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Public and Political: General: Minister for Co-ordination of Defence: Correspondence with., 21 Dec 1936 - 20 Apr 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/306

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between WSC and Sir Thomas Inskip [Minister for Co-ordination of Defence, later 1st Lord Caldecote] on subjects including: the case of British Timken Limited supplying armaments to Germany instead of Britain; general priority for Government armament orders in industry; the state of first-line air strength; changes in the RAF's expansion targets.Also includes: letter from Michael Dewar [Chairman, British Timken Limited] on supplying armaments to Germany, control of armaments manufacture, and Inskip's reluctance to ask industry to drop normal trade; report by Desmond Morton [Director, Industrial Intelligence Centre] on the different interpretations WSC and Inskip put on the Timken case, relating to confusion in armaments manufacture, and the speed of rearmament, particularly in the RAF; notes and copies of correspondence by WSC and [Violet Pearman], Secretary to WSC.


  • Creation: 21 Dec 1936 - 20 Apr 1937

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