Catalogue description War Office and Ministry of Defence: Inspectorate of Armaments: Reports

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Reference: WO 360
Title: War Office and Ministry of Defence: Inspectorate of Armaments: Reports

This series consists of annual reports for the Inspectorate of Armaments based in Woolwich, which give an overview of its work and administration. There is also a report on the work of the Foulness Island test centre.

Date: 1950-1973

Chronological order.

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

Ministry of Aviation, Inspectorate of Armaments, 1954-1962

Ministry of Defence, Inspectorate of Armaments, 1964-1970

Ministry of Supply, Inspectorate of Armaments, 1958-1959

War Office, Inspectorate of Armaments, 1962-1964

Physical description: 18 volume(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Immediate source of acquisition:

Ministry of Defence , from 1998

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Inspectorate of Armaments was one of the four re-organised inspectorates in the Inspection Division of the Ministry of Supply in 1958/1959 and this division continued with the transformation of the Ministry of Supply into the Ministry of Aviation in 1959. In 1962 the Inspectorate was transferred to the War Office together with the Inspectorate of Fighting Vehicles and Mechanical Equipment. In 1964 the Inspectorate became part of the unified Ministry of Defence. Following the Raby report of 1969, it was renamed the Quality Assurance Directorate (Weapons) QAD(W) in 1970.

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