Collection IREMONGER - IREMONGER, Gp Capt James Henry (1918-2002)

Key Information

Reference code



IREMONGER, Gp Capt James Henry (1918-2002)


  • 1896-1960 (Creation)

Level of description



2 boxes (0.2 cubic metres)

Scope and content

Papers, photographs and publications of Gp Capt James Henry Iremonger, relating to his career, 1936-1959, including: orders for 1 Airborne Allied Army for Operation MARKET, Netherlands, 17 Sep 1944; Second Army intelligence summaries, 2-4 May 1945; 83 Group intelligence summaries, 34 May 1945; stereoscopic slides of aerial photographs showing results of RAF bombing raids over France and Germany, 1943-1944; copy pages from Iremonger's flying log book, 1936-1958; Bag the Hun! (Air Ministry, Apr 1943), a booklet of mathematical exercises for fighter pilots.

System of arrangement

Broadly chronological

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born 1918; student, RAF College Cranwell, 1936-1938; pupil, School of Army Co-operation, 22 (Army Co-operation) Group, Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire, 1938; pilot, 20 Sqn, North West Frontier, India, 1939-1940; ADC to Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Air Headquarters, India, 1941; 155 Sqn, Risalpur, North West Frontier, India, 1942; Officer Commanding B Flight, 5 Sqn, Dum Dum, India, 1942; Sqn Ldr, 67 Sqn, Alipore, India, 1942; Commanding Officer, 17 Sqn, Bengal, India, 1942; on staff, 224 Group Headquarters, Chittagong, 1942, India, 1942-1943; Sqn Ldr, 197 Sqn, RAF Tangmere, 1943-1944; Commanding Officer, 486 (New Zealand) Sqn, Fighter Command and Tactical Air Force, 1944; 83 Group, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 1944-1945; Wg Cdr, 83 Group Headquarters, Germany, 1945; student, RAF Staff College, Bracknell, 1945-1946; Fighter Command Headquarters, 1946-1948; Sqn Ldr, Central Fighter Establishment, West Raynham, 1948; Personal Staff Officer to Commander-in-Chief, Fighter Command Headquarters, 1948-1949; Air Ministry, 1949-1951; RAF Kabrit, Egypt, 1951-1954; Senior Air Staff Officer, British Forces Aden Headquarters, 1954; Fighter Command Headquarters, 1954-1955; Commander, RAF Horsham St Faith, 1955-1958

Custodial history

Placed in the Centre by the family in 2003

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.

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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 Kate O'Brien, July 2003

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