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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Philipps, RG
PHILIPPS, Col Richard Gilmour (b 1897)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 files or 0.01m3


Name of creator(s)

Philipps, Richard Gilmour, b 1897, Colonel

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1897; resigned commission as Captain, 6 Battalion Devon Regiment, 1930; worked as a solicitor, 1930-1934; re-commissioned as Captain, 6 Battalion Devon Regiment, 1939; Major, 1943; Temporary Lieutenant Colonel, 1944; Q (Movements) Staff, Inter-Allied Transport Commission, 1944-1947; Lieutenant Colonel, Devonshire Regiment (Short Service Officer) 1946; Colonel, 1948; retired, c 1954.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family, Aug 1983

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copy papers relating to career of Col R G Philipps: Historical Record and Comments on the Mounting of OVERLORD, a personal impression by Southern Command , with accompanying maps, by Col John N Oliver, Head of Planning Staff, 20 Aug 1944; and report 'Operation MEDLOC - Planning Staff Report No 3 and Proposed War Establishments', by Lt Col R G Philipps, 22 Feb 1945.

System of arrangement

In files as 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 Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Summary guide entry on-line.

Allied materials

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



Decorations: OBE, TD

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Katharine Higgon.

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

Sept 2007

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  • Amphibious warfare
  • International conflicts
  • Military engineering
  • Military operations
  • Operation Overlord (1944)
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Philipps, Richard Gilmour, b 1897, Colonel
  • Philipps, Richard Gilmour, b 1897, Colonel

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