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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 Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]; Finance Member [Sir Archibald Williamson, later 1st Lord Forres]; Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; Major-General John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone, Under-Secretary of State for Air]; Major-General Robert Brooke-Popham [Director of Research, Air Ministry]; Director of Military Intelligence [Major-General William Thwaites]; Deputy Chief of the Air Staff [Brigadier-General John Steel]; Director of Military Operations [Major-General Percy Radcliffe]; Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; Secretary [War Office, Sir Reginald Brade]; Ivo Vesey [Director of Recruiting and Organisation]; Major-General Herbert Holman [Chief of British Military Mission to South Russia] about General Anton Denikin; Master-General of the Ordnance [Lieutenant-General Sir William Furse]; Sir James Stevenson [Surveyor-General of Supply]; Major-General Walter Greenly [Chief of Military Mission Romania]; Brigadier-General Charles Grant; Controller-General of Civil Aviation [Major-General Frederick Sykes]; Commander-in-Chief, Mesopotamia [later Iraq, Major-General Sir George McMunn]; 1st Lord Peel [Under-Secretary of State for War]; 10th Lord Scarbrough [Director General Territorial and Volunteer Forces]; Major-General Sir Alfred Knox [Chief of British Military Mission to Siberia]; Major-General Fabian Ware; General Anton Denikin; Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Haking; General Nikolai Youdenitch; [Ignace] Paderewski [Premier of Poland]; David Lloyd George; Andrew Bonar Law [Lord Privy Seal]; and other War and Air officials.Subjects covered by the file include: matters concerning Russian policy, including report of an advance on Petrograd [later Leningrad and St Petersburg], support for Denikin, Admiral Alexander Kolchak, and Youdenitch, the Central Asian campaign, and anti-Semitism amongst the "white" Russians; demobilisation; army strength in various theatres, including the Army of the Rhine and the Middle East; German bombing of Britain during World War I; appointments, honours and medals; air force matters, including production and reorganisation; repatriating German prisoners of war; supplying equipment; policy in Poland and the Baltic states; the territorial force.


  • Creation: 01 Sep 1919 - 31 Dec 1919

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2 file(s) (2 bound files and 1 folder (316 folios))

1 folder(s) (2 bound files and 1 folder (316 folios))

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