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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Douglas-Jones
Title
DOUGLAS-JONES, Gp Capt Eric Alfred (1906-1984)
Date(s)
Created 1930-1968, [1980], 1984-1985, 1988-1990
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
0.5 box or 0.005 cubic metres

Context

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1906; Pilot Officer, General Duties Branch, 1930; posted to No 25 Fighter Sqn, 1931; posted to No 35 Bomber Sqn, 1935; served in Middle East, 1935-1937; Flight Lt, 1936; Sqn Leader, 1938; appointed Sqn Leader Operations at No 11 Group HQ, Fighter Command, 1938; commanded No 54 Fighter Sqn, May 1940; later in the same year promoted to Wing Cdr and posted to HQ No 11 Group as Group Controller in Fighter Group Operations Room; on duty during Battle of Britain, Sep 1940; posted to HQ Fighter Command, Stanmore, 1941; graduated from RAF Staff College, 1942; commanded RAF Station High Ercall, and later RAF Station Honiley, 1941-1943; posted to China, 1943-1945; Gp Capt Fighter Operations, HQ Fighter Operations, Stanmore, 1945; Station Commander, Southern Section, 1946; Gp Capt, 1947; Senior Air Staff Officer, No 22 Group HQ, 1948; Deputy Director of Operations (Air Defence), Air Ministry, 1949-1952; Senior Staff Officer in charge of Administration, No 83 Group HQ, West Germany, 1952-1955; retired, 1955; died in 1984.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1988, 1989 and 1991.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his life and career, 1906-[1968], dated 1930-[1968], 1984-1985, 1988-1990, principally comprising correspondence relating to his role as Group Controller, No 11 Group HQ during the Battle of Britain, Sep 1940, dated 1965, 1968, 1984-1985, 1988-1990; photographs, 1930-[1968], mainly relating to his service with the RAF, 1930-1955; 'The Battle of Britain, August-October 1940' by AVM Sir Keith Rodney Park (HMSO pamphlet, 1941); newspaper cuttings and other papers relating to Hugh Easton, designer of the Battle of Britain memorial window in Westminster Abbey, 1947, 1965; notes for RAF personnel visiting Berlin, [1952].

System of arrangement

0.5 box

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

Draft list available online and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

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

Notes

Note
Compiled Mar 1997

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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Date(s) of descriptions

Updated 2016

Box List(s)

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Subjects

  • Armed forces
  • Battle of Britain (1940)
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Photographs
  • State security
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Easton, Hugh, d 1965, artist in stained glass
  • Park, Sir, Keith Rodney, 1892-1975, Knight, Air Chief Marshal

Corporate names

  • RAF, Royal Air Force

Places

  • Berlin, Germany
  • City of Westminster, London, England
  • Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England

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