Official: Prime Minister: Randolph Churchill file.

Reference code: CHAR 20/65

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Date: Feb 1942 - Dec 1942

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CHAR 20/65/1-2 Note from Francis Brown [Private Secretary to WSC] to Randolph Churchill enclosing a War Cabinet report on foreign propaganda broadcasts: report includes undermining of WSC with a quote from Randolph Churchill on WSC keeping his money safely in the United States, and the suggestion that Sir Stafford Cripps, Lord Privy Seal, is a Bolshevist sympathiser and possible agent. 21 Feb 1942 - 26 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/65/3-17 Telegrams between General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in- Chief, Middle East, Sir James Grigg, Secretary of State for War and WSC on Major Randolph Churchill being ordered to remain in Britain, the false position he has been placed in, and Auchinleck's request that he should be returned to the Middle East; includes covering correspondence between Sydney Redman [Principal Private Secretary to Grigg], Leslie Rowan and Francis Brown [Private Secretaries to WSC]. 23 Mar 1942 - 26 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/65/18-23 Correspondence between Randolph Churchill and William Connor, "Cassandra" of the Daily Mirror, on Randolph Churchill's recent unopposed election success at Preston [Lancashire] and his criticism of Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Chatfield but not Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] and Sir Kingsley Wood as former advocates of appeasement; includes covering notes by Lilian Buck, Secretary to Randolph Churchill and John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC]. 03 Mar 1942 - 27 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/65/24-32 Correspondence between WSC, and Major Randolph Churchill on the latter's new posting to the Middle East; includes covering correspondence between Edmond Armstrong, War Cabinet Office and John Martin and Francis Brown [Private Secretaries to WSC] and a note from Martin to Pamela Churchill [earlier Pamela Digby, later Pamela Harriman]. 12 Apr 1942 - 21 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/65/33-78 Correspondence between WSC, Sir Miles Lampson [British Ambassador to Egypt and High Commissioner for the Sudan, later 1st Lord Killearn], General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East], Richard Casey, Minister of State, Middle East, Randolph Churchill and Pamela Churchill [earlier Pamela Digby and later Pamela Harriman] concerning Randolph Churchill's road accident and injuries; with enquiries to WSC about Randolph's health from Jean Maisky [Ivan Maisky, Soviet Ambassador to Britain], 2nd Lord Linlithgow, Viceroy and Governor-General of India, earlier Lord Hopetoun], the Turkish Ambassador to Britain [Tevfik Aras], with acknowledgements, and covering correspondence between Francis Brown, Anthony Bevir and Leslie Rowan [Private Secretaries to WSC], Francis Harrison, India Office, Valentine Lawford [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary], Sydney Redman [Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War] and Guy Millard, Foreign Office. 28 May 1942 - 11 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/65/79-87 Correspondence between Randolph Churchill, WSC and Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] on Randolph's return journey to Britain via Canada; includes covering correspondence between Leslie Rowan, Francis Brown, John Peck [Private Secretaries and Assistant Private Secretary to WSC], Ruth Malleson, Colonial Office, and the Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Alan Brooke, later 1st Lord Alanbrooke]. 17 Jul 1942 - 30 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/65/88-98 Letter and reports by Randolph Churchill to WSC on the command structure and personalities in the Middle East, including Lieutenant- General Thomas Corbett, Chief of General Staff, Middle East, Richard Casey [Minister of State, Middle East], Air Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder [Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, RAF, Middle East], Air Vice-Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham, Sir Miles Lampson [British Ambassador to Egypt and High Commissioner for the Sudan, later 1st Lord Killearn] and Michael Wright, First Secretary [British Embassy, Cairo, Egypt] and also suggesting that WSC take Fitzroy Maclean, formerly of the British Embassy, Moscow [to his conference with Stalin in Moscow, Soviet Union]; reports include notes on tank and desert warfare and training and also air routes throughout Africa; also includes covering notes by Leslie Rowan, John Martin and Francis Brown [Private Secretaries to WSC] and letter from Rowan to Randolph Churchill enclosing a response [not present] by Major-General Richard McCreery [Chief of General Staff, Middle East]. 30 Jul 1942 - 25 Aug 1942
CHAR 20/65/99-105 Telegram from WSC to Bernard Baruch thanking him for his hospitality to Randolph Churchill in New York and Washington [United States]; includes draft by Randolph Churchill and notes between Valentine Lawford [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary], Francis Brown [Private Secretary to WSC] and Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] on the cost of the telegram and also of a siren suit for WSC. 31 Jul 1942 - 27 Aug 1942
CHAR 20/65/106-145 Letter from Randolph Churchill to WSC on his exploits in a secret mission to block the harbour of occupied Benghazi [Libya], with others including his commander David Stirling and Fitzroy Maclean, with manuscript postscript on his accident and health and typescript extracts from the letter; also includes covering correspondence between [Arthur] Brian Boyle [Military Assistant to Chief of Imperial General Staff] and Leslie Rowan and Francis Brown [Private Secretaries to WSC] forwarding copies of the letter to Vice-Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Archibald Nye], CSC, Pamela Churchill [earlier Pamela Digby, later Pamela Harriman] and General Sir Alan Brooke, Chief of Imperial General Staff [later 1st Lord Alanbrooke] and acknowledgement from Brooke. 24 Jun 1942 - 19 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/65/146-148 Telegram from WSC to Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, General Harold Alexander, enquiring whether David Stirling is missing in action, with reply on Stirling's safe return; includes telegram from John Martin to Leslie Rowan [Private Secretaries to WSC] passing on Randolph Churchill's request for news of Stirling's safety. 07 Aug 1942 - 28 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/65/149-150 Letter from Lilian Buck [Secretary to Randolph Churchill] to John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] asking for an address for Randolph Churchill in order to send on correspondence to him; with note by Leslie Rowan [Private Secretary to WSC] on forwarding Randolph Churchill's letters through the Private Office. 20 Nov 1942 - 09 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/65/151-154 Correspondence between John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] and Lilian Buck [Secretary to Randolph Churchill] on forwarding letters and press enquiries to Randolph Churchill on the refusal of Captain Edward Cobb [MP for Preston, Lancashire] to resign. 27 Oct 1942 - 29 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/65/155-156 Note from John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] to the Private Office confirming arrangements for keeping Randolph Churchill's whereabouts unknown until the operations which he is concerned in have begun, and for forwarding his correspondence; includes list of secretaries to be informed. 26 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/65/157-160 Telegram from WSC to Randolph Churchill sending his love and regards; with reply forwarded by Francis Brown [Private Secretary to WSC] and notes from Brown arranging for WSC's telegram to be sent in cipher and on arrangements for any other letters to Randolph Churchill. 24 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/65/161 Minute from Lieutenant-General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to WSC] to WSC on a proposed appointment for Randolph Churchill as Intelligence Officer to the Commando Brigade. 16 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/65/162-166 Correspondence between Francis Brown [Private Secretary to WSC], Paymaster-Captain Ronald Brockman [Admiral's Secretary to 1st Sea Lord], Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] and Lilian Buck [Secretary to Randolph Churchill] on forwarding correspondence to Randolph Churchill including a message from Lilian Buck on the parliamentary seat at Preston [Lancashire] and a telegram from WSC asking Randolph to tell a Colonel Glendinning about victory in Egypt [El Alamein] and sending his regards. 05 Nov 1942 - 10 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/65/167-170 Notes and correspondence between Francis Brown, John Martin [Private Secretaries to WSC], Major A D Melville, War Office, Lieutenant A E Leveson, Combined Operations Headquarters and P W Cushion [Secretary to 2nd Lord Melchett, earlier Sir Henry Mond] on sending Christmas and New Year greetings to Randolph Churchill from Melchett. 24 Dec 1942 - 29 Dec 1942