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

TAIT, Sir (William Eric) Campbell (1886-1946), Admiral

Service biography
Joined RN 1902; HMS GRAFTON, Pacific 1903-1905; HMS DRAKE, Mediterranean 1905-1908; HMS FLORA, China Station 1908-1910; HMS HINDUSTAN and HMS COLLINGWOOD, Home Fleet 1910-1912; World War I 1914-1918; HM Yacht VICTORIA AND ALBERT 1919-1921; Commander, HMS HAWKINS, flagship China Station 1921-1923; HMS DRAGON, Mediterranean Station 1928; RNC Greenwich 1928; commanded four cruisers, America and West Indies Station 1929-1931; HMS CAPETOWN 1929; HMS DELHI 1930; Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, Admiralty 1932-1933; on staff of Commander-in-Chief, China 1933-1934; investigated possibility of outbreak of hostilities with Japan, Far East 1933; commanded HMS SHROPSHIRE 1934-1937; Cdre in charge of RN Barracks, Portsmouth 1937-1939; Director, Personal Services 1941; Commander-in-Chief, Africa Station 1941; Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic Station 1942-1944; retired 1944; Governor, South Rhodesia 1945-1946

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, LONDON: Papers (ref: TAI), including; two logbooks 1903-1905; photograph album 1908-1915; notes on warships, officers and men of the Argentine, Brazilian and American Navies 1930; intelligence reports 1932-1933


Index terms
PLACES Argentina, Brazil, South America and USA 1930

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