There is a Wikipedia entry on these documents, his surname spelled incorrectly, titled'The Riggal Papers'. Peter Riggall's name also features in other searches, for example in the online'Special Forces Roll of Honour' and I think is also to be found in books related to SOE operations.
From the Special Forces Roll of Honor Website. Commissioned 2Lt (126526) Lincolnshire Regiment 23.3.1940. Died 1.11.1980 Maidstone, Kent. Captain Peter Miles Riggal served with the Lincolnshire Regiment and was an expert in the use of explosives.He was recruited by SOE and worked as an instructor. Later in the war he was attached to Force 136 in the Far East, and instructed agents who were to be dropped into Japan to destroy key targets during the planned invasion of Japan. Their skills were not put into use as the war with Japan was ended by the use of the atom bomb. His Instructors notes and training information should have been destroyed at the end of the war. However, Riggal kept the notes, and they were forgotten for many years.
The papers give a comprehensive insight into what agents were taught in the desperate war years. Amongst the items are a series of school exercise books with his notes on training sessions including assessments of trainee agents. Also there is a large amount of information on codes, disguises, explosive tests, interrogation techniques and many other training aids. They are on display at the Combined Military Services Museum in Maldon, Essex. Records of Riggall's work for SOE are held at the National Archives in Kew and the reference is HS 9/1259/8.This set consistes of Riggall's original service Dress jacket , his Sam Browne belt and his 1 937 patt web belt and Canadian made holster for a. The Jacket: Small to medium size, some mothing, all original badges from the time he joined the Lincolnshire Regiment as a 2nd Lt. And then Lt and captain's pips were added later. Noteworthy are the leather edgings to the cuffs: this jacket was used as activewear! Chest pockets with central brass buttons and small auxiliary buttons to edges, oe of these has come loose.
Buttons all original, badges original, overall excellent tunic. Note there are no medal ribbons: This was worn in wartime, something fresher would have been commissioned for Post-War activities. This may be the same tunic as the one pictured, with the 49th infantry Division patch from his early War career removed.Sam Brown belt original and to same owner, in excellent order. Completely original 37 pattern belt and Canadian-made holster. This shows Riggall was carrying a Webley. 455, a weapon more often found in the Far East in WWII.
Grubby from actual field use. Secret Agent kit with field use from WWII: How often do you find that? Extremely rare and historic set with plenty of room for further research. Good long-term investment for the serious collector.
The item "WW2 SOE Instructor Uniform FORCE 136 VERY RARE Jacket, Belts, Holster WWII" is in sale since Friday, June 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Field Gear".The seller is "redfell44" and is located in Hove. This item can be shipped to United States, European Union member countries, Canada.