Catalogue description Committee of Imperial Defence: Colonial Defence Memoranda (C Series)

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Reference: CAB 5
Title: Committee of Imperial Defence: Colonial Defence Memoranda (C Series)

This series consists of the printed papers or memoranda of the Committee of Imperial Defence (CID), concerned with Colonial Defence.

Subjects include the defence of colonial ports, naval bases in the Colonies, garrison stations abroad, air attack, postal and press censorship, the protection of oil stores and oil supplies, issues of neutrality, piracy at sea, trade with the enemy and reduction in armaments.

Date: 1902-1939


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

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

Former reference in its original department: C Series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 9 volume(s)
Access conditions: Available in microform only
Accruals: No future accruals expected
Administrative / biographical background:

From the establishment of the CID in 1902, it was the practice that as well as keeping full minutes of the meetings, the Secretary would keep and file separately memoranda for consideration by members. In 1908, at the 99th meeting of the CID, it was established that both minutes and memoranda circulated to the Sovereign and to all who had been present at the meetings, would be returned to the Secretary, apart from copies sent to officials who passed them on to their successors in office.

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