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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Stockwell
STOCKWELL, Gen Sir Hugh Charles (1903-1986)
Created 1923-1987
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
16 boxes or 0.16 cubic metres


Administrative / Biographical history

in 1903; served with 2 Royal Welch Fusiliers; service in West Africa, 1929-1935; instructor at Small Arms School, Netheravon, 1935-1938; Brigade Maj, Royal Welch Brigade, 1938-1940; service in Norway, 1940; service with 30 East African Brigade, 1942-1943; service with 29 Independent Brigade, 1943-1945; commander of 82 (West African) Division, 1945-1946; service in Burma, 1943-1946; commander, Home Counties District, 1946-1947; commander, 6 Airborne Division, Palestine, 1947-1948; Commandant, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, 1948-1950; Colonel, the Royal Welch Fusiliers, 1952-1965; 1 Corps, British Army of the Rhine, 1954-1956; Colonel, the Royal Malay Regiment, 1954-1959; Ground Forces, Suez Operation, 1956; Gen, 1957; Military Secretary to the Secretary of State for War, 1957-1959; Colonel Commandant, Army Air Corps, 1957-1963; Colonel Commandant, Royal Army, 1959-1964; Adjutant General to the Forces, 1959-1960; ADC General to the Queen, 1959-1962; Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, 1960-1964; retired, 1964; died in 1986.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by Gen Sir Hugh Stockwell in 1981, 1982 and 1985.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to early career including memoirs covering 1903-1935 and Army Record of Service, 1923-1952; campaign in Norway, World War Two, including War Diary, May 1940, operational orders and diary covering preparation of 2 Independent Company for service in Norway; papers including lecture notes and schedules for courses at Special Training Centre, Inverailort Castle, Loch Ailort, 1940-1941; Madagascar, 1942-1943, including photograph album on service with 2 Company Royal Welch Fusiliers and order of battle for Battle of Majunga, Sep 1942; Burma, 1943-1945, including memoir and photograph album, 29 Brigade, 36 Division, official reports and printed histories including the Arakan campaign; Palestine, 1947-1948 including Operation BROADSIDE, 1946, reports and correspondence; transfer of 6 Airborne Division to British Army of the Rhine, 1947-1948; Malaya, including operational papers, photographs and texts of speeches; Suez Crisis, 1956, including reports, maps, photographs and correspondence; Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, 1960-1964 including photographs; and miscellaneous papers relating to postwar career, including memorial address, 1987.

System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically in sections according to military 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 provided 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 catalogue 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: GCB, KBE, DSO

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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  • Airborne warfare
  • Armed forces
  • Diaries
  • Documents
  • Geomorphology
  • Higher science education
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Land forms
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Maps
  • Memoirs
  • Military education
  • Military engineering
  • Military operations
  • Military organizations
  • Military training
  • Mountains
  • Nonfiction
  • Operation Broadside (1946)
  • Organizations
  • Photographs
  • Primary documents
  • Prose
  • State security
  • Suez Crisis (1956)
  • Topography
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • War diaries
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Stockwell, Sir, Hugh Charles, 1903-1986, Knight, General

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Ailort, Loch, Invernessshire, Scotland
  • Germany
  • Inverailort Castle, Invernessshire, Scotland
  • Lochailort, Invernessshire, Scotland
  • London, England
  • Majunga, Madagascar, East Africa
  • Malaysia, South East Asia
  • Norway, Northern Europe
  • Philippines, South East Asia
  • Rhine, river

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