Collection NEILSON - NEILSON, Lt Col Ian Godfrey (1918-2017)

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NEILSON, Lt Col Ian Godfrey (1918-2017)


  • [1994] (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

The Air Observation Post in Normandy, June 1944', a typescript article on his service with B Flight, No 652 Air Observation Post Sqn, RAF, Jun-Jul 1944, and a copy of The Army Air Corps Journal, 1994, including a cut and illustrated version of the article.

System of arrangement

1 file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1918; educated at Glasgow Academy and Glasgow University; trained as a solicitor, Glasgow, 1935-1939; served in Territorial Army, 1938; served with Air Observation Post, 1941-1944; commanded B Flight, No 652 Air Observation Post Sqn, RAF, Normandy, Jun 1944; Lt Col commanding War Crimes Investigation Unit, Germany, 1945-1946; formed and commanded No 666 Scottish Sqn, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, 1948-1953. Died, 2017.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by Neilson in 1994.

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.

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Script of material

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This collection level description.

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Decorations: DFC, TD

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Rules and/or conventions used

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


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