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TONG, Col Robert Percy (1911-1994)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Tong
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: TONG, Col Robert Percy (1911-1994)
Date(s): Created 1940, 1943-1944
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1911; educated at King's School, Rochester, Kent and St John's College, Cambridge; organist and director of music, King's School, Canterbury, Kent, 1936-1939; Lt, Supplementary Reserve, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt, 1934; Lt, Regular Army Reserve of Officers, 1938; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; service with Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt, France and Belgium, 1939-1940; graduated from Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, 1941; General Staff Officer 2, Headquarters 9 Corps and General Staff Officer 1, 1 Army, North Africa, 1942-1943; Maj, 1943; General Staff Officer 1, Headquarters Persia and Iraq, 1943-1944; General Staff Officer 1, War Office, 1944-1946; Registrar and Secretary, Queen Mary College, University of London, from 1946; member of Essex Education Committee, 1957-1965; Chairman, Brentwood Group Hospital Management Committee, from 1958; Justice of the Peace for Essex, 1960, and North East London, 1965; Hon Col, London University Officer Training Corps, Territorial Army Volunteer Reserve, 1968; member of Greater London Territorial Army Volunteer Reserve Association from 1968; Deputy Chairman, Universities Central Council on Admissions, 1972; died 1994.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to his military career, 1940, 1943-1944, principally comprising unsigned draft report on Operation DRAGOON, Allied landings in the South of France, 1944; manuscript and typescript reports on training exercises undertaken by Tong and others, Camberley, 1940, written by [Tong and others], 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 available entry on-line at, and 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 1995.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

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Description Notes

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Rules or conventions:

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jul 1997; revised Jul 1998

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