Collection DARKIN - DARKIN, Maj Gen Roy Bertram (1916-1987)

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Reference code



DARKIN, Maj Gen Roy Bertram (1916-1987)


  • 1942-1943 (Creation)
  • 1940 (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

Papers relating to Staff College, Quetta, including rolls of directing staff and students, joining instructions and pre-course reading list, 1942-1943; certificate of appointment as 2nd Lt, Indian Army, 1940.

System of arrangement

1 file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1916; educated at Felsted School; 2nd Lt, Baluch Regt, Indian Army, 1940; served on North West Frontier, India, in Iraq and Persia and as General Staff Officer Grade 2, HQ Allied Land Forces South East Asia, Burma, 1940-1945; attended Staff College, Quetta, 1943; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, India Office, 1945; transferred to Royal Army Ordnance Corps, 1946; Lt, 1946; Capt, 1946; Maj, 1952; Senior Instructor, Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps School, Melbourne, 1952-1954; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, HQ Aldershot District, 1954-1955; Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Land Forces, Hong Kong, 1960-1962; Col, 1962; Assistant Adjutant General, Ministry of Defence, 1962-1965; Senior Provision Officer, Central Ordnance Depot, Bicester, 1965-1966; Brig, 1966; Director of Ordnance Services, Far East Land Forces, 1966-1969; Deputy Director of Ordnance Services, Ministry of Defence, 1969-1971; Maj Gen, 1971; Commander Base Organisation, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, 1971-1973; honorary Col, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve, 1971-1973; Col Commandant, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, 1975-1979; died in 1987.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1988.

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.

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.


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