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TULL, Wg Cdr Thomas Stuart (1914-1982)

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References on this page: TULL: 1-4


TULL: 1/1-9 Papers, 1943-1944, relating to Tull's service on the staff of Air Command, South East Asia


TULL: 1/1

1943 Jul

Text of lecture 'Air force organisation and some administrative problems in this theatre, part 1-organisation', given to Army officers (lecturer's name not supplied), outlining the organisation of personnel, trades, units and formations in the RAF, and of the air forces in India. With appendices issued by Administrative and Planning Branch, Air Headquarters, India, detailing RAF trades, branches, categories of aircrew and aircraft, command organisation, air forces in India and Ceylon, divisions of responsibility between the Army and RAF in India, and including memorandum entitled 'Army/Air co-operation' by Gen Sir Brian Law Montgomery, General Officer Commanding 8 Army. 25pp


TULL: 1/2

1943 Jul

Manuscript synopsis by Tull of the lecture 'Air force organisation and some administrative problems in this theatre (India), part 1-organisation', see 1/1. 4pp


TULL: 1/3

1943 Jul

Text of lecture 'Air force organisation and some administrative problems in this theatre, part 2-some administrative problems in this theatre', given to Army officers (lecturer's name not supplied), outlining the difficulties of logistics in India for RAF supplies, services carried out by the Army for the RAF, the use of air transport for the Army, the evacuation of casualties, and air supply by the USAAF to China. 6pp


TULL: 1/4

1942

Ten years old, the history of the Indian Air Force (publisher not given), including articles on its operations on the North West Frontier, in coastal defence and in Burma. 30pp


TULL: 1/5

[1943]

Undated text of lecture [by Tull?] entitled 'Operational records and statistics in Air Command, South East Asia' for the RAF squadron commanders' course, outlining the different reports required from the activities of squadrons necessary for operational research and intelligence purposes of higher commands. 3pp


TULL: 1/6

1944 Jan

Typescript copy of the 'Despatch on air operations (including a report on the expansion and development of the Air Forces in India), 21 Jun 1943-15 Nov 1943' by ACM Sir Richard Edmund Charles Peirse, Air Officer Commanding Air Forces in India, including strategic and tactical bombing and other operations of Bengal Command; operations of 222 Group, Ceylon, and 225 Group, Bangalore; provision of maintenance, signals and air transport; expansion of the Indian Air Force. With appendices of aircraft types and number; copy of signal from Peirse to ACM Sir Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, Chief of the Air Staff [12 Nov 1943], on the need for latest types of Supermarine Spitfire for operations in the Far East due to the inadequate performance of the Hawker Hurricane; disposition of squadrons of the 10th USAAF; bomber, fighter and reconnaissance sorties flown in India and Burma; disposition of squadrons in the Bengal and Ceylon areas. 105pp


TULL: 1/7

1944 Dec

Hanthawaddy and Rangoon city districts, Burma, map published by the Air Survey Department. Second edition, scale 1:63,360.


TULL: 1/8

[1943 Nov]

Memorandum entitled 'Air Command South East Asia, its origin and development since 7 Dec 1941', outlining organisation of air forces in India, major operations, and types and numbers of aircraft deployed. Draft copy with manuscript annotations by Tull. 11pp


TULL: 1/9

1944

The Chindits, part one (Statesman Press), booklet containing accounts of Chindit operations in Burma, reproduced from newspaper reports during Mar 1944, and including announcement of the death of Maj Gen Orde Charles Wingate, General Officer Commanding 3 Indian Infantry Div (Chindits), and a tribute to Wingate by Lt Gen William Joseph Slim, General Officer Commanding 14 Army. 24pp


TULL: 2/1-19 Papers, 1945-1951, relating to Tull's service with RAPWI (Recovered Allied Prisoners of War and Internees) on Java during 1945-1946


TULL: 2/1

1945 Sep 25-30

Papers relating to the release of prisoners held by the Japanese Army on Java, mainly comprising correspondence between 6 RAPWI (Recovered Allied Prisoners of War and Internees) Control Staff, Batavia, and Tull as Commanding Officer 5 RAPWI Contact Team at Ambarawa, including an account by W Cdr Alan D Groom, 5 RAPWI Contact Team, on conditions he experienced as a prisoner at Ambarawa Prison between Jan-Aug 1945; report by Groom on his visit to Soerakarta (Solo) Prison, 30 Sep 1945. 1 file, 16 items


TULL: 2/2

1945 Sep 27-1945 Nov 15

Papers relating to liaison between Tull as Commanding Officer 5 RAPWI (Recovered Allied Prisoners of War and Internees) Contact Team at Ambarawa, Java, and the Japanese Army, mainly relating to his instructions to Japanese Gen Nakamura, Central Defence Corps, Magelang, Java, ordering Japanese troops to retain their arms until otherwise ordered, and Nakamura's alleged complicity in handing over Japanese arms to Indonesian nationalists. With memorandum by Tull to Allied Headquarters, Semarang, 28 Oct 1945, commending the actions of Japanese Maj Satoh, Liaison Officer, in leading the defence of the prison camp at Ambarawa against Indonesian nationalists; papers describing size and location of Japanese garrisons on Central Java. 1 file, 20 items


TULL: 2/3

1945 Oct 5-1945 Dec 13

File of daily situation reports from Tull as Commanding Officer 5 RAPWI (Recovered Allied Prisoners of War and Internees) Contact Team at Ambarawa, Java, to 6 RAPWI Control Staff, Batavia, Java, mainly informing of civil unrest in Central Java and incidences in the defence and evacuation by Allied forces of internees in camps at Ambarawa, Soerakarta (Solo), Banjo Biroe and Magelang from attacks by Indonesian nationalist forces. 1 file, 61 items


TULL: 2/4

1945 Nov 8

Letter from Tull to Flight Lt Ronnie Trigg, Liaison Officer, Magelang, Java, informing him of Trigg's transfer to duties at Ambarawa. 1p


TULL: 2/5

1945 Sep 22-1945 Dec 24

File of incoming signals to Tull as Commanding Officer 5 RAPWI (Recovered Allied Prisoners of War and Internees) Contact Team at Ambarawa, Java, from 6 RAPWI Control Staff, Batavia, Java, and RAPWI units at Magelang and Semarang, mainly relating to the defence and evacuation by Allied forces of internees in camps at Ambarawa, Soerakarta (Solo), Banjo Biroe and Magelang from attacks by Indonesian nationalist forces, and the supply of food and equipment. 1 file, 90 items


TULL: 2/6

1945 Nov 14

Part of untitled weekly intelligence summary [probably of Headquarters 23 Indian Div at Batavia, Java] relating to the Indonesian nationalist government on Java and the TKR (Indonesian People's Security Army), including an outline of the government's political and military structure and membership; organisation, order of battle, location and strength of the TKR; intelligence on the Barisan Pelopor and Angkaten Pemoeda Indonesia (API) armed Indonesian nationalist organisations, Japanese subversive organisations, possible Indonesian nationalist air power and Indonesian nationalist propaganda. 24pp


TULL: 2/7

1945 Dec 4

Part of untitled weekly intelligence summary [probably of Headquarters 23 Indian Div at Batavia, Java], relating to the Indonesian nationalist government on Java and the TKR (Indonesian People's Security Army), including information on the organisation, order of battle, location and strength of the TKR; intelligence on the Pesindo, Pelopors, Angkaten Pemoeda Indonesia (API), other armed Indonesian nationalist organisations, the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI), and Indonesian nationalist propaganda; locations and strength of Japanese Army garrisons in West Java. 27pp


TULL: 2/8

1945 Oct 4-1945 Dec 4

Transcripts and translations of radio news and broadcasts on Java by British, Dutch and Indonesian nationalist stations, mainly in regard to the political situation in Central Java and civil unrest at Surabaya. Mostly in English, some Dutch and Indonesian. 1 file, 39 items


TULL: 2/9

1945 Oct 4-1946 Apr 2

Personal correspondence of Tull relating to his command of RAPWI (Recovered Allied Prisoners of War and Internees) units in Ambarawa and Bandung, Java, mainly comprising social correspondence with other RAPWI colleagues, staff of the Red Cross on Java, Dutch civilian ex-prisoners, and social invitations, and including copy letter from Tull to Edwina Cynthia Annette Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, 2 Apr 1946, thanking her for her visit to Bandung. 1 file, 81 items


TULL: 2/10

1945 Dec 27

Typescript report by Tull on operation SALEX MASTIFF, Central Java, 10 Sep-15 Dec 1945, for the protection, release and evacuation of RAPWI (Recovered Allied Prisoners of War and Internees), particularly relating to RAPWI operations, liaison with the Japanese Army, and clashes with Indonesian nationalists at the camps in Semarang, Ambarawa, and Magelang. With appendices containing the organisation of 5 RAPWI Contact Team at Ambarawa; memorandum by Tull to 6 RAPWI Control Staff at Batavia, on the political and military situation at Soerakarta (Solo) Camp, 7 Oct 1945; report on supplies of food to Ambarawa and Banjo Biroe Camps during Oct 1945. 44pp Two bound copies


TULL: 2/11

1945 Dec 27

Typescript report by Tull on operation SALEX MASTIFF, Central Java, 10 Sep-15 Dec 1945, for the protection, release and evacuation of RAPWI (Recovered Allied Prisoners of War and Internees), particularly relating to RAPWI operations, liaison with the Japanese Army, and conflicts with Indonesian nationalists at the camps in Semarang, Ambarawa, and Magelang. With appendices containing the organisation of 5 RAPWI Contact Team at Ambarawa; memorandum by Tull to 6 RAPWI Control Staff at Batavia, on the political and military situation at Soerakarta (Solo) Camp, 7 Oct 1945; report on supplies of food to Ambarawa and Banjo Biroe Camps during Oct 1945. 44pp Unbound sheets, identical to 2/11


TULL: 2/12

1946

Typescript report by Lt Col Frederick Henry Graylen Eggleton, Royal Welch Fusiliers, on the work of 6 RAPWI (Recovered Allied Prisoners of War and Internees) Control Staff, 20 Aug-31 Dec 1945, for the protection, release and evacuation of internees on Java. With appendices containing statistics on numbers of civilians interned on Java; schedule of action required on prisoners, food stocks and records for presentation to Japanese military delegates at Batavia; numbers and destinations of prisoners evacuated from Java; report on an ambush of a RAPWI convoy by Indonesian nationalists in Surabaya on 28 Oct 1945; report of the Medical Branch of 6 RAPWI Control Staff on the physical and phsychological condition and treatment of internees 41pp


TULL: 2/13

1946 Jan 23

Front cover of Weekly Intelligence Summary, number 11, of Headquarters, 23 Indian Div, Batavia, Java. 1p


TULL: 2/14

1946 Feb 26

Report by officer of the 3 Bn 10th Gurkha Rifles, Bandung, Java, comprising part of the 3/10's newsletter, being an account of negotiations and clashes between units of the 3/10 and Indonesian nationalists in Magelang and Moentilan, Central Java, 28-31 Oct 1945. 4pp


TULL: 2/15

1946 Mar 13

Typescript minutes of meeting of the 'JPS' [Dutch organisation to administer prison camps?] concerning the management of camps in Bandung, Java. 3pp


TULL: 2/16

1946 Mar 5

Report by officer of the 3 Bn 10th Gurkha Rifles, Bandung, Java, comprising part of the 3/10's newsletter, being an account of the battle between units of the 3/10 and Indonesian nationalists at Magelang, Central Java, 31 Oct-3 Nov 1945. 7pp


TULL: 2/17

1946 Apr 2

Issue of the Dutch language newspaper De Courant, containing articles on events and political developments in Bandung, Java. 4pp


TULL: 2/18

1946 May 1

Translation of the report of the Parliamentary Commission (States General) Dutch East Indies (Printed by De Hofstad, The Hague, 1946). 48pp


TULL: 2/19

1951 Aug 21

Letter from Tull to F V Donnison of Didcot, Berkshire, regarding Donnison's planned visit to Java, and meeting with Dr J H Van Mook, the former Deputy Governor General. 1p


TULL: 3/1-5 Papers, 1980-1983, relating to Tull's memoir 'Mission to Java' concerning his service with RAPWI (Recovered Allied Prisoners of War and Internees) on Java, 1945-1946


TULL: 3/1

1983

Typescript entitled 'Mission to Java', being Tull's memoir of 1938-1946, including accounts of his early career as a District Officer, Punjab, in the Indian Civil Service; as a staff officer at Air Command South East Asia, 1943-1944; service as RAF Liaison Officer with Force 136 during operation DRACULA for the capture of Rangoon, Burma, 1945. With detailed account of his service commanding 5 RAPWI (Recovered Allied Prisoners of War and Internees) Contact Team during operation SALEX MASTIFF, Central Java, 1945, for the protection, release and evacuation of prisoners of the occupying Japanese forces; extracts from his official papers relating to RAPWI; clashes between Allied Forces and Indonesian nationalists at the camps in Semarang, Ambarawa, and Magelang; his command of RAPWI unit in Bandung, 1946. With map of Java and two photocopied photographs of Tull and colleagues, 1945. 186pp


TULL: 3/2

1980-1981

Draft typescript of chapter 14 entitled 'Domestic affairs in Ambarawa' of Tull's memoir 'Mission to Java', relating to his service commanding 5 RAPWI (Recovered Allied Prisoners of War and Internees) Contact Team at Ambarawa, Central Java, 1945. With manuscript annotations by Tull. 11pp


TULL: 3/3

1980-1981

Draft typescript of chapter 17 entitled 'Spotlight on Ambarawa' of Tull's memoir 'Mission to Java', relating to his service commanding 5 RAPWI (Recovered Allied Prisoners of War and Internees) Contact Team at Ambarawa, Central Java, 1945, and attacks on the Ambarawa camps by Indonesian nationalists. With manuscript annotations by Tull. 16pp


TULL: 3/4

1980-1981

Draft typescript of chapter 21 entitled 'Java and the world' of Tull's memoir 'Mission to Java', relating to his service commanding 5 RAPWI (Recovered Allied Prisoners of War and Internees) Contact Team at Ambarawa, Central Java, 1945, and international reaction to uprisings on Java by Indonesian nationalists. With manuscript annotations by Tull. 10pp


TULL: 3/5

1980-1981

Manuscript of unnumbered chapter entitled 'Bandoeng' of Tull's memoir 'Mission to Java', relating to his service commanding a unit of RAPWI (Recovered Allied Prisoners of War and Internees) at Bandung, West Java, 1945-1946. 5pp


TULL: 4 Various papers of Tull, 1940-1981


TULL: 4/1

1940 Sep 13

Cutting [from the Rangoon Gazette?], relating to the fundraising efforts of the Moulmein Ladies War Charities Committee, Burma, in providing a mobile comforts van for British servicemen in Egypt. 1p


TULL: 4/2

1942 Dec 11

Letter to Tull in India from [his sister?] Helen in London, informing of family news. 1p


TULL: 4/3

1944 Jan 26

Covering note from Tull as Squadron Leader Operations 1B Records, Air Command South East Asia, to AVM John Wakeling Baker, Senior Air Staff Officer, enclosing draft copy of the despatch on air operations, 21 Jun 1943-15 Nov 1943 by ACM Sir Richard Edmund Charles Peirse, Air Officer Commanding Air Forces in India. 1p


TULL: 4/4

[1944]

Details of scheme operated by Payne Bros Ltd, of Durban, South Africa, for the despatch of parcels to the UK, with prices of clothes and groceries. 2pp


TULL: 4/5

1945 Jul 23

Mess bill for alcohol. 1p


TULL: 4/6

[1940-1945]

Photograph of camels, location unspecified. 1 photograph


TULL: 4/7

1981 Dec 21

Article in the Financial Times, containing an economic analysis of Indonesia. 10pp

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