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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Amlot
AMLOT, Air Cdre Douglas Lloyd [1910]-1979
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)

Air Commodore Douglas Lloyd Amlot

Administrative / Biographical history

Born [1910]; acquired Civil Pilot's Licence, 1933; commissioned into the RAF, 1935; converted to RAF Service Flying at 4 Flying Training School, Abu Sueir, Egypt, [1935]; posted to 6 Sqn RAF at Ismailia, Egypt, and was engaged in operations in Palestine, where he was awarded the DFC for gallantry in the air, 1936-1938; appointed RAF Flying Instructor at RAF College Cranwell and then Chief Flying Instructor at 21 RAF Flying School at Kumalo, Rhodesia, [1939-1941]; commanded 27 RAF Elementary Flying School at Induna, Rhodesia, [1941]; commanded RAF Station, Cardington, taught at RAF Staff College, Hampshire, and was posted to Organisation Planning at the Air Ministry, [1942-1946]; commanded 1 Group, Royal Pakistan Air Force, and was responsible for supply dropping operations in Kashmir, [1947-1948]; assumed position of Chief of Staff, Royal Pakistan Air Force, during the absence of Commander in Chief AVM Richard Llewellyn Roger Atcherley in Australia, 1949; Director of Air Training, Air Ministry, [1951]; awarded CBE, 1951; died Mar 1979.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre in 1979 by the family

Content & structure

Scope and content

Collection includes manuscript memorandum by Amlot to 6 Sqn RAF Headquarters relating to the suppression of terrorist activities in Palestine, 15 Sep 1938; and press cuttings relating to the Royal Pakistan Air Force, 1948-1950, including mention of Pakistan's procurement of Dakota aircraft, Nov 1949; Amlot's inauguration of the first University Air Sqn at Dacca, East Pakistan, Nov 1949; articles written by Amlot relating to Royal Pakistan Air Force training, strategy, and force strengths, Aug-Sep 1950.

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 available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives



Compiled Oct 1999

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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  • Aircraft
  • Arab Revolt (1936-1939)
  • Armed forces
  • Central government
  • Chemical actions and uses
  • Civil war
  • Colonial conflicts
  • Colonial countries
  • Crime
  • Government
  • Government departments
  • Higher science education
  • India-Pakistan Civil War (1947-1948)
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military aircraft
  • Military education
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Pharmaceutic aids
  • Political movements
  • Political systems
  • Public administration
  • Revolutionary movements
  • Specialty uses of chemicals
  • State security
  • Terrorism
  • Vehicles
  • War

Personal names

  • Amlot, Douglas Lloyd, ? 1910-1979, Air Commodore
  • Atcherley, Richard Llewellyn Roger, 1904-1970, Air Marshal

Corporate names

  • Air Ministry
  • RAF, Royal Air Force
  • Royal Pakistan Air Force


  • Bangladesh, South Asia
  • Cranwell, Lincolnshire, England
  • Dacca, East Pakistan
  • India, South Asia
  • Israel, Middle East
  • Kashmir, South Asia
  • London, England
  • Pakistan, South Asia
  • Palestine, Middle East
  • South East Asia

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