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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Wardman
WARDMAN, Gp Capt Reginald ('Rex') Bryson (1911-1985)
Created 1914, [1932-1944]
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1.5 boxes or 0.015 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)
Wardman, Reginald Bryson, 1911-1985, Group Captain
Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1911; Flying Officer, No 3 (Indian) Wing, Quetta and Peshawar, North West Frontier, India, [1932]-1934; Flight Lt, 1935; Student, Flying Instructor's Course, Central Flying School, Inland Area, 23 Group, Upavon, Marlborough, Wiltshire, 1935-1936; attached to 612 (County of Aberdeen) Army Co-operation Sqn, Auxiliary Air Force [1936-1938]; Sqn Ldr, 1938; Instructor, School of Army Co-operation, 22 (Army Co-operation) Group, Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire, 1938-1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Gp Capt, 1949; died 1985.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1987.

Content & structure

Scope and content

One hundred and three photographs relating to Wardman's RAF service, [1932-1944], including eighty three, mostly captioned, aerial photographs of North West Frontier Province, India [1932]-1934; photographs of RAF aircraft including Westland Wapiti Mk IIA, Avro Tutor, Hawker Hector [1932-1939]; three photographs of Wardman in No 3 (Indian) Wing RAF sports teams, Quetta, India, 1934; group photograph with Wardman and RAF pilots '46th Flying Instructors Course, Central Flying School, September-December 1935'; group photograph captioned 'No 612 (County of Aberdeen) (AC) (Army Co-operation) Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force, July 1938'; group photograph captioned '1935 600 City of London Fighter Squadron', group photograph captioned 'Brough [Yorkshire], January 1939', group photograph in front of Bristol Blenheim bomber [1940], Airspeed Horsa upon Salisbury plain [1944], group photograph captioned '296 Sqn Airborne Forces Headquarters', photograph of 296 Sqn badge, group photograph of RAF officers 1944, group photo of RAF Officers with Italian badge captioned 'East Colne 1945', two photographs of Handley Page Halifax bombers from towing gliders on crossing of Rhine March 24 1945, group photo of Norway visit, photo of Halifax taking off captioned ''R' for Mo, Joe' [1945], group photo captioned 'Celebration! promotion to Wg Cdr'. Also small Union flag displayed on the first British truck taken to France, and later used by the French Army, Aug 1914, (the flag originally belonged to a relative of Wardman who worked for Vulcan Motor and Engineering Company, Crossens, Southport, Lancashire).

System of arrangement

1 item, 103 photographs

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 forresearch use only. Requests to publish original material should besubmitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for MilitaryArchives, attention of the Director of Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
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Decorations: OBE, AFCAdditional notes: The Union flag is located in the Centre's reading room.

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.

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  • Aerial photographs
  • Aircraft
  • Armed forces
  • Chemical actions and uses
  • Flags
  • Heraldry
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military aircraft
  • Military organizations
  • Military personnel
  • Organizations
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Pharmaceutic aids
  • Photographs
  • Specialty uses of chemicals
  • State security
  • Vehicles
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • French Army
  • RAF, Royal Air Force


  • France
  • India, South Asia
  • Northwest Frontier, Pakistan, South Asia
  • Quetta, Pakistan, South Asia

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