Catalogue description Ministry of Defence prior to 1964: Registered Files (General Series)

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Reference: DEFE 7
Title: Ministry of Defence prior to 1964: Registered Files (General Series)

This series contains registered files dating generally from the formation of the Ministry of Defence in 1946 until the major re-organisation of 1964, which created the much larger unified Ministry of Defence.

The files in this series cover all aspects of the ministry's work, including defence planning, estimates of expenditure, recruitment and personnel matters (including National Service, pay and allowances, discipline, medical services etc.), arms and equipment (including their supply to other countries), research and development, and relations with NATO and other countries.

Date: 1854-1993

Original numerical sequence of creating body has been followed

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

Air Ministry, 1918-1964

Department of Chaplain General, 1796-1796

Ministry of Defence, 1947-

Ordnance Office, Board of Ordnance, 1683-1855

War Office, 1857-1964

War Office, land services, 1924-1964

Physical description: 2478 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Ministry of Defence , from 1982

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background: Registered files (general series) from the Ministry of defence prior to 1964.Directorate of Lands 1700-1923, The Board of ordinance 1800-1855, War office1857-1964, War department land services 1924-1964, Department of ChaplainGeneral 1796-.

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