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Army

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Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

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Official: War and Air: Cabinet papers., 06 Jan 1920 - 18 Dec 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/54
Scope and Contents Includes papers and memoranda prepared by: WSC; Rear-Admiral Sir Roger Keyes; Brigadier-General Arthur Turner, British Baltic Military Mission; Harold Williams; Major-General Sir Percy Radcliffe, Director of Military Operations; Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Harington, Commander of the Army of the Black Sea; and other War and Air officials.Also includes notes and minutes by WSC, Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War],...
Dates: 06 Jan 1920 - 18 Dec 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 17 which has been removed on Cabinet Office instructions under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act. Review date 1 January 2021.
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, 22 Feb 1919 - 31 Mar 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/5
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; Rear-Admiral Richard Webb [Assistant High Commissioner to Turkey]; David Lloyd George; General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] on matters discussed at the Paris [France] Peace Conference, including his assessment of figures such as [Georges] Clemenceau [Prime Minister of France] (11); Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard offering to resign as Chief of Air Staff on health grounds...
Dates: 22 Feb 1919 - 31 Mar 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence for WSC and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]., 01 Jan 1920 - 29 Feb 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/45
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] (3); "Reggie" [Brigadier-General Reginald Barnes] (2); 1st Lord Curzon [Foreign Secretary] (4); 1st Lord Islington [earlier John Dickson-Poynder] (2); Austen Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer]; David Lloyd George; Herbert Fisher [President of the Board of Education]; P Sabline (4), G Wolkov, A Soldatenkov, and Lieutenant-General N Yermolov (2) [Russian Embassy]; Colonel Walter Kirke [Deputy Director...
Dates: 01 Jan 1920 - 29 Feb 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence for WSC and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]., 02 Sep 1920 - 31 Oct 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/49
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Tomkinson; 1st Lord Inverforth [earlier Andrew Weir, Minister of Munitions] (2); 1st Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge, Private Secretary to King George V] (3); Major-General Sir Charles Harington [Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff]; Harold Williams; Lieutenant-General 10th Lord Cavan; Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] (3); P Sabline [Russian Embassy]; General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff]; General...
Dates: 02 Sep 1920 - 31 Oct 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folio 64 which is only available in 'sanitised' form under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act. Review date 1 January 2032.
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Official: War and Air: correspondence mainly from Brigadier-General Edward Spears, Major Gerald Geiger and the British Military Mission in Paris [France] to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] and War Office officials., 01 Feb 1920 - 11 Feb 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/64
Scope and Contents Also includes copies of correspondence from Major-General Tom Bridges on war memorials in Belgium; copy letters from Sinclair to some of those mentioned above and to General Edward Buat, Chief of French General Staff; copy of a report from General Janin, Head of the French Military Mission in Siberia [Russia]; cutting from French newspaper; soft-bound collection of documents on Russia.Subjects covered by the file include: matters concerning Russia and Poland, including the role of various...
Dates: 01 Feb 1920 - 11 Feb 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence mainly from Brigadier-General Edward Spears, Major Gerald Geiger and the British Military Mission in Paris [France] to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War], WSC and War Office officials., 12 Feb 1920 - 28 Feb 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/65
Scope and Contents Also includes copies of correspondence from Frank Rattigan [Charge d'Affaires in Romania]; Major-General Sir William Thwaites [Director of Military Intelligence, War Office] (2).Subjects covered by the file include: matters concerning Russia and Poland, including the role of various anti-Bolsheviks in Paris, such as Boris Savinkov, the position of General Anton Denikin and the Ukraine, and the impact of the conflict on the Baltic states, Romania, and Japan; French public opinion of Alexandre...
Dates: 12 Feb 1920 - 28 Feb 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folio 2 which is only available in 'sanitised' form under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act. Review date 1 January 2032.
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Official: War and Air: correspondence mainly from Brigadier-General Edward Spears, Major Gerald Geiger and the British Military Mission in Paris [France] to WSC, Major-General Sir Percy Radcliffe [Director of Military Operations] and War Office officials., 01 Mar 1920 - 30 Apr 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/66
Scope and Contents Also includes correspondence from Boris Savinkov (3); General Yevgenii Miller; Nikolai Tchaikovsky; Neill Malcolm of the British Military Mission in Berlin [Germany], and copies of messages from other Russian figures, such as P Sabline and Anton Denikin, and French Generals Maurice Pelle and Nollet; a biography of Lenin; a French pamphlet on the Red Army, notes of a meeting of the Russo-German society in paris.Subjects include: French foreign policy concerning Russia and Turkey, particularly...
Dates: 01 Mar 1920 - 30 Apr 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence mainly from Major Gerald Geiger [Head] of the British Military Mission in Paris [France] to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] and War Office officials., 03 Jan 1921 - 14 Jan 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/75
Scope and Contents Also includes notes and minutes between WSC and Sinclair; correspondence from: Sophia Kolchak on her financial situation; Sir Herbert Creedy [Secretary, War Office]; Lieutenant-General Sir Alexander Godley [Military Secretary]; cutting from a French newspaper.Subjects include: Geiger's impressions of Raiberti [French Minister of War]; arrangements for WSC's visit to Paris; the activities of various Russians in Paris; the role of the Mission; French political changes; Geiger's position and...
Dates: 03 Jan 1921 - 14 Jan 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, mainly on demobilisation and the reorganisation of the Air Ministry., 01 Feb 1919 - 28 Feb 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/4
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: King Manuel II on the "future of Portugal"; General Sir William Robertson [General Officer Commanding-in-Chief the Forces in Great Britain] (3); 1st Lord Milner [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on appointing neither Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard or General Sir John Cowans as Governor of Nigeria (2); Andrew Bonar Law [Lord Privy Seal] passing on a copy of a letter from Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Lawson on a decline in his pay and position; Philip Kerr [later...
Dates: 01 Feb 1919 - 28 Feb 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, minutes, notes, and other papers., 31 Dec 1920 - 31 Jan 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/71
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Colonel Walter Kirke [Deputy Director Military Operations]; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] (4); Secretary to the Cabinet [Sir Maurice Hankey].Also includes minutes and notes from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; a map of Persia [later Iran]; WSC's notes on a visit to Paris [France] and talks with Alexandre Millerand...
Dates: 31 Dec 1920 - 31 Jan 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign., 01 Apr 1919 - 30 Apr 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/6
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General Sir Ian Hamilton refuting press allegations; Walter Roch on the Dardanelles [Turkey] Inquiry; Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig [Commander-in-Chief of the Expeditionary Forces in France and Flanders] (2); General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] on matters discussed at the Paris [France] Peace Conference (7); 1st Lord Milner [Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Colonel James Blair [Chief, British Military Mission in Siberia]; 1st Lord Haldane...
Dates: 01 Apr 1919 - 30 Apr 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: memoranda, notes, and other correspondence on Russia., 02 Sep 1919 - 22 Sep 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/25
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] (7); Gregori Alexinsky; Lieutenant-General Sir Hubert Gough [Chief, Allied Mission Baltic]; General Nikolai Youdenitch; Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Kisch (2); Major-General Neill Malcolm [British Military Mission, Berlin, Germany]; Brigadier-General Edward Spears [Head of the British Military Mission to Paris, France]; local government officials from north...
Dates: 02 Sep 1919 - 22 Sep 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: memoranda, notes, and other correspondence on Russia, mainly between WSC and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]., 31 Dec 1919 - 23 Nov 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/56
Scope and Contents Also includes correspondence from Boris Savinkov and Arthur Balfour [Lord President of Council], and from Sinclair to the Director of Military Operations [Major-General Sir Percy Radcliffe] and Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; notes of interviews with Ukrainian political figures; a comparison of the views of WSC and David Lloyd George.Subjects include: support for Generals Anton Denikin and Peter Wrangel; Galician Ukrainians; the general military...
Dates: 31 Dec 1919 - 23 Nov 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 Jan 1920 - 29 Apr 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/51A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes (and telegrams) from WSC to various individuals including: Secretary [War Office, Sir Reginald Brade]; 1st Lord Peel [Under-Secretary of State for War]; Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; Sir Herbert Creedy; Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; Chief of the Air Staff [Air-Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard]; Major-General Fabian Ware; [David Lloyd George]; Andrew Bonar Law [Lord Privy Seal]; Director of...
Dates: 01 Jan 1920 - 29 Apr 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 Sep 1920 - 24 Dec 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/53A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes and letters from WSC to various individuals including: Secretary [War Office, Sir Herbert Creedy]; Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; 10th Lord Scarbrough [Director General Territorial and Volunteer Forces]; Chief of the Air Staff [Air-Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard]; Director of Military Operations [Major-General Sir Percy Radcliffe]; Quartermaster-General [Lieutenant-General Travers Clarke]; Finance Member [Sir Archibald Williamson,...
Dates: 01 Sep 1920 - 24 Dec 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence T-Z., Nov 1947 - Dec 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/72A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Iain MacLeod, Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat, on the position of graduate teachers (2); Emanuel Shinwell, Secretary of State for War, (2) and Arthur Henderson [later Lord Rowley], Secretary of State for Air, (2) on recruitment for service auxiliaries and reserves; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice- Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (2); Colin Thornton-Kemsley (2); Reginald Maudling; 6th Lord De L'Isle and Dudley [earlier William Sidney,...
Dates: Nov 1947 - Dec 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Defence - correspondence with Prime Minister Clement Attlee., Mar 1946 - Aug 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/29A-B
Scope and Contents Other correspondents include: Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos]; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] (2); A V Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Hillsborough] on Czechoslovak railways; Francis Graham-Harrison, Laurence Pumphrey (2), and Paul Osmond, Private Secretaries to the Prime Minister; Laurence Helsby [Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; Antony Head (2); 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann]; Clement Davies [Leader of the Liberal Party]. Also includes notes...
Dates: Mar 1946 - Aug 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Defence: miscellaneous correspondence and papers., Feb 1947 - Sep 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/36
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: A V Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Hillsborough], Minister of Defence [until February 1950] (3); George Ward; Antony Head (3); Arthur Henderson [later Lord Rowley, Secretary of State for Air]; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] (2); Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon]; David Hunt [Private Secretary to Prime Minister Clement Attlee] (2); Captain Alan Hillgarth [earlier Alan Evans] on Soviet forces in Europe and Soviet affairs (7); James Thomas [later 1st Lord...
Dates: Feb 1947 - Sep 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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