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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Iremonger
IREMONGER, Gp Capt James Henry (1918-2002)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 boxes (0.2 cubic metres)


Name of creator(s)

Iremonger, James Henry, 1918-2002, Group Captain

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1918; student, RAF College Cranwell, 1936-1938; pupil, School of Army Co-operation, 22 (Army Co-operation) Group, Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire, 1938; pilot, 20 Sqn, North West Frontier, India, 1939-1940; ADC to Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Air Headquarters, India, 1941; 155 Sqn, Risalpur, North West Frontier, India, 1942; Officer Commanding B Flight, 5 Sqn, Dum Dum, India, 1942; Sqn Ldr, 67 Sqn, Alipore, India, 1942; Commanding Officer, 17 Sqn, Bengal, India, 1942; on staff, 224 Group Headquarters, Chittagong, 1942, India, 1942-1943; Sqn Ldr, 197 Sqn, RAF Tangmere, 1943-1944; Commanding Officer, 486 (New Zealand) Sqn, Fighter Command and Tactical Air Force, 1944; 83 Group, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 1944-1945; Wg Cdr, 83 Group Headquarters, Germany, 1945; student, RAF Staff College, Bracknell, 1945-1946; Fighter Command Headquarters, 1946-1948; Sqn Ldr, Central Fighter Establishment, West Raynham, 1948; Personal Staff Officer to Commander-in-Chief, Fighter Command Headquarters, 1948-1949; Air Ministry, 1949-1951; RAF Kabrit, Egypt, 1951-1954; Senior Air Staff Officer, British Forces Aden Headquarters, 1954; Fighter Command Headquarters, 1954-1955; Commander, RAF Horsham St Faith, 1955-1958

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by the family in 2003

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers, photographs and publications of Gp Capt James Henry Iremonger, relating to his career, 1936-1959, including: orders for 1 Airborne Allied Army for Operation MARKET, Netherlands, 17 Sep 1944; Second Army intelligence summaries, 2-4 May 1945; 83 Group intelligence summaries, 34 May 1945; stereoscopic slides of aerial photographs showing results of RAF bombing raids over France and Germany, 1943-1944; copy pages from Iremonger's flying log book, 1936-1958; Bag the Hun! (Air Ministry, Apr 1943), a booklet of mathematical exercises for fighter pilots.

System of arrangement

Broadly chronological

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

Collection level description

Allied materials

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

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Kate O'Brien, July 2003

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 2003

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  • Aerial bombardment
  • Air warfare
  • International conflicts
  • Military engineering
  • Military operations
  • Operation Market (1944)
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Iremonger, James Henry, 1918-2002, Group Captain
  • Iremonger, James Henry, 1918-2002, Group Captain

Corporate names

  • RAF, Royal Air Force


  • France
  • Germany
  • Netherlands

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