Catalogue description Committee of Imperial Defence and Standing Defence Sub-committee: Minutes

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Reference: CAB 2
Title: Committee of Imperial Defence and Standing Defence Sub-committee: Minutes

This series consists of the printed minutes of meetings of the Committee of Imperial Defence (CID) for the years 1902 to 1939, including the minutes of the Standing Defence Sub-committee from 1921 to 1922.

Tthe First World War minutes addressed all aspects of defence, including home, imperial and colonial defence, and the defence of India, co-operation between the UK and the dominions, the possibility of invasion, garrisons, the militia and volunteers, the control of aircraft, press and censorship, radio and telegraphic communication and the co-ordination of departmental action and supplies. Later topics included the re-organisation of defence, Grand Strategy, Disarmament, Re-armament, and relations between the services.

These volumes have been indexed

Date: 1902-1939


Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Copies held at:

Photographic copy of the minutes and papers of the Committee of Imperial Defence, to 1914 can be found in CAB 38.

Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Committee of Imperial Defence, Standing Defence Sub-Committee, 1920-1923

Physical description: 9 volume(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Accruals: No future accruals expected
Administrative / biographical background:

The minutes of meetings of the CID were recorded by the Secretary and printed in full before circulation to the Sovereign, the Prime Minister, members of the CID, ministers, naval and military officers present at the meetings, and others for information.

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