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Civil aviation

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 151 Collections and/or Records:

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"A Balanced Economy": correspondence on industrial reconstruction, 1952-10 - 1953-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 8/103
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir [Alfred] Guy Garrod; [John] Gibson Jarvie; Alan Green, Director of the Scapa Group Limited; Sir Harold Hartley, Chairman of the British Electricity Authority; Frank Hillier, Secretary-General of the Air League of the British Empire (2); Sir William Larke (2); Sir Alliott Verdon-Roe; [William] Walker Shepherd, Chairman of Turner and Newall Limited. Also includes: drafts of LSA's chapter on the industrial prospect, with comments by Garrod, Jarvie, Larke and...
Dates: 1952-10 - 1953-01
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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"A Balanced Economy": source material on aviation, 1952-08 - 1952-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 8/96
Scope and Contents

Includes: cuttings, mainly from the Times survey of British aviation; memoranda by the Air League of the British Empire on the employment of aviation to accelerate the development of the colonial Empire and the expansion of British aircraft production.

Dates: 1952-08 - 1952-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Sub-Series

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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Air Traffic Control Board, 1971 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRUN 3
Scope and Contents

Papers and letters of the Air Traffic Control Board, including details of the Airmiss Situation.

Dates: 1971 - 1972
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Sub-Series

Aircraft Industry Committee of Enquiry, 1964 - 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PLDN 5/7
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Plowden Papers include: engagement diaries (1947-93); a wide range of political and personal correspondence (1946-94); copies of speeches (1960-90); working papers and correspondence on Plowden's autobiography "An Industrialist in the Treasury"; a large amount of papers relating to public commitments such as atomic energy, Plowden's various committees, political groups and business interests, enquiries into the police, the review board on top salaries etc (1957-95); press cuttings and...
Dates: 1964 - 1966
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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BBC, London Plus, 1987-05-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/1/102
Scope and Contents

Local current affairs programme on the Vickers Viscount aircraft.

Dates: 1987-05-05
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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Civil Aviation, 1942-07 - 1945-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/26
Scope and Contents Correspondence on post-war civil aviation policy, with correspondents including: 1st Lord Swinton, Minister for Civil Aviation [earlier Philip Cunliffe-Lister and Philip Lloyd-Greame]; Ronald Tree on the necessity for an Air Transport Command; General Sir Alan Brooke, Chief of Imperial General Staff [later 1st Lord Alanbrooke] on specialisation in army units, particularly the success of anti-tank guns; Harold Balfour [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Air] on the report of the...
Dates: 1942-07 - 1945-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Sub-Fonds

Civil Aviation Committee

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WEIR 3
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Almost without exception, the papers are concerned with Lord Weir's public life and with the period after 1918. As the earliest papers have been affected by water, it is possible that those before 1918 were lost in this way. The omission of any private papers is the result of efficient organisation of the files in the past. Since all the files are public and political, they have been arranged according to subject and then chronologically in 24 sections.In the absence of minutes,...
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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Correspondence A - Z, 1923-01 - 1923-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/8
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Commander-in-Chief Atlantic Fleet [Vice-Admiral Sir John de Robeck], thanking LSA for his congratulatory message to the Fleet following its spring cruise; Lucy Baldwin; Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, on a disagreement between LSA and 1st Lord Curzon [Foreign Secretary]; Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Beatty [1st Sea Lord] on the Cabinet's refusal to allow the Navy control of its own air forces (2); Sir Arthur Griffith-Boscawen on opposition to him; Winston Churchill,...
Dates: 1923-01 - 1923-12
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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"Facing the Future": British Aerospace Airbus Division, 1991-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/1/249
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Includes: recordings of television interviews with NK and other members of the Shadow Cabinet; recordings of news bulletins featuring NK and Labour; recordings of speeches from Conference; party political broadcasts and election broadcasts; political documentaries; recordings of Prime Minister’s Questions, from the House of Commons.

Dates: 1991-08
Conditions Governing Access: Access copy available.
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General correspondence, 1963-04 - 1964-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 2/1/42
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: William Allen (2); [Margaret] Betty Harvie Anderson [later Baroness Skrimshire of Quarter] on JA visiting her constituency (6); 1st Lord Balfour of Inchrye; Sir Edward Beddington-Behrens, Chairman of the United Kingdom Council of the European Movement; Erik Bennett [former Air Adviser to King Hussein of Jordan] on subjects including the king's visit to Britain and events in Jordan (4); John Biggs-Davison (2); Timothy Bligh, Principal Private Secretary to the Prime...
Dates: 1963-04 - 1964-02
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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Literary: London Film Productions: correspondence., 01 Jan 1935 - 29 Nov 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/514
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: representatives of London Film Productions, including Alexander Korda, Managing Director (2) on a film on the reign of George V to commemorate the Silver Jubilee and a film on the history of aviation; representatives of Nicholl, Manisty and Company, solicitors (17).Also includes: a general scheme for "King George V"; an annotated copy of the contract between London Film Productions and WSC for "King George V".

Dates: 01 Jan 1935 - 29 Nov 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: News of the World articles by WSC 1., Apr 1938 - May 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/614
Scope and Contents Includes annotated proofs, galley proofs and cuttings from the News of the World for: "How Wars of the Future will be Waged" on the importance of the horse in the Boer War, of machine-guns and tanks in World War I, the need for foresight and initiative amongst generals, and the importance of air power in a future conflict; "Future Safeguards of National Defence" on the importance of the Navy to national defence, the German submarine campaign in World War I, the threat of air attacks on ships...
Dates: Apr 1938 - May 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 6., 18 Aug 1940 - 22 Sep 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/670
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "How It Feels to be a Road Accident Victim" on WSC's accident in New York [United States]; "Parliament", defending the British parliamentary system, an historical examination of developments in the rights of the individual citizen, contrasting the British system with that of the dictatorships, and explaining its structure; "The Other Side of Flying" on developments in air travel, the autogyro, gliding, an historical review, and the benefits of...
Dates: 18 Aug 1940 - 22 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles: correspondence., 24 Dec 1940 - 10 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/684
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Cecil Brooks, British Editorial Representative of Liberty, on reprinting WSC's Dispatch articles (4); Charles Eade, Editor of the Sunday Dispatch, on the publication of various articles by WSC in the Dispatch (16).Other subjects include: the possible publication of "Savrola" in the Dispatch and Liberty; copyright matters; issuing WSC's "Great Stories Retold" series for the blind.Also includes: the text of a speech by WSC from 1919 on the first non-stop flight across...
Dates: 24 Dec 1940 - 10 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: "Thoughts and Adventures."., 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/319
Scope and Contents Proofs and offprints of WSC's articles which were collectively published as "Thoughts and Adventures" including: "Winston Churchill described the Battle of Sidney Street" on his actions as Home Secretary; "In the air" on WSC's personal experiences of flying and his encouragement of the development of military aviation while First Lord of the Admiralty; "My own spy story" on espionage during World War I and WSC's experiences on the Western Front; "Plugstreet" on his posting to Ploegsteert...
Dates: 1932
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: various articles by WSC., c 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/641
Scope and Contents Includes annotated proofs, galley proofs and cuttings for: an interview with WSC for the New Statesman and Nation, in which he defends western democracies against totalitarianism, discusses the possible effect of war on the democratic system and civil liberties, and his views on the inadequacies of ARP, conscription, and how to prevent war; the introduction to a catalogue of the artist Paul Maze, in which WSC recalls Maze during World War I (with a copy of a catalogue for a French exhibition...
Dates: c 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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LSA's memoranda to the War Cabinet, 1942-01 - 1944-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/6/11
Scope and Contents

War Cabinet memoranda by LSA on subjects including: the Lease-Lend Agreement with the United States; Europe and the post-war settlement, on a possible European union; the plan for a United Nations; the intermediate future for Europe and the Empire; post-war civilian air transport; economic discussions with the United States; Imperial Preference and commercial policy; the future of Western Europe, particularly post-war Germany.

Dates: 1942-01 - 1944-08
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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LSA's War Cabinet papers, 1940-07 - 1945-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/6/9
Scope and Contents War Cabinet memoranda by LSA, with telegrams between LSA and the Governor-General [2nd Lord Linlithgow, earlier Lord Hopetoun], on subjects including: general policy on India, particularly relating to the framing of the new constitution, with draft statements on British policy towards India and a note by Major-General Robert Lockhart on the effect of the new constitution upon Indian personnel in the Indian Army; inter-Allied and inter-Imperial co-operation (written jointly with 1st Lord...
Dates: 1940-07 - 1945-02
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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Memoranda, 1919-01 - 1923-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/68
Scope and Contents Memoranda by LSA on subjects including: the need for a reconstruction Cabinet after the war; policy on Imperial Preference and safeguarding of industry; the relation of overseas trade with employment; war reparations from Germany which could be used for Imperial development; Empire development as a part of trade policy; proposed financial assistance to develop Imperial resources; the Safeguarding of Industries Act, as applied to France, Belgium and Italy; Civil Commissioners and supply and...
Dates: 1919-01 - 1923-07
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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Minister's office: Concorde, 1970-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/8/3
Scope and Contents

Notes of JA's meeting with the Prime Minister [Edward Heath], Solicitor General [Sir (Richard) Geoffrey Howe] and Sir Burke Trend [Cabinet Secretary] on the future for the Concorde project and its possible cancellation.

Dates: 1970-09
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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Official: Air Ministry: correspondence and papers., 15 Feb 1921 - 09 Jul 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/79
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Under-Secretary of State for Air, 7th Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] (4); Francis Bertram, Secretary to the Cross-Channel Subsidies Committee; George Holt-Thoams; John Moore-Brabazon [later 1st Lord Brabazon].Also includes copies of letters, telegrams and minutes from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Jack Scott [Air Secretary and Private Secretary to WSC], Austen Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer], Chief of the Air Staff [Air-Marshal Sir...
Dates: 15 Feb 1921 - 09 Jul 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 40 - 69., 13 Dec 1921 - 04 Mar 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/29
Scope and Contents Includes papers from various individuals on various subjects, including: William Bridgeman, First Lord of the Admiralty, on airship development; the Financial Secretary to the Treasury [Walter Guinness, later 1st Lord Moyne] on the Trade Facilities Bill and Sandwich [Kent] Port and Haven Bill; a draft of the Sandwich Port and Haven Bill; the report of the Safeguarding of Industries Committee; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour, on unemployment benefit and the electrical trades...
Dates: 13 Dec 1921 - 04 Mar 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 70 - 100., 20 Jan 1925 - 07 Mar 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/30
Scope and Contents Includes papers from various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir William Joynson-Hicks, [later 1st Lord Brentford], Home Secretary, on the Roman Catholic Relief Bill and the Criminal Justice Bill, 1925; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on Navy Estimates and arbitration in the Civil Service; 1st Lord Cave [the Lord Chancellor] Chairman of the Church Assembly Measures Committee, and the School Teachers Superannuation Committee, on the Committees' reports; Arthur Watson on the...
Dates: 20 Jan 1925 - 07 Mar 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 221 to 245., Aug 1927 - Oct 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/162
Scope and Contents Includes papers on various subjects by various individuals including: Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on the trade outlook and poor economic situation including details of various industries, exports and colonial trade; Sir Austen Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary, on a pact between France and the United States and the effect of the resignation of [1st] Lord Cecil [of Chelwood]; Chamberlain, HM Office of Works...
Dates: Aug 1927 - Oct 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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