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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA White R L
WHITE, Col Richard Loughnan (1913-1992)
Created 1958
Level of description
collection level (single item)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 reel


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1913; 2nd Lt, Royal Engineers, 1933; Lt, 1936; served in Palestine, [1936-1939]; Capt, 1941; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, General HQ, Middle East Land Forces, 1941-1942; General Staff Officer Grade 2 under Engineer-in-Chief, Middle East Land Forces, 1943; Staff Officer, Royal Engineers, Grade 2, 30 Corps, 1944, 1946; Bde Maj, 1944-1945; HQ, 5 Div, 1946-1948; Maj, 1946; General Staff Officer Grade 2 under Inspector of Establishments, War Office, 1948-1951; Staff Officer, Royal Engineers, Grade 1, HQ British Troops in Egypt, 1951-1953; Lt Col, 1954; commanded 24 Engineer Group (Territorial Army), 1958; died in 1992.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1994

Content & structure

Scope and content

Cinefilm of preparations for atomic bomb tests, Christmas Island, 1958.

System of arrangement

1 reel.

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 Military Archives.

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



Decorations: CB, CBE

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
  • Film media
  • Film strips
  • Information media
  • International relations
  • Military engineering
  • Military equipment
  • Military organizations
  • Nuclear warfare
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • Warfare
  • Weapons

Personal names

  • White, Richard Loughnan, 1913-1992, Colonel

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Asia and the Pacific
  • Christmas Island, Oceania
  • Kiritimati, Line Group, Kiribati, Oceania

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