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Madden, Commander Humphrey Page (b 1905)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 MDN

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Madden, Commander Humphrey Page (b 1905)

Date(s): 1919-1941

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 2 1/2ft; 76cm

Name of creator(s): Madden | Humphrey Page | b 1905 | Commander


Administrative/Biographical history:

Madden entered the Navy in 1919 and after training at Osborne and at Dartmouth served in the THUNDERER training ship in 1923, then in the WARWICK, Fifth Destroyer Flotilla, in the Atlantic, and in the REPULSE in the Atlantic Fleet. He served in the VICTORIA AND ALBERT in 1927, after which he trained as a pilot in the Fleet Air Arm. In 1934 he qualified at the Navigation School, HMS DRYAD, serving subsequently as navigator for a short period in the MALAYA, Atlantic Fleet, in the SANDWICH, on the China Station, 1934 to 1936, and the ORION in North America, 1939. During the Second World War he served in Naval Intelligence and with the Fleet Air Arm. He retired in 1950.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Humphrey Page Madden, consisting of official service documents; logs, 1923 to 1925, and photograph albums, 1919 to 1923, 1925 to 1927, 1929, 1930 to 1932 and 1934 to 1941.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were presented by Commander Madden in 1971.



Archivist's note: Edited by Sarah Drewery, Sep 2011.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: 2010-08-26

Naval affairs | Military affairs | Military science | Social sciences
World War Two (1939-1945) | World wars (events) | Wars (events)

Personal names
Madden | Humphrey Page | b 1905 | Commander

Corporate names
Royal Navy