FURSE, R Adm (John) Paul (Wellington) (1904-1978)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Copies of two typescript texts of lectures by Furse both entitled 'Assistant Naval Attach, Europe and the Americas' [1945]; copy of typescript narrative by Furse entitled 'British Naval agent in Scandinavia, Mar-Apr 1940'. Manuscript note by Furse on a reported rumour of a German invasion of the UK, 16-17 Sep 1940.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1904; educated at Royal Naval College, Osborne, Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and Royal Naval Engineering College, Keyham, Leicestershire; commissioned into RN, 1918; served in HM Submarines, 1927-1939; service on HMS DOLPHIN, submarine depot ship, 1932-1935; HMS MEDWAY, 4 Submarine Flotilla, China, 1937-1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Senior Engineering Officer, HMS SANDHURST, UK, 1939; Assistant Naval Attach, Europe and the Americas, 1940-1943; served with 5 and 6 Submarine Flotillas, 1943-1946; awarded OBE, 1946; Admiralty, 1947; Chief Staff Officer, HMS CONDOR, Royal Naval Air Station, Arbroath, Angus, 1951; Director of Aircraft Maintenance and Repair, Admiralty, 1955-1958; awarded CB, 1958; Director General of the Aircraft Department, Admiralty, 1958-1959; retired 1959; botanical expeditions to Turkey and Iran, 1960, 1962, and to Afghanistan, 1964 and 1966; awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour by the Royal Horticultural Society, 1965; died 1978.

Arrangement

1 file.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1983.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide entry on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/top.htm, and published 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 originalmaterial should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.