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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Barker
BARKER, AVM John Lindsay (1910-2004)
Created 1945
Level of description
collection level (single item)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)
Barker, John Lindsay, 1910-2004, Air Vice Marshal
Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1910; educated at Trent College and Brasenose College, Oxford; called to the Bar, Middle Temple, 1947; joined Reserve of Air Force Officers, 1930, and RAF, 1933; served in France, 1939-1940, and North Africa, 1942-1944, and at Bomber Command, 1944-1945; commanded Shield Force, Far East, 1945; served in Far East, 1945-1948; served in Egypt, 1950-1953; Air Attaché, Rome, 1955-1958; Commander, Royal Ceylon Air Force, 1958-1963; AVM, 1959; retired, 1963, died 2004.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Barker in 1991.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Signal from Chiefs of Staff to Barker, 1945, outlining the role of Shield Force in the re-establishment of British administration in Hong Kong.

System of arrangement

Single item.

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 us 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: CB, CBE, DFC

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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  • Armed forces
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security

Personal names

  • Barker, John Lindsay, 1910-2004, Air Vice Marshal
  • Barker, John Lindsay, 1910-2004, Air Vice Marshal

Corporate names

  • RAF, Royal Air Force


  • China, East Asia
  • Hong Kong, East Asia

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