Catalogue description Air Ministry: Army Co-operation Command: Registered Files

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Details of AIR 39
Reference: AIR 39
Title: Air Ministry: Army Co-operation Command: Registered Files

This series consists of the organisation and operations papers of Army Co-operation Command.

Date: 1939-1945
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: ACC and file other series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Air Ministry, Army Co-operation Command, 1940-1943

Physical description: 147 files and volumes
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Administrative / biographical background:

The aim of Army Co-operation Command, formed on 1 December 1940, was to give air support to the army in the field, by reconnaissance, close-support bombing, landing of airborne troops and provision of Air Observation Posts for the Artillery. The Command consisted of a headquaters and two groups - No 70(AC) Group (responsible for training and development) and No 71 (AC) Group (operational group).

The Command disbanded on 1 June 1943 and its functions were absorbed by the Tactical Air Force (later Second Tactical Air Force).

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