ELLWOOD, Capt Michael Oliver Dundas, RN (b 1894)

Scope and Content

Bound copy of typescript memoir entitled 'Rejoining the Navy', giving a brief summary of his life and career, 1933-1955, and a detailed account of his role as Staff Officer (Trade) to the Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Atlantic Area during Exercise LIFELINE, a NATO exercise in naval control of shipping, 1955.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1894; educated at Cheam School, Surrey, and Royal Naval Colleges, Osbourne and Dartmouth; entered RN, 1907; Lt, 1916; Cdr, 1929; retired 1934; rejoined as Capt, 1939; Naval Liaison Officer to Resident Minister for West Africa, 1943-1944; Maintenance Capt, on staff of Flag Officer Commanding West Africa, 1944-1945; Officer Commanding, Anthorn Naval Air Station, 1945-1946; Naval Control of Shipping Officer, 1952; Staff Officer (Trade) to the Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Atlantic Area during NATO Exercise LIFELINE, 1955.


Single item.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by Derek Law in 1989.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide entry on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/top.htm, and published in hard copy.

Alternative Form Available

Department of Documents, Imperial War Museum (Ref: PP/MCR/229).

Conditions Governing Use

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish originalmaterial should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.