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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Binney
Title
BINNEY, Adm Sir (Thomas) Hugh (1883-1953)
Date(s)
Created 1942
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file

Context

Name of creator(s)
Binney, Sir, (Thomas) Hugh, 1883-1953, Knight, Admiral
Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1883; Gunnery Officer, HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, 1914-1918; served on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet, 1918; Capt, 1922; HMS CARDIFF, 1923-1925; Deputy Director of Plans, Admiralty, 1925-1927; Flag Capt, HMS NELSON, 1928-1930; Director, Tactical School, 1931-1932; commanded HMS HOOD, 18932-1933; Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth, 1933-1935; ADC to King George V, 1934; R Adm, 1934; R Adm, 1 Battle Sqn, 1936-1938; V Adm, 1938; Commandant, Imperial Defence College, 1939; Adm Commanding Orkneys and Shetlands, 1939-1942; Adm, 1942; member of Board of Enquiry appointed to investigate the escape from Brest of the German battle cruisers SCHARNHORST, GNEISENAU and PRINZ EUGEN, 1942; retired list, 1943; Flag Officer, 1944; Governor of Tasmania, 1945-1951; died in 1953.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1983.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Printed 'Report of the Board of Enquiry appointed to enquire into the circumstances in which the German Battle Cruisers (SCHARNHORST and GNEISENAU) and Prinz Eugen proceeded from Brest to Germany on 12th February, 1942, and on the operations undertaken to prevent this movement', Mar 1942, relating to Operation CERBERUS or the 'Channel dash', with typescript covering letter from Binney to AF Sir (Alfred) Dudley (Pickman Rogers) Pound, Mar 1942.

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
English
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
Related units of description

Imperial War Museum holds microfilm of papers relating to his career, 1899-1949, (Ref: PP/MCR/95) including midshipman logbooks 1899-1902, diary relating to his service in the Dardenelles, 1915, report of Peace and War Complements Committee 1935-1936, diary relating to Spanish Civil War, 1936, reports of Second Bucknill Committee relating to loss of HMS PRINCE OF WALES and HMS ARK ROYAL, 1941-1942, diaries relating his service in Shetland and Orkney Islands, 1939-1941. Liddle Collection, Leeds University also holds papers relating to his career, including two pre-World War One logbooks, two copies of the diary of HMS ELIZABETH, 1915 and papers and maps relating to the Dardenelles operations and gunnery, 1915.

Publication note
Imperial War Museum holds microfilm of papers relating to his career, 1899-1949, (Ref: PP/MCR/95) including midshipman logbooks 1899-1902, diary relating to his service in the Dardenelles, 1915, report of Peace and War Complements Committee 1935-1936, diary relating to Spanish Civil War, 1936, reports of Second Bucknill Committee relating to loss of HMS PRINCE OF WALES and HMS ARK ROYAL, 1941-1942, diaries relating his service in Shetland and Orkney Islands, 1939-1941. Liddle Collection, Leeds University also holds papers relating to his career, including two pre-World War One logbooks, two copies of the diary of HMS ELIZABETH, 1915 and papers and maps relating to the Dardenelles operations and gunnery, 1915.

Notes

Note

Decorations: KCB, KCMG, DSO

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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Subjects

  • Armed forces
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military engineering
  • Military operations
  • Military organizations
  • Operation Cerberus (1942)
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Binney, Sir, Thomas Hugh, 1883-1953, Knight, Admiral
  • Pound, Sir, Alfred Dudley Pickman Rogers, 1877-1943, Knight, Admiral of the Fleet

Corporate names

  • German Navy
  • Gneisenau, German battle cruiser
  • Prinz Eugen, German battle cruiser, 1938
  • RN, Royal Navy
  • Scharnhorst, German battle cruiser

Places

  • Brest, Brittany, France
  • Germany

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