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Ministry of Defence

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Date: 1895-2018
Functions, occupations and activities: Government (central) > Ministry of Defence
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C214909
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1895-1955: papers and plans rel to Shoeburyness Military Tramway order, papers rel to legal dispute over fishing rights at Maplin Sands, report rel to rental value of farms on Foulness Island and land tax demands and papers rel to transfer of land at Shoeburyness and Foulness to Ministry of Supply
Essex Record Office
See Annual Return 2011
2
c1946-1989: records rel to amalgamation of chaplaincy services, wearing of aiguilettes, tropical dress and the working party on Army Dress
National Army Museum Templer Study Centre
See Annual Return 2009
3
1962-1976: records rel to National Army Museum; Women's Royal Army Corps Museum and WRAC Officer's mess dress
National Army Museum Templer Study Centre
See Annual Return 2009
4
1918-1920: officers' confidential reports
Royal Navy Submarine Museum Archive
5
1918-1969: movement record cards, officers' and ratings'
Royal Navy Submarine Museum Archive
6
1922-1923: operations of the Waziristan Force
Intelligence Corps Museum
7
1935-1986: aircraft design technical publications
British Library, Modern English and Reader Services, Humanities and Social Sciences
8
1939-1943: home security intelligence summaries
Bristol Archives
9
1939 - 2009: techincal library and records of corps operations and exercises
Tank Museum
10
1941-1950: correspondence, reports and photographs of work undertaken to study tank armour developments
Tank Museum
11
1946-1947: correspondence relating to World War II casualties
Intelligence Corps Museum
12
1952-1961: ship hydro-dynamics & propeller specification - Britannia
Royal Yacht Britannia Trust
13
1953-1998: West Freugh MOD trials site, photographs
National Records of Scotland (formerly National Archives of Scotland)
14
1958-2007: Devon and Dorset regimental headquarter files
Dorset Military Museum
15
1960s: Defence Clothing and Textiles Agency: records
National Army Museum Templer Study Centre
See Annual Return 2013
16
case papers and reports
Royal Navy Submarine Museum Archive
17
photographic negatives of aircraft at Boscombe Down
Royal Air Force Museum, Department of Research and Information Services
18
1900-1999: Quality Assurance Directorate and Inspectorate of Stores and Clothing ledgers
National Army Museum Templer Study Centre
See Annual Return 2014
19
1970: map of Colchester training areas
National Army Museum Templer Study Centre
See Annual Return 2016
20
2013: hard drive of digital records: The Historical Army List 1754-2005 Part I
National Army Museum Templer Study Centre
See Annual Return 2016
21
2012-2014: the e-army list 2006-2013, CD Roms
National Army Museum Templer Study Centre
See Annual Return 2016
22
1978: trials film focusing on the Martin Baker Mk7 rocket assisted ejection seat
Imperial War Museum Department of Documents
See Annual Return 2017
23
1978: trials film focusing on the high sink rates of ejection seats
Imperial War Museum Department of Documents
See Annual Return 2017
24
1988: video featuring celebrations for the tercentenary of the Royal Irish Rangers and Exercise Red Flag, a joint exercise conducted by the British and American armed forces at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
Imperial War Museum Department of Documents
See Annual Return 2017
25
1995: video produced by Royal Armoured Corps Centre, production company featuring three short promotional videos for the British Army's Challenger 2 main battle tank
Imperial War Museum Department of Documents
See Annual Return 2017
26
c1940-1970s: army staff duties record cards, recording movements of the Leicestershire Regiment
Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for
27
1990-2018: Directorate of Defence Communications: records
Imperial War Museum Department of Documents
See Annual Return 2018

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  Record creator Description of relationship Dates Category of relationship
1
War Department became War Office from c1857, though original name was still in use. War Office became Ministry of Defence in 1964.
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