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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Radford
RADFORD, Brig Walter Buckley (1903-1987)
Created 1945, 1954
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 files


Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1903; educated at Radley and Christ Church, Oxford; commissioned into 1 King's Dragoon Guards from Territorial Army, 1925; Lt, 1927; Capt, 1932; service with 1 King's Dragoon Guards, Egypt and Secunderabad, India, 1932-1936; Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, 1937-1938; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Bde Maj, Support Group, 1 Armoured Div, France, 1939-1940; captured by German forces, St Valery, France, 1940; POW, 1940-1945; Commanding Officer, Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, Austria, 1945; awarded MBE, 1945; Lt Col, 1945; awarded MC, 1945; Commanding Officer, 1 King's Dragoon Guards, Palestine and Benghazi, Libya, 1946-1948; Assistant Adjutant General, War Office, 1948-1949; Col, 1949; Col (General Staff), Royal Armoured Corps Directorate, War Office, 1949-1951; commanded 23 (Independent) Armoured Bde, Territorial Army, Western Command, 1951-1953; Brig, 1953; Director, Fighting Vehicle Examination, Ministry of Supply, 1953-1954; Commandant, Royal Armoured Corps Centre, Bovington, Dorset, 1954; retired 1957; died 1987.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by a former colleague in 1998.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Typescript report, '23rd Armoured Bde operations in Greece, October 15 1944-January 7 1945' issued by Headquarters, Royal Armoured Corps, Central Mediterranean Forces, May 1945, and typescript volume, 'The Second World War 1939-1945 - Army - Planning' by Col Robert David Quixano Henriques, issued by the War Office, 1954.

System of arrangement

2 items

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 in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives



Decorations: MBE, MC

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
  • Armoured warfare
  • Europe
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military engineering
  • Military logistics
  • Military operations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Seas
  • State security
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • Western Europe
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Henriques, Robert David Quixano, 1905-1967, Colonel, author

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Mediterranean Sea, Seas
  • Western Europe

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