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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe
ANSTRUTHER-GOUGH-CALTHORPE, Brig Sir Richard (Hamilton) 2nd Bt (1908-1985)
Created [1978]
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)
Calthorpe, Sir, Richard (Hamilton) Anstruther-Gough-, 2nd Baronet, Brigadier
Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1908; educated at Harrow School and Magdalene College, Cambridge; 2nd Lt, Royal Scots Greys, 1929; Lt, 1932; Adjutant, 1936-1939; served in Palestine 1936-1939; Capt, 1938; Staff Capt, 49 West Riding Div, York, 1939; served in Norway, 1940, and the Middle East, 1941-1942; Officer Commanding, Military Operations Section No 5, War Office, 1943-1944; Deputy Director of Military Operations, War Office, 1944-1947; Maj, 1946; honorary Brig, 1947; retired, 1947; died in 1985.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the Family in 1985.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Brief account of his life and career, 1908-1947, written in [1978].

System of arrangement

1 file

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives



Decorations: CBE

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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  • Central government
  • Documents
  • Government
  • Government departments
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • Memoirs
  • Public administration
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Calthorpe, Sir, Richard Hamilton, Anstruther-Gough-, 1908-1985, 2nd Baronet, Brigadier

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • War Office


  • Norway, Northern Europe
  • Palestine, Middle East

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