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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
Papers relating to military forces in West Africa
Level of description
Collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Keith Steward, Aug 2003

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to military forces in West Africa, including pamphlet entitled A brief history of the Gold Coast Regiment, West African Frontier Force, c 1918; Notes for the guidance and information of visiting contingents during the independence celebrations of Ghana, 2nd to 8th March 1957, Gold Coast Military Forces HQ, Accra, 1957; Nigeria Year Book 1969 (Times Press Ltd, Nigeria); order of service for funeral of Col Leslie Hugh Bean, West African Frontier Force, 1988; order of service for funeral of Maj Gen Daniel Kwao Addo, Chief of Defence Staff, Ghana Armed Forces, 1998; The Ghana Army: a concise contemporary guide to its centennial regimental history, 1897-1999 by Lt Col Festus Aboagye (Sedco Publishing Ltd, Ghana, 1999); article entitled 'Ethnicity in the military', The Weekend Statesman, Ghana, Jul 2000, relating to British military recruitment in the Gold Coast.

System of arrangement

1 file 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 Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Summary guide entry online and due to be published in hard copy.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London

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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  • Armed forces
  • Colonial forces
  • Colonialism
  • Imperialism
  • Political doctrines
  • State security


  • Ghana
  • West Africa

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