Home Office: Inter-departmental Committee on Civil Defence Gallantry Awards: Minutes and Recommendations
|Title:||Home Office: Inter-departmental Committee on Civil Defence Gallantry Awards: Minutes and Recommendations|
Copies of evidence submitted to the Inter-departmental Committee on Civil Defence Gallantry Awards, and its recommendations to the Chatfield Committee.
|Note:||Catalogue entries for this series have been enhanced as part of a project supported by the Friends of The National Archives, completed in April 2014.|
Pieces in these series have been described at item level.
The dates at piece and item levels reflect the date of the meeting at which the Interdepartmental Committee on Civil Defence Gallantry Awards met to consider the award applications.
The item numbers equate to the original Case Numbers, which may include letter suffixes (eg HO 250/16/367B). Some items do not have Case Numbers and these have been numbered with a zero (/0). As a result of this arrangement, it should be noted that item numbers are not consecutive
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Home Office, Inter-departmental Committee on Civil Defence Gallantry Awards, 1940-1949
|Physical description:||110 file(s)|
|Access conditions:||Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated|
|Administrative / biographical background:||
The Interdepartmental Committee on Civil Defence gallantry awards, consisting of Home Office and Ministry of Home Security representatives, was responsible for considering all recommendations from local sources and subsequently submitting them with its own recommendations to Lord Chatfield's Committee at the Treasury. This committee was the final arbiter in deciding gallantry awards for the armed forces, Civil Defence, Fire Services, Police and civilians.
The Interdepartmental Committee sat from 1940 until 1949, by which time it was giving consideration to peacetime gallantry awards' recommendations. From 1946 the Committee was known as the Joint Interdepartmental Committee on Gallantry Awards to Civilians.
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- HO - Records created or inherited by the Home Office, Ministry of Home Security, and related bodies
- Division within HO - Commissions and committees (advisory and investigative), conferences and Royal Commissions.
- HO 250 - Home Office: Inter-departmental Committee on Civil Defence Gallantry Awards: Minutes and Recommendations