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Transcript of CS's interview with Martin Meredith on his early political career, 1955-60, 1984-08 - 1985-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SOAM 10/11

Scope and Contents

The interview covers CS’s time as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Air Ministry, Parliamentary and Financial Secretary, Admiralty, and Secretary of State for War, on subjects including: the proposed swing wing fighter aircraft; the Suez Crisis; more power being given to the Ministry of Defence over the armed services; CS's view of Stephen Ward; CS's visit to Aden [Adan, Yemen] as Secretary of State for War and the importance of having forces in the Middle East; the Blue Streak and Skybolt ballistic missile programmes.


  • Creation: 1984-08 - 1985-08

Conditions Governing Access

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The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


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Finding aid date

2018-11-28 11:31:00.097000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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