Collection DACRE - DACRE, Air Cdre George Bentley (1891-1962)

Key Information

Reference code



DACRE, Air Cdre George Bentley (1891-1962)


  • 1985 (Creation)
  • [1917] (Creation)
  • 1911-1916 (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

Copies of diaries, 1911-1916, covering his flying training, 1911-1914, his service with the Royal Naval Air Service in the UK, [1914]-1915, Gallipoli, 1915, Bulgaria, 1915, and Egypt, 1916. Copy of account of his imprisonment in Turkey, Mar-Jul 1917, written in [1917], with newspaper cutting describing conditions in prisons in Constantinople, [1917]. 'The story of the men and aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm', illustrated pamphlet prepared for the Directorate of Navy Recruiting by the Central Office of Information, dated 1985.

System of arrangement

1 file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1891; joined Royal Naval Air Service, [1914]; served in UK, 1914-1915, Gallipoli, 1915, Bulgaria, 1915, and Egypt, 1916; imprisoned in Turkey; Group Capt, RAF, 1935; Air Attaché, Rome, 1935; Air Cdre, No 24 (Training) Group, RAF Station Halton, 1938; died 1962.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1996.

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 copies

Copy of prison diary held in Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton.

Related descriptions


Decorations: CBE, DSO

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.


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