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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Brooke K R
BROOKE, Lt Col Kenneth Read (1907-1998)
Created 1988
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 item


Name of creator(s)
Brooke, Kenneth Read, 1907-1998, Lieutenant Colonel
Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1907; commissioned into the Royal Tank Corps, 1927; Lt, 1930; served with The Scinde Horse (14th Prince of Wales's Own Cavalry), India; service on North West Frontier, India, 1936-1937; Capt, 1937; service with 11 Light Tank Company, Royal Tank Corps, Peshawar, Punjab, and Razmak, Waziristan, India, 1938-1939; served in India and Italy, World War Two, 1939-1945; Maj, 1944; Instructor, Indian Armoured Corps Fighting Vehicles School, India, 1946-1947; retired [1949]; Justice of the Peace; died 1998. Publications: The Scinde Horse (14th Prince of Wales's Own Cavalry), 1922-1947 (Scinde Horse Association, London, 1957).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The Scinde Horse (14th Prince of Wales's Own Cavalry), 1922-1947 (Scinde Horse Association, London, 1957).

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1999.

Content & structure

Scope and content

One promotional videotape relating to The Scinde Horse (14th Prince of Wales's Own Cavalry), Indian Army, with items entitled 'The Scinde Horse sesquintennial', dated 16 Oct 1988, and 'Defenders of the dawn', dated 17 Nov 1988.

System of arrangement

1 VHS videotape

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 Aug 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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  • Armed forces
  • Army personnel
  • Audiovisual materials
  • Cavalry
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Recordings
  • State security
  • Video recordings

Personal names

  • Brooke, Kenneth Read, 1907-1998, Lieutenant Colonel
  • Brooke, Kenneth Read, 1907-1998, Lieutenant Colonel

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • Indian Army


  • India, South Asia

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