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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Rae
RAE, AVM Ronald Arthur Ramsay(1910-1994)
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 Australia in 1910; educated at Lindfield Public School and Sydney High School and Technical College; served in Australian Citizens Force and then as a cadet, Royal Australian Air Force, 1930-1931; transferred to Royal Air Force, 1932; flying duties in UK and Middle East with 33 and 142 Sqns, 1932-1936; armament officer in Far East, 1938-1942; Commander, RAF Tengah, Singapore, Feb 1942; POW, 1943-1945; Gp Capt in command, Central Gunnery School, 1946; RAF Staff College, 1948; Deputy Director, Organisation (Establishment), Middle East; commanded RAF North Luffenham and RAF Oakington (206 Advanced Flying School); Commandant, Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment, Boscombe Down; Deputy Air Secretary, Air Ministry, 1957-1959; Air Officer Commanding 224 Group, Singapore, 1960; retired, 1962; died in 1994.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1995.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Memorial addresses and obituaries, 1994, including details of his service as Commander, RAF Tengah, Singapore, 1942, and his subsequent capture and imprisonment by the Japanese, 1943-1945.

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 Director 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
Related units of description

The Imperial War Museum holds a collection of Rae's papers and a taped interview.

Publication note

The Imperial War Museum holds a collection of Rae's papers and a taped interview.



Decorations: CB, OBE

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.

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.

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  • Armed forces
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • War prisoners
  • War victims
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • Japanese Army
  • RAF, Royal Air Force


  • Tengah, Singapore, South East Asia

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