MACDONALD-BUCHANAN, Maj Sir Reginald Narcissus (1898-1981)

Scope and Content

Papers relating to his service as ADC to FM Sir John Greer Dill, 1940-[1943], including 1 Army Corps routine orders by Dill, 1940; notes, maps and papers concerning 1 Army Corps manning exercise, Apr 1940; notebook giving details of plan for moving 1 Army Corps HQ from Quincey to Grammont, France, 1940; notes and drafts of letters written as ADC to Dill, 1940-1943; German propaganda leaflets, [1940].

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1898; attended Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Lt, Scots Guards, 1916; retired from Army, 1926; Chairman, James Buchanan and Co Ltd and W. P. Lowrie and Co Ltd, 1939-1970; Director, Buchanan-Dewar Ltd, 1939-1969, and Distillers Co Ltd, 1930-1969; rejoined Scots Guards, 1939; ADC to FM Sir John Greer Dill, 1940-1943; served with BEF, France, 1940; served in War Office, 1940-1941, with British Joint Staff Mission, Washington, 1941-1943, and in France and Belgium, 1944-1945; died in 1981.


8 files, 2 envelopes

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1981.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide entry on-line at, 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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