Official: Prime Minister: Telegrams from Washington [United States] ("Argonaut").

Reference code: CHAR 20/86

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Date: 21 Jun 1942 - 25 Jun 1942

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CHAR 20/86/1 Old file cover Annotated. [Jun] 1942 - [Jul] 1942
CHAR 20/86/2 Telegram from WSC (Washington [United States]) to Chief of the Air Staff [Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Portal] marked "personal" requesting information about the Halifax aircraft he is sending to the Middle East and asking about aircraft en route to India which could be diverted to the Middle East. 21 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/86/3 Telegram from WSC (Washington [United States]) to Brigadier Leslie Hollis [Senior Assistant Secretary of the War Cabinet] asking for information to answer the charge that we have had nothing to face the 88mm gun and stating that the Chief of the Imperial General Staff [General Alan Brooke, later Lord Alanbrooke] has declared that there were at least four regiments of long range 50-pdr gun howitzers with the Eighth Army. 22 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/86/4 Telegram from WSC (Washington [United States]) to War Cabinet Office regarding the urgency of moving German and Italian prisoners out of Egypt : Asks for information on the present position and proposals for action and states that the Americans will be ready to help. 23 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/86/5 Telegram from WSC (Washington [United States]) to Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] marked "personal and secret" reciting text of message from General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army], regarding the movements of United States aircraft to the Middle East, and asking him to repeat the same to General Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief Middle East]. 24 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/86/6 Telegram from WSC (Washington [United States]) to Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] and Chiefs of Staff referring to previous telegrams and confirming that Admiral Ernest King [Commander in Chief United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations] has agreed to the Tuscaloose, Wichita and four destroyers operating with the Home Fleet until the completion of the naval convoys to Malta and Northern Russia. 25 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/86/7 Telegram from WSC (Washington [United States]) to Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] marked "personal and secret" reporting the offer by General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] of an additional group of heavy bombardment aircraft, which will depart from Florida [United States] for Cairo [Egypt] in squadrons beginning on 29 Jun, and asking him to repeat this information to General Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief Middle East] and Air Marshal Arthur Tedder [Air Officer Commanding in Chief Middle East]. 25 Jun 1942