Official: Prime Minister: Private Office: Correspondence A.

Reference code: CHAR 20/3

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Date: May 1940 - Dec 1940

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CHAR 20/3/1 Letter from 1st Lord Addison to WSC on deficiencies in the defence of London, mentions Lieutenant-Colonel Williams, Leslie Hore-Belisha, Anthony Eden (Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Avon), Clement Attlee [Lord Privy Seal] and Major- General Francis Crossman, Commander, 1st Anti-Aircraft Division. [Typescript]. 16 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/3/2 Extract from letter from 1st Lord Addison to Clement Attlee [Lord Privy Seal] on the defence of London. [Copy]. 30 May 1940
CHAR 20/3/3 Note on 1st Lord Addison and the defence of London. [Sep 1940]
CHAR 20/3/4 Letter from John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] to 1st Lord Addison acknowledging receipt of letter. [Carbon]. 19 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/3/5 Registry receipt of letter from 1st Lord Addison. 16 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/3/6 Letter from John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] to Vernon Bovenizer [Assistant Private Secretary to Secretary of State for War] on 1st Lord Addison's concern about London defences. [Carbon]. 19 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/3/7 Note from War Office regretting omission from letter from Vernon Bovenizer [Assistant Private Secretary to Secretary of State for War]. [Sep 1940]
CHAR 20/3/8-11 Letter from Vernon Bovenizer [Assistant Private Secretary to Secretary of State for War] to Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] enclosing detailed answer to 1st Lord Addison drafted by Mr Law, War Office Finance Member, for Anthony Eden [Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Avon]. [carbon] [See CHAR 20/3/12 for Seal's reply]. 22 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/3/12 Letter from Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] to Vernon Bovenizer [Assistant Private Secretary to Secretary of State for War] acknowledging receipt of letter. [Carbon] [See CHAR 20/3/8 - 11 for Bovenizer's letter]. 25 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/3/13 Letter from 1st Lord Addison to WSC on correspondence regarding the defence of London. 02 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/3/14 Letter from Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC, asking him to sign the attached response to 1st Lord Addison. [See CHAR 20/3/16 - 17 ]. 15 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/3/15 Letter from Vernon Bovenizer [Assistant Private Secretary to Secretary of State for War] to Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] on the need to reply to 1st Lord Addison. 13 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/3/16-17 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Addison advising him not to pursue the matter of Lieutenant-Colonel Williams and the defence of London any further. [Carbon] [See CHAR 20/3/14 ]. 17 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/3/18 Letter from 1st Lord Addison to WSC thanking him for his attention to the matter [of Lieutenant-Colonel Williams and the defence of London]. 21 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/3/19-20 Letter from Charles Ammon to WSC on public opinion regarding the war at sea. 24 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/3/21 Resume of Charles Ammon. [Sep 1940]
CHAR 20/3/22 Letter from WSC to Charles Ammon acknowledging receipt of his letter. [Carbon]. 03 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/3/23 Note reading "Gp-Capt Anderson 1940" [Group Captain Charles Anderson]. [Sep] 1940
CHAR 20/3/24 Letter from Group Captain Charles Anderson to Kathleen Hill, Secretary to WSC, enclosing a paper for WSC. 29 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/3/25-32 Letter from Group Captain Charles Anderson to WSC enclosing a detailed paper on the training of RAF pilots, and a suggested system to reduce costs. 28 Sep 1940 - 29 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/3/33 Letter from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Aircraft Production, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC asking for Group Captain Charles Anderson to be released to the Ministry of Aircraft Production; annotated by WSC. 24 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/3/34 Note from [Ronald Melville], Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Air, conveying compliments. [Typescript]. 21 May 1942
CHAR 20/3/35 Letter from his Squadron to Group Captain [Anderson] on his departure to a new post [as Personal Assistant and Air Adviser to 1st Lord Beaverbrook, Minister of Aircraft Production]. Typescript]. [Oct 1940]
CHAR 20/3/36 Letter from E G Goldring to Group Captain Charles Anderson thanking him for his hospitality. [Copy]. 25 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/3/37 Summary of night-time operations for RAF Station at Waddington [Yorkshire], naming officers involved. [Typescript]. 20 Oct 1940 - 21 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/3/38 Report of damage caused by bombing raid from RAF Waddington [Yorkshire] on Berlin [Germany]. [21 Oct 1940]
CHAR 20/3/39 Letter from Group Captain Charles Anderson to WSC on bombing raid on Berlin [Germany]. 21 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/3/40-41 Memorandum from Group Captain Charles Anderson to Air Officer Commanding Headquarters, no 5 Group on an unfavourable report made by Air Vice-Marshal Arthur Harris. [See CHAR 20/3/42 for covering letter]. 29 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/3/42 Letter from Group Captain Charles Anderson to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] asking her to show the enclosed to WSC. [See CHAR 20/3/40 - 41 for enclosure]. 29 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/3/43 Letter from Wing-Commander Reid to Charles Anderson commending his service as Group Captain at Waddington [Yorkshire]. 30 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/3/44-45 Memorandum from Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso], Secretary of State for Air, to WSC on Group Captain Charles Anderson's complaint about an unfavourable report and his transfer to the Ministry of Aircraft Production in Canada. 31 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/3/46 Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso], Secretary of State for Air, to WSC on Group Captain Charles Anderson's conduct. 01 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/3/47 Letter from Group Captain Charles Anderson to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to show to WSC. 10 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/3/48 Letter from Frank Wood [Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Air] to John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] on Group Captain Charles Anderson. 10 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/3/49 Note from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] on Group Captain Charles Anderson, annotated (15 Nov) by Charles Barker [Chief Clerk, 10 Downing Street]. 10 Nov [1940]
CHAR 20/3/50 Note from Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] to Ronald Melville [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Air] on Group Captain Charles Anderson. 04 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/3/51 Note reading "Astor Attlee" [John Astor, Clement Attlee]. 1940
CHAR 20/3/52 Letter from John Astor [Chief proprietor of The Times] to WSC on damage [caused by enemy bombing] at the Times works. 11 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/3/53 Manuscript letter from A M R Topham [Lord Privy Seal's Office] to John Colville (Anthony Bevir deleted [Private Secretaries to WSC]) on Clement Attlee's missing tin hat [written on reverse of a letter from Edith Watson [Private Secretary to WSC] to A M R Topham, with drawing of hat]. [Oct 1940]
CHAR 20/3/54 Letter from John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] to A M R Topham [Lord Privy Seal's Office] on Clement Attlee's tin hat. [carbon]. 19 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/3/55 Note of A V Alexander's election as an Elder Brother of Trinity House, with other notes. [Nov 1940]
CHAR 20/3/56 Letter from Charles Barker [Chief Clerk, 10 Downing Street] to Eric Speed, War Office, on Colonel [John] Sandeman Allen. [Carbon]. 05 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/3/57 Registry slip for note from Brigadier Alan Thomson entitled "German sentiments towards this country". 05 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/3/58 Note reading "Mr Amery [Leo Amery] P M's criticism of his speech at Newmarket" [Suffolk]. [Dec 1940]
CHAR 20/3/59-60 Letter from [Samuel] Vyvyan Adams to WSC on raising the matter of the salary of the Chief Whip [[Henry] David Margesson] in the House of Commons. [Manuscript, with typescript copy, annotated in various hands]. 08 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/3/61-62 Printed copy of Parliamentary proceedings covering [Samuel] Vyvyan Adams's speech criticising [Henry] David Margesson, Government Chief Whip, in his exercise of power. 12 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/3/63-65 Letter from WSC to [Samuel] Vyvyan Adams regretting Adams's recent speech and expressing his personal confidence in [Henry] David Margesson [Government Chief Whip]. [carbon]. 16 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/3/66-70 Letter from [Samuel] Vyvyan Adams to WSC on Adams's recent speech in Parliament and his letter to the Daily Telegraph, with newspaper cutting. [Manuscript, with typescript copy annotated by WSC]. 19 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/3/71 Letter from John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] to [Henry] David Margesson [Government Chief Whip] enquiring whether [Samuel] Vyvyan Adams receives the official Government Whip. 23 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/3/72 Letter from Charles Harris of the Chief Whip's Office to John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] on [Samuel] Vyvyan Adams. 25 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/3/73-79 Speech by Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma], at Newmarket [Suffolk] on Benito Mussolini's attack on Greece and the overall position of the Empire in the war. [Typescript copy]. 01 Dec [1940]
CHAR 20/3/80 Memorandum from Major-General Hastings Ismay [Deputy Secretary (Military) to the War Cabinet] to WSC on Leo Amery's speech, noting it as "innocuous" on military grounds. 03 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/3/81 Note from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] asking for Leo Amery's speech to be checked. 03 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/3/82 Letter from [Eric Seal, Principal Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC on Leo Amery's speech. [Manuscript]. 03 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/3/83-84 Drafts of letter from WSC to Leo Amery on his recent speech remarking on the inadvisability of publicly dealing with strategic and military policy, annotated. [Typescript]. 03 Dec 1940 - 05 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/3/85 Letter from Leo Amery to WSC on the general and harmless nature of his speech. [Typescript]. 09 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/3/86-96 Letter from Leo Amery to WSC with a transcript of his BBC broadcast to India on "Mr. Churchill as a writer"; with telegram from WSC to Leo Amery thanking him for his broadcast, annotated. [Carbon]. 06 Dec 1940- 08 Dec 1940