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MORTON, Wg Cdr James (1916-1982)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Morton
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: MORTON, Wg Cdr James (1916-1982)
Date(s): Created 1936-1950
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 3 files
Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in 1916; educated at Loretto School and Pembroke College, Cambridge; joined Cambridge University Auxiliary Air Squadron, 1936-1938; No 603 City of Edinburgh Sqn, Auxiliary Air Force, 1939-1941; involved in repelling German air attack on the Forth Road Bridge, Oct 1939; took part in Battle of Britain, 1940; served as night fighter pilot, 1941; served with 539 Sqn,1942-1943, and 219 Sqn, UK and North Africa, 1943; in charge of night fighter training at RAF HQ Command, 1944-1945; 613 Sqn, Auxiliary Air Force, 1946-1949; became excecutive director of a consultancy firm which pioneered the process of continuous casting of steel, 1950; died in 1982.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copies of papers relating to his service with the RAF, 1936-1950, principally comprising log books, 1936-1949, notably covering his service in World War Two, UK, 1939-1945, and North Africa, 1943; notebook containing descriptions of his active service, 1939-1943, notably his involvement in the defence of the Forth Road Bridge, Oct 1939, and the Battle of Britain, Jul-Oct 1940;press cuttings relating to the RAF in World War Two, dated [1940-1946].

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

3 files.

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 1983 and 1984 from originals loaned by the family.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

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Description Notes

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Jul 1997

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