Official: Prime Minister: Private Office Correspondence Hu- Ku.

Reference code: CHAR 20/142B

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CHAR 20/142B/150 Telegram from William Hughes [Member of the Australian Advisory War Council] to WSC thanking him for his message Signature in typescript. 17 May 1944 - 18 May 1944
CHAR 20/142B/151 Telegram from WSC to William Hughes [Member of the Australian Advisory War Council] informing him that he spent the week end with John Curtin [Australian Prime Minister] and sending his good wishes Signature in typescript. 1944
CHAR 20/142B/152 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell (Viceroy of India) to WSC congratulating him on behalf of the National Defence Council for the progress of the arms in Normandy and for the successful campaign in Italy. 27 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142B/153 Letter from F Turnbull (India Office) [Private Secretary] to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that the National Defence Council was set up by Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetown, Viceroy of India 1936-1943] and detailing the nature of the committee and stating that it has proved an invaluable innovation Signed. Annotated. 29 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142B/154 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] sending him a book on Napolean which he is borrowing from WSC Initialled. 10 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/142B/155 Note marked "Personal Correspondence, Ismay. About a Peter Churchill, October 1944" Manuscript. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/142B/156 Note to John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] asking him if he knows anything about Peter Churchill and also if he knows to whom he should send the letter from General Redman Signed manuscript. 09 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/142B/157 Note from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to I McEwan (Offices of the War Cabinet) informing him that he has returned General Redman's letter to General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] and stating that if Peter Churchill is a relation of WSC then he is only a very distant one Initialled. 10 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/142B/158 Registry note recording the details of a letter from the India National Defence Council congratulating him on the success of the Normandy campaign Manuscript. Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142B/159 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to F Turnbull (India Office) [Private Secretary] informing him that WSC has seen Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell's (Viceroy of India) telegram and asking him to suggest a draft reply Initialled. 31 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142B/160 Letter from F Turnbull (India Office) [Private Secretary] to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing a draft reply for WSC to send to the National Defence Council Signed. 01 Aug 1994
CHAR 20/142B/161 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell (Viceroy of India) asking him to thank the National Defence Council and acknowledging the splendid contribution of India's soldiers Initialled. Annotated. 04 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/142B/162 Same as CHAR 20/142B/161. 04 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/142B/163 Note marked "1944 Je-Jo" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/142B/164 Letter from Lord Jessel [Alderman for the City of Westminster] (on the notepaper of 10 Downing Street) to WSC asking him to consider taking up St George's Westminster as his constituency. Signed manuscript. 21 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142B/165 Same as CHAR 20/138B/179 Signed. 23 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142B/166 Same as CHAR 20/138B/179. Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142B/167 Letter from Crinks [Harcourt Johnstone] informing him that the individual he mentioned is a Lieutenant Colonel A [? Canreson] and informing him where he can contact him and stating that he thinks that he will like him and that he is interested in Tank warfare. Signed manuscript. 08 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142B/168 Note recording the details of a letter from George Garro Jones [later 1st Lord Trefgarne, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Production] to WSC and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later Lord Thurso] (Secretary of State for Air) regarding Air Vice Marshal Sir Quintin Brand Manuscript. Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142B/169-170 Letter from George Garro Jones [Later Lord Trefgarne, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Production] to WSC and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later Lord Thurso] (Secretary of State for Air) complaining about the conditions of Air Vice Marshal Sir Quintin Brand retirement and describing the achievements of Brand Initialled. 08 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142B/171-172 Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair [later Lord Thurso] (Air Ministry) to George Garro Jones [later 1st Lord Trefgarne, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Production]explaining: why Air Vice Marshal Sir Quintin Brand was put on the retirement list; why he was given the retirement pay of an Air Commodore and why his request to see him was denied Signed. 26 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142B/173 Letter from George Garro Jones [later 1st Lord Trefgarne, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Production] to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later Lord Thurso] (Air Ministry) [Secretary of State for Air] thanking him for his letter regarding Air Vice Marshal Sir Quintin Brand and informing him that he has asked WSC if any modifications can be made to the present rulings Signature in typescript. 31 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142B/174-176 Letter from George Garro Jones (Ministry of Production) [later 1st Lord Trefgarne, Parliamentary Secretary] to WSC regarding Air Vice Marshal Sir Quintin Brand, detailing his achievements and enclosing his correspondence with Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] (Secretary of State for Air) on this matter and asking him to allow a member of his staff to examine these official regulations Signed. 31 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142B/177 Minute from WSC to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later Lord Thurso] (Secretary of State for Air) stating that surely he can find a position for Air Vice Marshal Sir Quintin Brand and asking him to look into the matter again Initialled. Annotated. 13 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142B/178-180 Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair (Air Ministry) [Secretary of State for Air] to WSC informing him that they cannot find a suitable position for Air Vice Marshal Sir Quintin Brand and stating that there are many individuals in his position and that they have had to made way for younger men and explaining their personnel policy and commenting that he has some sympathy for Brand, but that this system is being used by the Army and Navy, the Admiralty and the War Office and adding that he has raised this matter and that it is now on the point of being reviewed Signed. Annotated. 26 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142B/181 Letter from George Garro Jones (Ministry of Production, Great George Street, London, S W 1) [later 1st Lord Trefgarne, Parliamentary Secretary] to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] regarding Air Vice Marshal Quintin Brand stating that he hopes that a pension rate will be established reflecting Brand's position as Air Vice Marshal for more than three years and asking him to send him details of positions in the public service which he could apply for. Signed. 20 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/142B/182 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to George Garro Jones (Ministry of Production) [later 1st Lord Trefgarne, Parliamentary Secretary] thanking him for his letter and informing him that he has taken up both these matters with the Air Ministry adding that his suggestion regarding Air Vice Marshal Quintin Brand finding employment in the educational field was purely personal advice and stating that he hopes that Brand does not have any expectations regarding this. Initialled. 03 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142B/183 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to R Chilver (Air Ministry ) marked "Personal" stating that he would like to see him regarding Air Vice Marshal Quintin Brand informing him that Brand is still hoping that his retirement pay will be increased to that of a Air Vice Marshal and suggesting that they might be able to find relevant employment for Brand serving still national interests in areas such as education and asking his advice on this Initialled. 03 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142B/184 Letter from R Chilver (Air Ministry, King Charles Street, Whitehall, S W 1, London) to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] regarding Air Vice Marshal Quintin Brand informing him that it is impossible to change the regulations regarding Brand's pay but noting that a Committee on Service Pay and Allowances has been set up and adding that it is their policy to find employment for officers who leave the service and that a position was offered to Brand and that he turned it down Signed. 11 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142B/185 List detailing the reasons for requesting an interview with the Secretary of State for Air. 06 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/142B/186 Letter from Air Vice Marshal Quintin Brand (Upton, Stanstead Road, Caterham, Surrey) to George Garro Jones [later 1st Lord Trefgarne, Parliamentary Secretary, Minister of Production] asking him if he has heard anything from official sources regarding his pension or an offer of employment and stating that has heard nothing and that he is worried that nothing is being done, adding that it nearly a year since he retired and asking him how long he should wait until taking further action. Signed manuscript. 08 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/142B/187 Letter from George Garro Jones (Ministry of Production, Great George Street, S W 1, London) [later 1st Lord Trefgarne, Parliamentary Secretary] to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing CHAR 20/142B/186 and asking him how he should reply to it. Signed. 10 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/142B/188 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to George Garro Jones (Ministry of Production) [later 1st Lord Trefgarne, Parliamentary Secretary] informing him that he has contacted the Air Ministry to find out what the position is. Initialled. 12 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/142B/189 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to G Whittuck (Air Ministry) marked "Private and Personal" informing him that he has received a letter from George Garro Jones (Ministry of Production) [later 1st Lord Trefgarne, Parliamentary Secretary] regarding Air Vice Marshal Quintin Brand and stating that as the Air Ministry had mentioned various possibilities for employment, all of which were turned down, they felt that there was little more they could do and adding that there can be no question of altering the situation regarding his pension but noting that discussions are taking place regarding the possibility of introducing some changes. Initialled. 12 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/142B/190 Letter from G Whittuck (Air Ministry, King Charles Street, Whitehall, S W 1) John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to marked "Private and Personal" informing him that no decision regarding the possible changes in service pay has yet been reached and adding that there was no question of treating Air Vice Marshal Quintin Brand's case differently Signed. 16 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/142B/191 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to George Garro Jones [later 1st Lord Trefgarne, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Production] marked "Personal" informing him that he has discovered the position of Air Vice Marshal Quintin Brand's case and stating that the Air Ministry is still looking for suitable employment for him and commenting that although the Air Ministry cannot discuss individual cases, regarding service pay, discussions are taking place to debate whether pensions to retired officers can be related to their temporary rank instead of their substantive rank, but that no decisions have yet been reached. Initialled. 03 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142B/192 Note marked "Pers Corres. T. Jones, Dr T Jones, Article about P M, Dec/44" Manuscript. Dec 1944
CHAR 20/142B/193 Note from WSC to the Private Office asking them to send a note to Dr Thomas Jones [Secretary of The Pilgrim Trust] thanking him for his article about him Initials in typescript. 18 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/142B/194 Letter from Dr Thomas Jones (The Pilgrim Trust, Harlech, Merioneth, North Wales) [Secretary of The Pilgrim Trust] to WSC thanking him for his message of thanks Signature in typescript. Annotated. Copy. 26 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/142B/195 Same as CHAR 20/142B/194 Signed manuscript. 26 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/142B/196 Telegram from WSC to Dr Thomas Jones (c/o the "Observer", 22 Tudor Street, EC 4, London, crossed out and replaced with Colg Harlech, N Wales) [Secretary of The Pilgrim Trust] thanking him for his article about him Signature in typescript. 19 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/142B/197 Note marked "1944 KA-KU". 1944
CHAR 20/142B/198 Note marked "Personal Correspondence Kapurthala, Maharaja of Kapurthala" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/142B/199 Registry note recording the details of a letter from the Maharaja of Kapurthala to WSC congratulating him on the successes in the war Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/142B/200 Letter from the Maharaja of Kapurthala (Chateau Kapurthala, Mussoorie, [India]) to WSC congratulating him on the successes in the war and asking him for an autographed photograph of himself Signature in typescript. Copy. 08 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/142B/201 Letter from F Turnbull (India Office S W 1, London) [Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] containing a draft reply to the Maharaja of Kapurthala's letter to WSC and warning that his request for a signed photograph of WSC will probably result in similar requests from other princes and informing him that the Maharaja has given substantial gifts to the Viceroy's war purpose fund and his state has supplied over 1,000 men for service in the war and adding that no reference should be made to the Maharani as the Maharaja has a number of wives Signed. 24 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/142B/202 Draft letter to the Maharaja of Kapurthala (Chateau Kapurthala, Mussoorie [India]) thanking him for his letter and stating that he will gladly send him an autographed photograph and thanking him for his contribution to the war effort in India. [Aug] 1944
CHAR 20/142B/203 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to F Turnbull (India Office) [Private Secretary] containing a letter from the Maharaja of Kapurthala and asking him to suggest a draft reply Initialled. 19 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/142B/204 Same as CHAR 20/142B/202 Signature in typescript. 02 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/142B/205 Note from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC attaching a photograph for him to sign, in case he wishes to grant the Maharaja of Kapurthala request and send him a signed photograph of himself Initialled. 25 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/142B/206 Note marked "Mr Martin to see" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/142B/207 Telegram from the Maharaja of Kapurthala to WSC thanking him for sending him a photograph and congratulating him on the successes of the Empire's armies. 28 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/142B/208 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to F Turnbull (India Office) [Private Secretary] enclosing CHAR 20/142B/207 Initialled. 02 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/142B/209 Letter from F Turnbull (India Office, Whitehall) to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] thanking him for his letter enclosing CHAR 20/142B/207 Signed. 03 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/142B/210 Note marked "Pers Corres. Kemsley Lord Kemsley. Death of Son in Italy, Tel to P M Oct 1944" Manuscript. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/142B/211 Note from WSC to the Private Office stating that a telegram must be sent to Lord Kemsley [Editor in Chief of the Sunday Times] with his deepest sympathy Initialled. Annotated with a draft telegram. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/142B/212 Letter from Lord Kemsley (Farnham Park, Farnham Royal, Buckinghamshire) [Editor in Chief of the Sunday Times] to WSC thanking him for his message Signed manuscript. 01 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142B/213 Note marked "Personal Correspondence. Keyes. Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes, November 1944" Manuscript. Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142B/214 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes (off Glasgow, Scotland) to WSC stating that he had hoped to see him before leaving to thank him for giving him the opportunity of going overseas and commenting that he was glad to see Randolph Churchill and remarking that his son Roger is working on the same coast Signed manuscript. 25 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142B/215 Same as CHAR 20/142B/214 Signature in typescript. Copy. 25 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142B/216 Envelope from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes (Government House, Sydney [Australia]) to the Prime Minister's Private Secretary Manuscript. 09 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142B/217 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes (Government House, Sydney) to the Prime Minister's Private Secretary asking him to forward the enclosed Signed manuscript. 09 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142B/218 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to W Clark (Dominions Office) [Private Secretary] asking him to send some telegrams on to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes in Australia Initialled. 17 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142B/219 Note from the Prime Minister's Private Secretary to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes stating that the letters which he sent by commando plane do not appear to have be passed through censorship and informing him that WSC has asked him to gain assurance from him that the letters do not contain any information regarding military operations Initialled. [Nov] 1944
CHAR 20/142B/220 Telegram from the Prime Minister's Private Secretary to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes marked "Personal" stating that the letters which he sent by commando plane do not appear to have be passed through censorship and informing him that WSC has asked him to gain assurance from him that the letters do not contain any information regarding military operations Initialled. 17 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142B/221 Telegram from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes to the Prime Minister's Private Secretary marked "Personal" informing him that the letters contained censored newspaper cuttings about the Philippines campaign and no other military information. 23 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142B/222 List of the letters despatched by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes. 25 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142B/223 Letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes thanking him for sending him a copy of "Youth at War" Signature in typescript. 25 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/142B/224 Draft letter [from WSC] to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes thanking him for sending him a copy of "Youth at War" and stating that he must be thrilled by the success of the combined operations and adding that he is pleased that he is travelling abroad to inform the world of the Allies strenuous efforts [this section has been crossed out]. Jun 1944
CHAR 20/142B/225 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes (St Leonards Terrace, S W 3) to WSC stating that he doubts whether he will have time to read but that he is sure that he will appreciate the three books and informing him how grateful he is for allowing him to travel abroad Signed manuscript. 14 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/142B/226 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC attaching a note from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes and submitting a draft reply for his consideration Initialled. 14 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/142B/227 Note from George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes would like to visit Normandy [France] on Tuesday or Wednesday next week and adding that he is not due to leave for his lecture tour for a couple of weeks Initialled. 23 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/142B/228 Note from WSC to the Private Office stating that Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes should be told that he cannot go yet, but that the matter will be looked into at a later date Initials in typescript. Annotated. 23 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/142B/229 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes wishes to visit Normandy before going abroad on his lecture tour and adding that Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] and Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham (First Sea Lord) have no objections Initialled. Annotated "When does he propose to go". 23 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/142B/230 Letter from Brendan Bracken (Ministry of Information, Malet St, W C 1, London) [Minister of Information] to WSC claiming that he is in favour of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes travelling abroad to speak in favour of England's war efforts Initialled. 16 May 1944
CHAR 20/142B/231 Minute from WSC to Brendan Bracken (Ministry of Information, Malet St, London WC1) [Minister of Information] stating that he likes this idea but that the Admiral Lord Keyes should be guided Initialled. Annotated explaining the context of the minute. 21 May 1944
CHAR 20/142B/232 Note marked "Pers Corres Kidd, Colonel Kidd and 4th Q O Hussars, Nov 1944" Manuscript. Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142B/233 Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Kidd (4th Q O Hussars, C M F) to Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] marked "Top Secret and Confidential" reporting on the recent activities of his regiment and stating that the regiment is being reorganised as a carrier regiment to lift infantry and notifying him that he is relinquishing his command and returning home, and explaining why and commenting that he would be happy to come and see him to give him a personal account of the regiment Signed. 06 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142B/234-6 Note from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] to WSC attaching CHAR 20/142B/233 and summarising its contents Initialled. 15 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142B/237 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he is concerned to learn that the 4th QO Hussars are to be reorganised in to a carrier regiment to lift infantry and commenting that he is surprised that as Colonel, he was not consulted about the change and asking him to report how far this transformation has proceeded and adding that he would be grateful if this change could be suspended Initialled. 20 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142B/238-239 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] to WSC explaining why he has decided to use the 4th Hussars in this way and assuring him that their status has not been reduced by this change and that they will make a valuable contribution to the war effort and stating that there will be no permanent change in division status and that if this experiment is not successful, then he will reverse the change and adding that if he is still in favour of suspending these arrangements, he will respect his wishes, but pointing out that another regiment will have to be selected for this task. 22 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142B/240-241 Telegram from WSC General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he has been informed that the troop transport will require only two men from the regiment and asking him what will happen to the other men and notifying him that he has sent a message to General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] on this matter and adding that he visited General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Forces in Western Europe] and that he agreed that he would not make the transfer of Lieutenant General Lucian Truscott [to become Commander of the Fifth Army] difficult Initialled. 22 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142B/242 Telegram from Field Marshal Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Strictly Personal" stating that the detailed organisation has not yet been finalised but that: at present the 4th Hussars are to have one squadron of 52 Sherman tanks for lifting one infantry battalion; that they will eventually have three of these battalions; that every man will be required and that each squadron headquarters will have five fighting tanks. 27 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142B/243 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Strictly Personal" stating that he must do what he thinks best. 28 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142B/244 Note from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] to WSC informing him that Colonel Kidd (Commander of the 4th Hussars] is in London until Friday and reminding that he wished to see him and suggesting dates for them to meet Initialled manuscript. Annotated. 12 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/142B/245 Letter from Colonel R Kidd (Commander of the 4th Hussars] to General Headquarters Middle East Forces, asking permission to be granted leave for 21 days to visit England and listing the reasons for this application Signed. 24 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142B/246 Letter from Colonel R Kidd (4th Q O Hussars, Middle East Forces, Commander of the 4th Hussars) to Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] marked "Confidential" asking him to inform WSC that he wishes to relinquish command of the 4th Hussars on the grounds of his length of service overseas and stating that he has been applying for leave in Britain and attaching CHAR 20/142B/245 and stating that he has been notified that no leave is being granted to Britain and that it is only possible for him to get to England by either being posted or being sent on a duty mission and adding that regrettably the only way in which he can reach England is by leaving the regiment Signed manuscript. 02 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142B/247-249 Letter from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] to WSC marked "Confidential" summarising CHAR 20/142B/246 Initialled. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142B/250 Note from WSC to Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] asking him to draft a minute to Sir James Grigg (Secretary of State for War) and General Sir Alan Brooke, Later Lord Alanbrooke of Brookeborough] (Chief of the Imperial General Staff) from him enquiring whether there are any great objections to Colonel R Kidd [4th Hussars, Middle East Forces, Commander of the 4th Hussars] visiting Britain and stating that it would be a pity to change the Colonel now and questioning the future plans of the 4th Hussars, stating that it is a powerful regiment and that its strength should be put to good use. Initialled. 11 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142B/251-252 Minute from WSC to Sir James Grigg (Secretary of State for War) and General Sir Alan Brooke, Later Lord Alanbrooke of Brookeborough] (Chief of the Imperial General Staff) informing them that he has received a report form Lieutenant Colonel Kidd (Commander of the 4th Hussars) that he might have to relinquish his command of the regiment in order to be able to return to Britain and explaining the reasons why Kidd wishes to return home and notifying them that as his application for leave was refused and commenting that it would be in the interests of the regiment to allow Kidd to visit Britain and suggesting ways in which this may be done and asking them what future operations are planned for the 4th Hussars Initialled. 16 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142B/253 Letter from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to S Redman (War Office) [Principal Private Secretary] asking him for a reply to WSC's minute [see CHAR 20/142B/251-252] Initialled. 12 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142B/254 Letter from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to S Redman (War Office) [Principal Private Secretary] asking him to look into the reasons why WSC has not receives a reply to his minute regarding Lieutenant Colonel Kidd [Commander of the 4th Hussars, see CHAR 20/142B/251-252] and adding that they have received no acknowledgement whatsoever Initialled. 19 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142B/255 Letter from S Redman (War Office, Whitehall, S W 1, London) [Principal Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] explaining that they are awaiting the reply Sir Henry Pownall (Commander in Chief Middle East) before doing anything further Signed. 19 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142B/256 Note from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that his information was the same except that he did not know about John Colville's [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] letter and commenting that as far as Lieutenant Colonel Kidd was concerned, 5 weeks was a long time Initialled manuscript. Annotated. 21 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142B/257 Note from P F K to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that him that he has contacted the departments concerned and that he has been told that the matter is now being dealt with by Sir James Grigg (Secretary of State for War) and that they have passed in on to the M E [Middle East] and that this has caused the delay Initialled manuscript. Annotated. 20 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142B/258-260 Letter from Sir James Grigg (War Office, Whitehall, S W 1, London) [Secretary of State for War] to WSC apologising for the delay in replying but commenting that he felt that he had to consult with Sir Henry Pownall [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] and explaining the possibilities for allowing Lieutenant Colonel Kidd [Commander of the 4th Hussars] to return to England and stating that the only alternative is for Kidd to apply for a posting home and notifying him that the future of the 4th Hussars has not yet been decided and suggesting that the matter should be left until June, when the fate of the 4th Hussars will be known Initialled. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142B/261 Minute from WSC to Sir James Grigg [Secretary of State for War] stating that he has spent a long time answering this but that he agrees that they should wait and see what happens to the 4th Hussars and asking him if there any more regiments which he is "keeping loafing about somewhere" Initialled. 03 May 1944
CHAR 20/142B/262 Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] to Lieutenant Colonel Kidd [Commander of the 4th Hussars] apologising for the delay in replying and explaining that this has been due to the enquiries they have made on this matter to other departments and informing him that WSC suggests that as he has forgone his leave entitlement for six months and that this will last until June, that they should wait until then before making any decisions and that they will have more information then regarding the future of the 4th Hussars Initialled. 05 May 1944
CHAR 20/142B/263 Letter from Jaqueline Killearn (3 Orchard Court, Portman Square, W 1, London) [Wife of Lord Killearn, British Ambassador in Egypt] to WSC informing him that she is returning to Egypt at the end of the week and asking him if he wishes her to take a message to Churchill for him whom she is welcoming to the British Embassy in Egypt and stating that she would love to have the opportunity of saying good bye to him and perhaps take a message back to her husband from him and asking him if this would be possible Signed manuscript. 25 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142B/264 Note recording that a signed photograph was sent to Admiral Ernest King [Commander in Chief United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations] through Vice Admiral Sir Geoffrey Blake [Flag Officer Liaison United States Navy in Europe] Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/142B/265 Note from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] stating that an attempt was made to trace Lady Killearn [Wife of the British Ambassador in Egypt] to invite her to Chequers on Sunday 29th April, but that she could not be found, and that she called on 30th April but as WSC was not returning until 5.30pm and she was leaving for Egypt at 6.00pm, it was impossible to arrange a meeting, and adding that she was informed that CSC would not be visiting Cairo until 7th May Initialled manuscript. 30 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142B/266 Letter from Vice Admiral Sir Geoffrey Blake (20 Grovesnor Square, London, W 1, Flag Officer Liaison with Commander United States Naval Forces in Europe) marked "Personal" to Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] informing him that Admiral Harold Stark [Commander of the United States Naval Forces] has enclosed some photographs of WSC and asking him if WSC will sign them Signed. 27 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/142B/267 Letter from Commander Charles Thompson [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Vice Admiral Sir Geoffrey Blake [Flag Officer Liaison with Commander United States Naval Forces in Europe] enclosing some photographs which WSC has signed for Admiral Harold Stark [Commander of the United States Naval Forces] Initialled. 04 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/142B/268 Letter from Vice Admiral Sir Geoffrey Blake (20 Grovesnor Square, London, W 1, Flag Officer Liaison with Commander United States Naval Forces in Europe) to Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] thanking him for sending the signed photographs for Admiral Harold Stark [Commander of the United States Naval Forces] Signed. 10 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/142B/269 Note recording the details of a birthday message from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] Manuscript. Dec 1944
CHAR 20/142B/270 Telegram from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that it is Mackenzie King's [Prime Minister of Cananda] birthday on 17th December and stating that WSC sent him a birthday message last year which read "you have been a good friend and comrade in these tremendous times Initialled. 13 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/142B/271 Same as CHAR 20/142B/270. 13 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/142B/272 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] asking him to draw up a draft for WSC for this years message Manuscript. Annotated. 07 Dec 1943 - 14 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/142B/273 Letter from J Garner (National Scheme for disabled men) to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that they have received a message from Malcolm MacDonald [British High Commissioner in Canada] notifying them that Mackenzie King's birthday is on December 17th and adding that King sent WSC a message on his birthday and that he feels that a similar message would be appreciated Annotated. Signed. 14 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/142B/274 Message from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC proposing a draft message to send to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] for his birthday Initialled. Annotated. 15 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/142B/275 Note from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] recording that a message reading "Many happy returns of the day. Winston S Churchill" Initialled. 16 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/142B/276 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to J Garner (Dominions Office) [Principal] marked "Immediate" asking him to send a birthday message from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] Initialled. 16 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/142B/277 Note from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that it is Mackenzie King's [Prime Minister of Canada] birthday tomorrow, and stating that each year he has sent him a formal message and suggesting that as he has recently sent him a message on the successful outcome of the Canadian political crisis, that he should send him a message stating "Many Happy returns of the day" Initialled. Annotated. 16 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/142B/278 Telegram from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to the Private Office, asking them to send WSC's birthday message to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] Annotated with WSC's message to King. 16 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/142B/279 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] sending him a birthday message Signature in typescript. 17 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/142B/280 Telegram from Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] to WSC thanking him for sending him a birthday message Signature in typescript. Annotated. 19 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/142B/281 Note marked "Personal Corres. Mackenzie King, Mr Mackenzie King, Tel for PM, Dec 1944" Manuscript. Dec 1944
CHAR 20/142B/282 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he is pleased that he is relieved and pleased to discover that he is still "effectively at the helm". 09 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/142B/283 Telegram from Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" thanking him for his message and stating that he is also relieved. 11 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/142B/284 Same as CHAR 20/142B/283. 11 Dec 1944 - 12 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/142B/285 Note recording the details of a message to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] congratulating him on his 25th anniversary as leader of his political party Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/142B/286 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to W Turnbull enclosing a photograph which WSC has signed and which was left for him by Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] Initialled. 08 May 1944
CHAR 20/142B/287 Registry form recording the details of a message from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] congratulating him on his 25th anniversary as leader of his political party Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/142B/288-289 Letter from Malcolm Macdonald (Office of the High Commissioner for the United Kingdom, Earnscliffe, Ottawa, Canada) [British High Commissioner in Canada] to Lord Cranborne [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil, later 5th Lord Salisbury, Secretary of State for the Dominions and Leader of the House of Lords] marked "Private and Personal" informing him that Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] will be celebrating 25 years as leader of his political party on the 7th August and suggesting that WSC should send him a message of congratulations Signature in typescript. Copy. 25 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142B/290 Suggested draft of a message from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] congratulating him on his 25th anniversary as leader of his political party Annotated. [Jul] 1944
CHAR 20/142B/291 Note from Lord Cranborne [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil, later 5th Lord Salisbury, Secretary of State for the Dominions and Leader of the House of Lords] containing CHAR 20/142B/288-289 and explaining why he feels that a message from him would be appropriate and adding that the message should read as a personal congratulation on a special anniversary Signed. Annotated. Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142B/292 Same as CHAR 20/142B/290. Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142B/293 Telegram same as CHAR 20/142B/290. Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142B/294 Note from George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] to WSC stating that he agreed to send a message of congratulations to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] for his 25th anniversary as leader of his political party and informing him that he has attached the suggested draft for this message from the dominions office Signed manuscript. 06 Aug 1944 - 07 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/142B/295 Telegram from Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] to WSC marked "Personal" thanking him for his letter of congratulations on the 25th anniversary as leader of his political party and informing him that his message and a similar message from President Roosevelt were read out at a dinner given by members of both Houses of Parliament. 30 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/142B/296 Note recording the details of a message sent from Dr and Madam Kung [Chinese Minister of Finance] to WSC and CSC on their 36th wedding anniversary Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/142B/297 Registry note recording the details of a message sent from Dr and Madam Kung [Chinese Minister of Finance] to WSC and CSC on their 36th wedding anniversary Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/142B/298 Telegram from Dr and Madam Kung [Chinese Minister of Finance] to WSC and CSC congratulating them on their 36th wedding anniversary Annotated. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/142B/299 Letter from G Millard (Foreign Office) [Assistant Private Secretary] enclosing CHAR 20/142/298 and asking him to send a message to Dr and Madam Kung [Chinese Finance Minister] from WSC and CSC thanking them for their message Signed. 17 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/142B/300 Telegram from the Foreign Office to Washington [United States] asking them to send a message to Dr and Madam Kung [Chinese Finance Minister] from WSC and CSC thanking them for their message Signature in typescript. 18 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/142B/301 Letter from L Kuter (Headquarters, Army Air Forces, Washington, United States, Major General, United States Army, Assistant Chief of Air Staff, plans) to WSC thanking him for the evening he spent with him on board his train from London to Portsmouth and stating that the conversation which he had with him and General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] remains the high point of his visit Signed. 29 Jun 1944