Papers of Maj Gen Sir John Acland, 1979-1990, relating to his role as Commander of the Commonwealth Monitoring Force monitoring the ceasefire during elections in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), Operation AGILA. Papers include general correspondence; situation reports; operational, planning and logistical instructions; maps; minutes; speeches; schedules; correspondence relating to award of operation medal and photographs and slides showing troops on deployment during the operation; Nov 1979 - Mar 1980. Papers evaluating the operation include reports on lessons learned; notes for talks and lectures on Operation AGILA; a detailed chronology of the events between May 1979 and Apr 1980; article, 'The Rhodesia Operation' by Acland, Apr 1980; article, 'Reflections from Rhodesia' by Brig John Hartley Learmont, Deputy Commander Monitoring Force; account of events by Capt Jonathan Bernard Appleton Bailey of the Monitoring Force, Jul 1980. Also copy of recording of Acland discussing the operation, Dec 1990, held at the Imperial War Museum (Ref 11753/3).
Acland, Sir John Hugh Bevil, 1928-2006, Knight, Major General