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The Papers of Arthur Woodward-Nutt

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WONU

Scope and Contents

The collection held at Churchill Archives Centre covers Woodward-Nutt's early career at the Royal Aircraft Establishment and the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, and his post-war career in the Ministry of Aviation.


  • Creation: 1926 - 1979

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Woodward-Nutt's career involved appointments connected with military and civil aircraft production.

Curriculum vitae: 19th Aug 1902: Born Educated at King Edward's, Birmingham and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge 1923: Seely Prize 1924-25: De Havilland Aircraft Company 1925-27: Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough 1927-31: Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, Martlesham Heath. 1931-34: Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, Felixstowe. 1934-38: Royal "Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough 1938-41: In charge of Air Defence Research Section, Air Ministry 1940: Secretary to British Technical Mission to USA 1941-58: Various directing appointments at Ministry of Aircraft Production and Ministry of Supply 1958-65: Director General of Aircraft General Services, Ministry of Aviation 1965-66: Technical Adviser (Civil) to Ministry of Aviation 1966: Retired 10th Sept 1980: Died


2 archive box(es)

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Former / Other Reference


Other Finding Aids

A copy of this finding aid is available in the Reading Room at Churchill Archives Centre and at the National Register of Archives in London.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to Churchill Archives Centre in June 1982 by Mr Woodward-Nutt's widow, Mrs Gladys Woodward-Nutt.


This catalogue was compiled by Natalie Adams of Churchill Archives Centre in May 2005 taking information from the 1983 typescript catalogue to the collection. The papers were found to be variously labelled with reference codes WONU and WWNT although the original catalogue used only WONU. All files re-labelled WONU to avoid confusion.


Nutt, Arthur Edgar Woodward-, 1902-1980, aeronautical engineer

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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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