Collection STOCKWELL - STOCKWELL, Gen Sir Hugh Charles (1903-1986)

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STOCKWELL, Gen Sir Hugh Charles (1903-1986)


  • 1923-1987 (Creation)

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16 boxes or 0.16 cubic metres

Scope and content

Papers relating to early career including memoirs covering 1903-1935 and Army Record of Service, 1923-1952; campaign in Norway, World War Two, including War Diary, May 1940, operational orders and diary covering preparation of 2 Independent Company for service in Norway; papers including lecture notes and schedules for courses at Special Training Centre, Inverailort Castle, Loch Ailort, 1940-1941; Madagascar, 1942-1943, including photograph album on service with 2 Company Royal Welch Fusiliers and order of battle for Battle of Majunga, Sep 1942; Burma, 1943-1945, including memoir and photograph album, 29 Brigade, 36 Division, official reports and printed histories including the Arakan campaign; Palestine, 1947-1948 including Operation BROADSIDE, 1946, reports and correspondence; transfer of 6 Airborne Division to British Army of the Rhine, 1947-1948; Malaya, including operational papers, photographs and texts of speeches; Suez Crisis, 1956, including reports, maps, photographs and correspondence; Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, 1960-1964 including photographs; and miscellaneous papers relating to postwar career, including memorial address, 1987.

System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically in sections according to military service.

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Biographical history

in 1903; served with 2 Royal Welch Fusiliers; service in West Africa, 1929-1935; instructor at Small Arms School, Netheravon, 1935-1938; Brigade Maj, Royal Welch Brigade, 1938-1940; service in Norway, 1940; service with 30 East African Brigade, 1942-1943; service with 29 Independent Brigade, 1943-1945; commander of 82 (West African) Division, 1945-1946; service in Burma, 1943-1946; commander, Home Counties District, 1946-1947; commander, 6 Airborne Division, Palestine, 1947-1948; Commandant, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, 1948-1950; Colonel, the Royal Welch Fusiliers, 1952-1965; 1 Corps, British Army of the Rhine, 1954-1956; Colonel, the Royal Malay Regiment, 1954-1959; Ground Forces, Suez Operation, 1956; Gen, 1957; Military Secretary to the Secretary of State for War, 1957-1959; Colonel Commandant, Army Air Corps, 1957-1963; Colonel Commandant, Royal Army, 1959-1964; Adjutant General to the Forces, 1959-1960; ADC General to the Queen, 1959-1962; Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, 1960-1964; retired, 1964; died in 1986.

Custodial history

Placed in the Centre by Gen Sir Hugh Stockwell in 1981, 1982 and 1985.

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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Decorations: GCB, KBE, DSO

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


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