Private Papers of Squadron Leader R M Trevethan MC
Papers relating to his career in the Army and Royal Flying Corps, and comprising: a telegram summoning 2nd Lieutenant Trevethan to join 6th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (September 1914); his graduation certificate from the RFC Central Flying School (May 1917); his certificate of promotion to Flying Officer (August 1919); a Mentioned in Despatches Certificate (December 1919); notes (1p, written 1951) on his service in No 20 Squadron RFC (1917); a folder of meteorological reports made in the Sulimaniyah district, Iraq (1922), also including a list of Meteorological Office routines; his officer's pass for the British Corps of Occupation in Turkey (February 1923) while with 207th Squadron, RAF; a telegram cancelling his leave (July 1944); a folder of answers to an RAF examination paper (n.d.); and five personal ms letters written by Prime Minister Clement Attlee (5pp), 1948 - 1960, commiserating on the death of Trevethan's son, and enquiring after his health.
Military conflict took place during every year of the 20th Century. There were only short periods of time that the world was free of war. The total number of deaths caused by war during the 20th Century has been estimated at 187 million and is probably higher.