Catalogue description War Office: Office of the Engineer-in-Chief: Papers

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Reference: WO 227
Title: War Office: Office of the Engineer-in-Chief: Papers
Description:

The series contains reports, pamphlets and technical notes on training, planning and operations at home and abroad, carried out by Royal Engineers.

Date: 1939-1985
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

War Office, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Office of the Engineer-in-Chief, 1941-1964

War Office, Department of the Quartermaster General, Office of the Engineer-in-Chief, 1941-1964

Physical description: 143 files and volumes
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Ministry of Defence , from 1975

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

An Engineer-in-Chief was first appointed in September 1941, when he was made responsible for engineer operations, training, research and development of equipment, technical intelligence and the Directorate of Fortifications and Works, which was responsible for works services at home and abroad. He was responsible to the Quartermaster General for the work of the Directorate of Fortifications and Works and the Directorate of Engineer Stores (created in July 1943). He was responsible to the Chief of the Imperial General Staff for the other aspects of his work and in this capacity he was given the additional title of Director Royal Engineers in May 1943.

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