Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes.

Reference code: CHAR 16/16A-B

Part of: CHAR 16
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Date: 01 Apr 1919 - 28 Jun 1919

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Includes carbon copies of minutes (some annotated in reply) from WSC to various individuals including: Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; Director of Military Intelligence [Major-General William Thwaites]; Deputy Director of Military Operations and Military Intelligence [Colonel George Cockerill]; Master-General of the Ordnance [Lieutenant-General Sir William Furse]; Quartermaster-General [Lieutenant-General Travers Clarke]; Secretary [War Office, Sir Reginald Brade]; Adjutant-General [Lieutenant-General Sir George Macdonogh]; Major-General John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone, Under-Secretary of State for Air]; Military Secretary [Lieutenant-General Sir Francis Davies]; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]; General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff]; Sir James Stevenson [Surveyor-General of Supply]; Air Secretary [Jack Scott]; Major-General Wyndham Childs [Deputy Adjutant-General]; Brigadier-General Edmund Ironside [Commander-in-Chief Allied troops, Archangel, Northern Russia]; Alexander Scott [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC]; Deputy Chief of the Air Staff [Brigadier-General John Steel]; Admiral Cecil Lambert [Director of Personnel, Air Ministry]; First Lord of the Admiralty [Walter Long]; Chief of the Air Staff [Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard]; Finance Member [Sir Archibald Williamson, later 1st Lord Forres]; Major-General Frederick Sykes [First Controller-General of Civil Aviation]; Lieutenant-General Sir John Goodwin [Director-General Army Medical Service]; General Sir Edmund Allenby [Commander-in-Chief Egyptian Expeditionary Force]; David Lloyd George; Sir Frederick Ponsonby [later Lord Sysonby, Keeper of the Privy Purse]; Director of Personal Services; and other War and Air officials.

Also includes telegrams from Francis Lindley [HM Consul-General in Russia] (2).

Subjects covered by the file include: matters concerning Russian policy, including support for General Anton Denikin and Admiral Alexander Kolchak, the use of poison gas, the "rescue force" for northern Russia, the repatriation of Russian prisoners of war, and the situation in the Caucasus; technological developments; demobilisation; supplying equipment; medals and honours; the situation in Germany; court martials; Violet Douglas-Pennant; air force matters; army matters, such as pay, uniforms, appointments, strength and recruitment; civil aviation; the situation in Egypt and Mesopotamia [later Iraq]; Lord French's [earlier Sir John French, later 1st Lord Ypres] book; a wreck off Dundee [Angus, Scotland]; information leaks; the Army of the Rhine; conscientious objection; the military situation in India; the victory march in Paris [France]; Brigadier-General Edward Spears' position.

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