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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Ridley, D D
RIDLEY, Col Dan Dunglinson (1916-2006)
1945, [1970]
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file or 0.01m3


Name of creator(s)

Ridley, Dan Dunglinson, 1916-2006, Colonel

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1916, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne; Staff Training College, Camberley, 1939; Royal Artillery, 1940-1945; General Staff Officer, Military Government of the Greater Berlin Area, Germany, 1945-1946; Staff Captain, Department of the Adjutant General of the Forces, War Office, 1947-1948; Captain, Royal Artillery, 1949; Major 1952; Colonel, 1964; Military Attaché, Warsaw, Poland, 1965; retired 1970; died 2006.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family, Apr 2007

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copies of papers relating to service of Colonel Dan Dunglinson Ridley, Berlin, Germany, 1945-46. Diary kept during work with American military government detachment in Remschied, Germany, assessing local infrastructure, May 1945. Account, written after his retirement, 1970, of his work for the Military Government of the Greater Berlin Area (MGGBA) administrating the Wilmersdorf District, British Sector, Berlin, Germany, under Lieutenant Colonel "Fritz" Norman (Dudley Stewart Norman, East Yorkshire Regiment), describing problems of liaison with occupying Russian forces and assessing former civilian members of Nazi party before allocating jobs; and account of work in Military Government Headquarters, Charlottenburg District, British Sector, under command of Brigadier "Loony" Hinde (Sir William Robert Norris Hinde); dealing with running of the city and describing social conditions for civilian population. Also original pass issued by Russian Army to allow free passage in Wilmersdorf District, Berlin, Germany.

System of arrangement

One file as outlined above in Scope and Content.

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 Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Summary guide entry on-line.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

Originals retained by family.

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

Apr 2007

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  • International conflicts
  • Military government
  • Political systems
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Ridley, Dan Dunglinson, 1916-2006, Colonel
  • Ridley, Dan Dunglinson, 1916-2006, Colonel

Corporate names

  • Control Commission Germany
  • Military Government of the Greater Berlin Area


  • Germany

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