Catalogue description Ministry of Defence: Chiefs of Staff Committee: Minutes

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Details of DEFE 4
Reference: DEFE 4
Title: Ministry of Defence: Chiefs of Staff Committee: Minutes

This series consists of the minutes of the Chiefs of Staff Committee and also contains some reports of the Defence Planning Staff.

Records within this series are available to download as digital microfilm .

Date: 1947-1994

Arrangement is by former volume reference, the volumes having a chronological arrangement.The organisation of the original bound volumes is occasionally found to differ from the way in which the photocopies were presented and piece numbered; as far as possible piece numbers have been maintained and any discrepancy between the bound volumes and the photocopies is indicated in the list.

Related material:

See also Records of the Chief of the (Imperial) General Staff and its directorates:

Division within WO

Pre-1947 minutes are in CAB 79

Pre-1969 reports of the Defence Planning Staff DEFE 6

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

Ministry of Defence holds originals of some pieces.

Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 294 volume(s)
Access conditions: Available in digital format unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1980 Ministry of Defence

Custodial history: Series began in 1947
Accruals: Series is accruing

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