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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Fernbank
FERNBANK, Wg Cdr Edmund Pius Mary (1911-1985)
Created 1938-1944, 1971
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1911; served with No 166 Sqn, 1938-1940, and with radar intelligence units No 109 Sqn, 1941-1942, No 1474 Flight, 1942-1943, and No 192 Sqn, 1943-1944; Wg Cdr, 1947; retired, 1958; died in 1985.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1987.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copies of papers relating to his life and career, 1938-1945, dated 1938-1944, 1971, comprising two flying log books, Jan 1938-Jun 1944; letter to Martin Middlebrook concerning Fernbank's RAF service during World War Two, with particular reference to his involvement in radar intelligence, written in 1971.

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 detailed catalogue available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives



Compiled Feb 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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  • Armed forces
  • Documents
  • Equipment
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Log books
  • Measuring instruments
  • Military engineering
  • Military intelligence
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Radar
  • Scientific equipment
  • State security
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Middlebrook, Martin, b 1932, historian

Corporate names

  • RAF, Royal Air Force

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