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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Cribb
Title
CRIBB, Col Ronald Duncan (1908-1986)
Date(s)
1918-1957
Level of description
Collection (Fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
13 boxes (0.13 cubic metres)

Context

Name of creator(s)
Cribb, Ronald Duncan, 1908-1986, Colonel
Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1908; educated at the Merchant Taylors' School, London; service with 342 (Hertford) Battery, 86 (East Anglian), Hertfordshire Yeomanry Field Regt, Royal Artillery, Territorial Army, 1928-1940 and 1947-1951; Lt, 1931; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; service with 121 Medium Regt, Royal Artillery, in the Western Desert, Tunisia, Italy and North West Europe, 1941-1945; acting Lt Col, 1945; Lt Col, 1947; Brevet Col, 1951; Deputy Lieutenant for Hertfordshire, 1951-1968; County Commissioner, Scouts, West Cumberland, 1958; County Commissioner, Scouts, Cumberland, 1968-1971; Deputy Lieutenant for Cumberland, 1968-[1973]; died 1986.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1987.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers, diaries, maps and publications relating to Col Ronald Duncan Cribb's life and military service, 1918-1957, including one hundred and sixty five military handbooks, training manuals and regulations, mostly relating to artillery, small arms, signals and the duties of commissioned officers, [1918]-1945; typescript and manuscript orders, notes and memoranda relating to 342 (Hertford) Battery, 86 (East Anglian), Hertfordshire Yeomanry Field Regt, Royal Artillery, Territorial Army, 1938-1939; manuscript narrative diaries relating to service in the Western Desert, Tunisia and Italy, 1941 and 1943; typescript unit diary, 121 Medium Regt, Royal Artillery, with lists of personnel, vehicles and weapons and equipment, 1944; typescript instructions for 5 Army Group, Operation OVERLORD, the Allied invasion of German occupied France, with typescript orders of battle and lists of stores, 1944; two manuscript notebooks [1944]; printed training pamphlets for service in Italy and Normandy, France, with notes on calibration, waterproofing and routes through Germany, 1944-1945; typescript orders, memoranda, printed news-sheets and press cuttings relating to 121 Medium Regt, Royal Artillery, North West Europe, 1944-1945; typescript history, written in [1947] of 121 Field/Medium Regt, Royal Artillery, 1939-1946; edition of the 'History of the 43rd Wessex Div, 24 June 1944-8 May 1945' [1947]; edition of 'The campaign in North West Europe: 275 Battery RA' [1947]; printed menus and invitations, Hertfordshire Yeomanry and 121 Medium Regt, Royal Artillery, 1947-1957; edition of 'The story of the 5th Army Group RA' [1948]; typescript Civil Defence course notes, 1948; agendas of meetings, circulars and correspondence relating to Hertfordshire Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association, 1948-1951; typescript course notes, Field Officers, Tactical Wing, School of Artillery, Territorial Army, 1950.

System of arrangement

The collection is arranged in sections as outlined above.

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

Box list available online and in hard copy in the reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives

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.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions
Jun 1997, updated 2016

Box List(s)

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Subjects

  • Armed forces
  • Artillery
  • Desert warfare
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military engineering
  • Military equipment
  • Military operations
  • Military organizations
  • Operation Overlord (1944)
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • Weapons
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Cribb, Ronald Duncan, 1908-1986, Colonel
  • Cribb, Ronald Duncan, 1908-1986, Colonel

Corporate names

  • Royal Artillery

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