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Air warfare

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 1041 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 17 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/229C/326
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Telegram from Tactical Air Force Main to the Air Ministry passing on a message from Air[-Vice] Marshal [Sir Arthur] Coningham [Commander 2nd Tactical Air Force] to WSC thanking him for his message, returning his compliments, and remembering "fallen comrades". [annotated by WSC: "Keep"].

Dates: 17 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 17 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/229C/327
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Telegram from the Air Ministry to the 2nd Tactical Air Force passing on a message from WSC to Air[-Vice] Marshal [Sir Arthur] Coningham [Commander] paying tribute to the part played by the 2nd TAF in the defeat of Germany.

Dates: 17 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/229C/328
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Telegram from HQ Bomber Command to the Air Ministry passing on a message from Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris [Commander in Chief Bomber Command] thanking WSC for his message on behalf of HM Government and praising his "unfailing encouragement", stating: "you were foremost of the pathfinders". [annotated by WSC's Private Office].

Dates: 16 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/229C/329
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Telegram from the Air Ministry to Bomber Command passing on a message from WSC to [Commander in Chief] Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris praising the "decisive contribution" of Bomber Command in the victory over Germany.

Dates: 15 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/229C/330
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Telegram from HQ Main Allied Air Forces to the Air Ministry passing on a message from [Lieutenant] General [John] Cannon [Commander in Chief of Allied Air Forces in the Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC thanking him for his message of congratulation and praising WSC's "inspirational leadership". [annotated by WSC].

Dates: 05 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/229C/331
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Telegram from the Air Ministry to Allied Forces HQ passing on a "Personal and Top Secret" message from WSC to Field Marshal [Sir Harold] Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] enclosing a message for [Lieutenant] General [John] Cannon [Commander in Chief of Allied Air Forces in the Mediterranean Theatre] congratulating him and the airmen under his command on their work throughout the war in the Mediterranean.

Dates: 04 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/230/50
Scope and Contents Letter from [Stewart] Crawford [Private Secretary to Chief of Air Staff] (Air Ministry, King Charles Street, Whitehall) to [John] Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] stating that the Chief of Air Staff [Air Marshal Sir Charles Portal] hopes that the various Air Force Commanders are remembered when WSC sends out congratulatory messages to the Anglo-American Forces in North-West Europe on VE Day and supplying notes and a table indicating the chain of command [CHAR 20/230/51]....
Dates: 05 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Apr 1945 - 30 Apr 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/209/4
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, April 1945.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Major-General Leslie Hollis [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; the Chief Whip [James Stuart]; Ralph...
Dates: 01 Apr 1945 - 30 Apr 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for minutes M 293/5 and M 301/5 which are closed on Cabinet Office instructions under S 23 of the Freedom of Information Act. Review date 2032.
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(Untitled), 01 May 1945 - 31 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/209/5
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, May 1945. Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; the Chief Whip [James Stuart]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; the Chiefs of Staff; "C" [Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service]....
Dates: 01 May 1945 - 31 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for minutes M 497/5 and C 42/5, which are closed on Cabinet Office instructions under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act. Review 2032.
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"War cabinet: Chiefs of Staff Committee: Weekly Resume (no.40) of the Naval, Military and Air Situation", 30 May- 6 Jun 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/5/1-14
Scope and Contents Detailed summary of the war situation including: the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk including the effect of weather conditions, numbers evacuated, naval losses and attacks by German bombers; attacks by U-boats on seaborne trade; anti-submarine operations; German trade; overview of the military and air situation covering Norway, Italy, the North Sea and coastal operations, the bombing of Great Britain, attacks on Germany by Bomber Command, French and German air...
Dates: 30 May- 6 Jun 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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"War Cabinet: Chiefs of Staff Committee: Weekly Resume (no.56) of the naval, military and air situation from 12 noon September to 12 noon September 26th, 1940", 27 Sep 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/6/86-99
Scope and Contents Summary of events including: attempted landing at Dakar by General [Charles] de Gaulle; U boat activity in the North Atlantic and shipping losses; operations by German raiders; information about the disposition of German and Italian troops; events in Greece, Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia], Bulgaria, the Mediterranean and the Middle East; air attacks on Germany (including Berlin) and on invasion ports in France and...
Dates: 27 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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War in Three Dimensions, 1947-02 - 1953-05

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/6/8
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the publication and sales of War in Three Dimensions, by Air Vice-Marshal Edgar Kingston-McCloughry [Chief Air Defence Officer, Ministry of Defence] and JEP. Correspondence is mainly with Kingston-McCloughry, but other correspondents include: William Hawthorne [George Westinghouse Professor of Mechanical Engineering] on the dangers of increasing reliance on atomic defence, particularly in the case of the Korean War (2); representatives of Jonathan Cape Limited (4),...
Dates: 1947-02 - 1953-05
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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"Wars are not won by evacuations", 04 Jun 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/140A/9-28
Scope and Contents Typescript copy of notes for WSC's speech on the fall of Belgium and surrender of King [Leopold] of Belgium; the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk [France]; the successes of the RAF; losses of men and weaponry; military development and the possibility of German invasion. Speech includes the phrase "We shall fight on the beaches . . . We shall never surrender".Carbon typescript copy with some manuscript annotations in ink [not by WSC] laid out in "psalm style" apart...
Dates: 04 Jun 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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"Westward, look, the land is bright", 27 Apr 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/150B/124-142
Scope and Contents Speaking notes for WSC's broadcast (27 April, BBC) on the war situation including: public morale; his tours of bomb-damaged cities; General Sir Archibald Wavell's [Commander in Chief Middle East] successes in Libya; German successes in the Balkans and British support for Greece; admiration in the United States for Great Britain; praise for troops from Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC); condemnation of [Benito] Mussolini "This whipped jackal"; the Battle of the Atlantic and praise...
Dates: 27 Apr 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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White Papers, 1916 - 1919

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 8/62
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: the Royal Aircraft Factory; staff employed in government departments; the American Aviation Mission; the cost of naval and military operations in Russia from the armistice to November 1919; an investigation into the sinking of the Lusitania.

Dates: 1916 - 1919
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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Whittle Associated Papers

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/WHTL AS
Scope and Contents

These papers were deposited by people who knew or worked with Frank Whittle. The contents are mainly reports produced for Power Jets Limited during World War II.

Dates: 1939 - 1997
Conditions Governing Access: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.