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ALANBROOKE, FM Alan Francis, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough (1883-1963)

Papers relating to organisations and institutions with which Brooke was associated, 1946-1963, dated 1934-1966

References on this page: ALANBROOKE: 7



Papers relating to American Memorial Chapel Fund, St Paul's Cathedral, mainly minutes of meetings, balance sheets and souvenir booklet.

1 file



Papers relating to Corps of Commissionaires, including printed booklet of rules and regulations, 1952, minutes of meetings, annual reports and statements of accounts, 1960-1965, and correspondence relating to Brooke's retirement as President of the Administrative Board, 1963, and the election of Brooke's wife Benita Blanche Brooke as a Governor, 1964.

1 file



Papers relating to the Forces Help Society and Lord Roberts Workshops, including annual reports and minutes of annual meetings, 1961-1962. With correspondence, minutes of meetings and other papers relating to the War Disabled Ex-Service Men's Exhibition (held at the Society's premises), 1954-1963.

1 file


1934, 1946-1966

Papers relating to the Honourable Artillery Company, mainly printed rules and orders of the Company, 1934, with amendments, 1948-1949; printed lists of members, 1946, 1961; Journal of the Honourable Artillery Company, vol 24 no 247, Feb-Mar 1947, and vol 25 no 251, Oct-Nov, 1947; correspondence between Brooke, Maj Gen Joseph Montague Sabine Pasley, Commander, 1 Anti-Aircraft Gp, 1951, concerning possibility of transferring 2 Regt, Honourable Artillery Company, from 1 Anti-Aircraft Group to 56 Armoured Div; printed order of service for unveiling of Honourable Artillery Company War Memorial, Armoury House, London, 26 Jul 1952, with related correspondence, 1951; printed texts of the Company's Alanbrooke Memorial Lectures, 1965-1966.

1 file



Papers relating to London Ulster Association, mainly correspondence relating to Annual Dinners and to Brooke's appointment as President, 1953.

1 file


1950, 1957, 1960

Papers relating to Lord Lieutenancy of the County of London, mainly correspondence relating to Brooke's appointment to the office, 1950, and his retirement, 1957.

1 file



Papers relating to Port of London Authority, mainly souvenir booklets, programmes and guest lists for visits to the Port, 1951-1957.

1 file



Papers relating to the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation, mainly draft annual report, 1953, minutes of annual meeting of General Council, 1954, and souvenir booklet, 1954.

1 envelope

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Papers relating to the Royal Regiment of Artillery and the Royal Artillery Association, mainly correspondence, 1946-1962, notably relating to Brooke's appointment as Master Gunner, 1946, his retirement as Master Gunner, 1956, and Col Commandant, Royal Horse Artillery, 1957, and the opening of the Alanbrooke Barracks, School of Artillery, Larkhill, 1960; journals containing articles by or about Brooke, including The Army Quarterly, vol 54 no 1, Apr 1947 and The Gunner, vol 33 no 12, Dec 1951, vol 34 nos 3 and 4, Mar-Apr 1952, vol 42 no 11, Nov 1960, The Journal of the Royal Artillery, vol 58 no 3, Winter 1961, Royal Artillery Society Proceedings, vol 11 no 1, Jan 1967; printed promotional and souvenir pamphlets, 1949-1960; letter from Gen Sir Cameron Garden Graham Nicholson to Brooke, 18 Feb 1960, concerning Nicholson's retirement as Master Gunner and enclosing notes by Maj Gen Edward Dacre Howard-Vyse, Director of Royal Artillery, on views of Gen Sir Francis Wogan Festing, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, on future role and organisation of the Royal Horse Artillery, 21 Jan 1960.

3 files


1940, 1947

Papers relating to the Royal United Kingdom Beneficent Association, mainly printed copy of the Association's Royal Charter and Bye-Laws, 1940; correspondence relating to Brooke's election as Vice-President, 1947.

1 file



Papers relating to the Star and Garter Home for Disabled Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen, Richmond, Surrey, mainly minutes of Governors' meetings, 1953-1954, 1962, printed order of service for unveiling and dedication of memorial in Richmond Cemetery, 1957, correspondence concerning Brooke's re-election as President, 1961, and draft annual report, 1962.

1 file



Papers relating to the Tower of London, mainly The Tower of London, guidebook issued by Ancient Monuments Inspectorate of the Ministry of Works (HMSO, London, 1947); souvenir booklet, [1950]; correspondence about catering arrangements at Brooke's installation as Constable of the Tower, 1950, and at other receptions, 1951-1954; printed 'Historical notes of HM Tower of London', [1951], for use by Yeoman Warders.

1 file



Papers relating to Zoological Society of London, mainly correspondence relating to receptions and annual meetings, 1950-1958; correspondence, Apr-May 1953, relating to dismissal of George Soper Cansdale as Superintendent to the Society, [Jan 1953] (CLOSED).

1 file


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