Catalogue description Home Office: Civil Defence Circulars

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Details of HO 312
Reference: HO 312
Title: Home Office: Civil Defence Circulars

Circulars issued by the Home Office as successor to the Ministry of Home Security, to local authorities and Civil Defence officers, concerning civil defence. The HSC series of Home Security Circulars (HO 208/3-7) was then continued as Civil Defence Circulars having the reference CDC, and the HSR series of Home Security Regional Circulars (HO 204/1-5) was continued as Civil Defence Regional Circulars with the reference CDR.

Date: 1945-1969
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 9 files and volumes
Administrative / biographical background:

When the Ministry of Home Security was dissolved in May 1945, the Home Secretary took over the responsibilities of the Minister for Home Security.

Civil Defence Circulars were issued to the responsible officers in local authorities, the police and the civil defence corps. Civil Defence Regional Circulars were issued to principal officers at Regional Civil Defence Headquarters until 1955, and thereafter to Regional Directors. The circulars dealt with the dismantling and disposal of shelters, the de-requisitioning of property, gratuities and other personnel matters, and similar post-war actions. From 1971, circulars concerning civil defence matters were retitled Emergency Services Circulars.

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