Catalogue description Ministry of Defence: Chiefs of Staff Committees and Sub-Committees: Minutes and Memoranda

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Details of DEFE 8
Reference: DEFE 8
Title: Ministry of Defence: Chiefs of Staff Committees and Sub-Committees: Minutes and Memoranda

This series contains minutes and memoranda of committees and sub-committees reporting to the Chiefs of Staff

Date: 1947-1964

Chronological within original subject classifications

The photocopies of the records of the Air Defence (AD file series) and Staff (S file series) sub-committees were originally transferred to form two bound volumes, representing the condition of the original records, as DEFE 8/53-54.

Because the copies were originally bound up incorrectly, the later part of the AD file series being bound with the S file series, the opportunity has been taken in rebinding to split the volumes up, in order to permit public access to the annual sections of the records, as they become thirty years old. DEFE 8/53 and the part of DEFE 8/54 containing AD records now form DEFE 8/55-62 and the remainder of the original DEFE 8/54 now forms DEFE 8/63

Related material:

For earlier papers of the Chiefs of Staff committees and sub-committees see CAB 81

For certain papers of the Maritime Air Committee, Tactical Concealment Committee, Biological Warfare Committee and Chemical Warfare Sub-Committees see DEFE 10

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

Ministry of Defence , holds originals of some pieces.

Former reference in its original department: ACS, AD, MA and S file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 78 volume(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1981 Ministry of Defence

Accumulation dates: 1947-1954
Accruals: Series is accruing

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