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
LAYCOCK, Sir Robert (Edward) (1907-1968), Major General

Service biography
Joined Royal Horse Guards 1927; World War II 1939-1945; Lt Col with Commandos, North Africa, Crete, Sicily and Italy 1940-1943; Chief of Combined Operations 1943-1947; retired 1947; Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Malta 1954-1959; Col Commandant of the Special Air Service Regiment (SAS) and Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry 1960-1968

Papers
LIDDELL HART CENTRE FOR MILITARY ARCHIVES Personal and military papers 1931-1965, mainly relating to service with Commandos and as Chief of Combined Operations, 1940-1947 (8 boxes); SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY: Papers of AF Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma include correspondence with Laycock relating to Combined Operations 1943-1946 (ref: MB1/C51); Mountbatten papers include personal correspondence 1946-1948 (ref: MB1/E94); Mountbatten papers include correspondence concerning Laycock's appointment as Governor of Malta 1954 (ref: MB1/H151); Mountbatten papers include personal correspondence 1956-1965 (ref: MB1/I251, J265); IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON: The papers of Maj Gen (Joseph) Charles Haydon (ref: 93/28/4) include a single letter from Laycock as Chief of Combined Operations, Jan 1944, thanking Haydon for their work together

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