Collection GARDEN - GARDEN, AM Timothy (1944-2007)

Key Information

Reference code



GARDEN, AM Timothy (1944-2007)


  • 1982-2006 (Creation)

Level of description



8 boxes or 0.08 cubic metres

Scope and content

Papers of AM Tim Garden, 1982-2006, including transcripts of lectures by Garden, 1982-2002; articles by Garden, 1984-2005 and papers reflecting his research on the Falklands War; Kosovo; Iraq; Iran; Afghanistan; nuclear weapons; Northern Ireland; military capabilities in Europe; NATO and the European Union. Papers include press cuttings, articles, correspondence, draft papers pamphlets and other published material.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born, 1944; educated St Catherine's College, Oxford (MA 1967; Hon Fellow, 1994); Magdalene College, Cambridge (MPhil, 1982); joined RAF, 1963; Pilot, 3 Squadron, 1967-1971; Flying Instructor, 1972-1975; Army Staff College, 1976; Personal Staff Officer, 1977-1979; Officer, 50 Squadron, 1979-1981; Director of Defence studies, RAF, 1982-1985; Station Commander RAF Odiham, 1985-1987; Assistant Director, Defence Programmes, 1987-1988; Director Air Force Staff Duties, 1988-1990; Assistant Chief of the Air Staff, 1991-1992; Assistant Chief of Defence Staff, 1992-1994; Air Marshal; Commandant, Royal College of Defence Studies, 1994-1995; retired, 1996; Director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1997-1998; undertook writing, broadcasting, lecturing and projects for the British Government, the US Department of Defense and NATO; Liberal Democrat Spokesman on Defence, 2004-2007; died, 2007.

Custodial history

Received from the family, 2008.

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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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.


Archivist's note

Compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Sources: Who's Who

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