VEASEY, Capt Robert Francis, RN (1883-1964)

Scope and Content

Copies of correspondence relating to his service with the RN in World War Two, 1940-1943, dated 1940-1947, 1984, principally comprising letters to his wife, 1940-1943, mainly letters written during his service as Divisional Sea Transport Officer, Port Said, Egypt, 1943; correspondence concerning coal bunkering abuse by merchants in the Red Sea, 1942-1943; correspondence concerning Veasey's retirement, 1943, dated 1942-1947; catalogue of Veasey's correspondence and brief biography of Veasey, written by his granddaughter Sarah Howard in 1984.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1883; served in RN, 1896-1912; rejoined RN and attached to Government Steel Inspection Unit, [1914-1918]; retired from RN and started a career in farming in Kenya, 1925; rejoined RN, 1940; Naval Officer-in-Charge, Mogadishu, Somalia, 1941; Sea Transport Officer, later Divisional Sea Transport Officer, Aden, 1941-1943; Divisional Sea Transport Officer, Port Said, Egypt, 1943; retired pay, 1943; died in 1964.


1 file.

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Acquisition Information

Copies made by the Centre in 1985 from originals loaned by the family.

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Summary guide available on-line at, and due 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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