WALL, Lt Col Richard Gittins (1906-1995)

Scope and Content

Undated typescript account of his military service, 1940-1944, principally comprising a diary of his work as Landing Officer, 3 Canadian Div, Normandy, on and around D-Day, 5 Jun-5 Sep 1944.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1906; Controller, Birmingham Division, Great Western Railway; 2nd Lt, Officers' Emergency Reserve, 1940; R[ailway] T[ransportation] O[fficer], Northern France, 1940; Staff Capt, War Office, 1941-1942; Principal Military Landing Officer, 3 British Div, North Africa, [1942]; Principal Military Landing Officer, 78 Div, Sicily, 1943; Landing Officer, 3 Canadian Div, Normandy; died in 1995.


1 file

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1996.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide available on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/top.htm and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

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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