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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Veasey
VEASEY, Capt Robert Francis, RN (1883-1964)
Created 1940-1947, 1984
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1883; served in RN, 1896-1912; rejoined RN and attached to Government Steel Inspection Unit, [1914-1918]; retired from RN and started a career in farming in Kenya, 1925; rejoined RN, 1940; Naval Officer-in-Charge, Mogadishu, Somalia, 1941; Sea Transport Officer, later Divisional Sea Transport Officer, Aden, 1941-1943; Divisional Sea Transport Officer, Port Said, Egypt, 1943; retired pay, 1943; died in 1964.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Copies made by the Centre in 1985 from originals loaned by the family.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copies of correspondence relating to his service with the RN in World War Two, 1940-1943, dated 1940-1947, 1984, principally comprising letters to his wife, 1940-1943, mainly letters written during his service as Divisional Sea Transport Officer, Port Said, Egypt, 1943; correspondence concerning coal bunkering abuse by merchants in the Red Sea, 1942-1943; correspondence concerning Veasey's retirement, 1943, dated 1942-1947; catalogue of Veasey's correspondence and brief biography of Veasey, written by his granddaughter Sarah Howard in 1984.

System of arrangement

1 file.

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, and due in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

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


Compiled Jul 1997

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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  • Armed forces
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Sea transport
  • Seas
  • State security
  • Transport
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Howard, Sarah, fl 1984

Corporate names

  • RN, Royal Navy


  • Port Said, Urban, Egypt, North Africa
  • Red Sea

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