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Armed forces

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 991 Collections and/or Records:

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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 Jan 1920 - 29 Apr 1920

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/51A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes (and telegrams) from WSC to various individuals including: Secretary [War Office, Sir Reginald Brade]; 1st Lord Peel [Under-Secretary of State for War]; Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; Sir Herbert Creedy; Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; Chief of the Air Staff [Air-Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard]; Major-General Fabian Ware; [David Lloyd George]; Andrew Bonar Law [Lord Privy Seal]; Director of...
Dates: 01 Jan 1920 - 29 Apr 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 May 1920 - 31 Aug 1920

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/52A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes and letters from WSC to various individuals including: Quartermaster-General [Lieutenant-General Travers Clarke]; Jack Scott [Air Secretary and Private Secretary to WSC]; Sir James Stevenson [Surveyor-General of Supply]; Secretary [War Office, ?Sir Reginald Brade]; Military Secretary [Lieutenant-General Sir Philip Chetwode]; Adjutant-General [Lieutenant-General Sir George Macdonogh]; Major Lionel de Rothschild; Finance Member [Sir Archibald Williamson, later...
Dates: 01 May 1920 - 31 Aug 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 Sep 1920 - 24 Dec 1920

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/53A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes and letters from WSC to various individuals including: Secretary [War Office, Sir Herbert Creedy]; Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; 10th Lord Scarbrough [Director General Territorial and Volunteer Forces]; Chief of the Air Staff [Air-Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard]; Director of Military Operations [Major-General Sir Percy Radcliffe]; Quartermaster-General [Lieutenant-General Travers Clarke]; Finance Member [Sir Archibald Williamson,...
Dates: 01 Sep 1920 - 24 Dec 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet, 1917 - 1919

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27
Scope and Contents The War Cabinet papers contain mainly of printed material, and some notes and correspondence. Although WSC did not become a member of the War Cabinet, he was present at some of its meetings and served on some of its committees. The papers in this class consist of papers produced or acquired by WSC which do not arise directly out of his functions as Minister of Munitions and Secretary of State for War and Air. There is, however, some overlap with the papers in CHAR 15 (Official: Munitions)...
Dates: 1917 - 1919
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Official: War Cabinet: Prime Minister's Directives., 29 Dec 1944 - 17 Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/14
Scope and Contents Printed directives by the Prime Minister, WSC, on subjects including: correspondence between WSC and President Franklin Roosevelt on American voting powers in the United Nations; post-war demand for airfields, including a report by the Chiefs of Staff; records of speeches and a conversation between WSC and Stalin at the Yalta Conference [Soviet Union]; the allocation of man-power, including the release of women from the Forces; telegrams between WSC and [Mackenzie King] Prime Minister of...
Dates: 29 Dec 1944 - 17 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: "Quadrant" - record of meetings and proceedings., 14 Aug 1943 - 11 Sep 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/12
Scope and Contents Minutes and memoranda of the plenary meetings and proceedings of the Combined Chiefs of Staff at Quebec [Canada] and Washington [United States] on subjects including: Atlantic convoys; operations in the Pacific and Far East; defeat of the Axis powers in Europe; the South East Asia command; "Pointblank" [codename for the Allied bombing offensive]; negotiations with Italy; the defeat of Japan; landing craft for "Overlord" [codename for the Allied invasion of France]; "Habbakuk" [self propelled...
Dates: 14 Aug 1943 - 11 Sep 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: various papers., 08 Mar 1918 - 31 Mar 1918

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/34
Scope and Contents Papers by various individuals including: Captain Pierron on anti-submarine patrols by aeroplanes in France; WSC, Minister of Munitions, on the United States and shipping; Sir Auckland Geddes, Minister of National Service, on the control of labour supply and the maintenance of the forces; James Barlow [Private Secretary to WSC] on manpower; George Roberts, Minister of Labour, on control of the labour supply; Robert Munro, Secretary of State for Scotland, William Fisher [later 1st Lord...
Dates: 08 Mar 1918 - 31 Mar 1918
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: various papers., 07 May 1918 - 30 May 1918

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/37
Scope and Contents Papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the Imperial War Cabinet, on the extension of the British line in France; [Lieutenant-General George Bridges] British military representative in the United States, on the transportation of American troops; Sir William Weir, Secretary of State for Air, on the policy of the Air Ministry and the long-range bombing of Germany; Sir Auckland Geddes [Minister of National Service and Reconstruction] on the...
Dates: 07 May 1918 - 30 May 1918
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: various papers., 03 Apr 1917 - 27 Sep 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/2
Scope and Contents Includes papers on various subjects by various individuals including: a War Cabinet paper on airship construction policy; Jan Smuts [South African Representative on the Imperial War Cabinet] on air preparations and offensives; Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the Cabinet, on airship construction; Sir Edward Carson [First Lord of the Admiralty], Sir Albert Stanley [later 1st Lord Ashfield] President of the Board of Trade, and Ernest Pollock on the proposed economic offensive against Germany;...
Dates: 03 Apr 1917 - 27 Sep 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: various papers., 06 Nov 1917 - 28 Nov 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/3
Scope and Contents Includes papers on various subjects by various individuals including: WSC, Minister of Munitions, on duplication and waste of effort and military labour; Arthur Balfour [Foreign Secretary] on the war; Sir Edmund Wyldbore-Smith on foreign contracts and manpower; Sir Auckland Geddes, Minister of National Service, on the recruitment of women for occupations of national importance, foreign contracts and manpower and the maintenance of the armed forces; Sir Reginald Brade [Secretary, War Office]...
Dates: 06 Nov 1917 - 28 Nov 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: various papers., 01 Dec 1917 - 29 Dec 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/4
Scope and Contents Includes papers on various subjects by various individuals including: [17th] Lord Derby [earlier Edward Stanley] Secretary of State for War, on increased recruitment; Sir Auckland Geddes, Minister of National Service, on analysis of the armed services; Sir David Henderson [Director-General of Military Aeronautics] on staffing for the air force; WSC, Minister of Munitions, on the importance of a loyal Russian force and on manpower; Charles Rye, Director General of the National Labour Supply,...
Dates: 01 Dec 1917 - 29 Dec 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Priorities Committee: Minutes and memoranda., 26 Sep 1917 - 28 Dec 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/7
Scope and Contents Includes committee minutes of statements made by General [Jan] Smuts [South African Representative to the Imperial War Cabinet]; Admiral [John] Jellicoe [Chief of Naval Staff]; [17th] Lord Derby [earlier Edward Stanley], Secretary of State for War; [WSC] Minister of Munitions and [1st] Lord Cowdray [earlier Weetman Pearson] President of the Air Board. Issues discussed included aircraft output, Lewis guns for home defence, munitions manufacture, government contracts, Sunday labour, foreign...
Dates: 26 Sep 1917 - 28 Dec 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Priorities Committee: Miscellaneous papers., 09 Oct 1917 - 28 Nov 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/8
Scope and Contents Includes: papers on the structure and membership of the War Priorities Committee; copy letters from Russell Scott, Acting Assistant Secretary to the Admiralty, on the supply of labour to the Admiralty and to munitions firms, and from James Masterton-Smith [Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Munitions]; notes by WSC on the airship programme; minutes of the War Cabinet on the aerial operations committee; departmental correspondence from people including Walter Layton, Henry Piggott [Assistant...
Dates: 09 Oct 1917 - 28 Nov 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Papers: army reform, 1896 - 1920

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/ESHR 16
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Includes: papers of the Military Education Committee; papers on the employment of Royal Engineers in the construction of barracks, etc; papers of the War Office Reconstruction Committee; papers of the Committee of Imperial Defence; Allied propaganda and military intelligence from the First World War; papers of the Army in India Committee.

Dates: 1896 - 1920
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Papers of Professor Elizabeth Hill relating to the Russian language courses provided for the armed services, 1944 - 1966

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Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SLAV.1
Scope and Contents During the Second World War, Russian language courses had been provided in Cambridge for the War Office. In response to the request from the Inter-Services Language Committee that training be continued formally from 1945, the Inter-Services Russian Course for trainee translators and interpreters was organised for officers in all branches of the armed services, who attended on secondment for 6 months. A similar course was offered at London University at the School of Slavonic and East...
Dates: 1944 - 1966
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Student and staff records are closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
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Papers of Sir Eric Edward Boketon Holt-Wilson

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9794
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Letters, diaries, photographs, printed books, miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1899-1950
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Parliamentary speeches, 1903 - 1907

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Press 30
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Cuttings reporting on WSC's speeches in the House of Commons, on subjects including: army spending; the Budget; trade; Ireland; the Empire; the Colonial Office; Free Trade; South Africa.

Dates: 1903 - 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Available as digital surrogates only, to protect the fragile original.
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Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence C-D., Jan 1937 - Dec 1937

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7/36
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir James Hawkey, Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association (4); Clifford Heyworth, Clerk to Chingford [Essex] Council; [Ernest] Wriothesley Denny and John Maitland on selecting a candidate for the South Norfolk Division .Other subjects include: a visit to the constituency by Henry, Duke of Gloucester, the Duchess of Gloucester and Ramsay MacDonald; animal rights; the National Anthem; international affairs, particularly the bombing of civilians in...
Dates: Jan 1937 - Dec 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence K-N., Jan 1937 - Dec 1937

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7/39
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Colin Thornton-Kemsley recommending a book by a friend; Sir James Hawkey, Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association (2); John Maitland on being selected as Conservative candidate for Chorley [Lancashire]; Sir Thomas Miller-Jones thanking WSC and CSC for their telegram on his knighthood.Other subjects include: pension, benefit, dismissal, employment and business queries from constituents; the Shops Bill; international affairs, particularly the Spanish...
Dates: Jan 1937 - Dec 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence L-N., Jan 1936 - Dec 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7/31
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: E A Newton, Honorary Secretary of North Chingford [Essex] Branch of the League of Nations Union (6); Sir James Hawkey, Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association (3); Herbert Williams on the coal industry; [John] Walton Newbold.Other subjects include: local housing matters; international affairs, particularly Germany, the Italian invasion of Abyssinia [Ethiopia] and the League of Nations; aerial warfare; rating issues; a local transport matter; prison...
Dates: Jan 1936 - Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Q-T., Jan 1937 - Dec 1937

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7/41
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir James Hawkey, Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association (2); Alexander Spearman on WSC recommending him as a Conservative candidate (3); Emily Swire on a Garden Party at her home.Other subjects include: local transport matters; pension, property, police and benefit queries from constituents; permission to travel through Windsor Great Park [Berkshire]; animal rights; air defences and strength; equipping territorial forces; requests for WSC's support...
Dates: Jan 1937 - Dec 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence S-T., Jan 1936 - Dec 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7/33
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Duncan Sandys on taking the Chingford [Essex] Women Citizens' Association round the Houses of Parliament (2); George Tryon [Minister of Pensions] on a gratuity awarded to the widow of a postman; Sir James Hawkey, Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association (3); Leslie Hore-Belisha [Minister of Transport] on local traffic conditions; G F Fishwick, District Inspector of the Ministry of Health Insurance Department (6), and E H Crowhurst, Honorary Secretary...
Dates: Jan 1936 - Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-B., Mar 1943 - Apr 1946

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/23A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: J H Hughes of the Air Ministry (16); Sir James Hawkey [Chairman of Woodford Conservative Association] (15); M L Elder of the War Office (5); [Anthony] Ward, Legal Secretary, Royal Courts of Justice; A E Hine, Private Secretary, Ministry of Labour and National Service (8); W Gladstone of the Ministry of Works (6); Edith Watson [Private Secretary to Prime Minister Clement Attlee]; [John] Millson, [Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Air]...
Dates: Mar 1943 - Apr 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open (folios 239-41 opened in 2022).
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A - B., 16 Oct 1951 - 23 Dec 1953

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/75
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Woodford Conservative Association including Sir James Hawkey, Chairman and W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler, Honorary Secretary and Agent (12); Brian Robson, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State of Air (2); [Margaret] Barbara Sloman, Assistant Principal, Treasury (2); P M Ibbotson, Private Secretary, Ministry of Health (7); John Leeming, Private Secretary to the Chairman, HM Customs and Excise; George Moseley, Private Secretary to the...
Dates: 16 Oct 1951 - 23 Dec 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-G., Mar 1948 - May 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/49
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Lena Prescott, Private Secretary, Ministry of Health (4); [David] Nenk, Ministry of Education; J T Williams, Private Secretary, War Damage Commission (5); Frederick Mummery, Honorary Secretary and Agent, Woodford Conservative Association (7); [Patrick] Kinna, Foreign Office (2); ?[Humphrey] Penderell Bright; Percy Cohen [Joint Director] and Iain MacLeod of the Conservative Research Department; Leah Manning; J P C Seale, Private Secretary, Air Ministry (3); Tom Driberg...
Dates: Mar 1948 - May 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open (folios 250-8 opened in 2022).