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(Untitled), 16 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/232/37
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War Cabinet memorandum by the First Lord of the Admiralty [A V Alexander, later 1st Lord Alexander of Hillsborough] marked "Top Secret" on the navy's manpower requirements for 1 June to 31 December 1945.

Dates: 16 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), Jun 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/237/2
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"Table 1" giving the "estimated strengths of imperial armed forces (white troops)" at approximately 1 May or 1 June 1945 and analysing the imperial army and air force by theatre at approximately 1 June 1945.

Dates: Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/241/1-24
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Page proofs for a supplement to the London Gazette entitled "The Evacuation of the Allied Armies from Dunkirk [France] and neighbouring beaches", May to June 1940, reprinting a contemporary despatch from Vice-Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, Flag Officer Commanding, Dover [Kent] (18 June 1940), with later Admiralty footnotes. [annotated by ?Kathleen Hill, WSC's secretary].

Dates: 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/241/25-81
Scope and Contents Page proofs for a supplement to the London Gazette entitled "Convoy and anti-submarine warfare reports" reprinting contemporary despatches on: the passage of convoys "HX 90" (December 1940), "HX 112" (March 1941), "HG 76" (December 1941), "SC 104" (October 1942), "ONS 5" (April to May 1943), "ONS 18 and ON 202" (September 1943), and "Anti-U-boat operations of second support group" (January-February 1944) and "Operations of 21st Escort Group" (March-April 1945); with later Admiralty forewords...
Dates: 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/241/82-88
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Page proofs for a supplement to the London Gazette entitled "Fleet Air Arm Operations Against Taranto [Italy] on 11th November 1940", reprinting contemporary despatches and reports from individuals including Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean (16 January 1941) and [Denis] Boyd, Commanding Officer, HMS Illustrious (13 November 1940), with later Admiralty footnotes. [annotated by ?Kathleen Hill, WSC's secretary].

Dates: 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/241/89-98
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Page proofs for a supplement to the London Gazette entitled "The Battle of Matapan [Greece]", 27-30 March 1941, reprinting contemporary despatches and reports from Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station (11 November 1941), and Vice-Admiral [Henry] Pridham-Whippel [Second in Command Mediterranean Fleet] (10 April), with later Admiralty footnotes. [annotated by ?Kathleen Hill, WSC's secretary].

Dates: 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [1947]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/241/101-121
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Page proofs [for a supplement to the London Gazette] entitled "Sinking of the German Battleship Bismarck on 27th May, 1941" reprinting contemporary despatches and reports from Admiral Sir John Tovey, Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet (5 July), and Vice-Admiral James Somerville, Flag Officer Commanding Force H (4 June), with an appendix and later Admiralty footnotes. [annotated by ?Kathleen Hill, WSC's secretary].

Dates: [1947]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [1948]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/241/122-144
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Account of "The raid on military and economic objectives in the Lofoten Islands [Norway]", March 1941, including contemporary despatches and reports from individuals including Admiral Sir John Tovey, Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet (4 April), Captain [Clifford] Caslon, Sixth Destroyer Flotilla (8 March), and Brigadier [Joseph] Haydon, Commanding Special Service Brigade (13 March), with later Admiralty footnotes. [Carbon copy].

Dates: [1948]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/241/145
Scope and Contents Proofs [for a supplement to the London Gazette] entitled "Raid on military and economic objectives in the Lofoten Islands [Norway]", March 1941, including contemporary despatches and reports from individuals including Admiral Sir John Tovey, Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet (4 April), Captain [Clifford] Caslon, Sixth Destroyer Flotilla (8 March), and Brigadier [Joseph] Haydon, Commanding Special Service Brigade (13 March), with later Admiralty footnotes. [annotated by ?Kathleen Hill, WSC's...
Dates: 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/241/146
Scope and Contents Proofs [for a supplement to the London Gazette] entitled "Transportation to and Evacuation of the Army from Greece", March to April 1941, reprinting contemporary despatches and reports from Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean (11 December and 7 July 1941), Rear Admiral [Harold] Baillie-Grohman, Flag Officer Attached Middle East (15 May), and Vice-Admiral [Henry] Pridham-Whippel [Second in Command Mediterranean Fleet] (5 May), with later Admiralty footnotes....
Dates: 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [1948]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/241/148-156
Scope and Contents Page proofs [for a supplement to the London Gazette] entitled "The Carrier Borne Aircraft Attack on Kirkenes [Norway] and Petsamo [Finland]", July and August 1941, reprinting contemporary despatches and reports from Admiral Sir John Tovey, Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet (12 September), Rear Admiral [William] Wake-Walker, Commanding First Cruiser Squadron (15 August), Captain [Arthur] Talbot, HMS Furious (5 August), and Captain [Henry] Bovell, HMS Victorious, with later Admiralty footnotes....
Dates: [1948]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [1948]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/241/157-162
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Page proofs [for a supplement to the London Gazette] entitled "Raid on military and economic objectives in the vicinity of Vaagso Island [Norway]", 27 December 1941, reprinting contemporary despatches and reports from Admiral Sir John Tovey, Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet (7 January 1942), and Brigadier [Joseph] Haydon and Rear Admiral [Harold] Burrough, Commanders, Operation "Archery" (2 January 1942), with later Admiralty footnotes. [annotated by ?Kathleen Hill, WSC's secretary].

Dates: [1948]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Jun 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/241/163
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Note from "G R G A" [Commodore George Gordon Allen] to WSC commenting on the despatches concerning Mediterranean convoy operations to Malta, suggesting the most important operation was "Pedestal" in August 1942. [initialled; annotated by WSC's literary assistant Denis Kelly].

Dates: 14 Jun 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [1948]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/241/167-210
Scope and Contents Page proofs [for a supplement to the London Gazette] entitled "Mediterranean Convoy Operations", 1941 to 1942, reprinting contemporary despatches from Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station (19 March 1941) on operation "Excess", Vice-Admiral Sir James Somerville, Flag Officer Commanding Force H (4 August 1941) on operations "Substance" and (9 October 1941) "Halberd", Vice-Admiral Sir Alban Curteis, Senior Officer Force T, (24 June 1942) and Captain C C...
Dates: [1948]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Apr 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/241/211
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Note from "G R G A" [Commodore George Gordon Allen] briefly commenting on despatches on "The Battle of the Java Sea" and "Actions against raiders" [CHAR 20/241/212 and CHAR 20/241/213]. [initialled manuscript; annotated by WSC's secretary ?Lettice Marston, later Lettice Shillingford].

Dates: 08 Apr 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/241/212
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Proofs [for a supplement to the London Gazette] entitled "Battle for the Java Sea, 27th February, 1942" reprinting contemporary despatches and reports from Commodore [John] Collins, Commanding China Force (17 March 1942) and Captain H M L Waller, HMAS Perth (27 February 1942), with a later appendix by Captain [Oliver] Gordon (1 October 1945), and Admiralty footnotes. [annotated by ?Kathleen Hill, WSC's secretary].

Dates: 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/241/213
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Proofs [for a supplement to the London Gazette] entitled "Actions against Raiders" reprinting contemporary despatches and reports on the "destruction of enemy raider No. 16 by HMS Devonshire" (November 1941), "sinking of the German Supply Ship Python" (November 1941), and "action by HMIS Bengal and MV Ondina with two Japanese raiders" (November 1942), with later Admiralty footnotes. [annotated by ?Kathleen Hill, WSC's secretary].

Dates: 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Jul [1947]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/241/216
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Comments by [Commodore George Gordon] Allen on [the proofs of the London Gazette supplement of] "The Battle of Sirte [Libya]" [for the supplement see CHAR 20/241/218-227]. [initialled].

Dates: 31 Jul [1947]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/241/218-227
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Page proofs for a supplement to the London Gazette entitled "The Battle of Sirte [Libya] of 22nd March, 1942", reprinting contemporary despatches and reports from Admiral Sir Henry Harwood, Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean Station (2 June), and Rear Admiral Philip Vian, Commanding Fifteenth Cruiser Squadron (31 March), with later Admiralty footnotes. [annotated by ?Kathleen Hill, WSC's secretary].

Dates: 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Jul 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/241/228
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Comments by [Commodore George Gordon] Allen on [the proofs of the London Gazette supplement of] "The Attack on St Nazaire [France]" [for the supplement see CHAR 20/241/230-235]. [initialled].

Dates: 31 Jul 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/241/230-235
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Page proofs for a supplement to the London Gazette entitled "The Attack on St Nazaire [France], 1942", reprinting contemporary despatches and reports from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Forbes, Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth [Devon] (13 April 1942) and Commander [Robert] Ryder, Senior Officer, 10th A/S Striking Force (1 April), with later Admiralty footnotes. [annotated by ?Kathleen Hill, WSC's secretary].

Dates: 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/241/236-241
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Page proofs for a supplement to the London Gazette entitled "The Dieppe [France] Raid", reprinting a contemporary despatch from Captain [John] Hughes-Hallett (30 August 1942), with later Admiralty footnotes. [annotated by ?Kathleen Hill, WSC's secretary].

Dates: 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/242/4-20
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Page proofs for a supplement to the London Gazette entitled "The Attack on the Tirpitz by midget submarines on 22nd September, 1943", reprinting contemporary and later despatches from Rear Admiral [Claud] Barry (8 November 1943 and 2 February 1944) and Rear Admiral [George] Creasy (26 July 1945), with later Admiralty footnotes. [annotated by ?Kathleen Hill, WSC's secretary].

Dates: 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/242/23-27
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Page proofs for a supplement to the London Gazette entitled "Operations in connection with the landings in the Gulf of Salerno [Italy] on 9th September, 1943", reprinting a despatch from Sir Andrew Cunningham, Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station (8 March 1945), with later Admiralty foreword and footnotes, and an appendix on planning the operation. [annotated by ?Kathleen Hill, WSC's secretary].

Dates: 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/242/32-40
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Page proofs for a supplement to the London Gazette entitled "Naval Operations in the Aegean between the 7th September, 1943, and 28th November, 1943" reprinting a contemporary despatch from Vice-Admiral Sir Algernon Willis, Commander-in-Chief, Levant [Syria and Lebanon] (27 December 1943), with later Admiralty footnotes. [annotated by ?Kathleen Hill, WSC's secretary, and his literary assistant Denis Kelly].

Dates: 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open