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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Macdonald-Buchanan
MACDONALD-BUCHANAN, Maj Sir Reginald Narcissus (1898-1981)
Created 1940-[1943]
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
0.5 box or 0.005 cubic metres


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1898; attended Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Lt, Scots Guards, 1916; retired from Army, 1926; Chairman, James Buchanan and Co Ltd and W. P. Lowrie and Co Ltd, 1939-1970; Director, Buchanan-Dewar Ltd, 1939-1969, and Distillers Co Ltd, 1930-1969; rejoined Scots Guards, 1939; ADC to FM Sir John Greer Dill, 1940-1943; served with BEF, France, 1940; served in WarOffice, 1940-1941, with British Joint Staff Mission, Washington, 1941-1943, and in France and Belgium, 1944-1945; died in 1981.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1981.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his service as ADC to FM Sir John Greer Dill, 1940-[1943], including 1 Army Corps routine orders by Dill, 1940; notes, maps and papers concerning 1 Army Corps manning exercise, Apr 1940; notebook giving details of plan for moving 1 Army Corps HQ from Quincey to Grammont, France, 1940; notes and drafts of letters written as ADC to Dill, 1940-1943;German propaganda leaflets, [1940].

System of arrangement

8 files, 2 envelopes

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
Mainly English, some French
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 Jul 1997

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
  • Communication process
  • Higher science education
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military exercises
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Persuasion
  • Propaganda
  • State security
  • War
  • War propaganda
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Dill, Sir, John Greer, 1881-1944, Knight, Field Marshal

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • German Army


  • Grammont, France
  • Quincey, France

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