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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
PERMANENT SECRETARY OF THE ADMIRALTY: Letter to Commander in Chief, America and West Indies Station, 1953
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 item


Name of creator(s)

Sir John Gerald Lang

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Acquired by the Centre in 1981

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copy of typescript letter sent by Sir John Gerald Lang, Permanent Secretary of the Admiralty, to V Adm Sir William Gerrard Andrewes, Commander in Chief, America and West Indies Station, regarding the efficiency of the cryptographic staffs of HMS SUPERB and HMS SNIPE during naval operations in the Antarctic, 13 Apr 1953

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


Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room

Allied materials

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



Compiled Oct 1999

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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  • Armed forces
  • Chemical actions and uses
  • Communication process
  • Group communication
  • Higher science education
  • International relations
  • Military communications
  • Military engineering
  • Military exercises
  • Military operations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Pharmaceutic aids
  • Ships
  • Specialty uses of chemicals
  • State security
  • Vehicles
  • Warfare

Personal names

  • Andrewes, Sir, William Gerrard, 1899-1974, Knight, Admiral
  • Lang, Sir, John Gerald, 1896-1984, Knight, public official

Corporate names

  • HMS Snipe
  • HMS Superb
  • RN, Royal Navy


  • Americas
  • Antarctica
  • Caribbean

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