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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 Jan 1920 - 29 Apr 1920

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/51A-B

Scope and Contents

Includes carbon copies of minutes (and telegrams) from WSC to various individuals including: Secretary [War Office, Sir Reginald Brade]; 1st Lord Peel [Under-Secretary of State for War]; Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; Sir Herbert Creedy; Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; Chief of the Air Staff [Air-Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard]; Major-General Fabian Ware; [David Lloyd George]; Andrew Bonar Law [Lord Privy Seal]; Director of Military Intelligence [Major-General Sir William Thwaites]; Adjutant-General [Lieutenant-General Sir George Macdonogh]; Quartermaster-General [Lieutenant-General Travers Clarke]; Master-General of the Ordnance [Lieutenant-General Sir John Ducane]; Sir James Stevenson [Surveyor-General of Supply]; Finance Member, Sir Archibald Williamson [later 1st Lord Forres]; Major-General Herbert Holman [Chief of British Military Mission to South Russia]; 10th Lord Scarbrough [Director General Territorial and Volunteer Forces]; Controller-General of Civil Aviation [Major-General Sir Frederick Sykes]; Military Secretary [Lieutenant-General Sir Francis Davies]; Secretary to the Cabinet [Sir Maurice Hankey]; Jack Scott [Air Secretary and Private Secretary to WSC]; Director of Military Operations [Major-General Sir Percy Radcliffe]; Lieutenant-General 10th Lord Cavan; 7th Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh, Under-Secretary of State for Air]; Deputy Director of Military Intelligence [?General William Bartholomew]; and other War and Air officials.Also includes correspondence from Major-General Sir Jocelyn Percy and Colonel Walter Kirke [Deputy Director Military Operations].Subjects covered by the file include: troop numbers in various theatres, including Mesopotamia [later Iraq]; Russian affairs, including preventing equipment falling to the Bolsheviks, and the situation in south Russia; air force and Air Ministry matters; war graves and memorials; the Channel Tunnel; the situation in Constantinople [later Istanbul, Turkey]; War and Air finances; army matters, such as decorations, the command structure, estimates, uniforms, court martials, the scope for cavalry and a tank corps, facilities, ranks, and reorganisation; keeping poison gas; dealing with civil disorder and strikes; the treatment of Germans who undertook air raids; the territorial army; French foreign policy; army and air force chaplains; funding and organisation of the Secret Service; and WSC's frustration at not receiving "pink" intelligence reports.

Dates

  • 01 Jan 1920 - 29 Apr 1920

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

3 file(s) (2 bound files and 1 folder (274 folios))

Language of Materials

English

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