Ministry of Aircraft Production and Ministry of Supply: Private Office Papers

Reference:
AVIA 9
Title:
Ministry of Aircraft Production and Ministry of Supply: Private Office Papers
Description:

This series consists of unregistered papers from the Private Office of the Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries of the Ministry of Aircraft Production.

The papers in this series cover all aspects of the Ministry's responsibilities.

Date:
1940-1947
Related Material:
A few papers of Sir Stafford Cripps during his period of Minister of Aircraft Production are in
CAB 127/87
CAB 127/89
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Language:
English
Creator:
Ministry of Aircraft Production, 1940-1945
Ministry of Supply, 1939-1959
Physical description:
95 file(s)
Administrative / biographical background:

The Ministry was created on 17 May 1940 to relieve the Air Ministry of responsibility for the procurement of supplies. It became responsible for the supply, inspection, and repair of aircraft, their armament, and for storage pending issue to operational squadrons. In August 1945 a combined Minister of Aircraft Production and Supply was appointed. The Ministry itself was disbanded on 1 April 1946 and its functions passed to the Ministry of Supply.

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