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
LIARDET, Sir Claude Francis (1881-1966), Major General

Service biography
Joined Lancashire Artillery 1899; transferred to Lancashire and Cheshire Royal Garrison Artillery 1905; World War I 1914-1918; Commander, Lancashire and Cheshire Coast Bde, Royal Artillery 1919; Commander, 106 Lancashire Yeomanry Bde, Royal Field Artillery, Territorial Army 1923; Commander, 64 (7 London) Field Bde, Royal Artillery, Territorial Army 1925; Commander Royal Artillery, 47 Div, and London Div 1934-1938; Commander, 1 London Div 1938-1941; World War II 1939-1945; Inspector Gen, Aerodrome Defence 1941-1942; Director General, Ground Defence, Air Ministry and Commandant RAF Regt 1942-1945

Papers
LIDDELL HART CENTRE FOR MILITARY ARCHIVES: The papers of Capt Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart include correspondence 1931-1966 (ref: LH1/445); the papers of Gen Sir Walter Mervyn St.George Kirke include a paper by Liardet, c 1934, relating to the Territorial Army in peacetime, and covering its history, structure and purpose, (five pages, ref: Kirke 19/4) PRIVATE PAPERS: Family retain a photograph album and informed the Centre in 1979 that Liardet kept no other papers

Publications

Index terms
SUBJECTS aviation 1941-1945
PLACES
NAMES Adm George Holmes Borrett (father-in-law); Maj Gen Henry Maughan Liardet (son); R Adm Guy Francis Liardet (grandson)

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