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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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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 Sep 1919 - 31 Dec 1919

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/18A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes and telegrams (some annotated in reply) from WSC to various individuals including: Air Secretary [Jack Scott]; Chief of the Air Staff [Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard]; Quartermaster-General [Lieutenant-General Travers Clarke]; Adjutant-General [Lieutenant-General Sir George Macdonogh]; Major-General Sir John Asser [General Officer Commanding British Troops, France and Flanders]; Military Secretary [Lieutenant-General Sir Francis Davies]; Sir Archibald...
Dates: 01 Sep 1919 - 31 Dec 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 Jan 1920 - 29 Apr 1920

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/51A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes (and telegrams) from WSC to various individuals including: Secretary [War Office, Sir Reginald Brade]; 1st Lord Peel [Under-Secretary of State for War]; Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; Sir Herbert Creedy; Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; Chief of the Air Staff [Air-Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard]; Major-General Fabian Ware; [David Lloyd George]; Andrew Bonar Law [Lord Privy Seal]; Director of...
Dates: 01 Jan 1920 - 29 Apr 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 May 1920 - 31 Aug 1920

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/52A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes and letters from WSC to various individuals including: Quartermaster-General [Lieutenant-General Travers Clarke]; Jack Scott [Air Secretary and Private Secretary to WSC]; Sir James Stevenson [Surveyor-General of Supply]; Secretary [War Office, ?Sir Reginald Brade]; Military Secretary [Lieutenant-General Sir Philip Chetwode]; Adjutant-General [Lieutenant-General Sir George Macdonogh]; Major Lionel de Rothschild; Finance Member [Sir Archibald Williamson, later...
Dates: 01 May 1920 - 31 Aug 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 Sep 1920 - 24 Dec 1920

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/53A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes and letters from WSC to various individuals including: Secretary [War Office, Sir Herbert Creedy]; Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; 10th Lord Scarbrough [Director General Territorial and Volunteer Forces]; Chief of the Air Staff [Air-Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard]; Director of Military Operations [Major-General Sir Percy Radcliffe]; Quartermaster-General [Lieutenant-General Travers Clarke]; Finance Member [Sir Archibald Williamson,...
Dates: 01 Sep 1920 - 24 Dec 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet, 1917 - 1919

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27
Scope and Contents The War Cabinet papers contain mainly of printed material, and some notes and correspondence. Although WSC did not become a member of the War Cabinet, he was present at some of its meetings and served on some of its committees. The papers in this class consist of papers produced or acquired by WSC which do not arise directly out of his functions as Minister of Munitions and Secretary of State for War and Air. There is, however, some overlap with the papers in CHAR 15 (Official: Munitions)...
Dates: 1917 - 1919
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 Cabinet: "Argonaut" - record of proceedings., 29 Jan 1945 - 12 Mar 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/15
Scope and Contents Chiefs of Staff Committee minutes and memoranda of the proceedings of the conferences at Malta and Yalta [Soviet Union] on subjects including: the U-boat threat during 1945; co-ordination of Anglo-American and Soviet air operations in Eastern Germany; Mediterranean strategy; the South East Asia Command; a review of merchant shipping; fuel supplies; zones of occupation in Germany; strategy in North West Europe; German bomb and rocket attacks; Pacific operations; prisoners of war;...
Dates: 29 Jan 1945 - 12 Mar 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: Chiefs of Staff Committee: weekly resumes., 30 May 1940 - 01 Aug 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/5
Scope and Contents

Printed reviews of the naval, military and air situation, including: the evacuation of Dunkirk [France]; minelaying and minesweeping; Scandinavia; Italy; the Balkans; air defence; air attacks on Germany and Britain; losses of shipping; the Western Front; the Mediterranean; the North Sea; enemy naval intelligence; the French fleet; Africa; the German and Italian Air Forces.

Dates: 30 May 1940 - 01 Aug 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: Chiefs of Staff Committee: weekly resumes., 01 Aug 1940 - 03 Oct 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/6
Scope and Contents

Printed reviews of the naval, military and air situation, including: home waters; the Mediterranean; attacks on shipping; enemy shipping; minelaying; minesweeping; Germany; the Middle East; Africa; air defence; air attacks on Germany and Italy; enemy intelligence; the Balkans; home security; economic warfare; Italy; the North Sea; the United States; the Soviet Union.

Dates: 01 Aug 1940 - 03 Oct 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: Chiefs of Staff Committee: weekly resumes., 03 Oct 1940 - 14 Nov 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/7
Scope and Contents

Printed reviews of the naval, military and air situation, including: home waters; the Mediterranean; Africa; shipping losses; enemy intelligence; enemy shipping; minelaying and minesweeping; the Soviet fleet; Italy; the Balkans; the North Sea; air intelligence; home security; the Middle East; enemy air attacks; Germany; air operations.

Dates: 03 Oct 1940 - 14 Nov 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: Chiefs of Staff Committee: weekly resumes., 14 Nov 1940 - 26 Dec 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/8
Scope and Contents

Printed reviews of the naval, military and air situation, including: home waters; the Mediterranean; enemy intelligence; shipping losses; enemy shipping; minelaying and minesweeping; Germany; the Balkans; the Middle East; air attacks on enemy territory; air attacks on Britain; Italy; Africa; air intelligence; home security.

Dates: 14 Nov 1940 - 26 Dec 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: Prime Minister's Directives., 18 Dec 1941 - 30 Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/10
Scope and Contents Printed directives by the Prime Minister, WSC, on subjects including: the future conduct of the war; the Pacific and the Japanese fleet; the entry of the United States into the war; the Atlantic Front; the Indian Ocean; the function of the Minister of State in the Middle East [Richard Casey]; Vichy France's co-operation with Germany; the function of the Minister Resident in West Africa [1st Lord Swinton, earlier Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister, earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame]; Fleet Air Arm...
Dates: 18 Dec 1941 - 30 Dec 1942
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., 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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Official: War Cabinet: "Quadrant" - record of meetings and proceedings., 14 Aug 1943 - 11 Sep 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/12
Scope and Contents Minutes and memoranda of the plenary meetings and proceedings of the Combined Chiefs of Staff at Quebec [Canada] and Washington [United States] on subjects including: Atlantic convoys; operations in the Pacific and Far East; defeat of the Axis powers in Europe; the South East Asia command; "Pointblank" [codename for the Allied bombing offensive]; negotiations with Italy; the defeat of Japan; landing craft for "Overlord" [codename for the Allied invasion of France]; "Habbakuk" [self propelled...
Dates: 14 Aug 1943 - 11 Sep 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: various papers., 08 Mar 1918 - 31 Mar 1918

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/34
Scope and Contents Papers by various individuals including: Captain Pierron on anti-submarine patrols by aeroplanes in France; WSC, Minister of Munitions, on the United States and shipping; Sir Auckland Geddes, Minister of National Service, on the control of labour supply and the maintenance of the forces; James Barlow [Private Secretary to WSC] on manpower; George Roberts, Minister of Labour, on control of the labour supply; Robert Munro, Secretary of State for Scotland, William Fisher [later 1st Lord...
Dates: 08 Mar 1918 - 31 Mar 1918
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: various papers., 07 May 1918 - 30 May 1918

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/37
Scope and Contents Papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the Imperial War Cabinet, on the extension of the British line in France; [Lieutenant-General George Bridges] British military representative in the United States, on the transportation of American troops; Sir William Weir, Secretary of State for Air, on the policy of the Air Ministry and the long-range bombing of Germany; Sir Auckland Geddes [Minister of National Service and Reconstruction] on the...
Dates: 07 May 1918 - 30 May 1918
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: various papers., 03 Apr 1917 - 27 Sep 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/2
Scope and Contents Includes papers on various subjects by various individuals including: a War Cabinet paper on airship construction policy; Jan Smuts [South African Representative on the Imperial War Cabinet] on air preparations and offensives; Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the Cabinet, on airship construction; Sir Edward Carson [First Lord of the Admiralty], Sir Albert Stanley [later 1st Lord Ashfield] President of the Board of Trade, and Ernest Pollock on the proposed economic offensive against Germany;...
Dates: 03 Apr 1917 - 27 Sep 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: various papers., 06 Nov 1917 - 28 Nov 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/3
Scope and Contents Includes papers on various subjects by various individuals including: WSC, Minister of Munitions, on duplication and waste of effort and military labour; Arthur Balfour [Foreign Secretary] on the war; Sir Edmund Wyldbore-Smith on foreign contracts and manpower; Sir Auckland Geddes, Minister of National Service, on the recruitment of women for occupations of national importance, foreign contracts and manpower and the maintenance of the armed forces; Sir Reginald Brade [Secretary, War Office]...
Dates: 06 Nov 1917 - 28 Nov 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: various papers., 01 Dec 1917 - 29 Dec 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/4
Scope and Contents Includes papers on various subjects by various individuals including: [17th] Lord Derby [earlier Edward Stanley] Secretary of State for War, on increased recruitment; Sir Auckland Geddes, Minister of National Service, on analysis of the armed services; Sir David Henderson [Director-General of Military Aeronautics] on staffing for the air force; WSC, Minister of Munitions, on the importance of a loyal Russian force and on manpower; Charles Rye, Director General of the National Labour Supply,...
Dates: 01 Dec 1917 - 29 Dec 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Priorities Committee: Minutes and memoranda., 26 Sep 1917 - 28 Dec 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/7
Scope and Contents Includes committee minutes of statements made by General [Jan] Smuts [South African Representative to the Imperial War Cabinet]; Admiral [John] Jellicoe [Chief of Naval Staff]; [17th] Lord Derby [earlier Edward Stanley], Secretary of State for War; [WSC] Minister of Munitions and [1st] Lord Cowdray [earlier Weetman Pearson] President of the Air Board. Issues discussed included aircraft output, Lewis guns for home defence, munitions manufacture, government contracts, Sunday labour, foreign...
Dates: 26 Sep 1917 - 28 Dec 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Priorities Committee: Miscellaneous papers., 09 Oct 1917 - 28 Nov 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/8
Scope and Contents Includes: papers on the structure and membership of the War Priorities Committee; copy letters from Russell Scott, Acting Assistant Secretary to the Admiralty, on the supply of labour to the Admiralty and to munitions firms, and from James Masterton-Smith [Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Munitions]; notes by WSC on the airship programme; minutes of the War Cabinet on the aerial operations committee; departmental correspondence from people including Walter Layton, Henry Piggott [Assistant...
Dates: 09 Oct 1917 - 28 Nov 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Papers connected with the Roger Mission, 1939-09 - 1940-07

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/6/28
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers relating to Sir Alexander Roger [Chairman, Ministry of Supply Mission to India] and his work to improve aircraft and armaments production in India, with correspondents including: Sir Alexander Roger; John Moore-Brabazon [Minister of Transport, later 1st Lord Brabazon of Tara] on developing civil aviation in India, and designs for a new type of semi-airborne armoured car (5); [Charles] Richard Fairey, Chairman and Managing Director of The Fairey Aviation Company...
Dates: 1939-09 - 1940-07
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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Papers on naval subjects, 1915 - 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 5/29
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: new submarine designs; the submarine battleship; need for reform of the air service; the Dardanelles Campaign; failure to act on warnings of zeppelin raids; the failure of a scheme for raising the entry age for the Royal Naval College, Osborne [Isle of Wight]; tributes to Fisher.

Dates: 1915 - 1917
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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Papers on naval subjects, 1917 - 1918

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 5/37
Scope and Contents Subjects include: American shipping output; weaknesses in the air service; changes in Admiralty organisation; the military situation, including failure to learn lessons on the Western Front, lack of strategy in Palestine and Mesopotamia [Iraq, and parts of southeast Turkey, southwest Iran and Syria] and the mistaken idea that Germany and Austria can be defeated by economic pressure alone; criticism of the Dardanelles Campaign; the removal of Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard from the Royal...
Dates: 1917 - 1918
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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Personal and confidential, 1946-08 - 1950-02

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/1/5
Scope and Contents Papers by or sent to JEP for the Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat on subjects including: the Parliament and Steel Bills, 1949; the Financial Agreement between Britain and India, 1947; policy towards India; relations between the Indian States and the British Commonwealth and Empire; news from Pakistan; a proposed working committee on India; memoranda on air power and strategy by Air Vice-Marshal Edgar Kingston-McCloughry, Acting Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, India; note by Shri...
Dates: 1946-08 - 1950-02
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.