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The Papers of Vice-Admiral Sir Louis Le Bailly

Title The Papers of Vice-Admiral Sir Louis Le Bailly
Reference GBR/0014/LEBY
Creator Bailly, Sir Louis Edward Stewart Holland, Le, b 1915, Vice-Admiral
Covering Dates 1885–1992
Extent and Medium 21 archive boxes
Repository Churchill Archives Centre
Content and context

Le Bailly served on HMS Hood, 1932; at the Royal Naval Engineering College, 1933-37; on HMS Hood, 1937-40; on HMS Naiad, 1940-42; at RNEC, 1942-44; on HMS Duke of York, 1944-46; at the Admiralty, 1946-50; on HMS Bermuda, 1950-52; at RNEC, 1955-58; at the Admiralty: as Staff Officer to Dartmouth Review Committee, 1958; as Assistant Engineer-in-Chief, 1958-60; as Naval Assistant to Controller of the Navy, 1960-63; as IDC, 1963; as Deputy Director of Marine Engineering, 1963-67; as Naval Attaché, Washington, DC, and Commander, British Navy Staff, 1967-69; at the Ministry of Defence, 1970-72; he was appointed Vice-Admiral in 1970 and retired in 1972. He was subsequently appointed Director-General of Intelligence, Ministry of Defence, 1972-75.

He is the author of, "The Man Around the Engine", 1990; "From Fisher to the Falklands", 1991; "Old Loves Return", 1993.

Papers on Naval Engineering and intelligence issues, 1932-92; includes some papers of R.F. Le Bailly and W.F.G Le Bailly, 1885-1914

The collection was presented to Churchill Archives Centre by Vice-Admiral Le Bailly in July 1992 (boxes 1-20), August 2005 (box 21) and March 2009 (1 folder in box 2).

The collection is owned by Churchill College, Cambridge.

Access and Use

With the exception of a few files which are still closed (details are available in the catalogue), the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Please cite as Churchill Archives Centre, The Papers of Vice-Admiral Sir Louis Le Bailly, LEBY

Further information

A copy of this catalogue is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, the National Register of Archives, London and on the Janus website, http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/.

This collection (fonds) level description and box list was compiled by Andrew Riley of Churchill Archives Centre in February 2003 and updated in March 2006.

Index Terms
Engineering
Naval Personnel
Photographs
Bailly, Sir Louis Edward Stewart Holland Le (b 1915) Knight and Vice-Admiral
Churchill/LEBY contains:
1 Typescript drafts of book by Le Bailly (apparently "The man around the engine", 1990, and "From Fisher to the Falklands", 199).
1 box containing 6 folders.
ca. 1990-ca. 1991
2 Papers relating to Le Bailly's naval service. Typescript drafts of books by Le Bailly, probably "The man around the engine", 1990 and "From Fisher to the Falklands", 1991 (1 folder); Le Bailly's record and certificates of service, 1932-62 (1 folder); papers relating to his service on HMS Naiad, 1940 & 1992 (1 folder); copy of Admiral Sir Francis Pridham's notes on handling HMS Hood, late 1930s (1 folder); newsletter diary and history of HMS Duke of York, 1946 (1 folder); and papers, including photographs, relating to his service on HMS Bermuda, 1952-3 (1 folder); and note appointing Le Bailly to HMS Hood in May 1937, 7 April 1937, with press cutting, 14 August 1970.
1 box containing 6 folders.
1932–1992
3 Papers relating to Le Bailly's naval service. Includes papers relating to Royal Naval Engineering College, Keyham, includes photographs, 1930-85 (2 folders); Le Bailly's first thesis on bridges, 1930s? (1 folder); notes on post war composition and training of engine room staff for the Noble Committee on the future of the Navy, 1945 (1 folder); papers relating to oil usage by the Royal Navy, including photographs, 1949-51 (1 folder); and form of service for the laying of the foundation stone of the new wardroom mess of HMS Thunderer, 1956 (1 folder).
1 box containing 6 folders.
1930–1985
4 Papers relating to Le Bailly's naval service. Includes copies of personal letters and signals, 1946-75 (1 folder); Le Bailly's evidence to the Mansergh committee and related papers, 1954-86 (1 folder); copies of correspondence with Vice-Admiral Sir Frank Mason, 1957-87 (1 folder); and reports and photographs relating to the work of the Murray Committee, 1958 (1 folder).
1 box containing 4 folders.
1945–1987
5 Papers relating to Le Bailly's naval and intelligence service. Includes papers relating to nuclear propulsion for surface ships, 1961-86 (2 folders); papers relating to the cost of living allowance, 1969 (1 folder); report on leaving his post in Washington DC, 1968/9, with calendar of events, 1968 (1 folder) and papers relating to his career, 1968-72 (1 folder); papers relating to the Joint Staff Service College, 1970 (1 folder); work by his students on UK defence policy, ca. 1973 (1 folder); and papers for Roy Mason MP, Secretary of State for Defence, 1973-5 (2 folders).
1 box containing 9 folders.
1961–1986
6 Papers relating to Le Bailly's naval and intelligence service. Includes papers relating to China, 1974-7 (2 folders); papers relating to the search for his successor as Director-General of Intelligence, 1974 (1 folder, closed); papers relating to the Soviet Union, including a lexicon of Soviet equipment, 1974-5 (1 folder); portion of his last report as Director-General of Intelligence, 1975 (1 folder); and letters received on his departure as Director-General, 1975 (1 folder, closed).
1 box containing 6 folders.
1974–1977
7 Correspondence and other papers. Includes copy of letter from Vice-Admiral Sir Denys Ford, Engineer in Chief of the Fleet, 1947, and lecture by Vice Admiral Ted Horlick, Chief Naval Engineer, "Naval engineering achievements in the liberation of the Falklands", 1983 (1 folder); papers relating to shipbuilding, with correspondence with John Nott MP, Secretary of State for Defence, 1962 & 1982 (1 folder); correspondence, including letters from Admiral Sir Terence Lewin, Sir Frank Cooper and Charles Douglas Home, 1962-85 (1 folder); letters from Admiral T M Moorer, US Navy, 1970 & 1980, and presentation by Le Bailly to him on the political and military outlook in the Middle East and the Indian Ocean, 1972 (1 folder); Le Bailly's notes on the development of Defence Intelligence 1970-75, ca. 1985-88, with draft notes on the "White Report" (1 folder, partly closed); foreword on a confidential booklet for all Defence Intelligence Staff, July 1974 (1 folder); correspondence, including letters from John Nott MP, Secretary of State for Defence, and Harold Wilson MP, 1970-87 (1 folder); and papers relating to Le Bailly's pension, 1975-88 (1 folder).
1 box containing 8 folders.
1947–1988
8 Correspondence and other papers. Includes correspondence with Margaret Thatcher MP, Lord [Peter] Carrington, Nigel Lawson MP, Francis Pym MP (Secretary of State for Defence), Lord [Peter] Thorneycroft, 1976-86 (1 folder); correspondence relating to broadcasting, the media and other matters, with letters from John Birt and Stuart Young, 1979-90 (1 folder); correspondence re- security, 1979-83; and correspondence, including letters from Admiral Sir John Fieldhouse, Admiral Sir Henry Leach, Admiral Sir Terence Lewin and Sir Michael Quinlan (Permanent Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence), 1979-89 (1 folder).
1 box containing 4 folders.
1976–1990
9 Correspondence and other papers. Correspondence with Godfrey French, 1979-82 (1 folder); security clearances, 1980-83 (1 folder, closed); Falklands papers, 1982-3 (1 folder); correspondence, including letter from John Major MP, 1982-92 (1 folder); papers relating to church matters, 1982-4 (1 folder); and papers relating to the post of Director-General of Intelligence, includes correspondence with Field Marshal Sir Edwin Bramall and Admiral Sir John Fieldhouse, 1983-5 (1 folder, closed).
1 box containing 6 folders.
10 Correspondence and other papers. Includes correspondence with Sir Clive Whitmore, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, 1986 (1 folder); papers relating to defence and détente, 1986-7 (1 folder); correspondence with Admiral Sir Julian Oswald and Sir Michael Quinlan, 1989-91 (1 folder); correspondence with the editor of Naval Review, 1979-89 (1 folder); and correspondence resulting from Le Bailly's letters to newspapers, 1978-80 (2 folders).
1 box containing 6 folders.
1978–1991
11 Lectures, talks and articles by Le Bailly and related papers.
1 box containing 5 folders.
12 Lectures, talks and articles by Le Bailly and related papers.
1 archive box containing 3 folders.
13 Lectures, talks and articles by Le Bailly and related papers. Includes correspondence with Margaret Thatcher MP and correspondence generated by Le Bailly's letters to national newspapers.
1 archive box containing 4 folders.
14 Lectures, talks and articles by Le Bailly and related papers. Includes Le Bailly's notes on civil unrest and law and order in the USA.
1 archive box containing 9 folders.
15 Lectures, talks and articles by Le Bailly and related papers (7 folders). Includes correspondence generated by Le Bailly's letters to national newspapers (1 folder); and miscellaneous papers, including material from his time in Washington DC, 1967-69 (1 folder).
1 archive box containing 9 folders.
16 Lectures, talks and articles by Le Bailly and related papers. Includes copies of published and unpublished letters to the press, 1977-87 (1 folder); speeches to Conservative Party groups, 1970s and 1980s (1 folder); papers relating to a conference on British Sea Power, November 1983, and other conferences (1 folder); speech to Plymouth Conservatives by Le Bailly and copy of a speech by Hugh Seton Watson (1 folder); articles by Commander H Pursey, formerly of HMS Hood, 1938-39, and correspondence between him and Le Bailly, 1977 (1 folder); correspondence re-various naval subjects, including HMS Hood, 1984-87 (1 folder); report and papers relating to allowances for British defence staff in Washington DC, USA, 1968-9 (1 folder).
1 archive box containing 7 folders.
1938–1988
17 Photographs and publications. Includes photographs of the laying of the new wardroom mess, HMS Thunderer, 1956 & 1992 (1 folder); photographs of the launch of HMS Dreadnought, 1950s (1 folder); photographs of naval personalities, 1950s-80s (1 folder); photographs of various ships, including HMS Duke of York, 1930-80s (2 folders); copy of M. Phil. thesis by J.F. Woods on British Railway Investment in Turkey 1856-1935 , 1969, (1 v); history of Royal Naval Air Station, Yeovilton, 1990, (1 item in folder); publications including Le Bailly's "Notes for officers going to sea", RNEC, Devonport, 1944, 1944-81 (1 folder).
1 archive box including 1v & 7 folders.
1940–1992
18 Photos and press cuttings collected by Le Bailly during his time in the USA, 1967-9.
1 archive box.
1967–1969
19 Reminiscences of R.F. Le Bailly and W.F.G Le Bailly, from their time in India, including photographs, 1885-1914. Includes monthly reports of the Bournabat Society, 1889-1902 (1v).
1 archive box containing 4v & 1 folder.
1885–1914
20 Assorted photographs. Includes photographs of HMS Hood. ca. 1940–1975
21 Papers relating to Le Bailly's award of KBE and appointment as Director General of Intelligence in 1972 with related papers (1972, 1973 & 1975, 3 files); copies of Le Bailly's naval reports and references, 1933-72;. With correspondence, 1968-93, including material relating to Le Bailly's time as Naval Attache in Washington DC, USA, and copies of out-letters relating to his departure as Director General of Intelligence; copies of proposed article by Le Bailly on "The defence intelligence staff, the early years, 1970-75" and related correspondence, 2004-05; correspondence with Norman Lamont MP (Chancellor of the Exchequer) relating to car tax and petrol excise duty, 1992; papers relating to Le Bailly's security, 1974; and copies of articles by Le Bailly (2005). 1933–2005

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