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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 May 1920 - 31 Aug 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/52A-B

Scope and Contents

Includes carbon copies of minutes and letters from WSC to various individuals including: Quartermaster-General [Lieutenant-General Travers Clarke]; Jack Scott [Air Secretary and Private Secretary to WSC]; Sir James Stevenson [Surveyor-General of Supply]; Secretary [War Office, ?Sir Reginald Brade]; Military Secretary [Lieutenant-General Sir Philip Chetwode]; Adjutant-General [Lieutenant-General Sir George Macdonogh]; Major Lionel de Rothschild; Finance Member [Sir Archibald Williamson, later 1st Lord Forres]; Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; Under-Secretary of State for War [1st Lord Peel]; Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; Sir Herbert Creedy; Director of Military Operations [Major-General Sir Percy Radcliffe]; Director of Military Intelligence [Major-General Sir William Thwaites]; 10th Lord Scarbrough [Director General Territorial and Volunteer Forces]; Chief of the Air Staff [Air-Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard]; Controller-General of Civil Aviation [Major-General Sir Frederick Sykes]; Master-General of the Ordnance [Lieutenant-General Sir John Ducane]; Andrew Bonar Law [Lord Privy Seal]; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]; Major-General Fabian Ware; Sir Hamar Greenwood [Chief Secretary, Ireland]; 7th Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh, Under-Secretary of State for Air]; and other War and Air officials.Also includes correspondence from [?Lieutenant-General Sir Aylmer Haldane, Commander-in-Chief Mesopotamia], Wilson, and Hugh Sinclair, Director of Naval Intelligence; an India Office memorandum by Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] on refugees in Mesopotamia [later Iraq].Subjects covered by the file include: the provision of cars to War and Air officials; financial matters; the territorial army; army matters, such as recruitment, retirement, uniforms, and rates of pay; military support in various theatres, including Mesopotamia, Palestine and Ireland; preserving films from World War I; appointments, honours and decorations; Indian affairs, including the position of Reginald Dyer, and Indian contributions to the army; RAF matters; matters concerning Russia, including the Russo-Polish conflict, the evacuation of Batum [Georgia], Bolshevik propaganda outside Russia, and assistance to "white" Russians; inspecting munitions; chemical weapons.


  • 01 May 1920 - 31 Aug 1920

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2 file(s) (2 bound files (268 folios))

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