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FURSE, R Adm (John) Paul (Wellington) (1904-1978)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Furse
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: FURSE, R Adm (John) Paul (Wellington) (1904-1978)
Date(s): Created 1940, [1945]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1904; educated at Royal Naval College, Osborne, Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and Royal Naval Engineering College, Keyham, Leicestershire; commissioned into RN, 1918; served in HM Submarines, 1927-1939; service on HMS DOLPHIN, submarine depot ship, 1932-1935; HMS MEDWAY, 4 Submarine Flotilla, China, 1937-1939; served in World War Two,1939-1945; Senior Engineering Officer, HMS SANDHURST, UK, 1939; Assistant Naval Attaché, Europe and the Americas, 1940-1943; served with 5 and 6 Submarine Flotillas, 1943-1946; awarded OBE, 1946; Admiralty, 1947; Chief Staff Officer, HMS CONDOR, Royal Naval Air Station, Arbroath, Angus, 1951; Director of Aircraft Maintenance and Repair, Admiralty, 1955-1958; awarded CB, 1958;Director General of the Aircraft Department, Admiralty, 1958-1959; retired 1959; botanical expeditions to Turkey and Iran, 1960, 1962, and to Afghanistan, 1964 and 1966; awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour by the Royal Horticultural Society, 1965; died 1978.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copies of two typescript texts of lectures by Furse both entitled 'Assistant Naval Attaché, Europe and the Americas' [1945]; copy of typescript narrative by Furse entitled 'British Naval agent in Scandinavia, Mar-Apr 1940'. Manuscript note by Furse on a reported rumour of a German invasion of the UK, 16-17 Sep 1940.

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:

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1983.

Allied Materials

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 1999

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