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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Lampen
LAMPEN, Lt Cdr Ambrose Maynard Dudley
Level of description
collection level (single item)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Service in Royal Navy, [1931]-1956; Sub Lt, 1932; served on HMS VAMPIRE, 1933, and HMS DUNCAN, 1933-1934; Lt, 1934; served on HMS SEAMEW, 1938-1939; service in World War Two, 1939-1945, including the Mediterranean, 1940-1943, the Arctic, 1942-1943 and the Normandy invasion, 1944; Lt Cdr, 1942; lent to Royal Australian Navy, 1945, and served as Lt Cdr, Damage Control and Firefighting School, HMAS PENGUIN, Naval Depot, Balmoral, Sydney, Australia, 1945-1955; service on HMAS RUSHCUTTER, 1955-1956; retired 1956; publication of The gilded image, an autobiography (privately published, 1978).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Copies made by the Centre in 1994 from originals lent by Lloyd Armstrong.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photocopy of typescript draft of 'Naval reminiscences, 1941-1944' covering his service in the Mediterranean, 1941 and 1943, notably the Battle of Crete, May 1941, and in the Arctic Ocean, 1942-1943, and his role in the construction of the Mulberry harbours, Normandy, 1944, written in [1978].

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 published in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

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


Compiled Sep 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
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • International relations
  • Memoirs
  • Military engineering
  • Military operations
  • Military organizations
  • Operation Overlord (1944)
  • Organizations
  • State security


  • Arctic Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Crete, Greece
  • Mediterranean Sea, Seas
  • Normandy, France
  • Oceans

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