Catalogue description Air Ministry: 'Air Ministry Orders'

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Reference: AIR 72
Title: Air Ministry: 'Air Ministry Orders'

This series contains volumes of Air Ministry Orders.

A few volumes have indexes attached to them, and a full set of subject indexes are to be found in AIR 72/90-95.

Date: 1918-1975
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 131 files and volumes
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1987 Ministry of Defence

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

Air Ministry Orders (issued 1918-1964), were printed routine directives to units for information, guidance and actions. From 1918-1930 they were issued weekly, and thence split into four series: A (Administrative or Standing Orders); N (Temporary Orders); E (Equipment Orders) and B (discontinued 1943), which complemented the Air Ministry Confidential Orders. With the creation of the Ministry of Defence the Orders were replaced by Defence Council Instructions (RAF).

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