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Air defence

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

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Air Ministry and Ministry of Aviation, 1960 - 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/6
Scope and Contents Papers from JA's time as Secretary of State for Air and then as Minister of Aviation, including: his ministerial correspondence; minutes as Secretary of State for Air; papers on an official visit to the Soviet Union; press cuttings on JA's visit to Australia for the Blue Streak missile tests; papers on defence collaboration with France; papers on the scrapping of the TSR-2 strike and reconnaissance aircraft.
Dates: 1960 - 1967
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
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Anti-aircraft defence, 1950-08 - 1982-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ROSK 4/11
Scope and Contents Includes: notes on the Maritime Anti-Aircraft Regiment, the oerlikon gun and the V.T. fuze; correspondence with Admiral Searle on anti-aircraft gunnery in the 1930s; a Naval Review article and correspondence on the oerlikon, 1980; paper by Lieutenant J Goldrick, Royal Australian Navy, 1982.
Dates: 1950-08 - 1982-08
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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AWACS, 1986-12 - 1988-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 5/16
Scope and Contents Notes and correspondence on the replacement of Nimrod airborne early warning aircraft by the American Boeing E-3 AWACS [airborne warning and control system] including: extracts from Hansard on the defence debate; press releases from and copies of correspondence with the Manufacturing, Science and Finance union (MSF), TASS manufacturing union and Boeing on job losses resulting from the cancellation of Nimrod; correspondence with George Younger, Secretary of State for Defence.
Dates: 1986-12 - 1988-05
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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Board of Inventions and Research: "Report of proceedings to Dec. 1918. Minutes of General meetings, Central Committee and panel, Section 1", 1915 - 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 7/2
Scope and Contents Reports on aeronautics.
Dates: 1915 - 1918
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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Committee of Imperial Defence and Cabinet Prints: white papers, 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 8/51
Scope and Contents Subjects include: treatment of neutral and enemy merchant ships in time of war; airship policy; trading with the enemy; the Air Committee; armaments of defended ports; provision of long range guns; the strength of the infantry garrison at Hong Kong.
Dates: 1912
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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Committee of Imperial Defence and Cabinet Prints: white papers, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 8/53
Scope and Contents Subjects include: control of aircraft; military conditions governing an attack on Hong Kong; treatment of neutral or enemy merchant ships during a time of war; the maintenance of overseas commerce in time of war; press and postal censorship in time of war.
Dates: 1913
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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Committee of Imperial Defence and Cabinet Prints: white papers, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 8/54
Scope and Contents Subjects include: the maintenance of overseas commerce in time of war; naval policy in the Pacific; airship navigation; control of aircraft; press and postal censorship in time of war; treatment of neutral vessels in British ports; an attack on Britain from overseas; the fixed defences of west coast ports; treatment of neutral and enemy merchant ships in time of war; preparation of defence schemes for Australia; representation of the dominions on the Committee of Imperial Defence.
Dates: 1913
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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Committee of Imperial Defence and Cabinet Prints: white papers, 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 8/59
Scope and Contents Subjects include: the Royal Flying Corps; coastal defences; defence of the Humber; the establishment of radiotelegraphic communication between inland stations; overseas attack; the Channel Tunnel scheme; support of customs and excise in the Orkneys, Shetlands and Scilly Islands in time of war; insurance of British shipping in time of war.
Dates: 1914
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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Conservative Defence Policy Committee, 1965-07 - 1967-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/7/25
Scope and Contents Includes: printed papers on defence estimates; notes for the defence debate and service estimates debate; report of the Plowden committee of inquiry into the aircraft industry, with rough notes by JA and first reactions from the Society of British Aerospace Companies Limited; letter from Sir Alexander Douglas-Home [earlier 14th Lord Home, later Lord Home of the Hirsel] on negotiations with Ian Smith [Prime Minister of Rhodesia] on education; letter from [Leonard] Robert Carr, asking for JA's...
Dates: 1965-07 - 1967-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
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Correspondence with Marshal of the RAF 1st Lord Trenchard, 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PJGG 2/21
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection includes personal documents and honours (PJGG 1); general correspondence (PJGG 2 and 12); material relating to India including finance papers (PJGG 3), political papers (federation and defence) (PJGG 4), miscellaneous reports (PJGG 5), War Office papers about India (PJGG 8); Lady Grigg's correspondence (PJGG 6 and 7); War Office correspondence (PJGG 9); Committee papers (PJGG 10); literary material (PJGG 13-15).Perhaps the most interesting papers are those concerned...
Dates: 1935
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Individual closures of files are indicated in the catalogue.
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"First World War papers", including material relating to anti-aircraft defence, 1915 - 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AVHL I 1/1-39
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The first batch of papers of Professor A V Hill were deposited by him in September 1966 in two sections entitled "First World War Papers" and "Second World War' Papers". These titles were chosen since the papers clearly relate to A V Hill's work on anti-aircraft defence although the periods covered in both sections are wider than the durations of the first and second world wars. Several further accessions including memoirs and pamphlets were added to the original...
Dates: 1915 - 1924
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is mostly open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Memoranda submitted to 1st Lord Milner, 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CRFT 2/1
Scope and Contents Memoranda on manpower, co-operation of aircraft during the offensive and the tactical use of tanks.
Dates: 1917
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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Nimrod, 1986-11 - 1987-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 5/15
Scope and Contents Notes and correspondence on whether the Nimrod airborne early warning aircraft would be replaced by the American Boeing E-3 AWACS [airborne warning and control system], including: notes from James Prior, Chairman of the General Electric Company (GEC); briefing notes; NK’s annotated speech notes for the debate on Nimrod; press-cuttings; extracts from Hansard on the defence debate.
Dates: 1986-11 - 1987-01
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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Official correspondence, 1914 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 1/17
Scope and Contents Subjects include: operations on 16 December; using naval power to influence the military situation in Europe; new construction of submarines; possible zeppelin attacks against London; the fitting out and employment of minelayers.
Dates: 1914 - 1915
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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Official correspondence, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 1/18
Scope and Contents Subjects include: the discrepancy of status between heads of naval and military air services; minefield positions; proposals for submarine nets and the use of small airships against submarines; airship design; the Dardanelles, including an idea for fitting temporary mine fenders onto ships there; research into a controllable torpedo; proposals for strengthening the Grand Fleet.
Dates: 1915
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 on naval subjects, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 5/23
Scope and Contents Subjects include: shipbuilding figures; wireless policy; squadrons abroad for trade protection; totals of ships sunk by German submarines and losses among German and Turkish submarines; the speed and armaments of German submarines; the need to simplify correspondence between the Admiralty and the dockyards; possible zeppelin attacks on London; steady pressure strategy.
Dates: 1915
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 on naval subjects, 1915 - 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 5/29
Scope and Contents Subjects include: new submarine designs; the submarine battleship; need for reform of the air service; the Dardanelles Campaign; failure to act on warnings of zeppelin raids; the failure of a scheme for raising the entry age for the Royal Naval College, Osborne [Isle of Wight]; tributes to Fisher.
Dates: 1915 - 1917
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 on naval subjects, 1917 - 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 5/37
Scope and Contents Subjects include: American shipping output; weaknesses in the air service; changes in Admiralty organisation; the military situation, including failure to learn lessons on the Western Front, lack of strategy in Palestine and Mesopotamia [Iraq] and the mistaken idea that Germany and Austria can be defeated by economic pressure alone; criticism of the Dardanelles Campaign; the removal of Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard from the Royal Flying Corps; the work of gunboats in Mesopotamia [Iraq].
Dates: 1917 - 1918
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 on naval subjects, 1912 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 5/39
Scope and Contents Committee of Imperial Defence papers on subjects including: the strategical situation in the Mediterranean; transportation and supplies in time of war; submarine cable communications; attack on Britain from oversea; the future settlement of Eastern Turkey in Asia and Arabia; the defence of Mesopotamia [Iraq]; difficulties in attacking zeppelins by day.
Dates: 1912 - 1915
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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Photographs of air defence equipment, 1943 - 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CNDN 2
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Photographs of subjects including air defences, wireless equipment and V2 rockets and a letter on the Blitz, 1940.
Dates: 1943 - 1944
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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Photographs of anti-aircraft guns, 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CNDN 1
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Photographs of subjects including air defences, wireless equipment and V2 rockets and a letter on the Blitz, 1940.
Dates: 1942
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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Russian diary, 1963-05 - 1963-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 4/1/14
Scope and Contents Typescript diary of the British aviation delegation's visit to the Soviet Union, May-Jun 1963, led by JA. Also includes a note on the resignation of [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] as Prime Minister following the Profumo Affair, and the race to succeed him.
Dates: 1963-05 - 1963-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
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"Second World War papers", including material relating to anti-aircraft defence, 1935-61, 1935 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AVHL I 2/1-16
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The first batch of papers of Professor A V Hill were deposited by him in September 1966 in two sections entitled "First World War Papers" and "Second World War' Papers". These titles were chosen since the papers clearly relate to A V Hill's work on anti-aircraft defence although the periods covered in both sections are wider than the durations of the first and second world wars. Several further accessions including memoirs and pamphlets were added to the original...
Dates: 1935 - 1961
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is mostly open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Secretary of State for Air, 1961-02 - 1962-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 7/2/1
Scope and Contents Copies of speeches from debates on the Air Estimates and defence, particularly relating to the nuclear deterrent and the Skybolt ballistic missile programme and also numbers of Air Force personnel.
Dates: 1961-02 - 1962-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
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Selected Correspondence of Marshal of the RAF 1st Lord Trenchard

Reference Code: GBR/0014/TREN
Scope and Contents Xeroxed material used by Captain Stephen Roskill for his book "Hankey, Man of Secrets", consisting of Trenchard's correspondence with Winston Churchill, 1st Lord Hankey and Sir Samuel Wilson over air defence, particularly as relating to naval forces, and papers on his agreement with Vice-Admiral Sir Roger Keyes over relations between the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.
Dates: 1919 - 1949
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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