Official: Admiralty: copies of minutes [?mostly from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC, with a summary of the contents at the start of the file. Also includes a small amount of later correspondence [from the time of the production of WSC's "Second World War"].

Reference code: CHAR 19/7

Part of: CHAR 19
Next record: CHAR 19/8
Previous record: CHAR 19/6

Date: Jan 1940 - Sep 1949

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Physical: 1 bound file (82 folios)
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CHAR 19/7/1 File cover, annotated in various hands. [including WSC and Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall]. [1940]
CHAR 19/7/2-4 Typed list of contents, arranged in order of reference number, within month, giving subject of memorandum. [1940]
CHAR 19/7/5 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on aerial mines, rockets and wire shell. [Copy]. [Jan 1940]
CHAR 19/7/6 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on entrances and arrivals, i.e. imports. [Copy]. 16 Jan 1940
CHAR 19/7/7 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on available aircraft and machine production. [Copy]. 19 Jan 1940
CHAR 19/7/8 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on seizing of German ships as sanctions. 19 Jan 1940
CHAR 19/7/9 Minute from [Rear-Admiral] John Godfrey, Director of Naval Intelligence, to WSC on German ships carrying ore from Narvik [Norway]. [Copy]. 18 Jan 1940-19 Jan 1940
CHAR 19/7/10 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on German, Austrian, Czechoslovak and Polish iron and steel production, and imports. [Copy]. 20 Jan 1940
CHAR 19/7/11-12 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on shipping and improvement of imports. 22 Jan 1940
CHAR 19/7/13 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on use of "Asdic" [anti-submarine detection indicator] in locating minefields. 22 Jan 1940
CHAR 19/7/14 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the need for flares as high-speed targets for Blenheims [bombers]. 25 Jan 1940
CHAR 19/7/15 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the dangers of gliding bombs to the Fleet. 26 Jan 1940
CHAR 19/7/16 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the need to speed up the production of flares. 30 Jan 1940
CHAR 19/7/17 2 minutes [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the detection of submarines by the use of an electro-magnetic device [Asdic] and attacking tanks. 06 Feb 1940
CHAR 19/7/18-19 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on shipping earnings and imports. 14 Feb 1940
CHAR 19/7/20-21 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on homing torpedoes. 15 Feb 1940
CHAR 19/7/22 2 minutes, one initialled "F.A.L." [both probably from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant], to WSC refuting objections by the Board of Trade [topic unclear] and on the rate of importation. [Feb 1940]
CHAR 19/7/23-24 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on anti-aircraft ammunition requirements. 21 Feb 1940
CHAR 19/7/25-28 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on estimates by the Ministry of Shipping, particularly on oil and coal. 19 Feb 1940
CHAR 19/7/29-31 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on a Ministry of Shipping report on merchant shipbuilding and repairs in war. 21 Feb 1940
CHAR 19/7/32-34 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on a memorandum ("W.P.(G) (40) 51") on the shipping situation and the food programme. 22 Feb 1940
CHAR 19/7/35 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on coal exports. 21 Mar 1940
CHAR 19/7/36 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to [Eric] Seal [Principal Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty] on using American ships to carry imports, to be discussed with Sir William Elderton [of the Ministry of Shipping]. 27 Mar 1940
CHAR 19/7/37-39 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the allocation of steel. 01 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/40 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on allocations of ammunition used by fighters and bombers. 02 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/41-43 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on butter and whale oil, and preventing Germany getting hold of supplies. 03 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/44 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on orders for mines and "U.P." [unrotated projectile weapons]. 03 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/45-46 Minutes [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on recommendations for reductions in the import programme, and to [Eric] Seal [Principal Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty] asking for tests to be arranged for the modified aerial mine for use in the "U.P." [unrotated projectile] weapon. 09 Apr 1940 - 10 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/47 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to [Eric] Seal [Principal Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty] conveying disappointment from Major Percival and Mr. Villars over the lack of information about the super-charger. 10 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/48 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to [Eric] Seal [Principal Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty] on the effects of bombing and anti-aircraft fire. 10 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/49 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant to ?WSC] on an interim report ("E.P. (M) (40) 26") on the use of materials for building purposes and in factories. 12 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/50 Minutes [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the explosive content of bombs and the production of mines. [Apr 1940]
CHAR 19/7/51 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on "E.P. (M) (40) 26" regarding economic policy: the factory building programme and Army requirements. 15 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/52 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on changes to shipbuilding policy with the possibility of acquiring Scandinavian ships. 16 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/53 Minute [from ?WSC] on the redrafting of a paper on "Stamp pessimism", to be passed to Professor [F A] Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] and "D.T.D." [Director of the Trade Division, Captain Maurice Mansergh]. 18 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/54-58 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the results of the German invasion of Scandinavia, with particular emphasis on British imports, with an analysis of findings by the Director of the Trade Division [Captain Maurice Mansergh]. 16 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/59 Minutes [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on testing of egg-laying mines and tripwires for disabling aircraft. 24 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/60-65 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on "The Economic Consequences of German aggression in Scandinavia". 19 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/66 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant to ?WSC] giving a comparison of enlisted men in Britain and France. 24 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/67-68 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on conclusions about Allied air strengths in comparison with those of Germany. 26 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/69-70 Minute from Director of the Trade Division [Captain Maurice Mansergh] to WSC entitled "Position regarding the Danish and Norwegian Mercantile tonnage in accordance with the First Sea Lord's Minute No. 312". 29 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/71 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the use of smoke to cover landings in [Norwegian] fjords. 29 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/72 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on "W.P. (G) (40)118, Survey of Employment (in engineering, motor and aircraft industries)". 01 May 1940
CHAR 19/7/73 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on testing of the "U.P." [unrotated projectile] weapon. 30 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/74 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on "W.P. (G) (40) 121 and 123" about the food import programme. 06 May 1940
CHAR 19/7/75-76 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the organisation of the labour market for war purposes, referring to "E.P. (M) (40)35". 06 May 1940
CHAR 19/7/77-78 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the organisation of the labour market for war purposes, referring to "E.P.M. (40)35". [very similar to CHAR 19/7/75-76]. 07 May 1940
CHAR 19/7/79 Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC listing Norwegian and Dutch vessels in various ports, by tonnage. 07 May 1940
CHAR 19/7/80 Incomplete minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on shipping for the British Expeditionary Force to France. 08 May 1940
CHAR 19/7/81 Note from "G R G A" [Commodore George Gordon Allen] (Lime House, Cobham [Surrey]) to WSC's Private Secretary: "Returned for filing". 23 Sep 1947
CHAR 19/7/82 Letter from Jo Sturdee [WSC's secretary] (Chartwell) to Commodore [George Gordon] Allen stating that she is enclosing copies of replies to WSC's minutes as First Lord of the Admiralty found by [Lieutenant-]General [Sir Henry] Pownall. 14 Aug 1947