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LAMPEN, Lt Cdr Ambrose Maynard Dudley

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Lampen
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: LAMPEN, Lt Cdr Ambrose Maynard Dudley
Date(s): [1978]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history:

Service in Royal Navy, [1931]-1956; Sub Lt, 1932; served on HMS VAMPIRE, 1933, and HMS DUNCAN, 1933-1934; Lt, 1934; served on HMS SEAMEW, 1938-1939; service in World War Two, 1939-1945, including the Mediterranean, 1940-1943, the Arctic, 1942-1943 and the Normandy invasion, 1944; Lt Cdr, 1942; lent to Royal Australian Navy, 1945, and served as Lt Cdr, Damage Control and Firefighting School, HMAS PENGUIN, Naval Depot, Balmoral, Sydney, Australia, 1945-1955; service on HMAS RUSHCUTTER, 1955-1956; retired 1956; publication of The gilded image, an autobiography (privately published, 1978).


Scope and content/abstract:

Photocopy of typescript draft of 'Naval reminiscences, 1941-1944' covering his service in the Mediterranean, 1941 and 1943, notably the Battle of Crete, May 1941, and in the Arctic Ocean, 1942-1943, and his role in the construction of the Mulberry harbours, Normandy, 1944, written in [1978].

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 file

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

Summary guide entry on-line at, and published in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Copies made by the Centre in 1994 from originals lent by Lloyd Armstrong.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Date of compilation: Sep 1996

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