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Official: Committee of Imperial Defence, 1920 - 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 25

Scope and Contents

The Committee of Imperial Defence was reformed after the First World War. WSC was a member from 1920-22 and 1924-29, and a member of the Air Defence Research Committee (a sub-committee of C.I.D. from 1935-39 There are three files of correspondence, mainly with the Committee Secretariat for 1920-22, but there is nothing for 1924-29. There are fifteen files of papers on the work of the Air Defence Research Committee, 1935-39, including correspondence and printed papers, many of them by F A Lindemann (later Lord Cherwell).


  • Creation: 1920 - 1939

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 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 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.

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