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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Riddell
RIDDELL, Maj Gen Ralph Anthony (1900-1979)
Created [1965]
Level of description
collection level (single item)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1900; commissioned into Royal West Kent Regt, 1919; Lt, 1921; Adjutant, 1935-1927; Capt, 1930; Staff Capt, 1932-1934; General Staff Officer for Weapons Training, Eastern Command, 1934-1936; served in Palestine, [1936-1939]; Maj, 1938; Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, 1938-1939; Brig, 1947; ADC to King George VI, 1949; retired, 1955; died in 1979.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1980.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copy of typescript text on the use of nuclear weapons and significance of nuclear power, [1940-1965], written in [1965].

System of arrangement

single item

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



Decorations: CBE

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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  • Military engineering
  • Military equipment
  • Nuclear warfare
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Warfare
  • Weapons

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