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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 Sep 1920 - 24 Dec 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/53A-B

Scope and Contents

Includes carbon copies of minutes and letters from WSC to various individuals including: Secretary [War Office, Sir Herbert Creedy]; Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; 10th Lord Scarbrough [Director General Territorial and Volunteer Forces]; Chief of the Air Staff [Air-Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard]; Director of Military Operations [Major-General Sir Percy Radcliffe]; Quartermaster-General [Lieutenant-General Travers Clarke]; Finance Member [Sir Archibald Williamson, later 1st Lord Forres]; Sir James Stevenson [Surveyor-General of Supply]; Military Secretary [Lieutenant-General Sir Philip Chetwode]; 7th Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh, Under-Secretary of State for Air]; Director of Military Intelligence [Major-General Sir William Thwaites]; Secretary to the Cabinet [Sir Maurice Hankey]; Adjutant-General [Lieutenant-General Sir George Macdonogh]; Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Sir Charles Harington]; Gaston d'Orleans; Controller-General of Civil Aviation [Major-General Sir Frederick Sykes]; Jack Scott [Air Secretary and Private Secretary to WSC]; 1st Lord Peel [Under-Secretary of State for War]; and other War and Air officials.Also includes telegram from [?Lieutenant-General Sir Aylmer Haldane, Commander-in-Chief Mesopotamia, later Iraq].Subjects covered by the file include: military support in various countries, including Ireland, Mesopotamia, Persia [later Iran], India, and Palestine; matters concerning Russia, including alleged Bolshevik subversion in Britain, the Russo-Polish conflict, and trade with the Bolsheviks; army matters, such as facilities, uniforms, recruitment, estimates, honours, medals and rations; punishments for spying; flying on the Indian frontier; imperial communications; Sandhurst fees; publishing papers concerning the battle of Jutland; the territorial army; poison gas; tensions in the Balkans, involving Greece and Turkey; aerial torpedoes; the military command structure; air force matters; British policy in the Middle East.


  • 01 Sep 1920 - 24 Dec 1920

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2 file(s) (2 bound files (233 folios))

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