BOLITHO, Capt Richard John Bruce (1889-1965)

Scope and Content

Proof copy of article on his military career, 1915-1944, notably concerning his experiments with the transmission and interception of wireless messages and radar, [1962].

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1889; educated at Wellington College and Birmingham University; entered the Army through the Devon Militia in 1910; 2nd Lt, Devonshire Regt, 1912; served in France and Belgium with Devonshire Regt, Royal Flying Corps and Army Signal Service, 1914-1918; Lt, 1915; Capt, 1918; Experimental Officer at Signals Experimental Establishment, Woolwich, 1919; joined Royal Signals Corps, 1921; retired, 1923; served in World War Two; seconded to RN, 1942-1946; died in 1965.


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Access Information

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1990.

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Conditions Governing Use

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.


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