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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Mason
MASON, Air Cdre John Melbourne (fl 1917-1946)
Created 1917-1946
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
approx 750 JPEG images totalling 1GB


Administrative / Biographical history

Served with 5 Sqn, 5 Wing, Royal Naval Air Service and 205 Sqn, RAF, France, 1917-1918; served in UK, 1918-1928; served with 70 (Bomber) Sqn, Iraq, 1928-1930; served in UK, 1930-1943, and India, 1943-1946; Sqn Ldr, 1931; Wg Cdr, 1937; retired in [1946].

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Digital copies made from original volumes formerly deposited in the LHCMA, withdrawn by the family, 2015

Content & structure

Scope and content

Digital copies of flying log books, 1917-1946, notably covering his service with 5 Sqn, 5 Wing, Royal Naval Air Service and 205 Sqn, RAF, France, 1917-1918, and with 70 (Bomber) Sqn, Iraq, 1928-1930, and including detailed accounts of bombing raids on France, 1917-1918.

System of arrangement

Original order

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 Aug 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.

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.

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  • Armed forces
  • Colonial forces
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Log books
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • RAF, Royal Air Force
  • Royal Naval Air Service


  • France
  • Iraq, Middle East

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