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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Warsop
WARSOP, R Adm John Charles (1927-1995)
Created [1994]
Level of description
collection level (single item)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1927; educated at Gateway School, Leicester, and Royal Naval College, Eaton Hall, Chester; attended Royal Naval Engineering College, Keyham, Plymouth, 1945-1948; served on HMS THESEUS and HMS GAMBIA, 1949-1950; Royal Naval College, Greenwich, 1950-1952; served on HMS SUPERB, 1952-1954; Staff, Royal Naval Engineering College, 1954-1956; Ministry of Defence, 1956-1959; Senior Engineer, HMS ARK ROYAL, 1959-1961; Ministry of Defence, 1961-1965, 1968-1970, 1972-1975 and 1979-1981; British Defence Staff, Washington, USA, 1965-1968; Engineer Officer, HMS BLAKE, 1970-1972; Commanding Officer, HMS FISGARD, 1975-1978; R Adm, 1981; Port Adm, Rosyth, 1981-1983; Flag Officer and Naval Base Cdr, Portsmouth, 1983-1985; retired, 1986; died in 1995.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1996.

Content & structure

Scope and content

AFO 1/56, the new officer structure', a manuscript text on changes in the RN officer structure, 1956-1994, with particular reference to Area Flag Officers, written in [1994].

System of arrangement

Single 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

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

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives
Related units of description

Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth, holds tapes of interviews with Warsop.

Publication note
Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth, holds tapes of interviews with Warsop.



Decorations: CB

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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  • Armed forces
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Officers
  • Organizations
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • State security

Corporate names

  • RN, Royal Navy

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