Collection WARD-BOOTH - WARD-BOOTH, Maj Gen John Antony (1927-2002)

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WARD-BOOTH, Maj Gen John Antony (1927-2002)


  • 1946-1982 (Creation)

Level of description



1 box (0.01 cubic metres)

Scope and content

Photographs and press cuttings relating to Maj Gen John Antony Ward-Booth's career, 1946-1982, including: photographs and press cutting concerning British forces' involvement in United Nations peacekeeping operations, Kasai province, Congo, 1962; LIFE International photographs and magazine article, Oct 1964, relating to the role of 3 Bn Parachute Regt in protecting the Aden-Dhala road, South Arabia, from incursions by Yemeni guerrillas, 1964; press cuttings relating to the bombing of the 16th Parachute Bde officers' mess, Aldershot, 22 Feb 1972, by the Irish Republican Army (IRA); commemorative menu for 16 Parachute Bde farewell dinner, 31 Mar 1977; order of service for Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Falklands War memorial service, Aldershot, 1 Oct 1982.

System of arrangement

3 files, in broadly chronological order, and one outsize item

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born 1927; educated at Worksop College, Nottinghamshire; joined Army, 1945; commissioned into Worcestershire Regt in India, 1946; served in India and Middle East, 1946-1948; regular commission into Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt, 1948; served with British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) and in Far East, Nigeria and Congo, 1950-1963; transferred to Parachute Regt, 1963; commanded 3 Bn, Parachute Regt, 1967-1969; served in Hong Kong, 1969-1970; Commander, 16 Parachute Bde, 1970-1973; National Defence College, Canada, 1973-1974; Deputy Adjutant General, BAOR, 1964-1975; Director of Army Air Corps, 1976-1979; General Officer Commanding Western District, 1979-1982; Deputy Colonel, Royal Anglian Regt, 1982-1987; Secretary, Eastern Wessex, Territorial Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Association, 1982-1989; died, 2002.

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, May 2003

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