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WARD-BOOTH, Maj Gen John Antony (1927-2002)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Ward-Booth
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: WARD-BOOTH, Maj Gen John Antony (1927-2002)
Date(s): 1946-1982
Level of description: Collection level (Fonds)
Extent: 1 box (0.01 cubic metres)
Name of creator(s): Booth | John Antony Ward | 1927-2002 | Major General


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1927; educated at Worksop College, Nottinghamshire; joined Army, 1945; commissioned into Worcestershire Regt in India, 1946; served in India and Middle East, 1946-1948; regular commission into Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt, 1948; served with British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) and in Far East, Nigeria and Congo, 1950-1963; transferred to Parachute Regt, 1963; commanded 3 Bn, Parachute Regt, 1967-1969; served in Hong Kong, 1969-1970; Commander, 16 Parachute Bde, 1970-1973; National Defence College, Canada, 1973-1974; Deputy Adjutant General, BAOR, 1964-1975; Director of Army Air Corps, 1976-1979; General Officer Commanding Western District, 1979-1982; Deputy Colonel, Royal Anglian Regt, 1982-1987; Secretary, Eastern Wessex, Territorial Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Association, 1982-1989; died, 2002.


Scope and content/abstract:

Photographs and press cuttings relating to Maj Gen John Antony Ward-Booth's career, 1946-1982, including: photographs and press cutting concerning British forces' involvement in United Nations peacekeeping operations, Kasai province, Congo, 1962; LIFE International photographs and magazine article, Oct 1964, relating to the role of 3 Bn Parachute Regt in protecting the Aden-Dhala road, South Arabia, from incursions by Yemeni guerrillas, 1964; press cuttings relating to the bombing of the 16th Parachute Bde officers' mess, Aldershot, 22 Feb 1972, by the Irish Republican Army (IRA); commemorative menu for 16 Parachute Bde farewell dinner, 31 Mar 1977; order of service for Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Falklands War memorial service, Aldershot, 1 Oct 1982.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

3 files, in broadly chronological order, and one outsize item

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of a letter of introduction.

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:

Collection level description

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Placed in the Centre by the family in 2003

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Kate O'Brien, May 2003

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:
May 2003

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