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Correspondence and memoranda between Trenchard and 1st Lord Hankey, 1919-09 - 1949-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/TREN 2

Scope and Contents

Subjects include: procedures of the Chiefs of Staff Committee; rebuilding the Fleet as relating to the safety of the Far East; the defence of Singapore; disarmament; the limitation of air armaments; pre-First World War differences between the Admiralty and War Office; the air base at Formosa [Taiwan]; Admiralty requirements for aircraft; the administration of Aden [Adan, South Yemen, later part Yemen]; defence of ports in South Africa; the use of air power in war; protection of the Haifa-Baghdad railway and oil pipeline [Israel and Iraq]; the Channel Tunnel, as related to the French failure to destroy mountain tunnels during the Franco-Prussian War; admitting officers from the Irish Free State [later Ireland] into the Royal Air Force Staff College; air disarmament and prohibition of bombing; the worsening relations between Trenchard and Hankey over Trenchard's criticism of the Chiefs of Staff Committee; Hankey's account of the First World War, "The Supreme Command".

Also includes notes and annotations by Stephen Roskill.


  • Creation: 1919-09 - 1949-04

Conditions Governing Access

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


3 file(s)

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Finding aid date

2005-03-31 10:16:32.827000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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