Collection GAGE - GAGE, Lt Col Leonard George (1912-2000)

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GAGE, Lt Col Leonard George (1912-2000)


  • 1939-1945 (Creation)

Level of description



0.5 box (0.005 cubic metres)

Scope and content

Papers of Lt Col Leonard George Gage, on service with Army Postal Service, 1939-1945; principally comprising correspondence on the introduction and operation of the airgraph service to the Middle East; letters of congratulation on mention in despatches, 1941, and award of MBE, 1944; photographs of army postal services in France, 1939-1940 and the Middle East, 1942-1945; copy of Parade No.124, 26 Dec 1942, containing illustrated article 'Mail Up for Christmas'

System of arrangement

2 files.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born 1912; joined the Post Office as a sorting clerk and telegraphist, 1929; Assistant Postal Controller, North West Region, 1939; joined Royal Engineers Postal Service, Sep 1939; Lt 1939; served with British Expeditionary Force, France, Sep 1939 Jun 1940; temp Capt 1940; commanded No.1 Army Postal Distribution Office, London, Feb-Aug 1941, acting Maj 1941; commanded 4 Base Army Post Office, Cairo, 1941-1943; mentioned is despatches for period Nov 1941 - Apr 1942; Deputy Assistant Director, Army Postal Service, Middle East, 1943-1945; MBE 1944; acting Lt Col 1945; Assistant Director, Army Postal Service, Germany, 1945-46; Inspector of Postal Services, Post Office HQ, London; 1948-1949; Assistant Postal Controller, North East Region, Leeds, 1949-1952; Overseas Postal Administration, advising on postal services in North and East Africa, 1952-1958; Instructor, Post Office Management Centre, 1961-1962; Head Postmaster, Sheffield, 1962-1965; Head Postmaster, Manchester, 1965-1968; Director, North Western Postal Region, 1968; died 2000.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family, 2001.

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

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Rules and/or conventions used

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


Archivist's note

Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project

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