Catalogue description Atomic Weapons Research Establishment and successors: Directors Private Office papers and successors: Registered Files (D, PDD and CE Series)

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Reference: ES 13
Title: Atomic Weapons Research Establishment and successors: Directors Private Office papers and successors: Registered Files (D, PDD and CE Series)
Description:

Registered files created by the Director's Private Office and successors. It contains reports, discussion documents, correspondence and policy papers.

Date: 1955-2005
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: D, PDD and CE file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Ministry of Defence, Atomic Weapons Establishment, Chief Executives Office, 1992-

Ministry of Defence, Atomic Weapons Establishment, Directors Office, 1987-1992

Ministry of Defence, Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Directors Office, 1973-1987

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Directors Office, 1954-1973

Physical description: 251 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Atomic Weapons Establishment , from 2000

Accumulation dates: 1954-
Selection and destruction information: Policy papers are always selected for permanent preservation.
Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Director's Private Office was established within the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment (AWRE) in 1954 to administer and co-ordinate the work carried within Aldermaston and the AWRE outstations at Foulness, Orfordness and Woolwich. Between 1980-82, in addition to the Director, the Office was manned by a Principal Deputy Director who was responsible for liaison with Ministry of Defence Procurement Executive. In 1992, the post of Director was replaced by the position of Chief Executive.

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