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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0099 KCLMA Garden
GARDEN, AM Timothy (1944-2007)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
8 boxes or 0.08 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)

GARDEN, AM Timothy (1944-2007)

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 1944; educated St Catherine's College, Oxford (MA 1967; Hon Fellow, 1994); Magdalene College, Cambridge (MPhil, 1982); joined RAF, 1963; Pilot, 3 Squadron, 1967-1971; Flying Instructor, 1972-1975; Army Staff College, 1976; Personal Staff Officer, 1977-1979; Officer, 50 Squadron, 1979-1981; Director of Defence studies, RAF, 1982-1985; Station Commander RAF Odiham, 1985-1987; Assistant Director, Defence Programmes, 1987-1988; Director Air Force Staff Duties, 1988-1990; Assistant Chief of the Air Staff, 1991-1992; Assistant Chief of Defence Staff, 1992-1994; Air Marshal; Commandant, Royal College of Defence Studies, 1994-1995; retired, 1996; Director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1997-1998; undertook writing, broadcasting, lecturing and projects for the British Government, the US Department of Defense and NATO; Liberal Democrat Spokesman on Defence, 2004-2007; died, 2007.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received from the family, 2008.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of AM Tim Garden, 1982-2006, including transcripts of lectures by Garden, 1982-2002; articles by Garden, 1984-2005 and papers reflecting his research on the Falklands War; Kosovo; Iraq; Iran; Afghanistan; nuclear weapons; Northern Ireland; military capabilities in Europe; NATO and the European Union. Papers include press cuttings, articles, correspondence, draft papers pamphlets and other published material.

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 Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

This collections description. No additional finding aids.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Sources: Who's Who

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.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Jun 2008

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  • Applied research
  • Defence
  • Defence research
  • Falklands War (1982)
  • Higher science education
  • Higher science education
  • International conflicts
  • Military education
  • Military engineering
  • Military equipment
  • Military theory
  • Nuclear warfare
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Research
  • State security
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • Weapons

Personal names

  • GARDEN, AM Timothy, Baron Garden of Hampstead (1944-2007)


  • Afghanistan
  • Eastern Europe
  • Europe
  • Falkland Islands
  • Iran, Islamic Republic
  • Iraq
  • Kosovo
  • London
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Northern Ireland
  • Serbia
  • South America
  • UK
  • Western Europe
  • Yugoslavia

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