Catalogue description Air Ministry and Ministry of Aircraft Production: Miscellaneous Unregistered Papers

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Details of AVIA 10
Reference: AVIA 10
Title: Air Ministry and Ministry of Aircraft Production: Miscellaneous Unregistered Papers

The papers in this series, although taken from Ministry of Aircraft Production unregistered sources, include groups of pre-War material originally raised under the auspices of the Air Ministry. They also include files relating to:

  • administrative matters
  • contracts and finance
  • industry and labour
  • production and supply
  • materials
  • armaments and bombs
  • radar and radio
  • research and development, including that on engines
  • missions and visits, including the British Technical (Tizard) Mission to North America 1940 to 1941
  • the Air Supply Board
  • the Aircraft Supply Council
  • the Air Council Committee on Supply
  • the 'Dam Busters' raid

Also included are the papers of Sir Wilfrid Freeman and Sir Robert Watson-Watt, and the development of radar devices at the Air Ministry Research Station at Bawdsey in Suffolk.

Date: 1931-1966

AVIA 10/1-368 are arranged in subject order; pieces 369 onwards are arranged in numerical order.

Related material:

For further records relating to Sir Robert Watson-Watt see CAB 125

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

Air Ministry, 1918-1964

Ministry of Aircraft Production, 1940-1945

Physical description: 623 files and volumes
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

from 2007 Ministry of Defence

from 1967 Ministry of Aviation

Accruals: Series is accruing

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