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DEANE-DRUMMOND, Maj Gen Anthony John (b.1917)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Deane-Drummond
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: DEANE-DRUMMOND, Maj Gen Anthony John (b.1917)
Date(s): 1958-1989
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 0.5 box (0.005 cubic metres)
Name of creator(s): Drummond | Anthony John Deane- | b 1917 | Major General


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1917; educated at Marlborough College and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; commissioned, Royal Signals, 1937; war service in Europe and N Africa, Prisoner of War, Italy, 1941 (escaped 1942); Lt 1940; acting Capt 1942, acting Maj, 1943, Capt 1945; Staff College, 1945; acting Lt Col 1945; Bde Maj, 3rd Parachute Rgt, 1946-1947; Instructor, RMA Sandhurst, 1949-1951; Maj 1950, Instructor, Staff College, 1952-1955; Lt Col 1956; Commanding Officer, 22 Special Air Service (SAS) Rgt, 1957-1960; Col 1961; acting Brig 1961; Bde Cdr 44 Parachute Bde, 1961-1963; Asst Commandant, RMA Sandhurst, 1963-1966; Brig 1964; Maj Gen 1966; GOC 3rd Div, 1966-1968; Asst Chief of the Defence Staff (Operations), 1968-1970; retired 1971 Publications: Return Ticket (1951); Riot Control (1975); Arrows of Fortune (autobiography), (Leo Cooper, London, 1991)


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Major General Anthony John Deane-Drummond on 22 Regiment Special Air Service (SAS) Operations in Muscat and Oman, 1958-1959, comprising reports, operational instructions, correspondence, signals and situation reports. Including reports on the death of Cpl D Swindells, operational patrol led by Sgt Herbie Hawkins (Hawkins was awarded the DCM and the operation became known as the "Battle of Hawkins Hump"); letters from Maj John Watts, commanding D Sqn, 22 SAS, including account of patrols led by Capt Peter Edgar de la Couer de la Billiere; report on attack on Akhbat, Oman, and deaths of Troopers A Bembridge and W Carter; report on reconnaissance operations on the Jebel Akhdar, Oman, Feb 1959 by Capt W J Spreull; draft of report by Deane-Drummond on Operations by 22 SAS Regiment in Oman, Nov 1958-Feb 1959

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 file, listed and arranged by Maj Gen Deane-Drummond

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:

List compiled by Maj Gen Deane-Drummond

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given by Maj Gen Deane-Drummond, Oct 2000

Allied Materials

Related material:

LIDDELL HART CENTRE FOR MILITARY ARCHIVES, KING'S COLLEGE LONDON (GB 0099) holds the papers of Maj Gen Corran William Brooke Purdon (b 1921) containing material on his command of the Sultan's Armed Forces, Oman 1967-1970; papers of Brig Peter Trevenan Thwaites (1926-1991) containing reports, correspondence, memoranda, maps, notes and press cuttings relating to the Dhofar War, Muscat and Oman, 1967-1971; and the papers of Capt Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart including newspaper cuttings relating to the Persian Gulf, 1946-1964, in particular rebellion by tribal leaders in Oman, Jul 1957, including British military support of Sultan Said bin Taimur of Muscat and Oman, Jul-Aug 1957, and article by Lt Col Anthony John Deane-Drummond 'Operations in the Oman' in the British Military Review, Sep 1959 and Muscat and Oman issued by the Central Office of Information (Nov 1962). (Ref GB 0099 KCLMA LH 15/5/500).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who's Who, 2000, Army Lists, The SAS: Savage Wars of Peace by Anthony Kemp, John Murray Ltd, London 1994. Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project

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:
Aug 2001

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