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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Raven
RAVEN, R Adm John Stanley (1910-1987)
Created 1939-1964
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01 cubic metres


Administrative / Biographical history

1910; educated at Huddersfield College and Leeds University; commissioned into Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1939; served in HMS GLOUCESTER and HMS ORION, World War Two, 1939-1945; transferred to Royal Navy in 1946; Rear Admiral, 1962; Director of Engineering and Training Division, Admiralty, and Deputy Chairman of Naval Engineering officer, 1962-1965; retired in 1965; died in 1987.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1991.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to service in HMS GLOUCESTER, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, World War Two, including photocopy of diary, 1939-1940, naval messages, 1940-1943, and photographs; official service records, 1941-1958; and papers relating to naval career, 1949-1964, including article dated 1965, 'A Perspective View of Naval Engineering', on the Electrical Branch of the Royal Navy.

System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically in sections according to service.

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

Draft list available online and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

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



Decorations: CB

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.

Date(s) of descriptions

Updated 2016

Box List(s)

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  • Armed forces
  • Chemical actions and uses
  • Diaries
  • Documents
  • Electrical engineering
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Marine engineering
  • Military engineering
  • Military organizations
  • Naval engineering
  • Nonfiction
  • Organizations
  • Pharmaceutic aids
  • Photographs
  • Primary documents
  • Prose
  • Ships
  • Specialty uses of chemicals
  • State security
  • Transport engineering
  • Vehicles
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • HMS Gloucester
  • RN, Royal Navy
  • Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

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