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Civil defence

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 261 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 14 Mar 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/252/35
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Letter from Desmond Morton, Crockham Hill, Kent to WSC, expressing disappointment that WSC had not been appointed Minister of Defence, and criticising Baldwin's choice, Sir Thomas Inskip (later Lord Caldecote).

Dates: 14 Mar 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Mar 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/252/36
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Telegram from Charles Taylor MP to WSC, expressing disappointment that WSC had not been appointed Minister of Defence.

Dates: 14 Mar 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Mar 1933

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/252/39
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Letter from Lord Lloyd, Portman Square, London W1 to WSC, criticising the appointment of Sir Thomas Inskip (later Lord Caldecote) as Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence. Commenting that Stanley Baldwin wanted someone who would give him no trouble or press any difficult questions or demands.

Dates: 16 Mar 1933
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Mar] 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/252/48
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Letter from Paul Maze, Chinatown St., London SW1 to WSC, offering sympathy on him not being appointed Minister of Defence. Commenting that the public were beginning to realise that WSC was right. "Hitler will come to heel if he knows that all countries are against him".

Dates: [Mar] 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Mar 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/252/53-54
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Letter from the PS to Oliver Locker Lampson to Violet Pearman, PS to WSC, enclosing parliamentary question to the Prime Minister on the creation of the post of Minister for Defence, and asking if there could be a debate on the appointment.

Dates: 18 Mar 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Oct 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/259/71-75
Scope and Contents Letter from Desmond Morton, Crockham Hill, Kent to WSC, stating that the Civil Service proposed to give him a permanent post after 17 years "temporary Service", so that he could eventually draw a pension, and that he had named WSC as a referee. Also commenting on the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, reporting that the opinion of the Carlton Club was that SB was not going until "Death or the Coronation". Also that there was "trouble brewing aboun Anthony Eden (later Lord Avon), Foreign...
Dates: 16 Oct 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Mar 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/193B/155
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Letter from WSC to Lord Monsell [formerly Bolton Meredith Eyres-Monsell] commenting on his retirement as Regional Commissioner for Civil Defence,South Eastern Region and stating that he is examining the possibility of making a special award to the inhabitants of the Cinque ports and particularly Dover [Sussex and Kent] [carbon].

Dates: 26 Mar 1945
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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(Untitled), [Mar] 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/198A/5
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Printed civil defence pamphlet entitled "A farewell message from the Regional Commissioner Sir Arthur W. Lambert to the personnel of the Northern (No.1) Region", containing a personal message of thanks from Sir Arthur Lambert, a cartoon by Bos of WSC and Sir Arthur Lambert during the Prime minister's visit to Tyneside in 1941, a review of civil defence work in the region during the war, a list of scheme making authorities, and statistics for air raids and casualties in the region.

Dates: [Mar] 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open, with the exception of folios 63 and 202 which have been closed on the instructions of the Cabinet Office under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act but are available in 'sanitised' form. Review 2021.
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(Untitled), 02 Jan 1944 - 31 Jan 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/152/1
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, January 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; Major-General Leslie Hollis [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre]; Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant]; the Chiefs of Staff; senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the...
Dates: 02 Jan 1944 - 31 Jan 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Sep 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54A/92
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Letter from WSC to Sir Henry Tizard [Chairman, Aeronautical Research Committee] thanking him for reports on retaliation against enemy jamming of the night air defence radio system.

Dates: 14 Sep 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Aug 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/2-5
Scope and Contents Letter from Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council] (Privy Council Office, Great George Street) to WSC marked "Secret" commenting on: the recent election campaign and remarks made by WSC on a visit to Lewisham [London]; WSC's method of conducting War Cabinet business; discussion on warnings for single V1s [flying bombs]; reaction to the subsequent incident at Lewisham; and hoping their disagreement will not have a long-term effect on their relationship. [Carbon copy of CHAR...
Dates: 10 Aug 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Aug 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/6-9
Scope and Contents Letter from Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council] (Privy Council Office, Great George Street) to WSC marked "Secret" commenting on: the recent election campaign and remarks made by WSC on a visit to Lewisham [London]; WSC's method of conducting War Cabinet business; discussion on warnings for single V1s [flying bombs]; reaction to the subsequent incident at Lewisham; and hoping their disagreement will not have a long-term effect on their relationship. [Carbon copy of CHAR...
Dates: 10 Aug 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Aug 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/13-17
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Letter from Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council] (Privy Council Office, Great George Street) to WSC marked "Secret" commenting on: the recent election campaign and remarks made by WSC on a visit to Lewisham [London]; WSC's method of conducting War Cabinet business; discussion on warnings for single V1s [flying bombs]; reaction to the subsequent incident at Lewisham; and hoping their disagreement will not have a long-term effect on their relationship. [signed].

Dates: 10 Aug 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Aug 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/22-25
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Letter from WSC (Chartwell) to Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council] requesting an apology or withdrawal of Morrison's allegations about WSC's conduct concerning warnings for single V1 [flying] bombs and the subsequent Lewisham (London) incident, and commenting on discussion of warnings and Morrison's allegation that he had "countermanded" WSC's decision. [Carbon copy].

Dates: 01 Aug 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/26
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Cutting from the Daily Telegraph: letter from Major C H Mowbray, District Warden, Blackheath [London], stating that if a warning had been given before the flying bomb fell in Lewisham [London], the casualty list would have been higher as it fell on a shelter.

Dates: 14 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/27-28
Scope and Contents Minute from "E E B" [Sir Edward Bridges, Secretary to the War Cabinet] to [John] Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] replying to "Reveal No. 2", commenting on whether [Herbert] Morrison's statement breached the Official Secret's Act or infringed the Privy Councillor's Oath, Morrison's [then Home Secretary] opportunities to protest about the decision on warnings for single flying bombs, and making recommendations concerning WSC's response to the statement, arguing against full...
Dates: 10 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/29-31
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Minute from "J R C" [John Colville, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC setting out the sequence of events concerning the "single flying bomb issue" and stating that there is nothing in these papers to bear out [Herbert] Morrison's [then Home Secretary] statement that he countermanded WSC's order. [initialled and annotated by Colville].

Dates: 10 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Jul] [1945]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/33-34
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History of the decision that a warning should not be sounded for single flying bombs. [Typescript prepared by ?WSC's Private Office and annotated by John Colville, Prime Minister's Private Secretary].

Dates: [Jul] [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/36
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Minute from V G Laithwaite to Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet] giving Sir William Brown's (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Security) comments on happenings in the Ministry on receipt of the news of the Lewisham [London] flying bomb. [Copy].

Dates: 11 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/37-41
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Extracts from War Cabinet, Chiefs of Staff, and Civil Defence Committee minutes for June and July 1944 of discussions on warnings for flying bomb attacks.

Dates: Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/44-45
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC [Hendaye, France] marked "Reveal No. 2" passing on messages to: Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet] requesting he look into the constitutional position concerning [Herbert] Morrison's statements at Greenock [Renfrewshire, Scotland] on warnings for V1 [flying] bombs and giving his own perspective on the matter. His Private Office requesting they send him relevant background information on the statement and the incident at Lewisham [London, in July 1944]. [copy...
Dates: 09 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/46
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Cutting from the Daily Telegraph reporting a speech by Herbert Morrison at a Labour rally in Greenock [Renfrewshire, Scotland] attacking WSC's electoral performance, accusing him of "dictatorial" tendencies, and commenting on the Lewisham [London] flying bomb incident.

Dates: 09 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/50-51
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Minute from [General Sir Hastings] Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] to WSC giving background on the decision not to sound the sirens for single flying bomb incidents, sending on information on the "spread" of flying bombs [around London] in June and July 1944 [CHAR 20/231/52], and recommending that WSC does not make use of these statistics because of a ban on publishing such details. [signed].

Dates: 04 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Jul] [1945]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/52
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Note on the "spread" of V1 flying bombs around London in June and July 1944. [prepared by the Ministry of Defence and flagged "A"].

Dates: [Jul] [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Jun 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/53-54
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Minute from "J H P" [John Peck, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC on the background to the decision that a warning should not be sounded for single flying bombs. [initialled; annotated by Peck and WSC].

Dates: 29 Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open