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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Darkin
DARKIN, Maj Gen Roy Bertram (1916-1987)
Created 1940, 1942-1943
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1916; educated at Felsted School; 2nd Lt, Baluch Regt, Indian Army, 1940; served on North West Frontier, India, in Iraq and Persia and as General Staff Officer Grade 2, HQ Allied Land Forces South East Asia, Burma, 1940-1945; attended Staff College, Quetta, 1943; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, India Office, 1945; transferred to Royal Army Ordnance Corps, 1946; Lt, 1946; Capt, 1946; Maj, 1952; Senior Instructor, Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps School, Melbourne, 1952-1954; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, HQ Aldershot District, 1954-1955; Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Land Forces, Hong Kong, 1960-1962; Col, 1962; Assistant Adjutant General, Ministry of Defence, 1962-1965; Senior Provision Officer, Central Ordnance Depot, Bicester, 1965-1966; Brig, 1966; Director of Ordnance Services, Far East Land Forces, 1966-1969; Deputy Director of Ordnance Services, Ministry of Defence, 1969-1971; Maj Gen, 1971; Commander Base Organisation, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, 1971-1973; honorary Col, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve, 1971-1973; Col Commandant, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, 1975-1979; died in 1987.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1988.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to Staff College, Quetta, including rolls of directing staff and students, joining instructions and pre-course reading list, 1942-1943; certificate of appointment as 2nd Lt, Indian Army, 1940.

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



Decorations: CBE

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
  • Higher science education
  • International relations
  • Military education
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security

Corporate names

  • Indian Army


  • India, South Asia
  • Quetta, Pakistan, South Asia

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