Catalogue description War Cabinet and Cabinet: Committees and Sub-committees of the Chiefs of Staff Committee: Minutes and Papers

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Reference: CAB 81
Title: War Cabinet and Cabinet: Committees and Sub-committees of the Chiefs of Staff Committee: Minutes and Papers
Description:

This series contains the records of the various committees and sub-committees appointed by the Chiefs of Staff (COS) Committee.

It includes the minutes and papers of the Principal Administrative Officers Committee; the London Controlling Section; the Joint Intelligence Sub-committee; and a number of committees and sub-committees dealing with a variety of subjects, including the movement of US troops in the UK (Bolero Committee); the defence of aerodromes; night air defence; technical warfare; amphibious warfare; biological warfare; and post-hostilities planning.

Date: 1939-1947
Arrangement:

Subject and chronological

Related material:

For Chiefs of Staff (COS) Committee minutes and memoranda to 1946 see CAB 53

For records of Chiefs of Staff committees and sub-committees set-up after 1946 see DEFE 8

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 148 files and volumes
Immediate source of acquisition:

Cabinet Office , from 1970

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

In December 1946, most of the work of the former military section of the War Cabinet Office, including the Chiefs of Staff Committee and Sub-committees, was transferred to the Ministry of Defence.

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