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Jeremy Wilson


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T. E. Lawrence's service Personal Files

Location: National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office), London

Notes by Jeremy Wilson

Lawrence's Personal Files were released in two groups, the former dealing with his service during World War I; the latter with his service in the ranks of the Royal Air Force and Tank Corps, 1922-35

The notes here cover about half the files in the second group.


File ref. File title
AIR 1/2692

338171 A.C.1 Shaw, TE: Personal File

AIR 1/2694 Precautions for preventing the publication of a manuscript of the late Col. Lawrence entitled The Mint
AIR 1/2696 338171 Shaw, Thomas Edward: Secret file
AIR 1/2698 338171 Shaw, Thomas Edward
AIR 1/2702 Lt-Col T.E. Lawrence - question of retention of rank
AIR 1/2703 Aircraftman Shaw, invitation to lunch with US of S



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