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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/17A-B

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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 Military Operations [Major-General Percy Radcliffe]; 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]; Finance Member [Sir Archibald Williamson, later 1st Lord Forres]; ?Colonel John Fuller; Sir Andrew Caird; Austen Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Sir Frederick Ponsonby [later Lord Sysonby, Keeper of the Privy Purse]; Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Briggs; Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet]; Brigadier-General Edmund Ironside [Commander-in-Chief Allied troops, Archangel, Northern Russia]; Alexander Scott [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC]; Director of Personal Services; Major-General John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone, Under-Secretary of State for Air]; Arthur Balfour [Foreign Secretary]; 1st Lord Curzon [Lord President of Council]; Deputy Chief of the Air Staff [Brigadier-General John Steel]; General Sir Julian Byng; Lieutenant-General Sir John Goodwin [Director-General Army Medical Service]; Commander-in-Chief, Mesopotamia [later Iraq, Major-General Sir George McMunn]; Sir Eustace Tennyson-d'Eyncourt; and other War and Air officials.Also includes telegram from Director of Military Intelligence [Major-General William Thwaites].Subjects covered by the file include: air force reorganisation and expenses; matters concerning Russian policy, including support for General Anton Denikin and Admiral Alexander Kolchak, atrocities, the evacuation of British forces, and appointing General Sir Henry Rawlinson to north Russia; army matters such as recruitment, pay, and estimates; the treatment of Admiral von Reuter; relations with France; demobilisation; Brigadier-General Edward Spears' position; possible civil unrest in Britain; supplying Romania; Polish affairs; honours, appointments and medals; the Army of the Rhine; the territorial force; war memorials; repatriation of German prisoners of war; the German view of the naval attack on the Dardanelles [Turkey].


  • Creation: 19 Jun 1919 - 31 Aug 1919

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2 file(s) (2 bound files (257 folios))

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