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PARKER, Lt Col Robert Malcolm (1918-1996)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Parker
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: PARKER, Lt Col Robert Malcolm (1918-1996)
Date(s): 1945-1946
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 files, 1 vol.
Name of creator(s): Parker | Robert Malcolm | 1918-1996 | Lieutenant Colonel


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1918; educated: Mill Hill School; Merton College, Oxford 1937-1939 and 1945-1946. 1st class Hons in Maths BA and MA; Royal Engineers, Oct 1939; 2nd Lt, Mar 1946; field units and HQ 8th Army; mentioned in despatches twice, once in 1943 other unknown; served in France, [1940]; North Africa including El Alamein, 1942; Italy, 1943-1944; Staff College Camberley, 1944; MBE, 1944; served in Holland and Germany including the battle of Arnhem, 1944-1945; Lt Col, [1945]; OBE, [1945]; Head of Maths, Repton School, 1947-1949; Administrative Assistant in Education Dept, Salop County Council, 1949-1953; Assistant Education Officer then Deputy Director of Education, West Sussex County Council, 1953-1967; Chief Education Officer, Somerset County Council, 1967-1974; retired, 1974; died, 1996.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Lt Col Robert Malcolm Parker, 1945-1946, relating to his career in the Royal Engineers, comprising account of the operations of 8 Corps in North West Europe, Mar-May 1945, entitled 'The River Rhine to the Baltic Sea: a narrative account of the pursuit and final defeat of the German Armed Forces, March-May 1945', with a foreword by Lt Gen Evelyn Hugh Barker, as Commanding Officer, 8 Corps; account of the Finkenwärder U Boat pen, Hamburg, Germany, with site plan, and description of the intended method of demolition, by 224 Field Coy, Royal Engineers, and 8 Corps Troops, Royal Engineers, [1945]; papers relating to Exercise SWANSONG, Germany, Mar 1946, including Royal Engineer commands and staff planning for the assault crossing of wide rivers, accounts of exercise operations, situation reports, printed maps and sketch maps; uncaptioned official Army photograph of the construction of a large bridge, [Germany, 1945]; telegram announcing German surrender, 4 May 1945 and chart of Allied formation badges, in colour, 8 May 1945.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order

Conditions governing access:

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

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided 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, King's College London.

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from the family, 2002.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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:
Feb 2008

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