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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Dacre
DACRE, Air Cdre George Bentley (fl 1911-1938)
Created 1911-1916, [1917], 1985
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Joined Royal Naval Air Service, [1914]; served in UK, 1914-1915, Gallipoli, 1915, Bulgaria, 1915, and Egypt, 1916; imprisoned in Turkey; Group Capt, RAF, 1935; Air Attaché, Rome, 1935; Air Cdre, No 24 (Training) Group, RAF Station Halton, 1938.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1996.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copies of diaries, 1911-1916, covering his flying training, 1911-1914, his service with the Royal Naval Air Service in the UK, [1914]-1915, Gallipoli, 1915, Bulgaria, 1915, and Egypt, 1916. Copy of account of his imprisonment in Turkey, Mar-Jul 1917, written in [1917], with newspaper cutting describing conditions in prisons in Constantinople, [1917]. 'The story of the men and aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm', illustrated pamphlet prepared for the Directorate of Navy Recruiting by the Central Office of Information, dated 1985.

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
Existence and location of copies

Copy of prison diary held in Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton.



Decorations: CBE, DSO

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
  • Diaries
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Military organizations
  • Nonfiction
  • Organizations
  • Primary documents
  • Prose
  • State security
  • War
  • War prisoners
  • War victims
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • Royal Naval Air Service


  • Bulgaria, Eastern Europe
  • Constantinople
  • Egypt, North Africa
  • Gallipoli, Turkey, Middle East
  • Istanbul, Marmara, Turkey, Middle East
  • London, England

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