King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Survey of the Papers of Senior UK Defence Personnel, 1900-1975

Name
CAIRNS, David Charles (1909-1989), 5th Earl of Cairns, Rear Admiral

Service biography
Lt, RN 1931; HMS SUSSEX, 1 Cruiser Sqn, Mediterranean 1931-1933; HM Signal School, Portsmouth 1933-1934; Assistant Fleet Wireless Telegraphy Officer, HMS NELSON, 2 Battle Sqn, Home Fleet 1934; on staff, Signal School (Experimental), Portsmouth 1938-1939; World War II 1939-1945; Cdr, HM Signal School, Petersfield 1947-1949; Deputy Director of Signal Department, Admiralty 1950; commanded 7 Frigate Sqn 1952; HMS GANGES 1953-1954; Imperial Defence College 1955; commanded HMS SUPERB 1956-1957; Baghdad Pact Plans and Training Div, Admiralty 1958; President of RN College, Greenwich 1958-1961; retired 1961; HM Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps 1962-1971

Papers
PRIVATE POSSESSION Family informed the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives in 1990 that they retain (unspecified) papers

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