Collection LOVE, RC - LOVE, Gp Capt Raymond Charles (1917-1997)

Key Information

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LOVE, Gp Capt Raymond Charles (1917-1997)


  • 1997. (Creation)
  • 1957 (Creation)
  • 1941-1944 (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

Copy of typescript account 'Notes on operations in the Aegean September/October 1943', chiefly relating to RAF operations under Love's command on the Greek island of Kos, including evacuation, Oct 1943; typescript copies of citations for DFC, Oct 1941, and DSO, 1943; copies of newspaper cuttings relating to Love's wartime service, 1941-1944, 1957; typescript obituary,1997.

System of arrangement

1 file.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born 1917; educated at Ryde School, Isle of Wight; joined the RAF as Acting Pilot Officer, 1935; No 2 Flying Training School, 23 Group, Digby, Lincolnshire, 1935-1936; served with 54 (Fighter) Sqn, 11 (Fighter) Group, Hornchurch, Essex, 1936-[1940]; Flying Officer, 1937; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Sqn Ldr [1940]; Commanding Officer, 222 (Natal) Sqn, Coltishall,Norfolk, 1941; awarded DFC, 1941; acting Wg Cdr (Flying), North Weald, Essex, 1941; served in Middle East, 1942-1945; commanded RAF units on Greek island of Kos, 1943; commanded defence of Antimachia airfield during German invasion of Kos, Oct 1943; awardedDSO, 1943; acting Gp Capt, 1944; commanded 251 Wing, Naples, Italy, 1944-1945; Wg Cdr, 1947; served at Central Fighter Establishment, West Raynham, Norfolk, and US Air Force Proving Ground, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, USA; Gp Capt, 1954; commanded RAF Manby, Lincolnshire, [1954]-1960; retired 1960; employed with an engineering firm, 1960-1967; Assistant Secretary ofthe Baltic Exchange, London, 1967-1977; died 1997.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1997.

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

The original of 'Notes on operations in the Aegean September/October 1943' is held by the Imperial WarMuseum, London.

Related descriptions


Compiled Aug 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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