Admiralty, Directorate of Works, and Air Ministry, Directorate of Works and Buildings: Photographs

Details of AIR 59
Reference:AIR 59
Title:
Admiralty, Directorate of Works, and Air Ministry, Directorate of Works and Buildings: Photographs
Description:

This collection began under the Director of Works at the Admiralty and continued under the Director of Works and Buildings at the Air Ministry. This series consists of a set of albums of photographs of various stages in the construction of airship sheds, with some photographs also of aeroplane hangers and seaplane bases.

Date: 1914-1932
Related Material: For further records of the Directorate of Works see Admiralty, ADM
Other related material can be found in AIR 74
Plans of the Directorate of Works and Buildings in WORK 44
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Creator: Admiralty, Directorate of Works, 1837-1919
Air Ministry, Directorate of Works and Buildings, 1918-1937
Physical description: 10 volume(s)
Administrative / biographical background:

The Directorate of Works at the Admiralty was created in the 1880s to draw up plans for the construction of buildings required by the Royal Navy, including, after 1910, the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). In 1918 the RNAS was merged in the Royal Air Force and responsibility for former Royal Naval Air Service establishments passed from the Admiralty to the Air Ministry. At the Air Ministry the construction and maintenance of Air Force buildings was the concern of the Directorate of Works and Buildings, which was renamed the Directorate of Works in 1937.

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