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
RANCE, Sir Hubert Elvin (1898-1874), Major General

Service biography
Joined Worcestershire Regt 1916; World War I 1916-1918; 4 Bn, Worcestershire Regt, British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1916-1917; Instructor, School of Signals 1922-1925; transferred to Royal Signal Corps 1926; Adjutant, 2 Div, Signals 1927-1930; General Staff Officer Grade 3 (Military Training), War Office 1936-1938; Instructor, Staff College, Camberley 1938-1939; World War II 1939-1945; Assistant Director, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), and General Staff Officer Grade 1, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), France 1939-1940; Officer Commanding 4 Div Signals, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), Dunkirk evacuation 1940; General Staff Officer Grade 1 (Military Training), War Office 1940-1941; Deputy Director of Military Training, War Office 1941-1942; Director of Technical Training, War Office 1942-1943; Brig, General Staff, Western Command 1943-1945; Director of Civil Affairs, Burma 1945-1946; Commander, South Western District, Taunton 1946; Governor of Burma 1946-1948; retired 1947; Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Trinidad and Tobago 1950-1955; Col Commandant Royal Signal Corps 1953-1962

Papers
BRITISH LIBRARY, ORIENTAL AND INDIA OFFICE COLLECTIONS, LONDON: Papers 1945-1972 (ref: MSS Eur E 362; MSS Eur D 686); principally correspondence with the Burma Office, particularly concerned with political and constitutional developments in Burma 1945-1948. Correspondents include AF Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and Malcolm MacDonald; also correspondence, press cuttings and other material relating to Rance's return visit to Burma 1956 as an offical guest of the Burmese government; SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY: The papers of AF Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, include personal correspondence with Rance 1946-1947 (ref: MB1/E141)

Publications

Index terms
SUBJECTS
PLACES South East Asia 1945-1948; South East Asia 1956
NAMES

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