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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Morgan
MORGAN, Col Cyril (1924-1993)
Level of description
Collection (Fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
5 boxes (0.05 cubic metres)


Name of creator(s)
Morgan, Cyril, 1924-1993, Colonel
Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1924; joined the Army and trained at the Army Apprentice College, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, 1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; service with the Glider Pilot Regt, 1943-1949; served at Arnhem, the Netherlands, Operation MARKET GARDEN, Sep 1944; service in India and Palestine, 1945-1949; commissioned into the South Wales Borderers, 1951; served in British Army of the Rhine (BAOR), Germany, Eritrea and Malaya, 1951-1957; Capt, 1952; student at Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, 1957; Headquarters, British Corps, Germany, 1957-1959; Maj, 1959; seconded to Nigerian Army, 1959; served in operations in the Cameroons [1961] and with UN Forces, Belgian Congo [1962-1964]; Staff Officer, UK [1964-1965]; Lt Col, 1965; Commanding Officer, Infantry Training Depot, UK, from 1965; commanded British Army Training Team, Jamaica, 1968; Col, 1969; Commandant, Non Commissioned Officer's Wing, School of Infantry, Warminster, Wiltshire, 1969-1972; retired 1974; died 1993.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1995.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Col Cyril Morgan, 1943-[1978],comprising flying log books, 1943-1949; letters home from India, 1945-1947; correspondence and typescript reports relating to service in the Cameroons, the Belgian Congo [1962-1964] and Jamaica, 1968; typescript memoirs, with Curriculum Vitae [1978]; training manuals; printed Ordnance Survey maps of the UK [1965-1972]; printed Iranian pro-Shah propaganda material [1967].

System of arrangement

The papers are arranged in sections as outlined above.

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

Allied materials

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

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.

Date(s) of descriptions
Aug 1998

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