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HAMILTON, Adm Sir John (1910-1994)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Hamilton, J
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: HAMILTON, Adm Sir John (1910-1994)
Date(s): 1985
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 file or 0.01m3
Name of creator(s): Hamilton | Sir | John Graham | 1910-1994 | Knight | Admiral


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1910; educated Royal Navy College, Dartmouth; joined Royal Navy, 1924; second in command, HMS ARDENT, 1934; qualified as Gunnery Specialist, 1936; Training Development Officer, Gunnery School, 1939-1940; on staff of Admiral Andrew Cunningham and Fleet anti aircraft Gunnery Officer, HMS WARSPITE, 1940-1942; Commander, 1943; Commander, Gunnery Division, Admiralty, 1943-1945; posted to South East Asia, 1945; British Commonwealth Occupation Force, Japan, 1946; in command, HMS ALACRITY, Far East, 1947-1948; Captain, 1949; Deputy Director, Radio Equipment, 1950-1951; in command, 5 Destroyer Squadron, 1952-1953; Director of Naval Ordnance, Admiralty, 1954-1956; in command HMS NEWFOUNDLAND, Far East and Suez, 1956-1958; Rear Admiral, 1958; Naval Secretary to First Lord of the Admiralty, 1958-1960; Vice Admiral, 1961; Flag Officer Flotillas, Home Fleet, 1960-1962; Flag Officer, Naval Air Command, 1962-1964; Commander in Chief, Mediterranean, and Commander in Chief Allied Forces, Mediterranean, 1964-1967; Admiral, 1965; retired, 1967; died, 1985.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript account 'From bombardment to island kingdom' by Admiral Sir John Hamilton, 1985, detailing his service, 1943-1946, including work as Commander, Gunnery Division, Admiralty, 1943-1945, planning naval fire support for Normandy landings (Operation OVERLORD), and subsequently compiling analysis of operations; Commander, Naval Bombardment, Force 'W', planning and training for planned invasion of Malaya (Operation ZIPPER), 1945; Senior Naval Officer, port of Sabang, Sumatra, 1945-1946.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One file.

Conditions governing access:

Open. In order to view archive material you will need to sign a reader's undertaking form and provide 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:

No additional finding aids exist.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Centre by the family, Sept 2004.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
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:
October 2007

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