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Glamorgan Archives
HMS Cardiff Association Records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 D198

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: HMS Cardiff Association Records

Short Title: HMS Cardiff Association Records

Creation date(s): c1930-1995

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.85 cubic metres (7 boxes, 1 folder)

Name of creator(s): HMS Cardiff Association


Administrative/Biographical history: The association was established for the benefit of former crewmen and officers of HMS Cardiff, the second of two ships bearing this name. The first HMS Cardiff was commissioned in 1917 and laid up in 1946. The second HMS Cardiff was commissioned in 1979 and its appearance prompted Frank Lintern, a former Chief Petty Officer with the first HMS Cardiff, in conjunction with Vice Admiral Sir Barry Wilson, KCB, to establish the association. This was made up of former naval servicemen and a number of their wives and numbered in total approximately 80 members. Lintern served as Secretary of the HMS Cardiff Association and the records include a large number of his personal photographs and memorabilia. The falling number in membership led to the transfer in 2003 to supervision by the Royal Naval Association, Cardiff. The transfer is likely to be temporary.


Scope and content/abstract: HMS Cardiff Association records including notes on members, 1956-1995; correspondence, 1932-1985; minutes of general meetings, 1979-1986; photographs and memorabilia, 1932-1995; sound tapes, 1982-1992;


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: HMS Cardiff Association records arranged chronologically by record series

Conditions governing access: Open access to military and other papers with the exception of any papers and photographs of Frank Lintern which may be identified by staff of the Glamorgan Archives as of a very sensitive, personal nature. Minor practical restrictions may be applied to access to sound tapes.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply

Finding aids: A full version of the Catalogue can be searched online at


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by HMS Cardiff Association, 2003



Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Archives finding aids

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2006


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