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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Neilson
NEILSON, Lt Col Ian Godfrey (1918-2017)
Created [1994]
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1918; educated at Glasgow Academy and Glasgow University; trained as a solicitor, Glasgow, 1935-1939; served in Territorial Army, 1938; served with Air Observation Post, 1941-1944; commanded B Flight, No 652 Air Observation Post Sqn, RAF, Normandy, Jun 1944; Lt Col commanding War Crimes Investigation Unit, Germany, 1945-1946; formed and commanded No 666 Scottish Sqn, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, 1948-1953.  Died, 2017.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Neilson in 1994.

Content & structure

Scope and content

'The Air Observation Post in Normandy, June 1944', a typescript article on his service with B Flight, No 652 Air Observation Post Sqn, RAF, Jun-Jul 1944, and a copy of The Army Air Corps Journal, 1994, including a cut and illustrated version of the article.

System of arrangement

1 file

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 Head of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
Finding aids

This Summary Guide

Allied materials

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



Decorations: DFC, TD

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.

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  • Air defence
  • Armed forces
  • Communications media
  • Defence
  • Information sciences
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Periodicals
  • Publications
  • State security
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • British Territorial Army
  • RAF, Royal Air Force


  • Normandy, France

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