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Civil Aviation, 1942-07 - 1945-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/26

Scope and Contents

Correspondence on post-war civil aviation policy, with correspondents including: 1st Lord Swinton, Minister for Civil Aviation [earlier Philip Cunliffe-Lister and Philip Lloyd-Greame]; Ronald Tree on the necessity for an Air Transport Command; General Sir Alan Brooke, Chief of Imperial General Staff [later 1st Lord Alanbrooke] on specialisation in army units, particularly the success of anti-tank guns; Harold Balfour [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Air] on the report of the Post-War Civil Aviation Committee; Oliver Stanley, Secretary of State for the Colonies; Deneys Reitz [South African Minister of Native Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister] on the impracticality of international aviation agreements; 7th Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh]; Air Marshal Sir Charles Portal, Chief of Air Staff, on a suggestion by LSA for air bases in Africa; Stanley Bruce [High Commissioner for Australia in London] on the view of the United States; 1st Lord Hankey; "Bendor" [2nd Duke of Westminster, earlier Lord Belgrave]; 2nd Lord Finlay on his report into the internationalisation of civil aviation.

Also includes: press notice on British Railways' plans for an air network for Britain and Europe; notes by W S Robinson on post-war aviation.


  • Creation: 1942-07 - 1945-08

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 213

Finding aid date

2004-02-25 16:43:35.077000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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