MAGUIRE, AM Sir Harold (b 1912)

Scope and Content

Photographs and letters to his family, [1933-1942], relating to his service with the RAF in the UK, Egypt and Far East.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1912; educated at Wesley College Dublin and Dublin University; commissioned into RAF, 1933; served in flying boats with 230 Sqn, Egypt and Far East, 1935-1938; commanded night fighter squadron, UK, 1939-1940, and day fighter squadron, 1940; Officer Commanding 266 (Fighter) Wing, Dutch East Indies, 1942; POW, Java, 1942; Staff College, 1947; Fighter Command Staff Duties, 1948-1950; Officer Commanding RAF Odiham, 1950-1952; Senior Air Staff Officer, HQ No 11 Group, RAF, 1958-1959; Air Officer Commanding No 13 group, 1959-1961; Air Officer Commanding No 11 Group, Fighter Command, 1961-1962; Senior Air Staff Officer, Far East Air Force, 1962-1964; Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Intelligence), 1964-1965; Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Intelligence), 1965-1968; retired, 1968; Director General of Intelligence, Ministry of Defence, 1968-1972.


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Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by Maguire in 1994.

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.