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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Job
JOB, Cdr Patrick Dalzel (1913-2003)
Created [1960-1970]
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)
Job, Patrick Dalzel, 1913-2003, Commander
Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1913; commissioned into Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, 1939; served as Navigating Officer in a Fleet Tug working out of Scapa Flow, Jan- Mar 1940; served in Norway, Apr-Jun 1940; appointed to staff of Adm Commanding Orkney and Shetland to collect information about the west coast of Norway, 1942; ran special Motor Torpedo Boat operations in Norway, 1942-1943; served with 12 (Special Service) Submarine Flotilla, 1943-1944; appointed to Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty, 1944, and undertook reconnaissance work with 30 Assault Unit (directed by Ian Fleming) in France, Belgium and Germany, 1944-1945; after the war served for some years with the Royal Canadian Navy, before retiring in 1955. Died 2003. Publication: From Arctic Snow to Dust of Normandy (A. Sutton, Stroud, 1991).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Job in 1974.

Content & structure

Scope and content

'Special service', typescript memoir covering his life and naval career, 1913-1945, notably his service in Norway, 1940 and 1942, his involvement in Motor Torpedo Boat operations in Norway, 1942-1943, his service with 12 (Special Service) Submarine Flotilla, 1943-1944, and his reconnaissance work with 30 Assault Unit in France, Belgium and Germany, 1944-1945, written in [1960-1970],with photographs, [1943-1946].

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

Summary guide online at 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 Aug 1996

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
  • Chemical actions and uses
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Pharmaceutic aids
  • Ships
  • Specialty uses of chemicals
  • State security
  • Submarines
  • Vehicles
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • RN, Royal Navy


  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Norway, Northern Europe

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