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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Mackinlay, J C G
MACKINLAY, Lt Col John C G (b 1944)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
13 boxes (0.13 cubic metres) and 1 outsize box.


Name of creator(s)

Mackinlay, John, b 1944, Lieutenant Colonel

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1944; educated at Loretto School, Edinburgh and Royal Military Academy Sandhurst; commissioned as 2 Lt, 6 Queen's Gurkha Rifles, 1964; Lt, 1966; Capt, 1970; Maj 1976; Churchill College, Cambridge, 1985; Lt Col, 1986; International Staff Officer, Egypt, 1989-1991; PhD, King's College London, 1990; retired from British Army, 1991; Senior Research Associate, Brown University, Rhode Island USA, 1991-1994; Professor, George Marshall Centre, Garmisch, Germany, 1994-1996; Principal Lecturer, Joint Services Command and Staff College, UK, 1996-1998; Senior Research Associate, Centre for Defence Studies, King's College London; 1998

Publications: Editor, A Guide to Peace Support Operations (Watson Institute, Providence, 1986); with Jarat Chopra, The Peacekeepers ; A Draft Concept of Second Generation Multinational Operations (London: Unwin Hyman, 1989); with Jarat Chopra, A Draft Concept of Second Generation Multinational Operations 1993 (Watson Institute, Providence, 1993); A Guide to Peace Support Operation , (Watson Institute , Providence, 1996).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in centre by Lt Col John C G Mackinlay, 2003.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to international peacekeeping and relief work, 1979-2000, chiefly by the United Nations, including: papers relating to Commonwealth ceasefire monitoring, Rhodesia [now Zimbabwe], 1979-1980; United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Handbook for Emergencies (Geneva, Switzerland, 1982); United Nations Standing Operating Procedures (SOPS), for United Nations missions in Cyprus, 1984, Iraq-Kuwait border, 1991, Cambodia, 1992, and Liberia, 1993; account of Joint Task Force PROVIDE COMFORT for humanitarian relief in Turkey to Kurdish refugees from Iraq, 1991; reports and information bulletins on peacekeeping and relief operations, former Yugoslavia, 1993-1994. United Nations Department of Peacekeeping publications, 1995-1997, including guidelines and handbooks for peacekeeping and policing procedures, and printed maps of disaster relief and peacekeeping operations areas, including Beirut, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Also NATO peacekeeping guidelines, and United States Army and British Army Field Manuals relating to peacekeeping and general tactical doctrine 1977, 1985, 1993-1995.

System of arrangement

As set out above in Scope and Content.

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 Corporate Records Services.

Language/scripts of material

English, French

Finding aids

Box list available online and in hard copy in the reading room. 

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives
Related units of description

The papers of Major-General Henry Templer Alexander contain material relating to United Nations peacekeeping operations in the Congo 1960-1961 (Ref: GB99 KCLMA Alexander); papers of Brigadier Michael Neal Harbottle contain material relating to United Nations peacekeeping operations in Cyprus 1966-1968 and his various publications relating to United Nations Peacekeeping (ref: GB99 KCLMA Harbottle); MISC 55 contains material relating to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) between 1948 and 1988 (ref: GB99 KCLMA MISC 55); papers relating to the documentary 'Death of Yugoslavia' contain material relating to United Nations peacekeeping operations in Yugoslavia during the 1990s (ref: GB 0099 KCLMA Death of Yugoslavia).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by James Pugh, April 2004

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

Apr 2004, updated 2016

Box List(s)

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  • Peace
  • Peacekeeping

Personal names

  • Mackinlay, John, b 1944, Lieutenant Colonel
  • Mackinlay, John, b 1944, Lieutenant Colonel

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • UN, United Nations
  • US Army


  • Cambodia, South East Asia
  • Cyprus
  • Ethiopia, East Africa
  • Iran, Islamic Republic, Middle East
  • Iraq, Middle East
  • Liberia, West Africa, Africa
  • Somalia, East Africa
  • Uganda, East Africa
  • Yugoslavia, Eastern Europe
  • Zimbabwe, Southern Africa

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