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Papers connected with the Roger Mission, 1939-09 - 1940-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/6/28

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers relating to Sir Alexander Roger [Chairman, Ministry of Supply Mission to India] and his work to improve aircraft and armaments production in India, with correspondents including: Sir Alexander Roger; John Moore-Brabazon [Minister of Transport, later 1st Lord Brabazon of Tara] on developing civil aviation in India, and designs for a new type of semi-airborne armoured car (5); [Charles] Richard Fairey, Chairman and Managing Director of The Fairey Aviation Company Limited, on ideas for the armoured car; William Robinson (3).

Also includes: notes on armaments firms in India; memoranda on Rogers's mission and machine tool control; note by Fairey on a training aircraft, the Link Trainer; draft memorandum on potential man power and industrial resources among Jews in Palestine; Cabinet memorandum by Moore-Brabazon on air power, particularly for low level attacks on troops.


  • Creation: 1939-09 - 1940-07

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 174

Finding aid date

2003-12-18 16:12:15.890000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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