM: 3/7/1-4

1941-1944

Adam's appointment diaries for 1941 to 1944. 4 vols.


ADAM: 3/8

[1944]

Pamphlet, Campaign of the Fourteenth Army, 1943-44 (476 Indian Printing Section, 14 Army). 14pp.


ADAM: 3/9

1944

The British Way and Purpose, consolidated edition of British Way and Purpose Booklets 1-18, notably relating to citizenship of Britain; the British Empire; Britain's relationship with Europe and the rest of the world; Government; health and education, and family life. (Directorate of Army Education, London, 1944). 1 vol.


ADAM: 3/10

[1946]

Notebook containing manuscript biography of Adam's service, as General Staff Officer Grade 1 in War Office, 1935-1936; as Commander, Royal Artillery 1 Div, 1936-1937; as Commandant of Staff College, Camberley, 1937; as Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff, 1938-1939; as Gen Officer Commander in Chief, Northern Command, 1940-1941; to Adjutant-General to the Forces, 1941-1946, and also includes his discussions with the French War Office over the Italian invasion of Ethiopia, 1936; War Office plans in the event of a British-Italian war, 1938; effect of the Munich crisis on British Army planning, 1938; Adam's role in the evacuation of the British Army from Dunkirk, 1940; descriptions of Adam's foreign tours as Adjutant-General, 1941-1946; planning of demobilisation, 1945-1946. 1 vol.


ADAM: 3/11

[1946]

Notebook containing brief manuscript notes regarding Adam's role in the Italian invasion of Ethiopia, 1935-1936, as a General Staff Officer in the War Office. 1 vol.


ADAM: 3/12

[1946]

Personal photograph album focusing Adam's service from 1940-1946, and his roles as General Officer Commanding, Northern Command and Adjutant General to the Forces. Includes photographs of Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Prime Minister; Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery; FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1 Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough and Nuremburg War Crimes Trial, Germany. 1 vol.


ADAM: 3/13

[1960]

Typescript memoirs byAdam on various administrative aspects of World War Two, from his experience of being Adjutant General, including descriptions on manpower; the selection of men and leaders; wastage of manpower; medical problems; The Auxillary Territorial Service; morale and discipline; welfare; education; prisoners of war; Anglo-American Relations and demobilization and resettlement. Annotated by Adam. 2 copies. 132pp.


ADAM: 4 Published material, 1949-1982,including documents referring to the Royal Artillery, and to the funeral of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough.


ADAM: 4/1

1942-1970 June

File containing containing various papers including copies of the journal of The Dunkirk Veterans Association; manuscript by Adam, 'The Arms Race', 1958, describing relations between USA and USSR from 1945 to the mid-1950s and the threat of nuclear war; typescript by Adam, 'Le Cateau Tour', France, 1914, detailing the battle.


ADAM: 4/2

1949 Jan

Pamphlet, The Second World War-Morale, compiled by Lt-Col John Hanbury Angus Sparrow, Coldstream Guards (War Office, London, 1949). Including information on the morale of the army 1942-1945 and the War Office's machinery for the assessment of morale. 46pp.


ADAM: 4/3

1949

Pamphlet, The Second World War-Manpower Problems, compiled by Maj-Gen Alan John Keefe Piggott (War Office, London, 1949). Including information on the supply of tradesmen and officers; drafting and demobilization. 90pp.


ADAM: 4/4

1955

Pamphlet, A short history of the Eagle Troop Royal Horse and Artillery (1955). 40pp.


ADAM: 4/5

1955 Nov 18

Pamphlet, 'Blackpool Grammar School War Memorial Foundation, twelfth annual memorial lecture, delivered by General Sir Ronald Forbes Adam G.C.B, D.S.O, O.B.E' (Blackpool Grammar School, Blackpool, 1955). Lecture entitled 'The United Nations Organisation and world security'. 12pp.


ADAM: 4/6

1963 Aug

The Gunner, vol 45, no 8, including illustrated article on the funeral of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough. 1 booklet.


ADAM: 4/7

1963 Sep

Printed volume containing a list of donors who had contributed to a present for FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough's eightieth birthday. 1 vol.


ADAM: 4/8

1963 Nov

The Journal of the Royal Artillery, vol 90, no 2, including illustrated article on the funeral of FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough. 1 booklet.


ADAM: 4/9

1966

Booklet, 250 Years of the Royal Artillery, 1716-1966 (1966). 1 vol.


ADAM: 4/10

1972

Booklet, The Golden Years of The Highland Fieldcraft Training Centre and Association (Bennet & Starling Ltd, Enfield, 1972), including reminiscenses from Adam, the Association's patron. 1 vol.


ADAM: 4/11

[1979]

Typescript article entitled 'The effort to integrate the British Army into French defence plans, 1938-1939'. With duplicated copies of maps relating to the evacuation of the British Army from Dunkirk France, June 1940. 62pp.


ADAM: 4/12

1982 Oct 30

Pamphlet, Rowallan Company, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (HMSO, London 1982). 8pp.


ADAM: 4/13

1982

Booklet, Royal Regiment of Artillery (Dix-Instance Printers, London, 1982), with General staff, regimental and retired list of Officers. 1 vol.


ADAM: 5 Maps, 1914-1939, including maps of France and Belgium, 1914-1918 and maps of England, 1932-1935


ADAM: 5/1

1914

Ordinance Survey map, 'France', (War Office, GS/GS, no 2738, sheet 10). With marked additions of the advance to the Aisne of the BEF, 5-13 Sep 1914.. Scale 1:250,000.


ADAM: 5/2

1917 Jan

Ordinance Survey map, 'Soissons', (War Office, GS/GS, no 2364). Showing area around Soissons, France. Scale 1:100,000.


ADAM: 5/3

1917 June

Ordinance Survey map of Belgium, 'Namur', (War Office, GS/GS, no 2364, edition 2). Scale 1:100,000.


ADAM: 5/4

1917 Oct

Ordinance Survey map, 'France', (War Office, GS/GS, no 2743, sheet 51 B). Showing area around Arras France Scale 1:40,000. 2 copies.


ADAM: 5/5

1918

Ordinance Survey map of Belgium, 'Arlon', (War Office, GS/GS, no 2364). Scale 1:100,000.


ADAM: 5/6

1918 Jan

Ordinance Survey map, 'France', (War Office, GS/GS, no 2743, sheet 36c). Showing area around Lens, France. Scale 1:40,000.


ADAM: 5/7

1918 Dec

Ordinance Survey map of Belgium, Liege', (War Office, GS/GS, no 2364). Scale 1:100,000.


ADAM: 5/8

1919 Feb

Ordinance Survey map, 'North West Europe, (War Office, GS/GS, no 2733, sheet 1). Showing French border with Belgium. Scale 1:250,000.


ADAM: 5/9

1920

Ordinance Survey map, 'Map of the Aldershot Command', (Ordinance Survery Office, Southampton). Showing area around Aldershot, Hampshire. Scale 1:63,300.


ADAM: 5/10

1920

Ordinance Survey map, 'The Advance to Le Cateau', (War Office, GS/GS, no 3761). Showing area around Le Cateau, France. Scale 1:40,000.


ADAM: 5/11

1920

Ordinance Survey map, 'Situation 17-24 August, 1914'(compiled by Historical Section, Military Branch). Showing positions in France and Belgium of the BEF, the French and German armies, between 17-24 Aug 1914. Scale 1:633,000.


ADAM: 5/12

1925

Ordinance Survey map, 'Manoeuvre Map, 1925, Sheet 1'. Showing area around Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. Scale 1:63,300.


ADAM: 5/13

1925

Ordinance Survey map, 'Manoeuvre Map, 1925, Sheet 3'. Showing area from Aldershot, Hampshire to Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. Scale 1:63,300.


ADAM: 5/14

1927

Ordinance Survey map, '4 Division Manoeuvre Area, 1927'. Showing Kent. Scale 1:63,300.


ADAM: 5/15

1928 Sep

Ordinance Survey map, '4 Division Manoeuvre Map, 1928', (Ordinance Survey office, Southampton). Showing area around Colchester Essex. Scale 1:63,300. 2 copies.


ADAM: 5/16

1931

Ordinance Survey map, 'Reading and Newbury', (War Office, GS/GS, no 3907, sheet 113). Scale 1:253,440. 2 copies.


ADAM: 5/17

1934

Ordinance Survey map, 'England, South', (War Office, GS/GS, no 3950, sheet 2). Scale 1;253,440.


ADAM: 5/18

Feb 1934

Ordinance Survey map, 'Midlands south', (War Office, GS/GS, no 3950, sheet 8). Showing area around from Birmingham to Southampton. Scale 1:253,440.


ADAM: 5/19

1935

Ordinance Survey map, 'England, South East and London', (War Office, GS/GS, no 3957, sheet 12). Scale 1: 253,440.


ADAM: 5/20

1935

Ordinance Survey map, 'East Anglia', (War Office, GS/GS, no 3957, sheet 9). Scale 1;253,440.


ADAM: 5/21

[1935]

Ordinance Survey map, 'Map of the country round The Staff College'. Showing area around Aldershot, Hampshire. Scale 1:126,720.


ADAM: 5/22

1939 Jan 30

Ordinance Survey map, 'Midlands', (War Office, GS/GS, no 3957, sheet 8). Showing area from Birmingham, West Midlands to Swindon, Wiltshirez. Scale 1:253,440. 3 copies.


ADAM: 5/23

1939 Jan 30

Ordinance Survey map, 'North Central', (War Office, GS/GS, no 3957, sheet 2). Showing area from Middlesborough, Cleveland to Preston, Lancashire. Scale 1:253,440.


ADAM: 5/24

1939 April

Ordinance Survey map, 'Salisbury Plain', (War Office, GS/GS, no 3907). Scale 1:63,300. 2 copies.

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