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Army

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Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

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Official: Cabinet: Finance Committee: papers., Oct 1915 - Nov 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/62
Scope and Contents

Includes papers on various subjects including: army finances and suggested savings; the adverse balance of foreign trade; details of the importation of goods classified as "not of prime necessity" including various items of food, drink, etc; draft interim reports and an interim report of the Finance Committee pointing out Great Britain's serious economic difficulties created by World War I and including a statement by [1st] Lord Reading [earlier Rufus Isaacs].

Dates: Oct 1915 - Nov 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: printed papers on World War I., Jun 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/39
Scope and Contents Cabinet papers by various individuals on various subjects including: WSC on the war situation including the Dardanelles; Walter Runciman [President of the Board of Trade] on food supplies to Germany and the effects on diminished exports; the effects of an air raid on London; national registration and military service; the supply of information to neutral countries; negotiations with the French; Sir William Max-Muller on the economic situation of Germany and Austria-Hungary; literary...
Dates: Jun 1916
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: printed papers on World War I., Aug 1915 - Sep 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/41
Scope and Contents Printed papers by various individuals on various subjects including: the representation of India at the Imperial Conference; press summaries of affairs in various countries including Albania, Germany, Italy, Austria-Hungary and Russia; Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] on the declaration of cotton as contraband, dealings with the United States, Portugal and the war, the leaking of information and an agreement with Sweden regarding contraband; Lord Lansdowne on naval and military war...
Dates: Aug 1915 - Sep 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: memoranda, notes, and other correspondence on Russia., 05 May 1919 - 30 Aug 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/24
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Major Sir Ernest Shackleton; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] (12); Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Briggs (5); General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff]; William de Ropp; Vladimir Litvinov-Falynsky; C Nabokov.Also includes copy minutes, telegrams and notes from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington];...
Dates: 05 May 1919 - 30 Aug 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: memoranda, notes, and other correspondence on Russia., 07 Oct 1919 - 31 Dec 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/26
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] (26); Lord Kilmarnock [later 21st Lord Erroll, 1st Secretary, Copenhagen, Denmark]; David Lloyd George; Major-General Boris Heroys (2); Lieutenant-General Serge Belosselsky-Belozersky; Major-General Percy Radcliffe [Director of Military Operations]; Major Newson [United States Army]; Colonel Henry Needham; Major Eric Skaife; ?General Bicherakhov;...
Dates: 07 Oct 1919 - 31 Dec 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-B., Mar 1943 - Apr 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/23A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: J H Hughes of the Air Ministry (16); Sir James Hawkey [Chairman of Woodford Conservative Association] (15); M L Elder of the War Office (5); [Anthony] Ward, Legal Secretary, Royal Courts of Justice; A E Hine, Private Secretary, Ministry of Labour and National Service (8); W Gladstone of the Ministry of Works (6); Edith Watson [Private Secretary to Prime Minister Clement Attlee]; [John] Millson, [Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Air]...
Dates: Mar 1943 - Apr 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 239-41 which have been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about a potentially living individual until 1 January 2021.
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-G., Mar 1946 - Feb 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/32
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Frederick Mummery, Assistant Secretary, Woodford Conservative Association (11); [Kenneth] Witney, [Assistant] Private Secretary [to the Home Secretary] (2); Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head] of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat [and Joint Director, Conservative Research Department] (2); E A Baker, Private Secretary, Ministry of Food (4); L D Baynes of the War Office (7); [Arthur] Drew [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War]; constituent...
Dates: Mar 1946 - Feb 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-H., Jul 1946 - Nov 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/30
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: P M James of GPO Headquarters (6); Frederick Mummery, Assistant Secretary, Woodford Conservative Association (7); [Arthur] Drew [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War] (2); constituent W Askew (5); Frank Foster, Honorary Treasurer of Woodford Conservative Association (2); constituent Keith Catmur (4); [John] Millson [Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Air]; Bernard Lawrence, Chief Education Officer, County of Essex, on...
Dates: Jul 1946 - Nov 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, I-Z., Mar 1947 - Oct 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/39
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [Herbert] Stotesbury, Home Office; J H Hughes of the Air Ministry (6); E A Baker, Private Secretary, Ministry of Food (4); Stuart Mallinson, Essex County Welfare Officer; Frederick Mummery, Assistant Secretary, (7) and Sir James Hawkey, Chairman, Woodford Conservative Association; E Gower of the Board of Trade (4); Lena Prescott of the Ministry of Health (5); L D Baynes of the War Office (4); constituent Olive Warne (7); [Arthur] Drew [Private Secretary to the...
Dates: Mar 1947 - Oct 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 199-204 which have been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about a potentially living individual until 1 January 2023.
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, I-Z., Oct 1947 - May 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/43
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Frederick Mummery, Assistant Secretary, Woodford Conservative Association (14); Enoch Powell and Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head] of the Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat; L D Baynes of the War Office (4); [Christopher] Fogarty [Assistant Principal] HM Treasury; A E Hine, Private Secretary, Ministry of Labour and National Service (4); [Arthur] Drew [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War] (2); constituent Lawrence Yardley (4). Also...
Dates: Oct 1947 - May 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 49-61 which have been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about a potentially living individual until 1 January 2045.
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, K-Z., Jan 1946 - Sep 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/29A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Frederick Mummery, Assistant Secretary, Woodford Conservative Association (5); [Arthur] Drew, Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War; [Percy] Cohen of Conservative and Unionist Central Office; constituent D M Reddiex (4); Lena Prescott of the Ministry of Health (6); J H Hughes of the Air Ministry (4); Mary Tyrwhitt, Director, Auxiliary Territorial Service; constituents W T Towler (4) and F C Turner (4); Stanley Reed, Secretary of the Wanstead Flats...
Dates: Jan 1946 - Sep 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, K-Z., Sep 1948 - Feb 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/47
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Frederick Mummery, Honorary Secretary and Agent, Woodford Conservative Association (9); H J Backwell, Deputy Regional Petroleum Officer, Ministry of Fuel and Power (9); [Arthur] Halls, Private Secretary [to the President of] the Board of Trade; [Christopher] Fogarty [Assistant Principal] HM Treasury; [Derek] Stephen [Assistant Principal] War Office (2); Herbert Truelove, Honorary Secretary, Chigwell [Essex] Urban District Chamber of Commerce (6); Reginald Maudling of...
Dates: Sep 1948 - Feb 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 173-6 which have been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about a potentially living individual until 1 January 2024.
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Public and Political: General: Air Defence: Deputations to the Prime Minister., 21 Jul 1936 - 21 Jan 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/270
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Clement Attlee [Leader of the Opposition] refusing to join the deputations to the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin; Osmund Cleverly [Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; Henry Pownall [Deputy Secretary], Committee of Imperial Defence; Hastings Ismay [Deputy Secretary], Committee of Imperial Defence] (2).Also includes: extracts from the transcript of the first deputation, including [?] WSC on the Government's failure to expand the air industry and the RAF...
Dates: 21 Jul 1936 - 21 Jan 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Defence., 06 Nov 1936 - 20 Jan 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/371A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents on defence issues include: Sir Thomas Inskip [Minister for Co-ordination of Defence, later 1st Lord Caldecote]; Harry Sellar, Private Secretary to Inskip (2); Leslie Hore-Belisha, Secretary of State for War, on subjects including the arming of the Guards Battalions; Sir Kingsley Wood, Secretary of State for Air, on showing WSC [air construction graphs]; 1st Lord Swinton [former Secretary of State for Air, earlier Philip Cunliffe-Lister and Philip Lloyd-Greame] on the formation...
Dates: 06 Nov 1936 - 20 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Public and Political: General: Defence: Correspondence and papers., 09 Jan 1937 - 23 Feb 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/302
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Philip Gibbs on the inefficiency of the RAF; Sir Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt [former Vice-President of the Tank Board] (2); Sir William Beveridge [Director of London School of Economics and Political Science]; Oswald Frewen on working with German and Italian sailors, German fanaticism, Italian aid to Franco and how the policies of Neville Chamberlain [Prime Minister] encourage Germany and Italy; Leo Amery; Basil Liddell Hart; Vice-Admiral Sir Reginald Henderson...
Dates: 09 Jan 1937 - 23 Feb 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Defence: Correspondence etc., 12 Jan 1936 - 27 Nov 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/266A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Basil Liddell Hart [Military Correspondent to the Times] on the troop system used in India; "Harold R" [1st Lord Rothermere, earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] on subjects including 1st Lord Weir's position in defence [as Adviser to the Air Ministry], the likely stop to any battleship programme, pilot training, the likelihood of a quick German victory against Britain and France, German contempt for the British Government, and the Government's refusal to discuss the...
Dates: 12 Jan 1936 - 27 Nov 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folio 93, closed on Cabinet Office instructions under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act ('sanitised' photocopy available). Review date 1 January 2021.
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence A-B., Nov 1945 - Dec 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/52A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Prime Minister Clement Attlee (3); Paul Beards [Assistant Private Secretary to Attlee]; Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Chatfield (2), General Admiral Conrad Albrecht (2), and Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to Attlee] (3) on pensions for German war veterans; James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] (4); 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] (2); Julian Amery on completing J L Garvin's life of Joseph Chamberlain; Bhimrao Ambedkar (2) (see CHUR 2/52A/41);...
Dates: Nov 1945 - Dec 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political; Correspondence A-B., Dec 1949 - Nov 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/94
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Vyvyan Adams; 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg]; Waris Ameer Ali on Indo-Pakistani affairs; Leo Amery (4); Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley] (3) including 2 on his personal plans; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin], Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party, on Lady Megan Lloyd George; Nigel Colman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; James Harden on being re-elected...
Dates: Dec 1949 - Nov 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence H-M., Mar 1950 - Nov 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/115A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Samuel Hammersley; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (8); Roy Harrod (3); Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (5); [Arthur] Vere Harvey [later Lord Harvey of Prestbury] on the supply of aircraft and equipment to Egypt; Sir George Harvie Watt and his wife Bettie; James Henderson-Stewart; Michael Higgs on his daughter; Captain Alan Hillgarth [earlier Alan Evans] on Spain; "Bill",...
Dates: Mar 1950 - Nov 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 334-6 which have been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about a living individual until 1 January 2027.
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence M-Q. (includes copies of wartime documents)., Feb 1941 - Dec 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/7A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Baronessa Bettina de Malfatti on Italian royal affairs (2); 1st Lord Marchwood [earlier Frederick Penny] resigning as Honorary Treasurer of the Conservative Party; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin] (5) and Marjorie Maxse, Vice-Chairmen of Conservative and Unionist Party; Duncan Sandys on "Maycrete" houses; "Scribe", 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] (2); Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to Prime Minister Clement Attlee], Sir Herbert Williams, and...
Dates: Feb 1941 - Dec 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and Hansard., 17 Jan 1953 - 25 Mar 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/50A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (17 January, Kingston, Jamaica) on his presentation with the key to the city, the island's recovery from a hurricane and the re-forming of the West India Regiment.Speech notes for WSC's speech (30 January, Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster Abbey [London]) entitled "Westminster Abbey Appeal" on the abbey's role as a focus for Britain's faith and history, its part in the beginnings of Government and the work needed to preserve it. Published: Complete...
Dates: 17 Jan 1953 - 25 Mar 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 27 Feb 1950 - 28 Mar 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/33A-C
Scope and Contents Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (7 March, House of Commons) for the debate on the address, on subjects including: the stalemate in the new Parliament and the need for electoral reform; uncertainty until the next election; increasing food production; unemployment; cutting taxation; restoring the value of sterling; repealing the nationalization of the iron and steel industry; enlarging the building trade to solve the housing problem; the risk of Britain being split into Labour and...
Dates: 27 Feb 1950 - 28 Mar 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 06 Nov 1951 - 22 Dec 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/45A-C
Scope and Contents Speech notes and extract from Hansard for WSC's speech (6 November, House of Commons) for the debate on the address, on subjects including: the political divisions in the country; the charge of war-mongering laid against the Conservatives, and the need for steady government; the restoration of university representation in Parliament; the repeal of the Iron and Steel Nationalization Act; future parliamentary business, including the defence debate; keeping the Minister of Education out of the...
Dates: 06 Nov 1951 - 22 Dec 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 14 Jun 1945 - 31 Mar 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/11A-E
Scope and Contents Speech notes and Hansard report of WSC's speech (10 February 1947, House of Commons) on the coal crisis including: criticism of the policies of Emanuel Shinwell, Minister of Fuel and Power; the need to plan for winter and the inefficiencies of cutting the coal supply. Source material includes: notes from "N S" ["Jo" Sturdee, later Lady Onslow, Secretary to WSC]; notes on the increased numbers of civil servants; press cuttings on subjects including the challenge by Gwilym Lloyd George [later...
Dates: 14 Jun 1945 - 31 Mar 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes., 10 Sept 1947 - 28 Oct 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/14A-F
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (10 September, International Congress of Physicians, Guildhall, London) on the medical profession and scientific advances in which he reflects on previous speeches made by Sir Edward Grey and 1st Lord Morley of Blackburn. Also includes a report from the Lancet on WSC's speech and the reply to it made by 1st Lord Moran and papers about the meeting. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7521-3.Speech notes for WSC's speech (27 September, Royal Wanstead Schools,...
Dates: 10 Sept 1947 - 28 Oct 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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