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Sir Reginald Drax fonds
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Photocopied [199-] (originally created 1910) (Creation)
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0.5 cm of textual records
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Reginald Plunket (1880-1967) had a long naval career with the Royal Navy, attaining the rank of Rear Admiral. Born in London, and on inheriting estates from his mother in 1916, he assumed the royal license for the additional names of Ernic-Erle-Drax. Thereafter, he was usually known by the surname of Drax. He joined the Royal Navy and went to sea in 1896. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1901, commander in 1912 and captain in 1916. In 1919, Drax became the first director of the new Naval Staff College where he served until 1922. He was then President of the allied naval control commission in Berlin until 1924. In 1928, Drax was promoted to Rear-Admiral and served as director of manning at the admiralty from 1930 to 1932. In 1932-34 he was commander-in-chief America and West Indies, was promoted to vice-admiral in 1932 and admiral in 1936. In 1941, Drax retired and returned to his estates in Dorset. He died in Poole, England.
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Fonds consists of material dealing mainly with Imperial defence and self-governing dominions. Includes an article about Canadian naval contribution in 1910, notes on the Colonial Defence Committee declaration of 1910, and correspondence about the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Navy Bill in 1910.
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Fonds was photocopied and received from the Churchill College Archives, Cambridge University in Cambridge, England.
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Original records are held at the Churchill College Archives, Cambridge University, in Cambridge, England.
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The fonds will be subject to reclassification.
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The papers may not be reproduced or resold without the permission of Churchill College Archives, Cambridge University.
Copies of the finding aid are located in the first file of the fonds and in the Reading Room at the Directorate of History and Heritage. Electronic copies are also available.
Further accruals are not expected.