Catalogue description Ministry of Aircraft Production and predecessor and successors: Registered Files

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Details of AVIA 15
Reference: AVIA 15
Title: Ministry of Aircraft Production and predecessor and successors: Registered Files

Files of the Ministry of Aircraft Production including papers taken over from the Air Ministry and a few papers added to the files by successor departments.

Includes files on the functions carried out by 41 and 43 Groups of RAF Maintenance Command under the Ministry of Aircraft Production are. These were the storage, distribution, repair and salvage of aircraft and restoration to operational standard.

Defence of aircraft factories and the ferrying of new aircraft to Units together with the responsibility for the inspection of all material and equipment before delivery from the manufacturers' premises, carried out by the Directorate of Aeronautical Inspection are also covered.

The security classifications with which certain records are marked have lost their significance.

Date: 1924-1990

The earliest files derive from the Air Ministry plain numbered series, the"B" prefix being added for identification and the"S" indicating"secret". The later series prefixed"Contracts","Research" and"Secretariat" cover Production, Research and Development and Services.

The part of this list covering AVIA 15/1-3934 is arranged by subject code. From piece 3935 onwards the list is uncoded.

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

Air Ministry, 1918-1964

Ministry of Aircraft Production, 1940-1945

Ministry of Supply, 1939-1959

Physical description: 3940 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

1967-2017 Ministry of Defence

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

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