Collection FURSE - FURSE, R Adm Paul (1904-1978)

Key Information

Reference code



FURSE, R Adm Paul (1904-1978)


  • [1945] (Creation)
  • 1940 (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

Copies of two typescript texts of lectures by Furse both entitled 'Assistant Naval Attaché, Europe and the Americas' [1945]; copy of typescript narrative by Furse entitled 'British Naval agent in Scandinavia, Mar-Apr 1940'. Manuscript note by Furse on a reported rumour of a German invasion of the UK, 16-17 Sep 1940.

System of arrangement

1 file.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born 1904; educated at Royal Naval College, Osborne, Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and Royal Naval Engineering College, Keyham, Leicestershire; commissioned into RN, 1918; served in HM Submarines, 1927-1939; service on HMS DOLPHIN, submarine depot ship, 1932-1935; HMS MEDWAY, 4 Submarine Flotilla, China, 1937-1939; served in World War Two,1939-1945; Senior Engineering Officer, HMS SANDHURST, UK, 1939; Assistant Naval Attaché, Europe and the Americas, 1940-1943; served with 5 and 6 Submarine Flotillas, 1943-1946; awarded OBE, 1946; Admiralty, 1947; Chief Staff Officer, HMS CONDOR, Royal Naval Air Station, Arbroath, Angus, 1951; Director of Aircraft Maintenance and Repair, Admiralty, 1955-1958; awarded CB, 1958;Director General of the Aircraft Department, Admiralty, 1958-1959; retired 1959; botanical expeditions to Turkey and Iran, 1960, 1962, and to Afghanistan, 1964 and 1966; awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour by the Royal Horticultural Society, 1965; died 1978.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1983.

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


Compiled Jan 1999

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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