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Committee of Imperial Defence, Ad Hoc Sub-Committees: Minutes, Memoranda and Reports

CAB 16
Committee of Imperial Defence, Ad Hoc Sub-Committees: Minutes, Memoranda and Reports

This series consists of the minutes, memoranda and papers of ad hoc sub-committees appointed by the Committee of Imperial Defence (CID). There are also records of some of the permanent sub-committees of the CID.

Subjects addressed by these committees and sub-committees were highly significant to preparations for war and to the inter-war period as a whole, and include: defence plans and defence policy, the Burney Airship Scheme, air defence research, disarmament, the defence of India, food supply and the supply of raw materials, the Palestine Garrison, and security, propaganda in foreign countries and the establishment of a Ministry of Information.

Includes CID papers relating to trading with the enemy (CAB 16/18A & B)


Chronological by sub-committee

Related Material:
For case papers of the Committee on Trading with the Enemy (1914-1917) see T 198
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Physical description:
232 volume(s)
No future accruals expected
Administrative / biographical background:

Ad hoc sub-committees were appointed by the Committee of Imperial Defence to supplement the principal standing bodies as required

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