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FURNESS-GIBBON, Lt Col David Norman (1939-2006)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Furness-Gibbon
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: FURNESS-GIBBON, Lt Col David Norman (1939-2006)
Date(s): 1987-2006
Level of description: collection level
Extent: 1 file or 0.01m3
Name of creator(s): Furness-Gibbon | David Norman | 1940-2006 | Lt Col


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1940; Mons Officer Cadet School, 1959; commissioned into Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC), 1960; seconded to 1 Battalion Sierra Leone Regiment, Royal West African Frontier Force, 1960-1961; 3 Stores Company, RAOC, 52 Wessex Division, 1961-1962; Central Ordnance Depot, Bicester, 1962-1963; Training Battalion, RAOC, 1963-1964; Ordnance Depot, Aden, 1964-1966; Ammunition Technical Officer's Course, Royal Military College of Science and Army School of Ammunition, Bramley, 1967; Ammunition Technical Officer, Longtown Combined Arms Division, 1968-1970; Adjutant to Commander, RAOC, HQ 3 Division, 1970-1971; Ammunition Technical Officer, Edinburgh, 1971-1973; detached to 321 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, RAOC, 1972; Senior Ammunition Technical Officer, Headquarters Rhine Area, 1973-1975; Second in Command, 1 Sub Depot, Central Ordnance Depot Bicester, 1975-1976; Officer Commanding B Company, RAOC Apprentices College, 1976-1978; Officer Commanding Training Development and Co-ordination, Army School of Ammunition, Kineton, 1978-1980; Officer Commanding 321 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, RAOC, Mar-Nov 1980; Planning Officer Central Ordnance Depot Bicester, 1980-1982; Chief Planning Officer Central Ordnance Depot Donnington, 1982-1984; Chief Ammunition Officer, Central Ammunition Depot Longtown, 1984-1988; Chief Ammunition Technical Officer Headquarters Northern Ireland, 1988-1989; Chief Ammunition Technical Officer, 3 Base Ammunition Depot, 1989-1991; Permanent President of the Courts Martial, Rhine Area, Germany, 1991-1994; retired, 1994; died, 2006.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Lt Col David Norman Furness-Gibbon, 1987-2006, including: photocopy of citation for award covering period March-November 1980 as officer commanding 321 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit, Royal Army Ordnance Corps; information cards detailing how to check a vehicle for explosives, procedure if explosives are discovered and codes and radio procedures; photographs, 1988-1989, showing bomb disposal teams at work in Northern Ireland, bomb disposal equipment, the aftermath of explosions, and group photograph of squadron; group photograph of delegates at the International Conference on Terrorist Devices, Camberley, Surrey, 1988; the `Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Terrorist Devices and Methods', Washington DC, 22-26 June 1987; article `Bomb Squad Belfast' by Chris Ryder, Sunday Telegraph, 2 April 1989; `RAOC Ammunition Technical News' Number 13, September 1991, brochure `50 Years of Central Ordnance Depot Bicester and Bicester Garrison 1942-1992', May 1992. Also copy of book A Special Kind of Courage: 321 EOD Squadron - Battling the Bombers by Chris Ryder (London, 2006).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As set out above in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification.

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 Archives and Information Management.

Finding aids:

Summary guide entry on-line.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Centre by the family, June 2007

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Katharine Higgon.

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:
June 2007

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