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Civil aviation

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 152 Collections and/or Records:

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Official: Cabinet: papers 317 to 327., Dec 1927

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/166
Scope and Contents Includes papers on various subjects by various individuals including: a report on public expenditure; a committee report on compensation claims by Irish loyalists; a committee report on the "indianisation" of the Indian army; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on the trade outlook and improved economic situation including details of various industries, exports and colonial trade; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer,...
Dates: Dec 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 401 - 429., 24 Oct 1924 - 21 Oct 1925

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/43
Scope and Contents Includes papers from various individuals on various subjects, including: the Board of Trade Advisory Council's monthly review of the trade outlook; 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith], Secretary of State for India, on the position at Canton [later Guangzhou, China]; Austen Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary, on Turkey's position over the Iraq frontier, and the German attitude to security negotiations; Joseph Caillaux, the French Minister of Finance, on the French war debt to Britain; William...
Dates: 24 Oct 1924 - 21 Oct 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Minutes and telegrams., 09 Jan 1922 - 22 Sep 1922

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/26
Scope and Contents WSC's copies of minutes and telegrams to various individuals including: Sir John Chancellor; Sir Percy Cox, High Commissioner, Mesopotamia [later Iraq] on negotiations with Turkey and reduction of forces in Iraq; [General Jan Smuts] Prime Minister of South Africa; Sir James Masterton Smith [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies] on the Imperial War Museum and the Imperial Institute; 1st Lord Byng [Governor General in Canada] on the embargo on Canadian cattle; Sir John...
Dates: 09 Jan 1922 - 22 Sep 1922
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: report on the RAF in India., 01 Aug 1922 - 27 Sep 1922

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/29
Scope and Contents

Detailed report by Air Vice Marshal Sir John Salmond on the RAF in India marked "secret". The report covers the potential for greater employment of the RAF in India and the military and economic benefits which would be derived and examines the causes for inefficiency in the RAF and suggests ways in which these might be eliminated. Includes covering letter to WSC from Air Marshal [Hugh] Trenchard.

Dates: 01 Aug 1922 - 27 Sep 1922
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air, 1918 - 1921

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16
Scope and Contents The War and Air papers contain correspondence, minutes, printed material and other papers which were created or accumulated as a result of WSC's activities as Secretary of State for War and Air, positions he held concurrently from January 1919 to February 1921 (he continued as Secretary of State for Air while Secretary of State for the Colonies until April 1921). The papers have been divided into correspondence, WSC's outgoing minutes, and subject-based files and are arranged...
Dates: 1918 - 1921
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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Official: War and Air: correspondence, mainly on demobilisation and the reorganisation of the Air Ministry., 01 Feb 1919 - 28 Feb 1919

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/4
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: King Manuel II on the "future of Portugal"; General Sir William Robertson [General Officer Commanding-in-Chief the Forces in Great Britain] (3); 1st Lord Milner [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on appointing neither Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard or General Sir John Cowans as Governor of Nigeria (2); Andrew Bonar Law [Lord Privy Seal] passing on a copy of a letter from Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Lawson on a decline in his pay and position; Philip Kerr [later...
Dates: 01 Feb 1919 - 28 Feb 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: Organisation of the Air Force: correspondence and papers., 13 Dec 1918 - 16 Sep 1919

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/1
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General Sir William Robertson, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief the Forces in Great Britain (2); Sir Arthur Duckham; Brigadier-General William Alexander, Controller of Aircraft Supply and Production; Brigadier-General [John Steel], Director of Air Division, Admiralty; General Sir Henry Wilson, Chief of Imperial General Staff; Major-General Frederick Sykes, Chief of the Air Staff [until February 1919] (2); Major-General John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone,...
Dates: 13 Dec 1918 - 16 Sep 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 Apr 1919 - 28 Jun 1919

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/16A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes (some annotated in reply) from WSC to various individuals including: Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; Director of Military Intelligence [Major-General William Thwaites]; Deputy Director of Military Operations and Military Intelligence [Colonel George Cockerill]; Master-General of the Ordnance [Lieutenant-General Sir William Furse]; Quartermaster-General [Lieutenant-General Travers Clarke]; Secretary [War Office, Sir...
Dates: 01 Apr 1919 - 28 Jun 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: Prime Minister's Directives., 24 Nov 1942 - 28 Dec 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/11
Scope and Contents Printed directives by the Prime Minister, WSC, on subjects including: a forecast of the arrival of American forces in Britain; enemy strength in Tunisia, including notes by General Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to WSC]; over- optimism on post-war conditions; Sir William Beveridge's report on social security; demands on shipping by overseas cereal requirements; the ringing of church bells; telegrams between WSC and Stalin on Soviet-Polish relations; Jewish immigration into Palestine,...
Dates: 24 Nov 1942 - 28 Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: Prime Minister's Directives., 28 Nov 1943 - 30 Dec 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/13
Scope and Contents Printed directives by the Prime Minister, WSC, on subjects including: records of conversations at the Anglo-American- Russian conference in Teheran [Persia, later Iran] between delegates including WSC, Stalin, President Franklin Roosevelt, Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon], Foreign Secretary, Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Foreign Minister] and Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to President Roosevelt], on Turkey, using Italian ships, Poland, Finland and a date for "Overlord"...
Dates: 28 Nov 1943 - 30 Dec 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: Prime Minister's Directives., 29 Dec 1944 - 17 Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/14
Scope and Contents Printed directives by the Prime Minister, WSC, on subjects including: correspondence between WSC and President Franklin Roosevelt on American voting powers in the United Nations; post-war demand for airfields, including a report by the Chiefs of Staff; records of speeches and a conversation between WSC and Stalin at the Yalta Conference [Soviet Union]; the allocation of man-power, including the release of women from the Forces; telegrams between WSC and [Mackenzie King] Prime Minister of...
Dates: 29 Dec 1944 - 17 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Papers relating to aerospace, March 1975-April 1979, 1975-03 - 1979-04

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/1/3
Scope and Contents

Includes papers on the civil aviation industry.
Also includes correspondence with Edward Gardner MP, Freddie Laker (Chairman, Laker Airways Ltd), Sir Frank McFadzean (Chairman, British Airways), Geoffrey Pattie MP and Kenneth Warren MP

Dates: 1975-03 - 1979-04
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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Parliamentary and Civil Aviation papers, 1923 - 1931

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/THRS I/15
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Includes: letters to AS; correspondence with the Churchill family; Parliamentary correspondence; Air Ministry correspondence; Liberal Party correspondence; constituency correspondence.

Dates: 1923 - 1931
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of the fire-damaged material in section VI, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Individual closures of files are indicated in the catalogue.
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Personal: Business correspondence., Nov 1948 - Apr 1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/20
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Miles-Martin Pen Company on the pen WSC used to annotate "The Second World War" (4); Christopher Hewer on WSC's medical bill; Robert MacKenna on WSC's medication (2); Douglas Parbury on fish at Chartwell [Kent] (6); John Baber and his wife offering WSC a stay at their home in Portofino [Italy]; Herbert Gfroerer of the Soundscriber Corporation (10), James Killian, President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [United States], and George...
Dates: Nov 1948 - Apr 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Business correspondence., Jun 1950 - Aug 1956

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 1/22
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: James Mark (HM Treasury); Ben Russell, [Director] Cunard White Star Limited; representatives of Lloyds Bank (5); representatives of A Durr and Company on cigars (4); George Andrews (2) and James Boyd (3) on seeing WSC on board the Queen Mary; Wilfred Fish [WSC's dentist] (2); Desmond Crawley [Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary for Commonwealth Relations] (2); Sir Charles Howard, Sergeant at Arms, House of Commons, on aiding WSC's hearing in the House; O C...
Dates: Jun 1950 - Aug 1956
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal correspondence, 1977-05-02 - 1979-12-20

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/1/28
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Richard Lankester, Registrar of Members' Interests (5); Norman St John-Stevas, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster; Michael Latham; Sir John Rodgers (2); James Goodsman; Sir Nigel Fisher; Patricia, Lady Fisher; Tam Dalyell; Sir John King; [Thomas] George Thomas [later 1st Lord Tonypandy]; Thomas Galbraith; [William] John Biffen (3); Philip Beddows (3); Thomas Robbins (7); Douglas Kennedy (7); Ethel, Lady Templer on the death of Sir Gerald Templer; Brian Crozier;...
Dates: 1977-05-02 - 1979-12-20
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Political and other papers: Concorde, 1976-05 - 1992-06

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/10/8
Scope and Contents

Includes: souvenir pack from Concorde's inaugural transatlantic flight; special issue of Les Cahiers de Science et Vie to mark Concorde's 30th anniversary.

Dates: 1976-05 - 1992-06
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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Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence., Feb 1938 - Mar 1938

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7/51
Scope and Contents

Includes various constituents supporting WSC's stance on foreign affairs, regretting the resignation of Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] as Foreign Secretary, and supporting the Spanish Government and the League of Nations.Also includes: correspondence from Sir James Hawkey, Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association (2) and material on the Cadman Committee on Civil Aviation.

Dates: Feb 1938 - Mar 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, H - J., 24 Nov 1951 - 22 Dec 1953

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/78A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: W Hubert Barlow-Wheeler, Honorary Secretary and Agent, Woodford Conservative Association (13); John Parkin, Assistant Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War; representatives of the British Transport Commission (4); Peter Hudson, Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation; Graeme Finlay [MP for Epping, Essex]; Kenneth Jamieson, Foreign Office; [Walter] Leonard Allinson, [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister...
Dates: 24 Nov 1951 - 22 Dec 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, K - Z., 12 Dec 1949 - 01 May 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/57
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: J Tillett, Divisional Education Officer (4); Derek Stephen, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War; Percy Cohen, [Joint Director] Conservative Research Department (2); David Nenk, Private Secretary to the Minister of Education; John Harvey on his election defeat [at St Pancras North, London]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by various individuals including Frederick Mummery, Honorary Secretary and Agent, Woodford Conservative...
Dates: 12 Dec 1949 - 01 May 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Printed books: copy of the report of the R101 Enquiry, 1931

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 6/1/128
Scope and Contents

Includes personal inscription from Sir John Simon, chairman of the enquiry.

Dates: 1931
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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Prints and cuttings, 1920-04 - 1949-08

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/57
Scope and Contents Includes: print of Royal Geographical Society paper by Major-General Sir Frederick Sykes, Controller-General of Civil Aviation, on Imperial air routes; press-cuttings of articles by LSA on Imperial economic development, the Irish Home Rule bill, the Empire tour of the Prince of Wales [later King Edward VIII and Edward, Duke of Windsor], the trade agreement between Canada and the West Indies, and Mount Everest; review by 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Edward Grigg] of a biography of David Lloyd...
Dates: 1920-04 - 1949-08
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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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence A-G., Jul 1945 - Dec 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/1A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Greame and Philip Cunliffe Lister] (3); Richard Poland [Private Secretary to Minister of Civil Aviation]; E Colston Shepherd, Secretary-General of the Air League of the British Empire; Sir George Harvie Watt (4); John Winant [United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom]; Randolph Churchill; Leo Amery on imperial preference and European unity (2); Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe, Chairman of the Conservative Party]...
Dates: Jul 1945 - Dec 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence C-D., Aug 1949 - Dec 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/95A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 5th Lord Munster [earlier Geoffrey FitzClarence], George [Hubback], Metropolitan of India and Bishop of Calcutta (3), and Desmond Crawley (High Commission, Calcutta), on Anglo-Indians educating their children in the UK; 1st Lord Sandford [earlier Albert Edmondson, Chairman] of the Carlton Club (2); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (5); Clifford Hood, President, Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation; Robert...
Dates: Aug 1949 - Dec 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Don - Du., 31 Jan 1952 - 18 Feb 1961

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/185
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: "Lew", Lewis Douglas [former United States Ambassador to Britain] on subjects including WSC's speech in Parliament on foreign affairs (11 May 1953), and the 4-power summit at [Geneva, Switzerland] (13); [Sir Saville Garner] British High Commissioner in Canada, on the resignation of George Drew as Leader of the Canadian Opposition; George Drew; Frank Ross [Lieutenant Governor, British Columbia, Canada]; Lady Juliet Duff on subjects including a film script by Terence...
Dates: 31 Jan 1952 - 18 Feb 1961
Conditions Governing Access: Open