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Naval papers (including Singapore), 1922-10 - 1955-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/62

Scope and Contents

Admiralty and Cabinet papers, including: memoranda [? by LSA] on recent naval policy, and making use of Britain's reduced naval power, on the importance of Singapore and on the cruiser position; memorandum by Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the Cabinet, on a proposed naval base at Singapore; Admiralty memorandum on Empire naval policy and co-operation; memorandum and statement by LSA on the navy estimates, 1923-24; Admiralty memorandum on relative naval strengths and the One Power Standard; report of the National and Imperial Defence sub-committee on relations between the Navy and Air Force, with notes in protest by LSA and the Sea Lords; memorandum by LSA on the proposed sale of the Government's holding in the Anglo-Persian Oil Company [later BP]; memorandum by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty on the proposed new construction programme (1923-28); annotated copies of Hansard for debates on the navy estimates.

Also includes: notes for LSA's memoirs (1923); letter from Professor Norman Gibbs [Chichele Professor of the History of War in the University of Oxford] commenting on Volume IV of LSA's memoirs (1955); Naval Review article on Winston Churchill's account of his time as First Lord of the Admiralty, in "The World Crisis".


  • Creation: 1922-10 - 1955-08

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 133

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1923-24.

Finding aid date

2003-07-29 13:52:06.310000+00:00


Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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