Treasury: Ceremonial Branch: Second World War Civil Defence Awards Files (GCD Series)

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Treasury: Ceremonial Branch: Second World War Civil Defence Awards Files (GCD Series)

Ceremonial Branch files on the nominations of Civil Defence, Police, National Fire Service, Red Cross, Young Men's Christian Association, and other personnel, for awards with descriptions of the actions warranting recognition.

Most of the information in the files was published in supplements to the London Gazette, but the files also contain unpublished descriptions of the actions leading to nominations for Commendations.

The papers can relate to actions dating from months earlier. On some files, particularly the later ones, there are papers unconnected in any way with civil defence, for example, on awards to civilians who assisted the Allied war effort in occupied countries and following their liberation.

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in its original department:   GCD file series
Legal status:
Public Record
Treasury, Ceremonial Branch, 1937-1968
Physical description:
166 file(s)
Access conditions:
Subject to 30 year closure
Custodial history:
Transferred to the Civil Service Department in 1968, to the Management and Personnel Office in 1981 and to the Cabinet Office in 1982.
Selection and destruction information:
Although much of the information was published in supplements to the London Gazette the files include unpublished information significant to the conduct of the Second World War and therefore all surviving files were selected for permanent preservation in accordance with the PRO acquisition policy (paragraph
No future accruals expected

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