Key Information

Reference code



ANSTRUTHER-GOUGH-CALTHORPE, Brig Sir Richard (1908-1985)


  • [1978] (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

Brief account of his life and career, 1908-1947, written in [1978].

System of arrangement

1 file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1908; educated at Harrow School and Magdalene College, Cambridge; 2nd Lt, Royal Scots Greys, 1929; Lt, 1932; Adjutant, 1936-1939; served in Palestine 1936-1939; Capt, 1938; Staff Capt, 49 West Riding Div, York, 1939; served in Norway, 1940, and the Middle East, 1941-1942; Officer Commanding, Military Operations Section No 5, War Office, 1943-1944; Deputy Director of Military Operations, War Office, 1944-1947; Maj, 1946; honorary Brig, 1947; retired, 1947; died in 1985.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the Family in 1985.

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 from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, via the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Finding aids

This collection level description.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Related descriptions


Decorations: CBE

Alternative identifier(s)

People and Organisations

Genre access points

Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


Accession area