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Aircraft

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 62 Collections and/or Records:

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Photographs from the first flight of the TSR-2 strike and reconnaissance aircraft, Boscombe Down [Wiltshire], 1964-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 10/95
Scope and Contents

Also includes photographs of JA at [?] the Preston division of the British Aircraft Corporation, Warton [Lancashire].

Dates: 1964-09
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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Photographs from the visit to Britain by Saudi Arabian Mission, 1964-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 10/92
Scope and Contents

Visit led by General Abdulla Al-Mutlaq to sites including RAF Leconfield [Yorkshire] and the Preston division of the British Aircraft Corporation, Warton [Lancashire], particularly relating to Lightning jet fighters.

Dates: 1964-08
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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Photographs of JA on a visit to RAF Syerston [Nottinghamshire], 1961-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 10/40
Scope and Contents

Also includes a few photographs from a visit to Fairey Aviation Limited.

Dates: 1961-01
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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Photographs of JA's tour of American Air Force installations in the United States, 1962-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 10/56
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Photographs of JA, on subjects including his Second World War mission to Albania (some used in his book "Sons of the Eagle"), and official visits and ministerial photographs, particularly of JA as Secretary of State for Air, Minister of Aviation and Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Dates: 1962-01
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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Photographs of JA's visit to English Electric Aviation Limited, Warton, Lancashire, 1961-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 10/49
Scope and Contents

Includes JA in the cockpit of a Lightning jet fighter.

Dates: 1961-09
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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Photographs of JA's visit to RAF Finningley [Yorkshire], 1962-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 10/57
Scope and Contents

Includes photographs relating to JA's flight in a Vulcan bomber.

Dates: 1962-02
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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Photographs of JA's visit to RAF Melksham [Wiltshire], 1961-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 10/52
Scope and Contents

Mainly relates to the Lightning Mark 2 jet fighter aircraft.

Dates: 1961-11
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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Photographs of the British aviation delegation's visit to the Soviet Union, 1963-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 10/72
Scope and Contents

Photographs of the aircraft shown to the delegation.

Dates: 1963-06
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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Plan of aircraft, modified DH 104., 1945-04-17

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SDDN 1/1
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Plans of various aircraft

Dates: 1945-04-17
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Series

Plans and technical drawings, 1941 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SDDN 1
Scope and Contents

Plans of various aircraft

Dates: 1941 - 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Plans of various aircraft including: P 1101, DH 108, DH 99 twin 'sabre' bomber, DH 106, P 111 and an unarmed tail-less bomber., 1941 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SDDN 1/2
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Plans of various aircraft

Dates: 1941 - 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Series

Plans, technical drawings and charts, 1941 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMTH 3
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The collection includes Smith's files on individual aircraft including the Airbus; plans and technical drawings and correspondence relating to the aircraft industry and aircraft design.

Dates: 1941 - 1968
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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Press Cuttings, 1921-08 - 1921-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 5/21
Scope and Contents

Including: the loss of airship R38.

Dates: 1921-08 - 1921-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Press Cuttings, 1921-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 5/22
Scope and Contents

Including: the loss of airship R38.

Dates: 1921-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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RAF Far East Flight, 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/4/35
Scope and Contents

Prints of the flight of four flying-boats from Britain to Australia, including pictures of the officers, personnel and aircraft, and extracts from the log.

Dates: 1928
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Research notebook and journal, 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/STJN 1/1/1
Scope and Contents

Mainly comprising notes on Blue Jay, a short range air-to-air missile (later known as Fire Streak), and the SR 53 and SR 177 (also known as the P 177) delta wing supersonic aircraft.
With a loose list of questions for a projected visit to the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, 6 February 1953.

Dates: 1953
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. A small number of files are closed pending review and these closures are marked in the catalogue.
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Research notebook and journal, 1954 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/STJN 1/1/2
Scope and Contents

Mainly comprising notes on the SR 53 and the SR 177 (also known as the P 177) delta wing supersonic aircraft.
With loose notes, a press cutting, and an invitation to the Conference on High Speed Aeronautics at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 20-22 January 1955.

Dates: 1954 - 1955
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. A small number of files are closed pending review and these closures are marked in the catalogue.
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Research notebook and journal, 1957 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/STJN 1/1/3
Scope and Contents

Mainly comprising notes on the SR 177 (also known as the P 177) delta wing supersonic aircraft and the Black Knight rocket, designed to test a re-entry head for the Blue Streak missile.
Including detailed journal entries about the cancellation of the SR 177 project, 30 December 1957-10 February 1958.
The final part of the volume contains notes on nuclear engineering lectures, undated.
With a loose memorandum from Saunders-Roe about the SR 177, 27 December 1956.


Dates: 1957 - 1958
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. A small number of files are closed pending review and these closures are marked in the catalogue.
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Research notebook and journal, 1957 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/STJN 1/1/4
Scope and Contents

Comprising miscellaneous notes, including some notes on the SR 53 delta wing supersonic aircraft and the Black Knight rocket.

Dates: 1957 - 1958
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. A small number of files are closed pending review and these closures are marked in the catalogue.
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Research notebook and journal, 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/STJN 1/1/5
Scope and Contents

Mainly comprising notes on aerodynamics research.

Dates: 1958
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. A small number of files are closed pending review and these closures are marked in the catalogue.
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Research notebook and journal, 1986

Reference Code: GBR/0014/STJN 1/1/32
Scope and Contents

Containing research notes on hydrodynamic and aerodynamic drag and some draft letters.
The latter half of the volume is blank.

Dates: 1986
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. A small number of files are closed pending review and these closures are marked in the catalogue.
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Short-Haul Jet, 1991

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMTH 1/11
Scope and Contents

Dossier on short-haul jets (126-136-144-146) "from the mists of time to the present day".

Dates: 1991
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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Speeches, 1944 - 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DSND 16
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The material covers much of Lord Duncan-Sandys public life. Papers, reports and correspondence document the ministries in which he served and there are also constituency correspondence, speeches, publications, press cuttings and photographs. A number of papers exist relating to his involvement in the campaign to restore Capital Punishment, the European Movement and the Civic Trust.

Dates: 1944 - 1974
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open to researchers. Information about closures can be obtained from Churchill Archives Centre.
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Technical File No. 1: Aircraft, 1937 - 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMTH 1/12
Scope and Contents

Includes magazine cuttings and descriptions of aircraft.

Dates: 1937 - 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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The Papers of Air Vice-Marshal Sydney Osborne Bufton

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BUFT
Scope and Contents

The papers are almost entirely concerned with his service career, particularly his time as Director of Bomber Operations at the Air Ministry, 1943-45. After the War, Bufton planned a book on the Combined Bomber Offensive, and a draft is preserved at BUFT 5/4. There is also a good deal of reference and research material.

Dates: 1922 - 1992
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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