Catalogue descriptionWar Office, Ministry of Supply, Ministry of Defence: Chemical Defence Research Department and Chemical Defence Experimental Establishment, later Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment, Porton: Correspondence and Papers

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Reference: WO 188
Title: War Office, Ministry of Supply, Ministry of Defence: Chemical Defence Research Department and Chemical Defence Experimental Establishment, later Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment, Porton: Correspondence and Papers
Description:

Records of the Chemical Defence Research Department, and successors, dealing with experiments on and trials of chemical and biological weapons and protective devices carried out at Porton and other experimental establishments, and general papers on chemical and biological warfare in Britain and overseas.

A few early records originated in the Ministry of Munitions.

Many pieces contain photographs and technical drawings.

Date: 1916-1997
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment, 1991-1995

Chemical Defence Establishment, Porton Down, 1970-1991

Chemical Defence Experimental Establishment, Porton Down, 1948-1970

Chemical Defence Experimental Station, Porton Down, 1916-1948

Ministry of Supply, Chemical Defence Research Department, 1939-1959

War Office, Chemical Defence Research Department, 1931-1939

Physical description: 3208 files and volumes
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Ministry of Defence , from 1970

Accruals: Series is accruing.

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