HENNIKER, Brig Sir Mark Chandos Auberon, Bt (1906-1991)

Scope and Content

Papers, mostly photocopies, relating to Operation FRESHMAN, an abortive British-Norwegian assault on a heavy water plant at Vemork, Norway, Nov 1942, written in 1942-1945 and [1983], notably operation orders, Nov 1942; letter to Maj Pardon, dated Jul 1945, giving extracts from Henniker's report on the operation, written in [1942]; summary of information received about the movements of personnel from the crashed gliders, Jun 1945.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1906; educated at Marlborough College, Royal Military Academy, Woolwich and King's College, Cambridge; commissioned into Royal Engineers, 1926; Lt, 1927; served in India, 1928-1934, including Mohmand Campaign, 1933; Capt, 1936; served in UK, 1937-1939 and France, 1939-1940; Commander, Royal Engineers, 1 Airborne Div, 1942; served in North Africa, 1943, Italy, 1943, North West Europe, 1944-1945, and India, 1946-1947; publication of Memoirs of a junior officer (William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1951); Commander, 63 Gurkha Infantry Bde, Malaya, 1952-1955; Brig, 1955; publication of Red shadow over Malaya (William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1955); Commander, Royal Engineers, 1 British Corps, Egypt, 1956; publication of Life in the Army today (Cassell and Co, London, 1957; retired in 1958; Honorary Col, Parachute Engineer Regt, 1959-1968; Honorary Col, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 1964-1968; died in 1991.


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Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1992.

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 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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