Catalogue description Air Ministry and Successors: Airfield Site Plans

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Details of DEFE 221
Reference: DEFE 221
Title: Air Ministry and Successors: Airfield Site Plans

This is a series of technical drawings and plans of airfield sites, covering all areas. They include building details, general site layouts, utilities, workshops, accommodation, sick quarters, stores, training theatres, bomber and fighter stations, headquarters, armouries, motor vehicle sheds and aircraft sheds. The records were used for general administrative purposes, and for repair and maintenance. Many depict RAF and Ministry of Defence facilities in Odiham, Uxbridge, Waterbeach, Chilmark, Upavon, Oakington, Catterick Garrison and several locations in York.

Plans and drawings were made in various paper types including dyeline, linen, ozalid, tracing, acetate, paper and plasticised paper.

This series contains records which pre-date the creation of the Air Ministry in 1918.

Date: 1905-1999
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Air Ministry, 1918-1964

Ministry of Defence, 1947-

Physical description: 1033 flat sheets and rolls
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 2018 Ministry of Defence

Custodial history: The records were accumulated by the Ministry of Defence and kept at the Ministry of Defence/Defence Business Services (MoD/DBS) Records Office in Portsmouth
Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

For information about the administrative history of the early creators of these records see:

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