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HAW, Sqn Leader Charlton (1920-1993)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Haw
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: HAW, Sqn Leader Charlton (1920-1993)
Date(s): Created [1939-1951], 1956, 1984-1985, [1987], 1991, [1993]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 3 files, 1 audio cassette
Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in 1920; trained as a lithographer; joined RAF, 1939; served with 504 Sqn, Battle of Britain, 1940, and with 151 Wing, Murmansk, USSR, 1941; awarded Order of Lenin, 1941; commanded RAF squadron at Coolham Airfield, West Sussex, and took part in invasion of Normandy (Operation OVERLORD), 1944; Flight Lt, 1946; commanded 65 Sqn on mission to Sweden, 1948;retired, 1951; died in 1993.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to his RAF career, 1939-1951, dated [1939-1951], 1984-1985, [1987], 1991, 1993, particularly his service in the USSR, 1941, and Sweden, 1948, principally comprising photographs of Haw and his RAF colleagues, [1939-1951]; press cuttings, 1941, [1946], 1948, 1956, [1987], 1991, [1993]; 'Pilot's notes for Spitfire 22 and 24 Griffon 61 engine' (Air Publication 2816 B andC), prepared by the Air Ministry, 1947, with amendments list, 1950. Audio tape of interview with Paul Hamlin, 1993, concerning Haw's service at Coolham Airfield in 1944.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English, and some Russian

System of arrangement:

3 files, 1 audio cassette

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:

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1995.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Coolham Airfield remembered, memories and anecdotes of a Sussex D-Day fighter station and village compiled by Paul Hamlin and Ann Davies (Paul Hamlin, Horsham, 1996) and Hurricanes over Murmansk by John Golley (Stephens, Wellingborough, 1996).

Description Notes

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Nov 1996

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