Catalogue description War Office: Directorate of Labour: Papers

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Details of WO 253
Reference: WO 253
Title: War Office: Directorate of Labour: Papers

The series consists mainly of reports to the directorate concerning the activities of the Pioneer Corps in various parts of the world.

Date: 1939-1945
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

War Office, Department of the Quartermaster General, Directorate of Labour, 1940-1950

Physical description: 12 file(s)
Administrative / biographical background:

The Directorate, part of the Quartermaster General's Department, was formed in November 1940. It was responsible for matters of policy and priority in the allocation of military labour, in particular the Pioneer Corps, to both military and civilian works.

The title was changed to the Directorate of Pioneers and Labour in 1950 and in 1964 to the Directorate of Army Pioneers and Labour.

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