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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Daly
Title
DALY, Gp Capt Albert Peter Vincent (1891-1985)
Date(s)
1913-1945
Level of description
Collection
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box (0.01 cubic metres)

Context

Name of creator(s)
Daly, Albert Peter Vincent, 1891-1985, Group Captain
Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1891; educated Stonyhurst College, City and Guilds Engineering College, London University (Associate of the City & Guilds Institute in Civil and Mechanical Engineering, 1912); Sapper, London Electrical Engineers, Territorial Army, 1910-1913; Pte, 1st Canadian Expeditionary Force, Aug-Dec 1914; 2nd Lt, 4th Connaught Rangers, attached Indian Corps, Western Front, Dec 1914-Aug 1915; wounded in action, Aug 1915; joined Royal Flying Corps, Nov 1915; qualified as Pilot, Mar 1916; service with 8 Sqn, May-Nov 1916, mainly engaged in artillery observation and reconnaissance, Western Front; Lt, Nov 1916; service with 60 Sqn, Nov-Dec 1916; Capt 1916; Flight Commander, 29 Sqn, Izel-le-Hameau, Arras, France, Dec 1916; shot down 1 Feb 1917 by Lt Werner Voss; Prisoner of War, Feb 1917-Sep 1918; granted permanent Commisson in RAF, 1919; Member, British Delegation, Inter-Allied Aeronautical Commission, Bulgaria, 1920; 60 Sqn, Risalpur, North West Frontier Province, India, 1922-1923; Sqn Ldr 1924; AFC, 1929; Air Attaché, British Embassy, China, 1930; Wg Cdr 1932; Senior Officers' Tactical Course, Portsmouth, 1935-1936; Gp Capt 1937; Station Commander, RAF Marham, Norfolk, 1937-1940; Station Commander, RAF St Athan, 1940-1942; Base Commander, North Africa and Italy, 1942-1944; President of Courts Martial, Italy, 1944-1945; Representative of British Red Cross, Sweden, 1945; died 1985

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by family, October 2000

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Gp Capt Albert Peter Vincent Daly on his Army and RAF service, 1910-1945; comprising papers on service as Private with 1st Canadian Expeditionary Force, Aug-Dec 1914; notebook 'My Experiences with the British Expeditionary Force, France, 1915' giving account of service with 4th Connaught Rangers, 6-11 May 1915; transcripts of letters to his mother, 1914-1918; copy of Daily Sketch , 13 July 1915, containing paragraph on Daly; papers on service with 8 Sqn and 29 Sqn, Royal Flying Corps, Western Front, 1916-17, including account of being shot down by Lt Werner Voss on 1 Feb 1917, and subsequent imprisonment as prisoner of war; cutting from German newspaper (with English translation), 24 April 1918, article by W Scheuermann, 'Richthofen's Last Flight' on the death of Baron Von Richthofen; papers on service with RAF, 1919-1939, including copy of The London Gazette , 1 Aug 1919, containing list of officers granted permanent commissions in the RAF; service with Inter-Allied Aeronautical Commission, Bulgaria, 1920; service with 60 Sqn, North West Frontier Province India, 1922-1923, including two "Blood Chits"; and service as Air Attaché, British Embassy, China, 1930, including Chinese passports; account of service in World War Two, as Station Commander, RAF Marham, 1937-1940, St Athan, Wales, 1940-1942; Base Commander, North Africa and Italy, 1942-1944; President of Courts Martial, Italy, 1944-1945; Representative of British Red Cross, Sweden, 1945; photographs of Daly, his decorations and of RAF Marham, 1939, with Fairy Hendons of 38 Squadron and Handley Page Harrows of 115 Squadron

System of arrangement

Papers arranged chronologically : 3 files covering 1914-1918, 1919-1939 and 1939-1945

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
Mainly English, some German and Chinese

Allied materials

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

Description control

Archivist's Note
RAF Lists. Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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
Aug 2001

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Subjects

  • Air force personnel
  • Air warfare
  • Armed forces
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military engineering
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Daly, Albert Peter Vincent, 1891-1985, Group Captain
  • Daly, Albert Peter Vincent, 1891-1985, Group Captain

Corporate names

  • Connaught Rangers
  • Inter-Allied Aeronautical Commission
  • RAF, Royal Air Force
  • Royal Flying Corps

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