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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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Pamphlets, 1966 - 1976

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 6/2/4
Scope and Contents Statements on defence estimates.
Dates: 1966 - 1976
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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Panorama: transcripts, 1983-10 - 1984-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 17/21
Scope and Contents Transcripts of and briefings for interviews with NK on the BBC Panorama programme, on subjects including: the Welfare State; the miners’ strike; defence; the Social Democrat/Liberal Alliance; relations between NK and Roy Hattersley, Deputy Leader.
Dates: 1983-10 - 1984-12
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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Papers and correspondence relating to Liberal policy on defence, 1986 - 1987

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GLAD 1/5/15
Scope and Contents Includes a memorandum by GJ and papers of the Liberal Defence and Disarmament panel.
Dates: 1986 - 1987
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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Papers: army reform, 1896 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ESHR 16
Scope and Contents 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. 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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Papers concerned with GJ’s WEU Report on Western European Defence, 1971

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GLAD 1/3/37
Scope and Contents Also includes related correspondence and interviews.
Dates: 1971
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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Papers relating to Conservative Political Centre, May 1979- March 1983, 1979 - 1983

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/11/8/1
Scope and Contents Part 1, 1979-80
Part 2, 1981
Part 3, 1982: includes a survey of Conservative Party attitudes to nuclear weapons and defence, July 1982, with associated report on the activities of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament constituency by constituency
Part 4, 1983


Dates: 1979 - 1983
Conditions Governing Access: Part 1-2, opened in March 2012; part 3, in March 2013; and part 4, in October 2013 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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Papers relating to defence (1), July 1979-June 1981, 1979-07 - 1981-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/2/46
Scope and Contents Part 1: includes copy of the Ulster Unionist Council's paper on "Northern Ireland future terrorist trends", July 1979; memorandum on defence spending to Richard Ryder (MT's Political Secretary) from Peter Joynes (Conservative Research Department), 21 August 1979; opinion polling survey prepared by Cavenham Communications Ltd on "Britain's defence: the armed forces view", August 1979, with attached note from John Clemens (Chairman, Marplan) to Keith Britto (Conservative...
Dates: 1979-07 - 1981-06
Conditions Governing Access: Part 1 opened in February 2010; part 2 in March 2011; part 3 in March 2012 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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Papers relating to SALT II [Strategic Arms Limitations Talks, ratified June 1979] defence briefings and other papers, February-March 1979, 1979-02 - 1979-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/84
Scope and Contents Includes briefing notes for MT from John Stanley MP (her Parliamentary Private Secretary), including his notes of a meeting for Conservative MPs to talk to John Newhouse (Assistant Director of Arms Control and the Disarmament Agency, US Government), February 1977; lists of MT's weekend reading (see also THCR 2/6/1/199 & 5/1/2/193) and copies of newspaper and journal articles etc, February 1979; and MT's correspondence with Geoffrey Pattie MP, February 1979
Dates: 1979-02 - 1979-03
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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Papers relating to Sandys' time as Minister of Defence, 1957 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DSND 6
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: 1957 - 1960
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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Papers relating to the economy (1), May 1979-July 1981, 1979-05 - 1981-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/2/48
Scope and Contents Part 1, 1979: includes copy of a pamphlet by Ian Gow MP, "A practical approach to denationalization" (AIMS, 1977); copy of paper to MT from Sir Kenneth Berrill (Central Policy Review Staff), "The economy of the United Kingdom- problems, constraints, opportunities", 4 May 1979; copy of two letters to MT from Sir Geoffrey Howe MP (Chancellor of the Exchequer) relating to public expenditure, including one on defence expenditure, 11 May 1979; note of a record between MT and...
Dates: 1979-05 - 1981-07
Conditions Governing Access: Part 1 opened in February 2010; part 2 in March 2011; part 3 in March 2012 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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Philip Noel-Baker Associated

Reference Code: GBR/0014/NBKR AS
Scope and Contents Material relating to Philip Noel-Baker, including speeches made between 1959 and 1982 relating to global nuclear disarmament collated by Frank Field, formed United Nations Association - United Kingdom Director. The collection also contains a book authored by Noel-Baker - a possible later draft of Third Time Dead, renamed 'Hawkes vs. Doves', which Frank Field sought to edit and publish. Subsequently there is correspondence and research undertaken by Frank Field for his editorship, as well as...
Dates: 1912 - 2013
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Policy: Defence, 1981 - 1992

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 5
Scope and Contents Subjects include: Labour's defence policy, particularly on nuclear disarmament; the sinking of the Argentine warship General Belgrano during the Falklands War and the prosecution of the Ministry of Defence official Clive Ponting under the Official Secrets Act after he sent documents on the Belgrano to the MP Tam Dalyell; the replacement of the Nimrod airborne early warning aircraft by the American Boeing E-3 AWACS.
Dates: 1981 - 1992
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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Policy proposals, 1985-10 - 1986-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/1/77
Scope and Contents Reports by members of the Shadow Cabinet on policy proposals and their projected costs, including: Denzil Davies on defence; [Giles Radice] on education; Stan Orme on energy; John Prescott on employment; Michael Meacher on social security; [George Foulkes] on foreign affairs; Roy Hattersley on home affairs; Robert Hughes on transport; John Smith on trade and industry; Donald Dewar on Scotland; Barry Jones on Wales; Peter Archer on Northern Ireland; Patricia Hewitt [Press and Broadcasting...
Dates: 1985-10 - 1986-09
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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Policy Review: Britain in the World group, 1988-10 - 1989-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/2/30
Scope and Contents Discussion papers on subjects including European defence policy and nuclear defence, Eritrea and Ethiopia, southern Africa and the Middle East.
Dates: 1988-10 - 1989-03
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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Policy Review: Britain in the World group, 1988-11 - 1989-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/2/31
Scope and Contents Includes: report timetable; minutes; draft speech for NK on defence; paper on past policy on the Falklands; Socialist International papers; transcription of BBC On the Record interview with Sir Geoffrey Howe, Foreign Secretary on arms reductions; summary of voters’ attitudes, particularly towards politics.
Dates: 1988-11 - 1989-02
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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Policy Review: follow through, 1989-05 - 1989-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/2/44
Scope and Contents Includes: an analysis of Parliamentary candidates’ election addresses, mentioning aspects of defence; draft of NK’s speech on defence policy [? for the Welsh Labour Party Conference]; analysis of the Review by the Conservative Research Department; campaign briefing on the Review; annotated copy of the final report, "Meet the challenge, make the change"; background briefing on defence policy; note from Larry Whitty [General Secretary] on organising responses from the constituency parties;...
Dates: 1989-05 - 1989-07
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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Policy Review: history, 1989-04 - 1989-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/2/43
Scope and Contents Papers and correspondence on reaction to the Review, particularly the defence report, with correspondents including: Harry Barnes on the defence report; Ron Todd, General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) protesting at the defence report (2); Jack Cunningham [environment spokesman], protesting at changes to the Physical and Social Environment group report; Tony Blair protesting at changes to the Productive and Competitive Economy group report on nuclear power; Lord...
Dates: 1989-04 - 1989-07
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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Policy Review: phase 2 reports, 1989-04 - 1989-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/2/40
Scope and Contents Reports from the Productive and Competitive Economy group, Economic Equality group, Consumers and the Community group, the Democracy, the Individual and the Community group, People at Work group and Britain in the World group. Also includes a draft argument on the case for non-nuclear defence and the draft manifesto for the 1989 European elections.
Dates: 1989-04 - 1989-05
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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Policy Review: submissions for phase 2, 1988-02 - 1989-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/2/28
Scope and Contents Papers including: drafts of a strategy note on phase 2; policy submissions on transport, defence and disarmament, economy, urban and regional policy, Britain in the world.
Dates: 1988-02 - 1989-01
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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Preparations for 1978 manifesto: papers relating to the draft of the section for defence, February 1978, 1978-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/7/1/7
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence with Sir Ian Gilmour MP; and copy of letter from Gilmour to Angus Maude MP (manifesto co-ordinator), March 1978
Dates: 1978-02
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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Press conference on NK's return from Jamaica, 1986-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/2/28
Scope and Contents Subjects include: Labour's policy on nuclear disarmament (side 1); Britain's relations with Jamaica and the Commonwealth, particularly South Africa (side 2); overseas aid, international development policy and the payment of overseas debt (side 2).
Dates: 1986-09
Conditions Governing Access: Low volume on side 1.
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Regional visits: Vickers Defence Systems, 1988-10 - 1988-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 3/3/10
Scope and Contents Briefings for and correspondence on NK’s visit to the Vickers factory in Leeds [Yorkshire], including a brief on the Challenger tank as a replacement for the Chieftain, a report from the House of Commons Defence Committee on defence procurement, issues of Hansard including defence debates.
Dates: 1988-10 - 1988-12
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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Royal Institute for International Affairs: Western European Union Group, 1954-11 - 1955-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/3/34
Scope and Contents Papers of the study group set up by the RIIA (Chatham House), including: drafts of the group report; minutes and papers of meetings; biographical notes on [James] Harold Wilson.
Dates: 1954-11 - 1955-10
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.
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Royal United Services Institution, 1968-10 - 1969-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 7/1/40
Scope and Contents Text of a lecture by JA to the institution on Britain's military role in the 1970s, Jan 1969, including correspondence on arrangements, with Air Vice-Marshal Stewart "Paddy" Menaul, Director-General. Also includes: a RUSI case study on the TSR-2 strike and reconnaissance aircraft; a paper on men, money and war; text of a lecture by [John] Enoch Powell [to RUSI, Sept 1968, to which JA was responding], also on Britain's military role in the 1970s, with comments; report of a...
Dates: 1968-10 - 1969-09
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. 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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Shadow Cabinet Papers, 1966-05 - 1968-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/8
Scope and Contents Leader's Consultative Committee papers and minutes on subjects including: powers to control incomes, by [Leonard] Robert Carr and Iain Macleod; regional government; Greater London Council rent policy; the effects of devaluation, by Iain Macleod; family poverty, by [Irene] Mervyn Pike; the Speaker's Conference on electoral reform, by the Chairman of the Conservative Party [Anthony Barber], and also by Edward du Cann; redistribution of seats, by [Anthony Barber] and also by Edward du Cann; voting...
Dates: 1966-05 - 1968-04
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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