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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 Musgrave
MUSGRAVE, Gp Capt Trenham Christopher, ([c.1918]-1999)
Level of description
Collection (Fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
3 volumes


Name of creator(s)
MUSGRAVE, Trenham Christopher, [c.1918]-1999, Group Captain
Administrative / Biographical history

Born c.1918, joined RAFVR 1938; Sgt 1938; Pilot Officer 1939; Flying Officer 1940; 53 Sqn, Thorney Island, Jan-Apr 1941, flying Blenheims, made 17 operational flights, mainly against shipping and French coastal targets; Flight Lt 1941; 297 Sqn, Hurn, May 1942- Jan 1943, mainly involved in airborne troop training; Sqn Ldr 1942; AFC 1942; Sqn Ldr "Tactics" 38 Wing, Northavon, Feb 1943 - Aug 1944; Wg Cdr 1944; commanded 296 Sqn, Sep 1944 - May 1945, mainly involved in airborne training and operations including Battle of Arnhem (Operation MARKET GARDEN), Sep 1944; OBE 1945; Wg Cdr Ops, HQ 38 Group, 1947-48; Staff College 1948; Gp Capt 1948; retired 1960; died 1999.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented by family, 2001

Content & structure

Scope and content

Flying log books (3 volumes) of Gp Capt Trenham Christopher Musgrave, covering his RAF career, 1938-1960, including details of bombing and airborne support missions over North West Europe with 53 Sqn, 1942-43 and 296 Sqn, 1944-45, including the Battle of Arnhem (Operation MARKET GARDEN), Sep 1944.

System of arrangement

3 volumes

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

Archivist's Note
Source RAF Lists. Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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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Date(s) of descriptions
Aug 2001

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