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Air warfare

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 1040 Collections and/or Records:

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Official: Cabinet: papers 520 - 539., 18 Nov 1925 - 24 Dec 1925

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/47
Scope and Contents Includes papers from various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on Empire foodstuffs to be considered by the Imperial Economic Committee; Walter Guinness [later 1st Lord Moyne], Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, on the Tithe Bill; Sir John Gilmour, Secretary for Scotland, on the Rating (Scotland) Bill; a draft of the Rating Bill; [Sir Francis Humphrys], British...
Dates: 18 Nov 1925 - 24 Dec 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: printed papers on World War I., Jun 1916

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/39
Scope and Contents Cabinet papers by various individuals on various subjects including: WSC on the war situation including the Dardanelles; Walter Runciman [President of the Board of Trade] on food supplies to Germany and the effects on diminished exports; the effects of an air raid on London; national registration and military service; the supply of information to neutral countries; negotiations with the French; Sir William Max-Muller on the economic situation of Germany and Austria-Hungary; literary...
Dates: Jun 1916
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: War Policy Committee: printed reports on World War I., Sep 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/60
Scope and Contents Includes: the main report of the War Policy Committee covering recruitment to the army, munitions, the air service and the navy; a note on the War Policy Cabinet Committee by Lord Kitchener [Secretary of State for War]; a supplementary report by some members of the War Policy Committee (including WSC) which includes additional sections on the hostile and allied armies, the supply of labour and notes on statements by the President of the Board of Trade [Walter Runciman], the Chancellor of the...
Dates: Sep 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence., 03 Jun 1922 - 22 Oct 1922

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/25
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Prince Arthur of Connaught [Governor General and Commander in Chief South Africa] on South African affairs including a case in which he has recommended that natives should be sentenced to death (2); 1st Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge]; Frederick Guest [Secretary of State for Air] on the RAF forces in Iraq, their shortages and the promotion of Air Vice Marshal [John] Salmond; Alexander Harris, Governor of Newfoundland [Canada] on the choice of his...
Dates: 03 Jun 1922 - 22 Oct 1922
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Colonial Office: Middle East: Various papers., 13 Jan 1921 - 24 Dec 1921

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/15
Scope and Contents Papers on various subjects including: the control of Mesopotamia [Iraq] through garrisons and the use of tanks and the RAF; statements of expenditure including subsidies to Arabia chiefs; the transfer of the administration of the mandated territories to the Middle East department; analysis of the costs of military forces in Palestine, North West Persia [later Iran], Mesopotamia and Egypt; negotiations between Turkey and France over Syria; the position of Emir Feisal; military activities by...
Dates: 13 Jan 1921 - 24 Dec 1921
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
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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: Colonial Office: Telegrams about Mesopotamia [Iraq]., 08 Jan 1921 - 11 Nov 1921

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/16
Scope and Contents Telegrams mainly from Sir Percy Cox, High Commissioner in Mesopotamia (20) and Sir Aylmer Haldane, Commander in Chief, Mesopotamia (6) on the control of Mesopotamia through garrisons and the RAF; reduction in military expenditure; dealings with and the position of Emir Feisal; the evacuation of troops; operations against insurrections; and a possible Turkish invasion of Mosul [Iraq]. Also includes telegrams from Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Private Secretary to Secretary of...
Dates: 08 Jan 1921 - 11 Nov 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Committee of Imperial Defence, 1920 - 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 25
Scope and Contents The Committee of Imperial Defence was reformed after the First World War. WSC was a member from 1920-22 and 1924-29, and a member of the Air Defence Research Committee (a sub-committee of C.I.D. from 1935-39 There are three files of correspondence, mainly with the Committee Secretariat for 1920-22, but there is nothing for 1924-29. There are fifteen files of papers on the work of the Air Defence Research Committee, 1935-39, including correspondence and printed papers, many of them by F A...
Dates: 1920 - 1939
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: Committee of Imperial Defence., 01 Jan 1922 - 31 Jul 1922

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 25/3
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General Correspondence and Papers: Correspondence with David Lloyd George, Prime Minister and Arthur Balfour, Lord President of the Council on Washington Conference on naval armaments; Air Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard (2) on the Naval Air Service and Admiralty-Air Ministry relations; Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary, CID (3); Admiral of the Fleet Lord Beatty on naval aviation; memo by WSC on "The Air Force in Relation to the Army and Navy".

Dates: 01 Jan 1922 - 31 Jul 1922
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Committee of Imperial Defence., 09 Jul 1935 - 09 Dec 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 25/4
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Air Defence Research Sub-Committee Correspondence with Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary, CID; F A Lindemann (later Lord Cherwell) (2); Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister (later Lord Swinton), Sec. of State for Air, on the expansion of the RAF, war industrial organisation and anti-aircraft defence and research; A P Rowe, Joint Secretary, ADR Sub-Committee on infra-red detection (2).

Dates: 09 Jul 1935 - 09 Dec 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Committee of Imperial Defence., Apr 1935 - May 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 25/5
Scope and Contents Air Defence Research Sub-Committee Papers (A.D.R. 1-11) and other prints Including note by Sir Maurice Hankey on the membership and terms of reference of the Commitee (A.D.R. 1) Tentative outline of the work for the Committee (A.D.R. 2) Report and memorandum by the Home Defence Sub-Committee of the CID on the Re-orientation of the Air Defence System of Great Britain (A.D.R. 3) Memorandum by the Home Defence Sub-Committee of the CID - on the Organisation and expansion of the Observer Corps...
Dates: Apr 1935 - May 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Committee of Imperial Defence., Jun 1935 - Dec 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 25/6
Scope and Contents Air Defence Research Sub-Committee Papers (A.D.R. 12-34) and other prints Interim Report (A.D.R. 12) Memorandum by Vice-Admiral Reginald Henderson (3rd Sea Lord) on Ranges of Naval High Current Density Searchlight Beams (A.D.R. 13) Minute by Captain Gerald Wrisberg (War Office) on Ranges of Naval High Current Density Searchlight Beams (A.D.R. 14) Memorandum on comparison of Naval and Land Service anti-aircraft guns (A.D.R. 15) Conclusions of the Third meeting of the Committee Air Ministry...
Dates: Jun 1935 - Dec 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Committee of Imperial Defence., 01 Jan 1936 - 31 Dec 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 25/7
Scope and Contents Air Defence Research Sub-Committee General Correspondence Correspondents include Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary, CID (10) on his figures on the strength, training and organisation of the German air force and the progress of the Committee; Sir Philip Sassoon, Under Sec. of State for Air) on the expansion of the RAF; Desmond Morton (2) on comparison of British and German air strength; Philip Cunliffe-Lister (later Lord Swinton), Sec. of State for Air (4) on German air strength and anti-aircraft...
Dates: 01 Jan 1936 - 31 Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Committee of Imperial Defence., Jun 1936 - Nov 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 25/9
Scope and Contents Air Defence Research Sub-Committee Papers (A.D.R. 51-68) (55 and 56 are missing) and other prints Conclusions of the 9th meeting of the Committee Conclusions of the 10th meeting of the Committee Note by Henry Tizard on WSC's memorandum on aerial mines (A.D.R. 51) Memorandum on German Air Strength by WSC (A.D.R. 52) Note on progress of the Committee for the Scientific Survey of Air Defence (A.D.R. 53) Memorandum by Lt-General Sir Hugh Elles, Master General of the Ordnance, on rocket...
Dates: Jun 1936 - Nov 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Committee of Imperial Defence., 27 Feb 1936 - 20 Dec 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 25/10
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Air Defence Research Sub-Committee Correspondence with F A Lindemann (later Lord Cherwell) on air defence, including copies of Lindemann's correspondence with Henry Tizard, and Lord Swinton, the Secretary of State for Air file also includes letter from Robert Watson Watt on his work on radio direction finding (R.D.F. later Radar).

Dates: 27 Feb 1936 - 20 Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Committee of Imperial Defence., Mar 1936 - Dec 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 25/11
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Air Defence Research Sub-Committee Draft memoranda by WSC on aerial mines; the relative strength of the RAF and the German Air Force and invasion by air.

Dates: Mar 1936 - Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Committee of Imperial Defence., Mar 1937 - Jul 1937

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 25/12
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Air Defence Research Sub-Committee Correspondence and notes Correspondence with Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary, CID (2); notes by F A Lindemann (later Lord Cherwell) on German air strength; letter from Captain George Wrisberg, War Office on anti-aircraft gunnery.

Dates: Mar 1937 - Jul 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Committee of Imperial Defence., Jan 1937 - Oct 1937

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 25/13
Scope and Contents Air Defence Research Sub-Committee Papers (A.D.R. 69-90) (73 missing) and other prints Memorandum by WSC on German Air Strength, with comments by the Air Staff (CID Papers 1295B and 1296B) Note by the Master General of the Ordnance Lt-Gen Sir Hugh Elles on trials to determine the effective range of searchlights (A.D.R. 69) Air Ministry note on meteorological questions (A.D.R. 70) Air Ministry note on experiments to determine the effective range of searchlights (A.D.R. 71) Memorandum by Air...
Dates: Jan 1937 - Oct 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Committee of Imperial Defence., 07 Feb 1938 - 30 Oct 1938

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 25/14
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Air Defence Research Sub-Committee Correspondence with Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary, CID (3); Sir Kingsley Wood, Secretary of State for Air (7).

Dates: 07 Feb 1938 - 30 Oct 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Committee of Imperial Defence., Jan 1938 - Dec 1938

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 25/15
Scope and Contents Air Defence Research Sub-Committee Papers (A.D.R. 91-128, 106, 111, 127 missing) and other prints Interim report of the Fuze sub-committee (A.D.R. 91) Conclusions of the 15th meeting of the Committee Report on visit to Research Department at Woolwich by Lord Weir, Lt-Gen Sir Hugh Elles and Vice Admiral Sir Reginald Henderson to see work on rockets (A.D.R. 92) War Office note on rocket development (A.D.R. 93) Air Ministry note on principal researches; location of aircraft by RDF (radar),...
Dates: Jan 1938 - Dec 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Committee of Imperial Defence., 11 Mar 1938 - 07 Nov 1938

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 25/16
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Air Defence Research Sub-Committee Letters and memoranda by Prof. F A Lindemann (later Lord Cherwell) on air defence, RDF (radar), aerial mines and kite balloons.

Dates: 11 Mar 1938 - 07 Nov 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Committee of Imperial Defence., Jan 1939 - Dec 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 25/18
Scope and Contents Air Defence Research Sub-Committee Papers (A.D.R. 130-146, 131, 145 missing) Note by the Air Ministry on High Altitude Balloon Research (A.D.R. 130) War Office summary of progress on the 3 inch U.P. [unrotated projectile] experimental work (A.D.R. 132) War Office note on the use of U.P. to create an aerial minefield (A.D.R. 133) War Office note on scheme for the formation of a separate U.P. establishment (A.D.R. 134) War Office note on the use of the 2 inch U.P. against low flying attack...
Dates: Jan 1939 - Dec 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Committee of Imperial Defence: aerial navigation and the Forth-Clyde Canal: prints and correspondence., 05 Jan 1909 - 10 Aug 1909

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 24/1
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on aerial navigation and the Forth-Clyde Canal, including: Richard Haldane [Secretary of State for War] on Sir Hiram Maxim's views on aircraft development (2); a summary of the evidence and the conclusions of the Committee of Imperial Defence Sub-Committee on aerial navigation; notes by the Secretary of the Sub-Committee on the strategical aspects of the Forth-Clyde Canal; an Admiralty memorandum on the strategical aspects of the canal; records of the...
Dates: 05 Jan 1909 - 10 Aug 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Committee of Imperial Defence: correspondence., 05 Aug 1909 - 12 Dec 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 24/3
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Charles Ottley [Secretary to Committee of Imperial Defence], on the cession of the island of Heligoland to Germany in 1890, the advantage a base on the island would be against Germany, the annual mobilization of German troops, the report on the military needs of the empire, the security of the naval magazines at Marchwood [Hampshire] and Chattenden [Kent], the risks of aircraft development, forming a Naval War Staff, combining a naval and military school of...
Dates: 05 Aug 1909 - 12 Dec 1911
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Munitions., 12 Jul 1917 - 30 Sep 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 15/31
Scope and Contents War Cabinet - Papers and Correspondence Memoranda by WSC on the Gun ammunition programme for 1918, with special reference to Canadian supplies Letter from WSC to the Prime Minister [David Lloyd George] on relations between the Ministry of Munitions, the War Office and the Admiralty; Cabinet Papers by the Ministry of Munitions on manpower, wastage of guns, the supply of steel plates to Italy; Minutes by Sir William Weir and Sir John Hunter on airship construction policy Memorandum by Sir...
Dates: 12 Jul 1917 - 30 Sep 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open