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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Hutton, M H
HUTTON, Capt Michael Hugh (1925-2003)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
one file or 0.01m3


Name of creator(s)

Hutton, Michael Hugh, 1925-2003, Captain

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1925; educated Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, 1938; Midshipman, HMS JAMAICA, 1942; Sub Lieutenant, HMS WARSPITE, 1944; trained as Fleet Air Arm pilot, 1945-1946; pilot, HMS OCEAN, 1945-1946; Instructor, Operation Flying School, Royal Naval Air Station Lossiemouth, 1948-1950; Instructor, Cadet Training Cruiser DEVONSHIRE, 1950-1952; senior pilot, 815 Squadron, Eglinton, Londonderry, 1952-1954; personal pilot to Flag Officer (Air) Home, 1954-1956; Commander, 1958; service in anti-submarine frigates HMS PELLEW and HMS HARDY, 1958-1961; Joint Services Staff College, Latimer, 1961; on Directing Staff, Joint Services Staff College, 1961-1963; Commander (Air), and second in command, HMS BULWARK, Singapore, 1963-1965; Commodore, Amphibious Warfare, Singapore, 1966; Chief of Staff, Amphibious Warfare, 1967-1972; retired 1972; died 2003.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family, June 2004

Content & structure

Scope and content

Just a Bit of Time , memoir of the life and service of Captain Michael Hugh Hutton, 1931-1985; including descriptions of training at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, 1938; service as midshipman aboard HMS JAMAICA and HMS ROCKET, 1942-1943; the Battle of Barents Sea, Dec 1942; involvement in Operation TUNNEL for the interception of German shipping in the English Channel which resulted in the loss of HMS CHARYBDIS and HMS LIMBOURNE, Oct 1943; the bombardment of the Normandy coast by HMS WARSPITE, D Day, 6 Jun 1944; training to become a pilot, 1945-1948; work as personal pilot to Vice Admiral Sir John Eccles, 1954-1956; service aboard HMS BULWARK, Singapore, 1963-1965. With photocopied photographs of Hutton as Captain, HMS JAMAICA, HMS ROCKET, HMS WARSPITE, HMS OCEAN, a Firefly aircraft approaching a landing deck and HMS HARDY.

System of arrangement

One 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 Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Summary guide entry on-line.

Allied materials

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

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Katharine Higgon

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

July 2007

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  • Air transport
  • History
  • International conflicts
  • Naval aviation
  • Naval history
  • Transport
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Hutton, Michael Hugh, 1925-2003, Captain
  • Hutton, Michael Hugh, 1925-2003, Captain

Corporate names

  • Fleet Air Arm
  • HMS Bulwark
  • HMS Hardy
  • HMS Jamaica
  • HMS Ocean
  • HMS Rocket
  • HMS Warspite
  • RN, Royal Navy
  • Royal Naval College, Dartmouth

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