Collection COLLIER - COLLIER, AVM Sir Conrad (1895-1986)

Key Information

Reference code



COLLIER, AVM Sir Conrad (1895-1986)


  • 1968-1969 (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

Correspondence relating to Collier's work as Air Attaché in Moscow, 1934-1937, and as Head of the Air Section of the British Military Mission to Moscow, 1941, with particular reference to the role of Brig Gen Philip R Faymonville, United States Army, Military Attaché and later Lend-Lease Administrator in Moscow, 1934-1943, in relations between the USA and the USSR during the period 1918-1943, consisting of photocopies of letters to Collier from Lt Col Thomas A Julian, Associate Professor of History at the USAF Academy and carbon copies of Collier's replies, dated 1968-1969.

System of arrangement

1 file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1895; educated at Sherborne School; 2nd Lt, 9 King's Own (Royal Lancashire) Regt, 1914; joined Royal Flying Corps, 1915; served in France, 1915; POW, 1915-1918; served in Northern Russia, 1919; served on the Control Commission in Austria and Hungary, 1920-1922; Air Adviser to the Estonian Army, 1928; studied at RAF Staff College, 1931; commanded No 12 (Bomber) Sqn, 1934; Air Attaché, Moscow, 1934-1937; Deputy Director of Plans, Air Ministry, 1938; Senior Air Staff Officer, Advanced Air Striking Force, France, 1940; Director of Allied Air Cooperation, Air Ministry, 1940; Head of Air Section, British Military Mission to Moscow, 1941; Air Officer in charge of Administration, Army HQ, India, 1942-1943; Deputy Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Transport Command, 1943-1945; Air Officer Commanding No 3 Group, Bomber Command, 1946; AVM, 1946; Director General of Technical Services, Ministry of Civil Aviation, 1946-1947; Controller of Technical and Operational Services, Ministry of Civil Aviation, 1947-1948; died in 1986.

Custodial history

Carbon copies presented in the Centre by Collier in 1982 and photocopies made by the Centre in 1982 from originals loaned by Collier.

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 materials

The National Archives holds an account of his World War One experiences, 1914-1920, written as a Staff College assignment, 1931 (AIR 1/2392/228/11/181).

Related descriptions


Decorations: KCB, CBE

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Genre access points

Rules and/or conventions used

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


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