WARDMAN, Gp Capt Reginald ('Rex') Bryson (1911-1985)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

One hundred and three photographs relating to Wardman's RAF service, [1932-1944], including eighty three, mostly captioned, aerial photographs of North West Frontier, India [1932]-1934; photographs of RAF aircraft including Westland Wapiti Mk IIA, Avro Tutor, Hawker Hector [1932-1939]; three photographs of Wardman in No 3 (Indian) Wing RAF sports teams, Quetta, India, 1934; group photograph with Wardman and RAF pilots '46th Flying Instructors Course, Central Flying School, September-December 1935'; group photograph entitled 'No 612 (County of Aberdeen) (AC) (Army Co-operation) Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force, July 1938'; group photograph of RAF officers [1944]. Also, small Union flag displayed on the first British truck taken to France, and later used by the French Army, Aug 1914, (the flag originally belonged to a relative of Wardman who worked for Vulcan Motor and Engineering Company, Crossens, Southport, Lancashire).

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1911; Flying Officer, No 3 (Indian) Wing, Quetta and Peshawar, North West Frontier, India, [1932]-1934; Flight Lt, 1935; Student, Flying Instructor's Course, Central Flying School, Inland Area, 23 Group, Upavon, Marlborough, Wiltshire, 1935-1936; attached to 612 (County of Aberdeen) Army Co-operation Sqn, Auxiliary Air Force [1936-1938]; Sqn Ldr, 1938; Instructor, School of Army Co-operation, 22 (Army Co-operation) Group, Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire, 1938-1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Gp Capt, 1949; died 1985.

Arrangement

1 item, 103 photographs

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1987.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide entry on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iss/archives/cats/, and detailed catalogue available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided 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.