Air Ministry: Army Co-operation Command: Registered Files
|Title:||Air Ministry: Army Co-operation Command: Registered Files|
This series consists of the organisation and operations papers of Army Co-operation Command.
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Former reference in its original department:||ACC and file other series|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Air Ministry, Army Co-operation Command, 1940-1943
|Physical description:||147 files and volumes|
|Access conditions:||Subject to 30 year closure|
|Administrative / biographical background:||
The aim of Army Co-operation Command, formed on 1 December 1940, was to give air support to the army in the field, by reconnaissance, close-support bombing, landing of airborne troops and provision of Air Observation Posts for the Artillery. The Command consisted of a headquaters and two groups - No 70(AC) Group (responsible for training and development) and No 71 (AC) Group (operational group).
The Command disbanded on 1 June 1943 and its functions were absorbed by the Tactical Air Force (later Second Tactical Air Force).