YOUNG, Maj Gen Peter George Francis (1912-1976)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Cyprus, 1963-1968, including typescript account entitled 'The Green Line', concerning the UN patrolled peace-keeping line between Turkish and Greek controlled Cyprus, 1964. Correspondence relating to Cyprus, 1963-1964, including Young's letters as Joint Force Commander in Cyprus, Jan-Mar 1964. Correspondence, reports and memoranda on the political situation in Cyprus, Dec 1963-Feb 1964. Correspondence relating to Young's retirement from the Army, 1968. Four maps of Cyprus, various scales, dated 1958-1960..

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1912; educated at Winchester and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; commissioned into the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 1932; Lt, 1935; service with Royal West African Frontier Force, 1935-1939; served in World War Two in UK, Italy and India with Airborne Forces, 1939-1945; Capt, 1940; temporary Maj, 1940-1942; Bde Maj, 1941-1942; served with Airborne Forces, 1941-1948; General Staff Officer 2 (Air), 1944-1945; Maj, 1946; Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Div Headquarters, 1947-1948; temporary Lt Col, 1947-1951; Instructor, Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, 1948-1950; awarded OBE, 1949; General Staff Officer 1 (Operations and Training), Allied Land Forces Central Europe, 1951-1952; Lt Col, 1952; Commanding Officer, 1 Bn, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 1952-1955; Col, 1955; temporary Brig, 1955-1958; commanded 44 Independent Parachute Bde (Territorial Army), 1955-1958; awarded CBE, 1958; commanded 1 Bde, Royal Nigeria Regt, Northern District, Nigeria, 1958-1961; Brig Q (Equipment), War Office, 1961-1962; Maj Gen, 1962; General Officer Commanding, Cyprus District, 1962-1964; awarded CB, 1965; Director of Infantry, Ministry of Defence, 1965-1967; retired 1968; died 1976.

Arrangement

1 file

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is currently closed and will be reviewed in 2003.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1982.

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.