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

Receptions and public functions, 1940-1965

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ALANBROOKE: 10/1/1-10

1940-1944

Programmes, menu cards, guest lists, invitations, correspondence and other papers relating to receptions and public functions attended by Brooke, including 7 Corps Luncheon, 7 Aug 1940; dinner party held by Rt Hon William Lyon Alexander Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, Quebec, 18 Aug 1943; funeral of AF Sir (Alfred) Dudley (Pickman Rogers) Pound, 26 Oct 1943; opening ceremony for 'Salute the Soldier' Week, London, 25 Mar 1944, and presentation to Brooke of Russian Order of Suvorov 1st Class, 11 Sep 1944.

1 file


ALANBROOKE: 10/1/11-22

1944-1947

Programmes, menu cards, guest lists, invitations, correspondence and other papers relating to receptions and public functions attended by Brooke, including victory thanksgiving services, St Paul's Cathedral, 13 May and 19 Aug 1945; St Crispin's Day, Oxford University, 25 Oct 1945; Royal College of Physicians' Harveian Dinner, 18 Oct 1945; dinner at Skinners' Hall, 9 Oct 1945; Mansion House banquet, 1 Oct 1945; Navy League Trafalgar Day Luncheon, 22 Oct 1945, and Armistice Day service at the Cenotaph, 11 Nov 1945. With press cutting of photograph of Brooke and Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Prime Minister, arriving in Moscow for talks with Russian High Command, Oct 1944; annual report of the Society of the Friends of St George, 1945, and related correspondence, Jan 1947.

1 file


ALANBROOKE: 10/1/23-32

1946

Programmes, menu cards, guest lists, invitations, correspondence and other papers relating to receptions and public functions attended by Brooke, including dinners at Skinners' Hall, 20 Jun and 5 Dec, 1946; award to Brooke of Honorary Degree from University of Cambridge, 31 Jan 1946; Oxford and Cambridge Universities' Boat Race, 30 Mar 1946; Victory March, London, 8 Jun 1946; dinner in honour of John Gilbert Winant, US Ambassador to Britain, held by Rt Hon Ernest Bevin, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 23 Apr 1946; New Zealand Society New Zealand Day Commemorative Dinner, 6 Feb 1946; Clare College Dinner, 31 Jan 1946; Royal Naval College Dinner, 15 Jan 1946, and ceremony of the presentation of Freedom of the City of London to Brooke, 12 Jun 1946. With diploma of Grand Cross of the Order of the Redeemer, conferred on Brooke by Greek Government, 1946, and related correspondence.

1 file


ALANBROOKE: 10/1/33-38

1947-1948

Programmes, menu cards, guest lists, invitations, correspondence and other papers relating to receptions and public functions attended by Brooke, including dinner for Brooke given by fellow students of Staff College, Camberley, 1919, London, 20 Mar 1947; School of Artillery Reunion Dinner, 26 Sep 1947; Airborne Forces Memorial Service, St Martin-in-the Fields, London, 7 Nov 1947; Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen's Annual National Remembrance Service, 16 Nov 1947; memorial service for John Gilbert Winant, St Paul's Cathedral, 19 Nov 1947, and Worshipful Company of Farriers Court Dinner, 15 Nov 1948.

1 file


ALANBROOKE: 10/1/39-44

1950

Programmes, menu cards, guest lists, invitations, correspondence and other papers relating to receptions and public functions attended by Brooke, including opening of the Nurses' Memorial Chapel, Westminster Abbey, 2 Nov 1950; dedication of Glider Pilot Regt Memorial Window, Salisbury Cathedral, 9 Dec 1950, and Metropolitan Mayors' Association Metropolitan Boroughs' Jubilee Dinner, 17 Oct 1950. With letter to Brooke from London and Greater London Playing Fields Association, 4 Oct 1950; Parliament House: the chambers of the House of Commons, leaflet by Maurice Hastings (Architectural Press, London, 1950).


ALANBROOKE: 10/1/45-52

1951-1952

Programmes, menu cards, guest lists, invitations, correspondence and other papers relating to receptions and public functions attended by Brooke, including annual review of London Fire Brigade, 14 Jul 1951; dinner to meet High Commissioners for Australia and New Zealand, held by Sir Denys Colquhoun Flowerdew Lowson, 1st Bt, Lord Mayor of London, Mansion House, 2 Oct 1951; conferment of Honorary Degree on Brooke by University of London, 23 Nov 1951; 67th Annual Inspection, Gordon Boys' School, Woking, 19 Jul 1952; opening of King George's Field, Stepney, 20 Oct 1952; dinner held by The Pilgrims in honour of Gen Matthew Bunker Ridgway, Supreme Commander, Allied Powers in Europe, 14 Oct 1952; presentation of colours to 10 (County of London) Bn (Territorial Army), Parachute Regt, 1952. With correspondence, 1952, relating to the National Sporting Trophies Exhibition, 1951.

1 file


ALANBROOKE: 10/1/53-62

1953-1954

Programmes, menu cards, guest lists, invitations, correspondence and other papers relating to receptions and public functions attended by Brooke, including opening of Territorial Army Centre, Farnham, 7 Feb 1953; unveiling of Metropolitan Borough of Hampstead War Memorial, 23 Apr 1953; Royal Academy of Arts Annual Dinner, 30 Apr 1953; English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth Luncheon, 5 Jun 1953; British Red Cross Society County of London Branch Parade Service, 12 Jul 1953; conferment of Honorary Degree by University of Edinburgh, 4 Nov 1953; screening of Brooke's nature films by Royal Photographic Society, 1 Dec 1953; BP Guild of Old Scouts Southern Counties 'Get Together', 13 Feb 1954, and London County Council London Education Service Jubilee reception, 26 May 1954. With printed rules of The Other Club (a Parliamentary dining club), 1954.

1 file


ALANBROOKE: 10/1/63-72

1955-1959

Programmes, menu cards, guest lists, invitations, correspondence and other papers relating to receptions and public functions attended by Brooke, including Aldershot Shows, 1955-1956; presentation of the Williamsburg Award to Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, 7 Dec 1955; [Royal Artillery Association] Annual Dinner, 6 Oct 1956; unveiling of memorial statue to FM Rt Hon Jan Christian Smuts, Parliament Square, 7 Nov 1956; Hartley Wintney Methodist Church jubilee celebrations, 1956; memorial service for Rt Hon John Anderson, 1st Viscount Viscount Waverley of Westdean, Westminster Abbey, 30 Jan 1958, and conferment on Brooke of Honorary Degree by University of Leicester, 20 Jun 1958. With letters from Dunkirk Veterans Association, 1958-1959.

1 file


ALANBROOKE: 10/1/73-81

1959-1962

Programmes, menu cards, guest lists, invitations, correspondence and other papers relating to receptions and public functions attended by Brooke, including British Ornithologists' Union Centenary Banquet, 23 Mar 1959; British Legion Odiham and District Branch 'conversazione', 22 Apr 1959; visit by Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, US President, to the UK, Aug-Sep 1959; Aldershot Shows, 1959; dinner at the French Embassy, 6 Apr 1960, and Brooke's visit to Jersey, Jul 1960. With Army and Navy Circular, 1959; letter to Brooke from War Office concerning naming of Alanbrooke Hall, Staff College, Camberley, 21 Sep 1960; letters from Asia Christian Colleges Association, 1959-1960; Army Benevolent Fund, 1960-1962.

1 file


ALANBROOKE: 10/1/81-91

1960-1965

Programmes, menu cards, guest lists, invitations, correspondence and other papers relating to receptions and public functions attended by Brooke [and his wife, Benita Blanche Brooke], including Aldershot Shows, 1961; Association of 'Lancastria' Survivors Annual Parade and March, 16 Jun 1963, and funeral of Rt Hon Sir Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, 30 Jan 1965. With letters from London Union of Mixed Clubs and Girls' Clubs, 1961, Degenhardt and Company Limited, 1961-1963, Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel Appeal, 1960-1962, Fleet Library, 1962, Len Howard Appeal, 1961-1962, and Hampshire River Board, 1962; Army and Navy Club circulars, 1962; Royal United Service Institution annual report, 1961; printed rules of The Other Club (a Parliamentary dining club), 1962.

1 file


ALANBROOKE: 10/2

1951, 1956, 1960-1961

Printed programmes for the ceremony of the Installation of Knights of the Order of the Bath, Westminster Abbey, London, 1951, 1956, 1960. With related cutting from The Times, 25 May 1951, and letter to Brooke from C H Colquhoun, Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, St James's Palace, 29 Aug 1961, confirming return of the Order of the Bath mantle and cordons borrowed by Brooke.

1 envelope


ALANBROOKE: 10/3

1945-1960

Papers relating to the House of Lords, including programmes for State opening of Parliament, 1945-1946; typescript account of the procedure for introducing a peer to the House, [1946]; correspondence concerning Brooke's leave of absence from the House, 1958-1959.

1 file


ALANBROOKE: 10/4

1947-1962

Correspondence concerning army ceremonial dress regulations, mainly letters and memoranda to Brooke from the War Office, 1950-1962, concerning occasions when Field Marshal's Baton should be carried, and change of regulations on the wearing of frock coats, 1962.

1 file


ALANBROOKE: 10/5

1946-1963

Papers relating to the Order of the Garter, mainly printed programmes of investiture ceremonies and installation services. With correspondence, 1953-1954, relating to Brooke's membership of the Royal Victorian Order and Order of the Bath and to window in Canterbury Cathedral commemorating Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation.

1 envelope

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