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Public and Political: General: Patronage: Correspondence, RAF Benevolent Association - Royal Society of St George., Mar 1957 - Jan 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/562A-B

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence from various organisations and individuals informing WSC of tributes paid to him or requesting his support for various projects. Correspondents include: representatives of the RAF Benevolent Fund including Air Marshal Sir John Whitley (4), "Edgy " [2nd Lord] Knollys (3) and Air Vice Marshal Sir John Cordingley (6); Air Commodore Denis Spotswood of the RAF College at Cranwell [Lincolnshire]; representatives of the RAF Reserve Club including Sir Miles Thomas, President, and H Room, Secretary (3); representatives of the Royal College of Surgeons including Harold Edwards and Sir Harry Platt, President; representatives of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers including Major-General Denis Redman and Lieutenant-General Sir John Hackett; representatives of the Royal Naval Division Association including Major-General Daniel Beak, Chairman (5), Lieutenant-General the Lord Freyberg, and Colonel G Boucher, Secretary (6); representatives of the Royal Society of St George including Sir Leslie Rowan (3), Hugh Smyth (6), and Brigadier Sir Ralph Rayner, Chairman.Also includes: notes and copies of correspondence from Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC], Catherine Snelling [Secretary to WSC] and Doreen Pugh [Secretary to WSC]; details of charitable donations made by WSC; messages of support from WSC; photograph of boys at a RAF Benevolent Fund School; information on organisations and events including RAF anniversary concerts, the RAF Benevolent Fund, a report on the Board of Management and Science Scholarships Committee by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, the Royal Naval Air Service, the Royal Society and Nuffield Foundation commonwealth bursaries scheme; and a copy of the royal charter issued to the Royal Society of St George.


  • Creation: Mar 1957 - Jan 1965

Conditions Governing Access

Open except for folios 141-143 which are closed until 2024 as they relate to the honours process.


2 file(s) (2 files (150 loose folios))

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