Skip to main content

Cambridge University Libraries are providing a blend of online and controlled in-person services. Please see our website for more details.

Air Ministry

 Organization

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

Official: War and Air, 1918 - 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16
Scope and Contents The War and Air papers contain correspondence, minutes, printed material and other papers which were created or accumulated as a result of WSC's activities as Secretary of State for War and Air, positions he held concurrently from January 1919 to February 1921 (he continued as Secretary of State for Air while Secretary of State for the Colonies until April 1921). The papers have been divided into correspondence, WSC's outgoing minutes, and subject-based files and are arranged...
Dates: 1918 - 1921
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
 File

Official: War and Air: correspondence, mainly on the Russian campaign., 01 Nov 1919 - 29 Nov 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/13
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Michael Dewar; 1st Lord Curzon [Foreign Secretary]; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] (2); Ivanoff and Zeidler of the Red Cross; Andrew Bonar Law [Lord Privy Seal] on an increase in appropriations in aid; Randall [Davidson], Archbishop of Canterbury; Robert Donald of the Globe (2); Lord French [earlier Sir John French, later 1st Lord Ypres, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland] on his son's record of...
Dates: 01 Nov 1919 - 29 Nov 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 File

Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign., 01 Jul 1919 - 31 Jul 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/9
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard [Chief of the Air Staff] on the availability of aeroplanes for Air Ministry officials; Frederick Guest [Patronage Secretary, Treasury]; Major-General John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone, Under-Secretary of State for Air] on air force matters, including flying casualties (2); Austen Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer] (2) on subjects including War Office stocks and army estimates; Clive Wigram [Assistant Private Secretary and...
Dates: 01 Jul 1919 - 31 Jul 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 File

Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign., 01 Aug 1919 - 31 Aug 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/10
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] (4); General Sir William Robertson [Commander-in-Chief, British Army on the Rhine] on his baronetcy; Lord French [earlier Sir John French, later 1st Lord Ypres, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland] on his account of the events of 1914; Major-General John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone, Under-Secretary of State for Air] on air force matters and Sir Frederick Banbury's role in the O'Sullivan enquiry (3); Jack Scott...
Dates: 01 Aug 1919 - 31 Aug 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 File

Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 15 Jan 1919 - 27 Mar 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/15A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes (some annotated in reply) from WSC to various individuals including: Secretary [War Office, Sir Reginald Brade]; Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; Air Secretary [Jack Scott]; Major-General John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone, Under-Secretary of State for Air]; Chief of the Air Staff [Major-General Frederick Sykes, until February 1919; Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard, from February 1919]; Director of Military Intelligence...
Dates: 15 Jan 1919 - 27 Mar 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 File

Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 Apr 1919 - 28 Jun 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/16A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes (some annotated in reply) from WSC to various individuals including: Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; Director of Military Intelligence [Major-General William Thwaites]; Deputy Director of Military Operations and Military Intelligence [Colonel George Cockerill]; Master-General of the Ordnance [Lieutenant-General Sir William Furse]; Quartermaster-General [Lieutenant-General Travers Clarke]; Secretary [War Office, Sir...
Dates: 01 Apr 1919 - 28 Jun 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 File

Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 19 Jun 1919 - 31 Aug 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/17A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes (some annotated in reply) from WSC to various individuals including: Air Secretary [Jack Scott]; Secretary [War Office, Sir Reginald Brade]; Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; Chief of the Air Staff [Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard]; Adjutant-General [Lieutenant-General Sir George Macdonogh]; Under-Secretary of State for War [1st Lord Peel]; Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; Director of...
Dates: 19 Jun 1919 - 31 Aug 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 File

Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 Sep 1919 - 31 Dec 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/18A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes and telegrams (some annotated in reply) from WSC to various individuals including: Air Secretary [Jack Scott]; Chief of the Air Staff [Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard]; Quartermaster-General [Lieutenant-General Travers Clarke]; Adjutant-General [Lieutenant-General Sir George Macdonogh]; Major-General Sir John Asser [General Officer Commanding British Troops, France and Flanders]; Military Secretary [Lieutenant-General Sir Francis Davies]; Sir Archibald...
Dates: 01 Sep 1919 - 31 Dec 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 File

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
 File

Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 03 Mar 1919 - 15 Dec 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/57
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's statement (3 March) on army estimates, demobilisation, the formation of a regular army, British forces in Russia and the enforcing of peace terms on Germany. Published: Complete Speeches III pp 2674 - 2692.Speech notes for WSC's statement (29 May) on using the army for strike-breaking and sending volunteer forces to Russia. Source material includes a note on the current situation of Admiral Alexander Kolchak [leader of anti-Bolshevik forces], and extracts from a...
Dates: 03 Mar 1919 - 15 Dec 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Filtered By

  • Subject: Russia (nation) X
  • Subject: Communism X

Additional filters:

Subject
Foreign policy 9
Air warfare 8
Armed forces 8
Germany 5
Egypt 4

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.