Air Ministry and Ministry of Defence: Registered Files

Air Ministry and Ministry of Defence: Registered Files

Files of registered correspondence of the Air Ministry, including records which originated in the War Office, the Admiralty and the two Air Boards which preceded the Air Ministry.

The series comprises policy, case, committee and miscellaneous papers and reports over the whole range of British air administration and related topics.

With the unification of the Ministry of Defence in 1964, the Air Ministry became the Air Department of the Ministry of Defence, its registered files are generally to be found thereafter in DEFE 71, but there is some overlap with this series.

PLEASE NOTE: A selection of records within this series are available to download free of charge as part of the Digital Microfilm project.

Separated Material:
Excluded from this series are a large number of important papers collected for use in the official history of the Department. These have been kept separate by the Historical Branch of the Air Ministry and have been placed in:
AIR 20
Records of MOD(Air) department branches DEFE 71
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Physical description:
19216 file(s)
Access conditions:
Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
from 1978 Ministry of Defence
Series is accruing.

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