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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Meechie
MEECHIE, Helen Guild (1938-2001)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
4 boxes or 0.04 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)

Meechie, Helen Guild, 1938-2001, Director of the WRAC

Administrative / Biographical history

Publications originally belonging to Brig Helen Guild Meechie, Director of the Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC) 1982-1986.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received from the family, 2001

Content & structure

Scope and content

Printed manuals including Military History Burma 1943-1945 and Guide to new arrivals: the British Army in Cyprus , nd. Pamphlet histories of the Queen Mary's Auxiliary Corps, University of St Andrews Officer Training Corps, The Womens' Royal Army Corps, Royal College of Defence Studies and the Imperial Defence College. Official publications including 'Report on the staff/promotion examination 1967' and 'The Armed Forces Pension Scheme' [1991]; Womens' Royal Army Corps (WRAC) items including WRAC: Corps Memorandum, 1978; WRAC Liaison Notes, 1987; Corps Day programme, 15 Jun 1996 and WRAC concert programme, 21 Mar 1992. Biographies for the 1987 course at Royal College of Defence Studies and obituaries and portrait photograph of Meechie.

Publications, 1943-2000, chiefly on women in the Armed Forces including Lioness (journal of the Womens' Royal Army Corps Association), issues 1963-2000; Women in Khaki , Roy Terry (1988); Marlborough's Campaigns , Maycock (1956); Je Maintiendrai: a concise history of the Dutch Army , Amersfoort /Kamphuis (1985); Service with the Army , Dame Helen Gwynne-Vaughan (1941); The Chilwell Story: VC factory and Ordnance Depot , Haslam (1982); Pig in the Middle: The Army in Northern Ireland , 1969-1984, Hamill (1985); The New Groundwork of British History , Warner, Marten & Muir (1943); F.A.N.Y. The Story of the Women's Transport Service , Hugh Popham (1985) and The Auxiliary Territorial Service , The War Office (1949).

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 provided 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 Information Management, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

No additional finding aids.

Allied materials

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

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery

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

Feb 2008

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  • Armed forces
  • Employment
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • Womens employment

Personal names

  • Meechie, Helen Guild, 1938-2001, Director of the WRAC
  • Meechie, Helen Guild, 1938-2001, Director of the WRAC

Corporate names

  • FANI, First Aid Nursing Yeomanry
  • Imperial Defence College
  • Officer Training Corps, OTC
  • Royal College of Defence Studies
  • St Andrews University
  • WAAC, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps
  • WRAC, Womens' Royal Army Corps


  • Cyprus
  • London, England
  • Myanmar, South East Asia
  • Netherlands
  • Northern Ireland

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