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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Blagrove E G
BLAGROVE, Superintendant Edith Gordon, (Lady Brind) (1895-1979)
Created [1945], 1978-1979
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)
Blagrove, Edith Gordon, 1895-1979, Superintendant, wife of Admiral Henry Evelyn Charles Blagrove, later wife of Admiral Sir Patrick Eric James Brind
Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1895; served World War Two as Superintendent in the WRNS; in charge of HMS PEMBROKE V at Bletchley Park decoding centre and outstations, 1944-1945; died in 1979.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Copies made by the Centre in 1984 from originals loaned by the family.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copies of papers relating to her work as an WRNS administrator at Bletchley Park Decoding Centre, notably two drafts of a text on WRNS at Bletchley Park, [1945], an account of the employment of WRNS at Bletchley Park and outstations, [1945]; copy photograph of Blagrove and her assistant Doreen Scott, [1944], and photocopies of photographs of buildings and WRNS personnel at Walton Hall, Wavenden, Gayhurst and Eastcote, 1944-1945; copies of papers relating to a reunion of ex-HMS PEMBROKE V WRNS personnel, 1978, notably a text of Blagrove's speech on HMS PEMBROKE V and an attendance list; copy of obituary from The Wren, Jun 1979.

System of arrangement

1 file

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, sibject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

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 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

The Centre also holds the papers of Blagrove's second husband, Adm Sir Patrick Brind (GB99 KCLMA Brind), which include a letter of condolence to Blagrove on the death of her first husband, R Adm H E C Blagrove, from Adm Sir Reginald Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, 1939; the papers of her father-in-law, Col Henry John Blagrove (GB99 KCLMA Blagrove H J) and those of her brother-in-law, Capt Peter Blagrove (GB99 KCLMA Blagrove P).


Compiled July 1996

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
  • Communication research
  • Decoding
  • Electronic warfare
  • Information theory
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military engineering
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Photographs
  • State security
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Scott, Doreen, fl 1944, assistant to Edith Gordon Blagrove (Lady Brind)

Corporate names

  • WRNS, Women's Royal Naval Service


  • Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, England
  • London, England

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