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Public and Political: General: Air Defence: Wing-Commander Anderson., 20 May 1936 - 24 Nov 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/271

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and notes from Wing-Commander Charles Anderson, Director of Training, Air Ministry, later commander of RAF Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, including: RAF personnel statistics; notes on training Air Observers; a memorandum on RAF training policy in general, including morale, the RAF's function, its readiness for war, reserves, funding, the dangers of over-specialization, the problems of rapid expansion, the shortage and increase in training schools, and specialised training; statistics on RAF expansion and the reserve; statistics and notes on bomber squadron strength, German air strength, RAF organization and Air Ministry contracts for aircraft manufacture.Also includes: press cutting from the Times on Anderson's move to the command of RAF Hucknall; letter from Sir Lancelot Rolleston on Anderson's move; Air Ministry press summaries on subjects including RAF expansion and the Fleet Air Arm; diagram of the peacetime organization of the RAF; memorandum by Squadron- Leader Herbert Rowley on his visit to Germany, and relative British and German air strength, including aircraft, engines and staff, and the economic appearance of Germany; memorandum by [?] Group-Captain Lachlan Maclean on the delayed expansion of the Metropolitan Air Force; typescript of a lecture by Air Commodore Lawrence Pattinson on the effect of armament development on bomber strategy; notes from Violet Pearman [Secretary to WSC].


  • Creation: 20 May 1936 - 24 Nov 1936

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (110 folios))

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