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Defence

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 162 Collections and/or Records:

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Campaign Directorate and Campaign Strategy Committee Committee, 1986-01 - 1986-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/1/73
Scope and Contents Minutes and memoranda, mainly by Peter Mandelson, Director of Campaigns and Communications and also Robert Worcester, Market and Opinion Research International Limited (MORI), on strategy for campaigns, including: general strategy for 1987; the Jobs and Industry Campaign; the Freedom and Fairness Campaign; local elections and by-elections, including the West Derbyshire by-election; Labour and young people; international and defence policies; the Social Policy Campaign.
Dates: 1986-01 - 1986-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Campaign Strategy Committee, 1985-01 - 1985-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/1/67
Scope and Contents Memoranda and minutes on strategy for campaigns, including: the Social Policy Campaign; the Defence Campaign; the Caring Community and Personal Freedom campaign; Freedom and Fairness; housing and the local elections; the Jobs and Industry Campaign. Also includes a memorandum on proposed public relations activities by Lynne Franks Limited, a report on the Brecon and Radnor by-election, a paper on the decline of class politics and a paper on the presentation of Labour’s approach to suburban...
Dates: 1985-01 - 1985-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Children’s Newspaper Interview, 1987-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/2/54
Scope and Contents Interview with NK on subjects including children having the vote and nuclear defence.
Dates: 1987-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Access copies available.
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Citizen Service League and Army League: memoranda and articles, 1937-03 - 1955-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/82
Scope and Contents Papers and correspondence, including: minutes of the Army League council and committee meetings; correspondence between LSA (as Chairman of the Army League), J E Coventon, Secretary and 1st Lord Iliffe [President]; notes on the Army League official memorandum; questions and reflections on defence planning, by Basil Liddell-Hart; notes by LSA on future warfare; outline of the Citizen Service League's proposals for universal training; print of an address by LSA, as Chairman of the Citizen Service...
Dates: 1937-03 - 1955-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Colonial Army, 1951-08 - 1953-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/89
Scope and Contents Notes and correspondence on strengthening British forces by forming an army recruited from Africa, including: the report of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association tour of Central Africa, Mauritius and Malta, August 1951; notes on Parliamentary debates on colonial resources for defence; correspondence with Antony Head, Secretary of State for War, on the use of colonial manpower; Army League paper on an African Army; Conservative Research Department memorandum on colonial manpower.
Dates: 1951-08 - 1953-07
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. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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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. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Conservative Policy Documents: Consultative Committee, 1960-05 - 1965-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/7
Scope and Contents Leader's Consultative Committee papers on subjects including: nationalisation of steel, by Iain Macleod, including a minute to Sir Alexander Douglas-Home [Leader of the Conservative Party, earlier 14th Lord Home, later Lord Home of the Hirsel]; relations with the trade unions, by Joseph Godber [former Minister of Labour] and Sir John Hobson [former Attorney-General]; general policy on the economy, Europe, industry, social security, education, law and order, defence and foreign affairs, by...
Dates: 1960-05 - 1965-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some individual files have been closed under the 30-year rule, or where they contain sensitive information on living people. Please see individual files for details.
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Correspondence A - Z, 1922-01 - 1922-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/5
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Lord Burnham, commenting on LSA's work at the Overseas Settlement Committee; General 1st Lord Birdwood [General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Army in India], congratulating LSA on his Emigration Bill; 1st Lord Blyth; [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain [Leader of the Conservative Party] on the disagreements between himself and LSA over the break up of the Coalition Government (4); [Austen] Neville Chamberlain, congratulating LSA on becoming a Privy Councillor and hoping...
Dates: 1922-01 - 1922-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Correspondence and notes on defence, 1948 - 1990

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GLAD 1/2
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The material at Churchill Archives Centre begins with Lord Gladwyn's school and college notebooks, and runs to his final articles, but with the exception of his personal and family correspondence, was chiefly created after Lord Gladwyn's retirement from the Diplomatic Service. A large proportion of the papers consists of notes, reports, articles, speeches and correspondence amassed from Lord Gladwyn's work as the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Lords and Liberal spokesman on...
Dates: 1948 - 1990
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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David Frost interview, 1992-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 17/57
Scope and Contents Background documents and briefing notes for an interview on subjects including: health; education; the economy; defence.
Dates: 1992-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Defence, 1974-07 - 1982-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 7/2/8
Scope and Contents Copies of speeches by JA in defence debates, on subjects including defence spending and the threat from the Soviet Union.
Dates: 1974-07 - 1982-07
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. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Defence, 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WLFF 3/2/95
Scope and Contents From the Series: The papers cover all Wolff's positions in the Conservative Party: his work in the Research Department, 1965-70; then as Special Adviser to the Government, 1970-74 (the files from this period are the most numerous, containing Government papers); then Director-General of the Party. Particular sequences in the papers include the reports of the Opinion Research Centre, a large number of subject files and files relating to the 1970 General Election, particularly speeches.
Dates: 1973
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Defence, 1956-06 - 1957-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/131
Scope and Contents Papers mainly relating to the Conservative Party's Defence Policy Committee, including: note from JA to the Minister of Defence [Duncan Sandys] passing on a message from the French Minister of Defence, Maurice Bourges-Maunoury, on Britain joining Franco-German defence plans; notes by Basil Liddell-Hart on the Defence White Paper, Apr 1957, and relations between the various defence branches; notes on the committee's terms of reference, on manpower and funding; memorandum on the closer...
Dates: 1956-06 - 1957-04
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. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Defence, 1930s, 1937-02 - 1939-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/5/33
Scope and Contents Includes: note from Major-General Henry Rowan-Robinson congratulating LSA on a speech on co-ordinating the armed forces (July 1937); memorandum by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury [(David) John Colville, later 1st Lord Clydesmuir] on defence loans; statement on defence by the Prime Minister [(Arthur) Neville Chamberlain] (February 1939); article by Sir [James] Arthur Salter on food storage for defence; copy of Hansard, including a debate on national service (December 1938).
Dates: 1937-02 - 1939-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Defence briefings and other papers, January-November 1978, 1978-01 - 1978-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/83
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence with General Sir Patrick Howard-Dobson, January-February 1978 Also includes briefing note for MT from John Stanley MP (her Parliamentary Private Secretary relating to "NATO and the new Soviet Threat", based on a report by American Senators Nunn and Bartlett to the Senate Committee on Armed Services, May 1977 Also includes Conservative Research Department briefing notes on the Government's statement on the defence estimates for 1978, March 1978;...
Dates: 1978-01 - 1978-11
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in November 2003 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Defence briefings and other papers, June-circa December 1977, 1977-06 - 1977

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/82
Scope and Contents Includes MT's correspondence with Peter Blaker MP (enclosing a record of his meeting with Alan Reich, Assistant First Secretary US Department of Commerce, 28 July 1977), Winston Churchill MP (attaching a copy of his paper, "Britain's nuclear deterrence", circa June 1977) and Patrick Cosgrave (Special Adviser to MT), attaching a copy of a paper on "U.S. overseas bases: problems of projecting U.S. military power abroad" by Thomas Moorer and Alvin Cottrell), ca. 1977 Also...
Dates: 1977-06 - 1977
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in January 2008 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Defence briefings and other papers, November 1975-June 1977, 1975-11 - 1977-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/80
Scope and Contents Includes MT's correspondence with Air Vice Marshal Sir Edward Chilton, Brian Crozier, and George Younger MP Also includes a briefing note for MT on "BAOR offset arrangements", by Peter Joynes (Conservative Research Department), January 1977; and other CRD briefings on: the Government's statement on the defence estimates for 1976, March 1976; the Parliamentary defence debate on 12 January 1977, January 1977; the Government's statement on the defence estimates for 1977, March 1977;...
Dates: 1975-11 - 1977-06
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in November 2003 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Defence briefings, articles and other papers, June-September 1977, 1977-06 - 1977-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/81
Scope and Contents Includes detailed briefing notes for MT by John Stanley MP (her Parliamentary Private Secretary) and "AMR" [probably in error for "A.N.R.", i.e. Adam Ridley, Conservative Research Department] on the defence policy of American President (Jimmy) Carter and his administration, August & September 1977 Also includes text of a speech by Dr Worner, CDU Defence spokesman, June 1977; and briefing note for MT from Adam Ridley on "The secret US/Saudi pact", August...
Dates: 1977-06 - 1977-09
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in November 2003 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Defence of the Realm, 1983-01 - 1986-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/35
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the general public on defence topics. Correspondents include: [Philip] Warren Hawksley on contracting out administration of Armed Forces central depots (2); Roger Freeman, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Armed Forces; Stuart Young, Chairman of the BBC, on portrayals of Japanese prisoner-of-war camps on the BBC; Michael Heseltine, Secretary of State for Defence, on subjects including registering Irish recruits and security arrangements at American bases in...
Dates: 1983-01 - 1986-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some individual files have been closed under the 30-year rule, or where they contain sensitive information on living people. Please see individual files for details.
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Defence of the Realm, 1983-09 - 1995-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/82
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the general public on defence issues, including the unification of Germany, conventional forces and the nuclear deterrent, with correspondents including: James Molyneaux [Leader, Ulster Unionist Party]; Lord Forte. Also includes: papers on subjects including the closure of Cambridge Military Hospital, the end of the Cold War and the balance of conventional forces in Europe; print of article by John Saville [Co-Editor of the Socialist Register] on American military...
Dates: 1983-09 - 1995-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some individual files have been closed under the 30-year rule, or where they contain sensitive information on living people. Please see individual files for details.
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Defence Secretary, 1982

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SLKN 11/3/3
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The papers held at Churchill Archives Centre cover Silkin's Parliamentary and Ministerial career, and his other public interests, including the Channel Tunnel, the E.E.C. and the dairy industry. There is material of particular interest on Silkin's difficulties with his Constituency Party in Deptford, and on the Labour Party Leadership and Deputy Leadership elections in 1980 and 1983.
Dates: 1982
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required. Closures of individual files are noted in the paper catalogue, please ask staff for further details.
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Defence Speeches, 1965-11 - 1968-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/107
Scope and Contents Papers and speeches by JEP on defence issues, including: Britain's military role in the 1970's; Conservative Party Leader's Consultative Committee paper on the changing background of defence policy (1968); the defence of Europe; lack of investment; Labour defence policy; cuts in defence spending; NATO.
Dates: 1965-11 - 1968-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some individual files have been closed under the 30-year rule, or where they contain sensitive information on living people. Please see individual files for details.
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Denzil Davies’s resignation from Shadow Cabinet, 1988-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/1/117
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Davies, spokesman on defence and disarmament and NK on Davies’s resignation over defence policy.
Dates: 1988-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Empire Tour speeches: Canada, 1928-01 - 1928-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/4/17
Scope and Contents Annotated texts of LSA's Empire Tour speeches from Canada on subjects including: nationhood, and rights and responsibilities for the Dominions; the development of the Empire; Imperial defence strategy, including cuts in the Army and possible future trouble with the Soviet Union and Afghanistan, the success of air power in Iraq and the case for a separate air strategy, the shifting of naval power from the North Sea, the establishment of the Singapore naval base and the break-down of naval...
Dates: 1928-01 - 1928-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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European Army, 1951-02 - 1953-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/90
Scope and Contents English and French papers and correspondence on the European Defence Community, German rearmament and the European Army.
Dates: 1951-02 - 1953-10
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. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.