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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Bolitho
BOLITHO, Capt Richard John Bruce (1889-1965)
[1962], (covers 1915-1944)
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)
Bolitho, Richard John Bruce, 1889-1965, Captain
Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1889; educated at Wellington College and Birmingham University; entered the Army through the Devon Militia in 1910; 2nd Lt, Devonshire Regt, 1912; served in France and Belgium with Devonshire Regt, Royal Flying Corps and Army Signal Service, 1914-1918; Lt, 1915; Capt, 1918; Experimental Officer at Signals Experimental Establishment, Woolwich, 1919; joined Royal Signals Corps, 1921; retired, 1923; served in World War Two; seconded to RN, 1942-1946; died in 1965.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1990.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Proof copy of article on his military career, 1915-1944, notably concerning his experiments with the transmission and interception of wireless messages and radar, [1962].

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
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


Compiled Mar 1997

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
  • Broadcasting equipment
  • Broadcasting technology
  • Equipment
  • International relations
  • Measuring instruments
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Radar
  • Scientific equipment
  • State security
  • TV/radio equipment
  • Wireless telegraphy

Personal names

  • Bolitho, Richard John Bruce, 1889-1965, Captain
  • Bolitho, Richard John Bruce, 1889-1965, Captain

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • RN, Royal Navy
  • Royal Flying Corps

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