War Office: Directorate of Signals: Papers

Reference:
WO 244
Title:
War Office: Directorate of Signals: Papers
Description:

Unregistered papers of the directorate, mostly relating to particular operations, including Operation Overlord and the crossing of the Rhine, and to particular countries, during the Second World War.

Date:
1936-1950
Related Material:
See also the Defence Signals Staff registered files in
DEFE 26
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Language:
English
Creator:
War Office, Directorate of Signals, 1941-1955
Physical description:
165 files and papers
Administrative / biographical background:

A Directorate of Signals was formed in January 1941 as part of the Department of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff and was responsible for signal equipment, signal planning, cipher policy and security, field force and line equipment, wireless services and the Army Pigeon Service.

The Director of Signals represented the War Office on the Imperial Communications Committee, Wireless Telegraphy Board, London Communications Committee and the Defence Services Line Telecommunications Board.

In 1955 the Director was re-designated Signal Officer-in-Chief, and a new Director of Telecommunications was appointed.

Found an error? Suggest a correction to help improve our descriptions.

Suggest a correction for this record

Fields marked with * are mandatory.

Your details

If you provide your details, we will contact you within 10 working days if we cannot act on your suggestion


User Tags

Users have not yet tagged this record

  • You need to sign in to tag records. If you don't have an account please register.

User Collaboration

Use the form below to include your knowledge of this record. If your description includes any citable references, please add these to the "Citable References?" field on the right, remebering to seperate each reference with a comma, for example (FO 176/1/1, FO 178/2/1, and so on...)

Description
Citable References?