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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Ward-Booth
WARD-BOOTH, Maj Gen John Antony (1927-2002)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box (0.01 cubic metres)


Name of creator(s)

Booth, John Antony Ward, 1927-2002, Major General

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1927; educated at Worksop College, Nottinghamshire; joined Army, 1945; commissioned into Worcestershire Regt in India, 1946; served in India and Middle East, 1946-1948; regular commission into Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt, 1948; served with British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) and in Far East, Nigeria and Congo, 1950-1963; transferred to Parachute Regt, 1963; commanded 3 Bn, Parachute Regt, 1967-1969; served in Hong Kong, 1969-1970; Commander, 16 Parachute Bde, 1970-1973; National Defence College, Canada, 1973-1974; Deputy Adjutant General, BAOR, 1964-1975; Director of Army Air Corps, 1976-1979; General Officer Commanding Western District, 1979-1982; Deputy Colonel, Royal Anglian Regt, 1982-1987; Secretary, Eastern Wessex, Territorial Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Association, 1982-1989; died, 2002.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by the family in 2003

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photographs and press cuttings relating to Maj Gen John Antony Ward-Booth's career, 1946-1982, including: photographs and press cutting concerning British forces' involvement in United Nations peacekeeping operations, Kasai province, Congo, 1962; LIFE International photographs and magazine article, Oct 1964, relating to the role of 3 Bn Parachute Regt in protecting the Aden-Dhala road, South Arabia, from incursions by Yemeni guerrillas, 1964; press cuttings relating to the bombing of the 16th Parachute Bde officers' mess, Aldershot, 22 Feb 1972, by the Irish Republican Army (IRA); commemorative menu for 16 Parachute Bde farewell dinner, 31 Mar 1977; order of service for Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Falklands War memorial service, Aldershot, 1 Oct 1982.

System of arrangement

3 files, in broadly chronological order, and one outsize 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

Collection level description

Allied materials

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

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Kate O'Brien, May 2003

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

May 2003

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  • Civil war
  • International cooperation
  • International organizations
  • International politics
  • Nongovernmental organizations
  • Organizations
  • Political movements

Personal names

  • Booth, John Antony Ward-, 1927-2002, Major General

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • Irish Republican Army (IRA)
  • UN, United Nations


  • Adan, South Yemen, Yemen, Middle East
  • Aldershot, Hampshire, England
  • Congo, Central Africa
  • London, England

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