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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB99 KCLMA Corson
Title
CORSON, Commander Peter Francis Reid (1925-2007)
Date(s)
1905-1963
Level of description
Collection
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume

Context

Name of creator(s)

CORSON, Commander Peter Francis Reid (1925-2007)

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 1925; Cadet, Royal Navy, 1943; Midshipman, 1944; Lieutenant, 1945; Destroyer Gunnery Officer, 1949; Lieutenant Commander, 1953; Commander, 1959; died 2007.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family, Dec 2007.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Published memoir by Cdr Peter Francis Reid Corson: Call the Middle Watch: An Account of Life at Sea in the Royal Navy 1905 to 1963 (Pentland Press, Edinburgh, 1997), narrating the naval career of his father, R Adm Eric Reid Corson (1887-1972), 1905-1941, and Cdr P F R Corson's own naval career, 1943-1963. Includes R Adm E R Corson's letters home, sketches and notes from Port Arthur, China, 1905, the West Indies, 1910, the Persian Gulf, 1913-1914, and the British Grand Fleet, 1916. Also Cdr P F R Corson's memoirs of service with the Eastern Fleet, 1944-1945, in the Persian Gulf, 1946-1948, the Malayan Emergency, 1948, Malta and Gibraltar, 1949-1950, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, 1950, service as trainer, Boys Training Squadron, Rosyth, Scotland, 1952-1954, service as naval respresentative, Joint Planning Staff, Middle East, Cyprus, 1956-1958, commanding HMS RUSSELL, Fishery Protection Squad, Iceland, 1958-1962; commanding HMS BARROSA, Radar Picket ship, Far East, 1962-1968.

System of arrangement

1 volume.

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 Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material

English

Finding aids

No additional finding aids.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Katharine Higgon.

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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Date(s) of descriptions

Apr 2008

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Subjects

  • Documents
  • History
  • Information sources
  • Memoirs
  • Naval history
  • Naval operations
  • War
  • War
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • CORSON, Commander Peter Francis Reid (1925-2007)

Corporate names

  • Royal Navy

Places

  • China
  • Cyprus
  • East Asia
  • Gibraltar
  • Iceland
  • Malta
  • North America
  • Northern Europe
  • USA
  • Western Europe
  • Western Europe
  • Western Europe
  • Western Europe

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