Catalogue description Colonial Defence Committee, and Committee of Imperial Defence, Colonial Defence Committee later Oversea Defence Committee: Defence Schemes

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Reference: CAB 11
Title: Colonial Defence Committee, and Committee of Imperial Defence, Colonial Defence Committee later Oversea Defence Committee: Defence Schemes
Description:

This series consists of papers, memoranda and instructions drawn up by the first Colonial Defence Committee of 1878-1879, by the second Colonial Defence Committee of 1885 to 1904, by the Committee of Imperial Defence (CID)'s Colonial Defence Committee and by the CID's Overseas Defence Committee (ODC), in response to schemes for the defence of the colonies and dominions.

The memoranda and papers relating to each defence scheme include returns of colonial forces, statements of military expenditure on colonial garrisons and papers pertaining to colonial military law, port regulation in time of peace, the return of warlike stores and the armament of stations.

Date: 1863-1939
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Chronological and by subject

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

Colonial Defence Committee, 1878-1879

Colonial Defence Committee, 1885-1904

Committee of Imperial Defence, Colonial Defence Committee, 1904-1911

Committee of Imperial Defence, Oversea Defence Committee, 1911-1939

Physical description: 216 volume(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Selection and destruction information: No future accruals expected
Administrative / biographical background:

These papers were circulated to the relevant Colonial Governors, members of the Colonial Defence Committees, other members of the Committee of Imperial Defence, to ministers, representatives of the Admiralty, War Office and Colonial Office, and to other officials as necessary for information and discussion. The defence schemes themselves were drawn up by colonial governments or their representatives.

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