Naval papers (including Singapore), 1922-10 - 1955-08
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".
- 1922-10 - 1955-08
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
DateText: The majority of folios date from 1923-24.
Finding aid date