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Distribution of Duties - Air Ministry (Jul 1939)


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Department of the Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Air (PUS)

 

Name Status Role/Duties
Sir Donald Banks Permanent Under-Secretary of State and Accounting Officer (PUS)
  1. General control and co-ordination of Air Ministry procedure and of the conduct of official business in the Air Ministry.

  2. General conduct of correspondence, and preparation and issue of all official communications on behalf of the Air Council.

  3. Accounting officer for expenditure from Air Votes.

  4. Control of expenditure; major questions of finance and accounts.

  5. Establishments of the Air Ministry, headquarters and outstations, and all questions affecting civil staff (including civilians employed with the RAF).

  6. Parliamentary and legal business.

  7. International Law.

  8. Domestic economy of the Air Ministry.

  9. Duties connected with meetings of the Air Council.

  10. General supervision, through the Deputy Under-Secretaries and the Assistant Under-Secretaries, of Secretarial and Finance Divisions and of Contracts, Accounts Directorates.

  11. General administrative direction of the Department of Director-General of Civil Aviation.

  12. Administration of the Meteorological Office.

L J Dunnett Assistant Principal Private Secretary to Permanent Under-Secretary of State
Sir Arthur Street (Feb 1939)

Sir A H Self (Nov 1939)

First Deputy Under-Secretary of the Air Ministry (1st DUS) (Acting Permanent Under-Secretary of State)

Feb 1939

The First Deputy Under-Secretary, apart from deputising for the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, undertakes the overall supervision of the establishment and financial sides of the Air Ministry, including estimates and accounting.

He exercises a general supervision over the Directorate of Accounts and administers the finance division dealing with estimates (F 1).

He undertakes the general administrative oversight of the Accidents Branch on behalf of the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, accident reports being rendered direct to the Secretary of State.

All financial proposals involving new expenditure of magnitude, from whatever department or division they emanate, are submitted to him, through F 1.

Nov 1939

The First Deputy Under-Secretary supervises the financial and administrative arrangements on the Contracts and Production sides arising out of the expansion of the Royal Air Force

He co-ordinates the work of the Directorate of Contracts and of the Directorate-General of Production in so far as it is concerned with questions of finance and contracts and is responsible for ensuring that the necessary close liaison between them is maintained.

In particular, he is charged with reviewing the administrative arrangements and financial safeguards necessitated by the new responsibilities undertaken in connection with the expansion of the RAF and the planning of production services.

All contract matters requiring ministerial authority are submitted through him, the Permanent Under-Secretary of State being informed in cases of special importance.

W G Simmons (Feb 1939) Acting Staff Officer Private Secretary to First Deputy Under-Secretary of State for Air
N V Meeres (Nov 1939) Acting Staff Officer Private Secretary to First Deputy Under-Secretary of State for Air
A H Self (Feb 1939) Second Deputy Under-Secretary of the Air Ministry (2nd DUS)

The Second Deputy Under-Secretary supervises the financial and administrative arrangements on the Contracts and Production sides arising out of the expansion of the RAF.

He co-ordinates the work of the Directorate of Contracts and of the Directorate-General of Production in so far as it is concerned with questions of finance and contracts and is responsible for ensuring that the necessary close liaison between them is maintained.

In particular, he is charged with reviewing the administrative arrangements and financial safeguards necessitated by the new responsibilities undertaken in connection with the expansion of the RAF and the planning of production services for peace and war.

All contract matters requiring ministerial authority are submitted through him, the Permanent Under-Secretary of State being informed in cases of special importance.

W J Walder Assistant Administrative Officer Private Secretary to Second Deputy Under-Secretary of State for Air
J B Abraham Principal Assistant Secretary Principal Assistant Secretary (Personnel) (PAS (P))

In charge, under 1st DUS, of S7, S11, F2 and F3.

C G Evans Principal Assistant Secretary Principal Assistant Secretary (Staff & Organisation) (PAS (S & O))

In charge, under 1st DUS, of S6, S9 and F5.

W L Scott Principal Assistant Secretary Principal Assistant Secretary (Material) (PAS (M))

Feb 1939

In charge of 2nd DUS, of  S8, F4, F6 and F7.

Nov 1939

In charge of 2nd DUS, of  S8, F4, F6, F7 and F8.

L G S Reynolds Principal Assistant Secretary Principal Assistant Secretary (General) (PAS (G))

In charge, under PUS, of S4 and PPB.

W G Nott-Bower Principal Assistant Secretary Principal Establishment Officer (PEO)

In charge, under 1st DUS, of S1, S2, S3 and S5.

E F Cliff (Nov 1939) Principal Assistant Secretary Principal Assistant Secretary (B) (PAS (B))

Establishment Division (S1)

  1. HQ establishments and staff (other than Scientific, Technical and Educational staff).

  2. Civil Aviation staff (including Signals staff) at HQs and outstations.

  3. Appointments, promotions, etc of HQ civil staff referred to in paras. 1 ands 2.

  4. Superannuation of all civil staff, other than staff under the FSSU and gratuities for industrial staff.

  5. Accommodation.

  6. Air Raid Precautions

  7. Office Memoranda and Office Instructions.

  8. Administrative Whitley Council.

  9. Registry.

Name Status Role/Duties
P H Maggs Assistant Secretary Head of Division
L B Hutchinson Principal Control of S 1 (a) and Registry
F W Smith Principal Control of S 1 (e) and S 1 (f)
S Hudson Principal Control of S 1 (b) and S 1 (c)
V C Mountfort Senior Staff Officer Clerical establishments and postings.

Requirements in numbers of basic grades; reductions and transfers of clerical staff.

In charge of S 1 (Telegrams)

E W R Traviss Senior Staff Officer Control of S 1 (d), S 1 (g) and S 1 (h).
S 1 (Telegrams)
A J Creedy Higher Clerical Officer Registration and circulation of telegrams.
S 1 (a)
H W Woodruff

R H Smith

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Establishments of Secretarial and Finance divisions and Press and Publicity Branch.

General Treasury class questions.

Recruitment, postings, discipline, transfers and other personal questions in connection with the above staff.

Annual confidential reports.

Whitley Council work.

War organisation.

S 1 (b)
A Lawson

T J Browning

Miss E M Clowser

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Establishments of Contracts and Accounts Directorates, Audit Offices and typing staff.

Recruitment, postings, discipline, transfers and other personal questions in connection with the above staff.

Overtime claims.

Estimates (Vote 10) and liability statements.

Establishment records of all grades.

Statistical returns.

Office Memoranda; Office Instructions; Seniority Lists; List of Staff and Distribution of Duties; AP1399 and miscellaneous publications.

Registry
V T T Brennan Senior Staff Officer Chief Registrar

General supervision of Registry and Archives.

F J T Cooper

C M Thurgood

T H Walsh

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Registration and subject index section (Adastral House)
W Williams

Miss R W Thomas

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Transit Section (Adastral House)
F A C Everest Higher Clerical Officer Allocation Section (Adastral House)
T F White Higher Clerical Officer Secret Registry (Adastral House)
F W Alderton

F S Byatt

A J Cole

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

In charge of Branch Registry in Berkeley Square House
Archives
J L Woodford Higher Clerical Officer Kidbrooke, E3.

Classification and custody of Air Ministry and RAF records.

Typing Staff
Miss H E Randall Senior Chief Superintendent of Typists Questions affecting typing staff as a whole and direct control of typing staff located at Adastral House and Whitehall.
Miss H E Smith

Miss H L Thomas

Chief Superintendent of Typists

Chief Superintendent of Typists

Control of typing staff located in Berkeley Square House.
Miss M F Mayo Chief Superintendent of Typists Control of typing staff other than those located in Adastral House, Whitehall and Berkeley Square House.
Adastral House
Miss J M Tanner Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for DVRX, DAAF, D of T, F2, Accts 1 (Cashier), Library
Miss V F Solly Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for DPS, S7 and S11 (part).
Miss M Mayo Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for W6, F1, Accts 1 (Cashier) and S5 (b).
Miss R Gawthorn Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for W1, W2, W3, W5, W9 and W War and CWR.
Miss J L Hannam Superintendent of Typists In charge of duplicating typing pool (a) dealing with work for duplication for all branches in Adastral House and for DES.
Miss E M Dalley Superintendent of Typists In charge of duplicating typing pool (b) dealing with work for duplication for all branches other than those located in Adastral House, Berkeley Square House and Whitehall.
Whitehall
Miss D Stutfield Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool (including duplicating work) for S4, PPB, D of Plans, AI(T), Signals 1 and Library (part).
Miss E I M Nolan Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool (including duplicating work) for Dept of CAS (except D of Plans and AI(T)) and O3.
Savoy Hill House
Miss A S Brittenden Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for S2 (part), S3, F3 and DES.
Ariel House
Miss A M Whitehead Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for DHCA, DOCA, Accidents Branch.
Miss C Leishmenn Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for DCAF, DOSI, DCRP, Signals 2 and MO5.
Princes House
Mrs I M Miles Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for E3, E4 and E7.
Miss R G Foster Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for E5, E6 and S9 (e).
Miss E M Mason Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for E1 and E2.
Miss G K Williams Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for ADC (W), C8, C16 and C17.
Berkeley Square House
Miss H O Sayer Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for E8 - E17.
Miss M E Johnston Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for CIS, CI Insar, Acct 1 (Cashier), Registry and RTP (DL)
Miss I E P Ward Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for CIA, CIE, IG and IMT
Miss L I Gale Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for ACIM, F5, C2 and C12.
Miss E O Price Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for C3, C4, C5, C6, C10, C14, C18 and C23.
Miss D C Weston Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for C7, C9, C11, C3, C15, C18, C20 and C21.
Miss M A Smith Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for AD/RDA, RDA 1 to 5, C1 and C19.
Miss D M Huckle Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for AD/RDE, DAD, RDE, RDE 1 to 4, RDE (S) and (T) and S8.
Miss P M Evans Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for DGP directorates.
Miss V C Oldham Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for DDTD, DDSR, DD Arm D, PA for Ad, 2nd DUS, F6, F7 and DCRP.
Miss W McLean Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for RD Arm 1 to 4, RDKB, RD Inst 1 to 4, RDC 1 to 5, and S1 and S2
Miss E Mothersole Superintendent of Typists In charge of typing pool for RDM, RDT, RDMT and RTP.
Miss W G Wells Superintendent of Typists In charge of duplicating typing pool (a) dealing with work for duplication for secretarial and finance branches located at Berkeley Square House, C1, C2, C3, C5, C6, C12, C15, C18, C21, C22 and DRM and RTP.
Miss D Bramwell Superintendent of Typists In charge of duplicating typing pool (b) dealing with work for duplication for C4, C7, C9, C10, C11, C13, C14, C19,C20 and C23.
Miss A E Macklin Superintendent of Typists In charge of duplicating typing pool (c) dealing with work for duplication for AMDP branches (except DRM and RTP)
Duplicating Sections
Miss A M Tuckey   In charge (under S5 (b)) of section responsible for duplicating work for branches located other than in Berkeley Square House.
Miss V M Reid   In charge (under S5 (b)) of section responsible for duplicating work for branches located in Berkeley Square House.

Establishment Division for Scientific, Technical and Educational Staffs (S2) (Feb 1939)

  1. HQ and outstation establishments of AMDP, DCRP, DW, DES, Meteorological Office and Experimental Establishments.

  2. Appointments, promotions, postings, etc, of civil staff referred to in para 1.

  3. The Federated Superannuation System for Universities.

Name Status Role/Duties
S S Cherry Assistant Secretary Head of Division
G J Gilbert Principal Control of S2 (c).
R E Bone Principal Control of S2 (a) S2 (d) and S2 (e)
S 2 (a)
W F Barnett

J A Watson

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Establishments, appointments, promotions, etc, of staff of DGRD, DCRP and experimental establishments.

Estimates and liability statements.

S 2 (b)
G W Wallis

D H E Gates

W H Parsons

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Establishments of Meteorological Office and Directorate of Educational Services.
S 2 (c)
F Cain

D L Webb

E J Prudhoe

E F Harrison

H Exley

Staff Officer

Staff Officer

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Establishments of Directorate of Works.
S 2 (d)
A Entwistle

A G Warman

E J Richards

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Establishments, appointments, promotions, etc, of staff of DGP, DAI and RDM.

Estimates and liability statements.

S 2 (e)
G A George

S Garrett

C T W King

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Postings, pay, etc, of staff (other than HQ clerical) of AMDP (DGP, DGRD, DCRP and DRM), DCRP and experimental establishments.

Federated Superannuation System for Universities (FSSU)

Establishment Division (S2) (Nov 1939)

  1. HQ and outstation establishments of AMDP.

Name Status Role/Duties
S S Cherry Assistant Secretary Also responsible for S2 (London)
R E Bone Principal Control of S2 (a) - (g)

Stationed in London for appointment duties including selection boards and for liaison duties with Treasury, Ministry of Labour and other Government Departments.

R A Grieve Principal
S 2 (a)
W F Barnett

J A Watson

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Establishment, estimates, forecasts, promotions, Seniority Lists of staff of DGRD, except DRM.
S 2 (d)
A Entwistle

E J Richards

Vacant

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Establishment, estimates, forecasts, appointments, promotions, Seniority Lists, etc of staff of DAI.
S 2 (e)
G A George

S Garrett

C T W King

Miss E A Gann

Miss E D Tribe

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Postings, pay, increments, Superannuation, Discipline and conditions of service generally of staff of AMDP, FSSU for AMDP and DMO staffs.
S 2 (f)
G W Wallis Staff Officer Establishments, estimates, forecasts, appointments, promotions, etc of staff of DGP and DRM.
S 2 (g)
E J Prudhoe

L S Williams

Staff Officer

Junior Executive Officer

Recruitment generally for staff of AMDP including liaison with Ministry of Labour.

Appointment of staff of DGRD.

Establishment Division for Industrial Staff and Housing (S3)

Feb 1939

  1. Establishments of all industrial staffs.

  2. Hosing of civilian employees and families of airmen.

  3. General conditions of employment of all industrial employees.

  4. Industrial Whitley Committees.

  5. Workmen's compensation.

AL1

  1. Establishments of all industrial employees.

  2. Hosing of civilian employees and families of airmen.

  3. General conditions of employment of all industrial employees.

  4. Industrial Whitley Committees.

  5. Workmen's compensation.

Name Status Role/Duties
F G C Young Assistant Secretary Head of Division
G H Bosworth Principal Control of S 3 (Housing).
W C G Cribbert Principal Feb 1939

Control of S 3 (a), S 3 (b) and S 3 (c).

AL1

Control of S 3 (a), S 3 (b) and S 3 (f).

J B Gotts (AL1) Principal Control of S 3 (c), S 3 (d) and S 3 (e).
S 3 (Housing)
G S Hutchison

O M Roberts (Feb 1939)

H F Salt

T H Barnikel

Housing Officer - Lt Col

Housing Officer

Housing Officer (Maj Gen)

Senior Staff Officer

Housing of civilian employees and families of airmen.
S 3 (a)
P W Hubbard

N L Inglis

J E Kreigel

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Feb 1939

Wages and overtime of home industrial staff of Engineering, AID and DW.

Air Ministry Whitley Council.

Engineering and Shipbuilding Trade Joint Councils.

AL1

Wages and overtime of home industrial employees (Engineering, AID and DW).

Air Ministry Industrial Whitley Council.

Engineering and Shipbuilding Trade Joint Councils.

S 3 (b)
R F Hacon

W Thompson

A M Ross

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Feb 1939

Wages and overtime of home industrial staff (except Engineering AID and DW).

Miscellaneous Joint Council

AL1

Wages and overtime of home industrial employees (except Engineering AID and DW).

Miscellaneous Trades Joint Council

S 3 (c)
S J Martin

W J Rodwell (Feb 1939)

F H Gribble

R R H Laws (AL1)

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Feb 1939

Industrial personnel: establishments and estimates.

Statistics.

Labour supply.

AL1

Industrial establishments; applications for employment: estimates and financial statements,

Statistical returns.

S 3 (d) Feb 1939
P J W Summerfield

H A Chapman

E J Jones

R P Twitchett

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Industrial personnel: general conditions of employment, wages and local regulations of staff overseas, gratuities under Superannuation Acts, reserve liability questions.

Workmen's compensation.

Uniform and protective clothing.

Health and unemployment insurance.

S 3 (d) AL1
P J W Summerfield Staff Officer Overseas industrial employees - wages and general conditions of service.

Local regulations.

R P Twitchett

A C White

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Home industrial employees - general conditions of service: disciplinary questions and complaints: National Health and unemployment insurance.

Reserve liability questions.

S 3 (e) AL1
H A Chapman Higher Clerical Officer Workmen's compensation; Overseas Injury Warrant Cases, gratuities under Superannuation Acts
E J Jones Higher Clerical Officer Postings and promotions of established power house employees.

Transfer of industrial employees.

Uniform and protective clothing.

S 3 (f) AL1
W J Rodwell

Higher Clerical Officer

Labour supply in peace and war.

Legal, Parliamentary and Air Council Division (S4)

  1. Legal business.

  2. Parliamentary and Air Council business.

  3. Cabinet and Cabinet Committee papers.

  4. Committee procedures and records.

  5. Civil Gallantry Awards

  6. General and Miscellaneous secretarial duties.

  7. Telegrams - registration, dispatch, receipt and circulation.

  8. Microgram and Microfilming Services.

  9. Photographic Reproductions.

 

Name Status Role/Duties
R L Megarry Assistant Secretary Head of Division
E S Jackson Principal Control of S 4 (c) and S 4 (Stats).
H O Fry Principal Control of S 4 (b).
S 4 (a)
J O B Wraith

F A Lark

Temporary Administrative Assistant

Higher Clerical Officer

King's Order and other submissions to His Majesty.

Compulsory Purchase Orders.

Indemnity and insurance questions in connection with loan of government aerodromes and participation if Air Force personnel in civil flying displays.

Miscellaneous questions of civil, international and criminal law.

Proposed civil actions and criminal prosecutions.

References to the Treasury Solicitor, Parliamentary Counsel and the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Scrutiny of Private Bills and Draft Orders, etc, referred to the Air Ministry.

Disclosure of information questions.

J A Weekly Staff Officer Legal questions relating to civil aviation, the International Air Navigation Convention (1919), the Air Navigation Acts and orders and regulations thereunder.

Preparation of Orders-in-Council.

Questions of private aerial law, including the work of CITEJA and the International Convention on Private Aerial Law.

Legislation arising out of the above.

Bye-Laws for RAF Stations and ranges.

Preparation of Committee List.

S 4 (b)
F Bollen

W H Jupe

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Parliamentary work, including questions, and legislation affecting the Air Ministry.

Amendment of the Air Force Act.

S 4 (c)
Vacant   Air Council work.

Advertisements in official publications.

Financial questions relating to official entertainment and publicity (including advertisements).

Civil Aviation Progress Meetings.

S 4 (Stats)
G R Richardson Statistical Officer In charge of statistical work.

Advice on insurance questions of a general nature.

R F Williams

H W Hunt

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Statistical questions relating to RAF airframe and engine wastage, civil aviation, RAF and civil schools, flying, accidents and training.

Establishment Division for Non-Industrial Staff: Stationery, Printing and Publications (S5)

  1. Non-Industrial civilian staff at outstations, general questions, pay, conditions of service, etc.

  2. Printing and stationery. Duplicating.

  3. Air Ministry Orders, Confidential Orders and publications.

  4. Library and historical records.

  5. Correspondence with GPO on postal and telegraphic matters.

  6. Duty aerodrome passes.

  7. Civil List pensions.

  8. Air Publications and Forms Store.

Name Status Role/Duties
I V H Campbell Assistant Secretary Head of Division
S Robinson Principal Control of S 5 (e) and S 5 (f)
G Tucker Principal Control of S 5 (a), S 5 (b), S 5 (c), S 5 (d) and Library.
S 5 (a)
C J Pridmore

C E O'Sullivan

C W Groom

C F A Field

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

General questions relating to outstation clerical and typing staff, and staff at maintenance units.
S 5 (b) and S 5 (c)
J S Robinson Staff Officer Supervision of printing, duplicating , stationery, and Air Publications and Forms Store.
S V Bacon

S E Johnson

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Demands for printing, stationery and office machinery.

Custody and issue of secret and confidential publications (except for Cabinet and CID papers) and of Office Memoranda.

APFS
W E Charlton Supervisor Custody and issue of Air Publications and Air Force Forms.
S 5 (d)
H E Musgrave

S H Widdup

W B Clarke

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Pay and conditions of service of warders, civilian instructors and marine craft personnel.

Air Ministry Orders, Confidential Orders and publications.

Correspondence with GPO on postal and telegraphic matters.

Duty aerodrome passes.

Civil List pensions.

Editing of AP826.

S 5 (e)
C E Boucher

A E Oakham

W G Shillam

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Establishments and appointments of civilian officers under RAF substitution schemes, civilian officer personnel of RAF Volunteer Reserve Town Centres and Observer Corps, and marine craft officers

Estimates and liability statements.

W G Lockyer

P W B King

T A West

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

General questions, promotions and transfers of civilian officers appointed under RAF substitution schemes and marine craft officers.
S 5 (f)
C W Gull

S Clarke

S Hill

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Pay and conditions of service of clerical staff, draughtsmen, wireless operators, interpreters and watchkeepers at RAF Stations.
Library
J C Nerney Librarian Air Ministry Library.

Custody of historical records.

C Colgrave Higher Clerical Officer Historical research and preparation of memoranda on war operations of the RAF.
J W Pavey Higher Clerical Officer In charge of branch Air Ministry Library in Berkeley Square House.

Secretarial Division allotted to Department of Chief of the Air Staff (S6)

Name Status/Title Role/Duties
M J Dean

H A Jones

Principal

Principal

Co-ordination and correspondence in the department of the CAS
S V Beattest

A J Leakey

H A Bindon

Staff Officer

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Preparation of Air Council letters, memoranda, etc for the department of the CAS

Secretarial Division allotted to Department of AMP (S7)

  1. Correspondence in the Department of AMP affecting regular personnel.

  2. Personnel policy questions affecting, and conditions of service of, regular officers and airmen.

  3. Careers of regular officers and airmen.

  4. Entry, promotion and training requirements of regular officers and airmen.

  5. Entry, promotion and exit of individual officers and cadets and application of conditions of service to individual cases.

  6. Constitutional and legal questions regarding personnel of air forces.

  7. Records of regular and non-regular officers.

  8. Personnel statistics, including estimates of requirements of regular and non-regular personnel.

  9. Air Force List.

  10. Honours and awards.

  11. Ceremonial.

  12. King's Regulations and Air Council Instructions.

  13. Casualties.

Name Status/Title Role/Duties
R Monk-Jones Assistant Secretary Head of S7
A E Slater Principal Control of S 7 (d) and S 7 (e)
H R Ould Principal - Finance Division Control of S 7 (c) and S 7 (f)
C G White Acting Principal Control of S 7 (a) and S 7 (b)
S 7 (a)
N H Tregidga

F W J Hunt

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

General questions, other than entry and exit, relating to officers (eg leave, half-pay).

Transfers between types of commissions and between branches.

Confirmation of pilot officers.

Chaplaincy questions.

Secondment and attachment of officers.

Loan of RAF personnel to other governments.

Judicial and other immunities and privileges of RAF personnel in the Middle East and Far East.

Public complaints regarding low flying.

Interpreter and language questions.

Inspection and training reports.

Iraq and Aden Levies and personnel questions relating to local forces.

S 7 (b)
G A Noble

F C Hall

F W Robbins

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Personal records of officers, including confidential reports and medical boards; secretarial duties for RAF promotion and selection boards.

Promotion and exit of officers.

Extensions of service of officers.

Appointment of short service officers to permanent commissions.

Preparation of nominal rolls for promotion examinations and retirement.

Disclosure of service information regarding officers and ex-officers.

RAF co-operation (other than flying on ceremonial) in outside functions.

Voting of RAF personnel at Parliamentary elections.

Grant of permission to proceed overseas: passport questions.

S 7 (c)
H P Grabaskey Senior Staff Officer In charge of S 7 (c)

Reports to S11 on Reserve questions

S 7 (c) (War)

S S Burridge

A K Howard

S 7 (c) (Peace)

A S Horsman

W F Shanks

W Green

J J Gayer

 

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

 

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Personnel statistics.

Estimates and forecasts of regular and reserve personnel.

Overhead and bulk establishments.

Personnel examination of unit establishments.

Programme of instruction course.

Entry requirement in all branches and trades.

Training and promotion requirements including arrangements for the training of personnel of dominion and foreign governments.

Procedure regarding specialisation, including grant and withdrawal of specialist symbols.

Requirements in civilian posts of officer status in service units.

S 7 (d)
F S Yuill

A Bolton

H C Flower

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Honours and awards.

Decorations and medals (including campaign medals).

RAF participation in ceremonies.

General ceremonial (including dress) and precedence questions.

RAF Benevolent Fund questions.

Band engagement.

Air ADCs and other appointments to the King

Attendances at Court.

Miscellaneous reward questions.

Application for appointment as Yeoman of the Guard.

Day visits of foreign officers to RAF units.

Editing of King's Regulations and Air Council Instructions, RAF section of London Gazette and Air Force List.

Notification of changes in higher RAF appointments.

Casualties and miscellaneous questions connected with accident.

S 7 (e)
G W Dyke

W A Campbell

T J Hardy

F W Godwin

E E Sayer

E H Fish

T Brewin

F E Sheppard

S H Hodges

Staff Officer

Staff Officer

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Entry of regular officers of all branches and types of commission.

Regulations, orders and publicity in connection therewith, including public schoool liaison scheme.

Questions concerning flight cadets.

Short service commission selection board.

Personnel co-operation with Dominions.

Postings to and from civil flying training schools.

S 7 (f)
P J Crisp

G Bradford

H J Cornell

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

General questions regarding entry, exit and conditions of service of regular airmen, apprentices and boy entrants.

Selection of airmen for flying training.

Secretarial duties for airmen's promotion boards (warrant rank and above).

Manual of Air Force Law.

Disclosure of information regarding airmen.

Secretarial Division allotted to Department of the Air Member for Development and Production (S8)

Secretarial Division allotted to Department of the Air Member for Supply and Organisation (S9)

Secretarial Divisions allotted to the Department of the Air Member for Personnel (S 11)

  1. Correspondence in the Department of AMP affecting non-regular personnel.

  2. Personnel policy questions affecting, recruitment and conditions of service of, non-regular officers and airmen.

  3. Personnel mobilisation and man power questions.

  4. University Air Squadron.

  5. Auxiliary Territorial Service (Women)

  6. General questions relating to officers on the retired list.

Name Status/Rank Role/Duties
L F Schooling Assistant Secretary  - Finance Division  
E A Shearing Principal Control of S 11 (c) and part of S 11 (d)
E C Wood Assistant Administrative Officer Control of S 11 (a), S 11 (b) and S 11 (e)
S 11 (a)
W A Macdonald

F S Barnes

Miss L Cahill

Acting Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Policy and general questions affecting the recruitment and conditions of service of personnel in the RAF Reserve and RAFVR.

Regulations relating to these reserves.

Appointment of officers.

University Air Squadrons.

S 11 (b)
W G Magness

J Applegate

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Personnel administration of the RAF reserve and RAFVR.
S 11 (c)
F J Howarth

J E Lambert

G W Mayhew

H J Strainge

Staff Officer

Acting Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Personnel administration of the AAF, AAF General List and AAFRO; regulations of these forces.

Membership of Territorial Army and Air Force Associations.

F D Berridge Maj - Special Appointment Auxiliary Territorial Service (Women) : liaison duties.
S 11 (d)
W Boddington

R M Brock

Miss D Osborn

G C Trumble

Acting Senior Staff Officer

Acting Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

General personnel mobilisation and man power questions.

Liaison with Man Power Committee and Ministry of Labour on National Service questions.

Representation of Air Services on National Service Committees, etc.

Co-ordination in AMP's department of war organisation.

Mobilisation recruiting instructions.

S 11 (e)
A Beckess

J A Earthy

H F Derbyshire

Acting Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Mobilisation of retired officers and officers of the RAF Reserve and RAFVR available for war employment.

Training arrangements for ground personnel (officers and airmen) including retired officers.

Collection of data for estimate (Vote 7) and liability statements.

Press and Publicity Branch

 

Name Status Role/Duties
C P Robertson   Press and Publicity Officer (PPO)
H J Wilson   Deputy Press and Publicity Officer (DPPO)
Press Section
H D Blow

W S Masters

E L Baddeley

R F Tiltman

J R L Hill

T Cochrane

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Assistant Press Officer

Assistant Press Officer

Official channel for all communications with the Press.

Liaison with the Admiralty, War Office, Air Ministry and Press Committee.

Preparation of communiqués, etc.

Press publicity for recruitment and for Empire Day and similar special events.

Collection of information for press purposes from Air Ministry divisions and directorates, RAF Commands, etc.

Organisation of, and issue of permits for press, etc, visits to RAF stations, government civil aerodromes and aircraft factories.

Issue of official photographs for reproduction purposes.

Publicity Section
Vacant

E H Johnson

H J Minchinton

S H Robinson

Officer i/c

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Compilation of publicity matter including brochures, leaflets, etc.

Provision of posters for distribution.

Co-ordination and editing of Air Ministry advertising and liaison with official agents except for orders for insertion.

Organisation of exhibitions and other publicity displays.

Preparation of lectures.

Co-ordination of all film questions (other than service instruction and technical films) including provision and distribution of official publicity films.

Broadcasting questions (other than news).

Secretarial duties in connection with the Publicity Committee.

Publicity expenditure - records and estimates.

All miscellaneous publicity.

Information Section and Bureau
L M Baker Staff Officer Collection and dissemination to the public through the Information Bureau of information relating to civil aviation and aeronautics generally.

Preparation and issue of daily press summary.

Collection of photographs and maintenance of photographic Bureau: applications from the public for lantern slides for lecture purposes.

Examination of newspapers for leakages of information, etc.

Estimates and RAF Establishments Division (F1)

  1. Parliamentary estimates.

  2. General financial questions.

  3. Financial review of RAF personnel and establishment questions.

  4. Principals of financial adjustment with other governments and departments.

Name Status Role/Duties
W G Stevens Assistant Secretary - Finance Division Head of Division
W F Connolly Principal - Finance Division Control of F 1 (c), F 1 (d) and F 1 (e)
J R Smyth Acting Principal - Finance Division Control of F 1 (a) and F 1 (b)
F 1 (a)
F W Mullins

J E Callow

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

General co-ordination and preparation of Parliamentary Estimates and forecasts of out-turn of expenditure.

Financial consideration of proposals affecting Air Estimates generally.

Questions relating to classification of expenditure.

Preparation of AP26.

F 1 (b)
A H Barnes

L Evans

C H Stubbs

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Questions involving principles of financial adjustment with other departments and governments.

General financial questions.

Financial powers of the Air Council.

Co-ordination of Treasury Inter-Services Committee questions.

F 1 (c)
A C D Blanshard

W J M Gladden

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions and examination of proposals relating to establishments of regular Air Force personnel (officers, airmen and nurses).
F 1 (d)
H Harvey Staff Officer - Finance Division Secretary of the RAF Establishments Committee.

General personnel policy questions.

F 1 (e)
W G C Miller

J W H Crossley

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions and examination of proposals relating to establishments of non-regular Air Force personnel; overhead establishments; estimates and appropriation account for pay of RAF personnel.

Proposals affecting intake and training; statistics of personnel requirements.

RAF Pay Division (F2)

  1. Pay and allowances of officers and airmen of the regular air force and auxiliary and reserve forces, and of cadets, pupil pilots and members of Princess Mary's RAF Nursing Service.

  2. General financial questions and estimates relating to non-regular personnel.

  3. Financial questions relating to hospital, dental and medical treatment.

  4. Non-effective emoluments of officers and airmen of the regular air force and auxiliary and reserve forces, and of cadets, pupil pilots, members of the University Air Squadrons and members of Princess Mary's RAF Nursing Service.  Pensions to widows and allowances to children and dependants of deceased officers and airmen.  Allowance to relatives and dependants of deceased nurses.

  5. Indian Non-Effective Account.

Name Status Role/Duties
R C Richards Assistant Secretary - Finance Division Head of Division
K H S Edwards Principal - Finance Division Control of F 2 (d) and F 2 (e)
C J Kirk Principal - Finance Division Control of F 2 (c)
E W Handley Principal - Finance Division Control of F 2 (a) and F 2 (b)
F 2 (a)
A W Wilson

H V Case

J S Hunt

F W Cross

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Pay and allowances of RAF officers.

Liaison with India Office on emoluments of RAF officers on the Indian Establishment.

Emoluments of RAF officers seconded to dominion, colonial or foreign governments, and of British officers appointed to Iraq Air Defence Force or Aden Levies.

Rates of pay of pupil pilots under training for short service commissions.

Pay and educational fees of flight cadets.

F 2 (b)
S Weatherup Staff Officer - Finance Division Head of section
H G Wells Higher Clerical Officer Pay, allowances, etc, of airmen and of British other ranks and native personnel of the Iraq Air Defence force, Aden Protectorate Levies, member of the PMRAFNS and of airmen lent to dominion, colonial and foreign governments.

Health, pensions and unemployment insurance, service gratuities, financial aspects of leave and premature discharge.

D McCall Higher Clerical Officer Financial questions relating to hospital, dental and medical treatment of officer, nurses, airmen, families and civilian employees.

Estimates and forecasts.

F 2 (c)
L H Stroud

F W Nightingale

A H Hibbert

E L Evans

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Pay, allowances, etc, of RAF Reserve, Volunteer Reserve and Auxiliary Air Force personnel.

Establishment and administrative grants to Territorial Army and Air Force Associations, and grants to University Air Squadrons.

General financial questions and estimates relating to non-regular personnel (Vote 7).

F 2 (d)
J W H Owens Staff Officer Head of section
Vacant

F G Petre

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Half pay; service and disability retired pay of officers and nurses.

Non-effective entitlement of officers of the Aden and Iraq Levies.

D J Payne Higher Clerical Officer Preparation of detailed claims against India in respect of non-effective emoluments of officers, nurses and airmen.
F 2 (e)
H Lager Staff Officer - Finance Division Head of section
J A Ackroyd Higher Clerical Officer Pensions and allowances to widows, children and other dependants of deceased officers, nurses and airmen.

Administration of grants from the Relief Fund and the Caldwell Bequest.

E C Durham Higher Clerical Officer Service and disability pension of airmen.

Insurance of loaned airmen.

Supplies and Transportation Division (F3)

Feb 1939

  1. Financial questions relating to rations, solid fuel, electricity and gas, barrack services, non-technical stores, transport of personnel and stores, travelling and subsistence

  2. Preparation of estimates for above services.

  3. Third party claims.

  4. Loss of service claims.

  5. Meteorological Office - general financial questions.

  6. Miscellaneous payments and receipts.

AL1

  1. Financial questions relating to rations, solid fuel, electricity and gas, barrack services, non-technical stores, transport of personnel and stores, travelling and subsistence

  2. Preparation of estimates for above services.

  3. Third party claims and Indemnities.

  4. Loss of service claims.

  5. Meteorological Office - general financial questions.

  6. Financial questions relating to flying and ground training at Civil Flying Training Schools, etc, and civil aircraft hirings.

  7. Miscellaneous payments and receipts.

Name Status Role/Duties
W G Clements Assistant Secretary - Finance Division Head of Division
W E L Courtney (Feb 1939) Principal - Finance Division Control of F 3 (a), F 3 (b), F 3 (c) and F 3 (d).
W E L Courtney (AL1) Principal - Finance Division Control of F 3 (c) F 3 (d) and F 3 (j).
E H Cross (Feb 1939) Principal Control of F 3 (f), F 3 (g) and F 3 (h).
E H Cross (AL1) Principal Control of F 3 (g), F 3 (h) and F 3 (k).
B H Richardson (AL1) Principal Control of F 3 (a), F 3 (b) and F 3 (f).
F 3 (a)
W H Banks

G J Hogben

R J Hodges

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Feb 1939

Financial questions and estimates relating to solid fuel, electricity and gas, including payment of bills and audit of cash accounts.

Estimates for, and rates of, accommodation allowances (lodging, consolidated and furniture) and fuel and light allowances.

Scales of, and entitlement to fuel and light in kind.

Billeting.

AL1

Financial questions and estimates relating to solid fuel, electricity and gas, payment of bills and claims from other departments; audit of cash accounts including receipts for issues on repayment; scales and questions of entitlement.

Estimates for, and rates of, accommodation allowances (lodging, consolidated and furniture) and fuel and light allowances.

Billeting.

Payment to Civil ERFT Schools for accommodation of airmen under training.

Charges for heating and lighting of accommodation at civil aerodromes.

F 3 (b)
R Bartholomew

F S Rae

H Keeton

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions and estimates relating to rations, forage, allowances for rations and forage; water and barrack services; washing of public clothing, scavenging, chimney sweeping and window cleaning; audit of cash accounts; payment of bills and claims from other departments.
F 3 (c)
A E Manning

H E G Nagle (Feb 1939)

E L Palmer

F C Nelson

Miss E C Foulger (AL1)

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Feb 1939

Financial questions and estimates relating to subsistence allowance and travelling expenses of RAF personnel and civilians.

Audit of cash and imprest accounts and claims from other governments and departments in respect of travelling expenses.

Examination of claims for removal expenses (Air Ministry and out-stations).

Issue of imprests and payment of travelling claims of all personnel, service or civilian, employed at the Air Ministry.

AL1

Financial questions and estimates relating to subsistence allowance and travelling expenses of RAF personnel (regular and non-regular).

Claims from other governments and departments in respect of these services.

Examination of service cash and imprest accounts.

Payment of travelling and subsistence claims of all RAF personnel, employed at the Air Ministry.

Payment of claims from railway companies and other carriers in respect of conveying RAF personnel.

Accounting arrangements in respect of civil railway warrants.

F 3 (d) Feb 1939
Vacant Staff Officer - Finance Division Head of Section
S Ranger Higher Clerical Officer Financial question relating to the use of regular air lines and civil aircraft hirings.

Entitlement questions regarding the use of service mechanical transport and marine craft.

Examination and payment of accounts for air carriage of personnel and stores, and continental travel.

S G  Davies Higher Clerical Officer Financial question, estimates and examination of accounts relating to sea transportation of personnel and stores; miscellaneous claims for lock and harbour dues.
F 3 (d) AL1
S G  Davies

S Ranger

Miss C R Duckett
Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer
Financial question relating to the use of regular air lines and civil aircraft hirings by all government departments and services.

Entitlement questions regarding the use of service mechanical transport and marine craft.

Examination and payment of accounts for air carriage of personnel and stores, and continental travel.

Questions, estimates and examination of accounts relating to sea transportation of personnel and stores; miscellaneous claims for lock and harbour dues.

F 3 (e) Feb 1939
B M Robinson

E H Abraham

Mrs C Jarrett

C H Wilby

I W Poag

Senior Staff Officer - Finance Division

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial question and estimates relating to transportation of stores by land.

Examination and payment of claims from railway companies, etc in respect of conveyance of passengers and stores, at home, including the audit of documents authorising movements.

Settlement of disputed claims against carriers in respect of stores lost or damaged in transit.

Audit of cash and imprest accounts and claims from other governments and departments.

F 3 (e) AL1
B M Robinson

E H Abraham

S W Smith

Mrs C Jarrett

C H Wilby

I W Poag

A H Rassell

E B Matthews

Senior Staff Officer (Head of Section)

Staff Officer

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions, contracts and estimates relating to transportation of stores by land.

Examination and payment of claims from carriers in respect of conveyance of stores, at home, including the audit of documents authorising movements.

Settlement of disputed claims against carriers in respect of stores lost or damaged in transit.

Audit of cash and imprest accounts and claims from other governments and departments.

F 3 (f)
H Wilcox

S G Mitchell

C H Stubbs (AL1)

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Feb 1939

Financial questions and estimates relating to furniture, barrack, hospital, and camp equipment, fire fighting appliances, airmen's accoutrements, cleaning materials, harness and saddlery, and medical stores; cash grants to new messes.

Audit of cash accounts and payment of bills; claims by or against other departments.

AL1

Financial questions and estimates relating to furniture, barrack, hospital, and camp equipment, fire fighting appliances, airmen's accoutrements, laundry materials, disinfectants, harness and saddlery, medical, meteorological and educational stores; cash grants to new messes.

Audit of cash accounts including receipts in respect of issues of reepayment and payment of bills; claims by or against other departments.

F 3 (g)
H A Wood

F C Scroggs

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Feb 1939

Financial questions relating to indemnities, etc in respect of third party risks.

Compensation claims arising out of aircraft and mechanical transport accidents and for loss of kit, etc.

Salvage claims.

Loss of service claims against third parties.

Fees to lecturers, examiners, officiating clergymen, part-time medical practitioners and dental surgeons and Aeronautical Research Committee, etc.

Payment of funeral expenses .

Claims for fire services.

Charitable grants.

AL1

Financial questions relating to indemnities, etc required from or by the Air Ministry, manly in respect of third party risks.

Compensation claims arising out of aircraft and mechanical transport accidents and for loss of kit, etc (other than airmen's service kit)

Salvage claims.

Loss of service claims against third parties.

F 3 (h) Feb 1939
A E Fitness Staff Officer - Finance Division Head of Section
L Booth

R W Harrison

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Co-ordination of estimates for Vote 9 and liability statements.

Financial questions relating to charges for training by civil schools of regular and reserve pilots, hire of aircraft for anti-aircraft co-operation, maps, postage abroad, meteorological stores, and miscellaneous services; examination of claims connected with these services.

Payments to meteorological observers and merchant navy agents.

T J Runnalls Higher Clerical Officer Financial questions and estimates relating to clothing, kit and clothing allowances, educational stores.

Audit of cash accounts and payment of bills, claims by or against other departments.

Compensation claims by airmen for loss or damage to service kit.

Replacement of lost medals.

F 3 (h) AL1
M H Hawkins

L Booth

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions and estimates relating to charges for courses of flying and technical instruction to RAF personnel (regular and non-regular); hire of civil aircraft for anti-aircraft co-operation.
F 3 (j) AL1
F B Flindell

H E G Nagle

E J Hall

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions and estimates relating to subsistence allowance and travelling and removal expenses of civilian staff.

Issue of imprests, and payment of claims for civilian staff employed at the Air Ministry.

Payment of claims from railway companies in respect of conveyance of civilian staff.

Co-ordination of estimates, forecasts and appropriation account for Vote 2 subhead G.

F 3 (k) AL1
A E Fitness

T J Runnalls

R W Harrison

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions relating to clothing, kit and clothing allowances, funeral allowances, maps and postage abroad.

Fees to lecturers, examiners, officiating clergymen, part-time civilian medical practitioners, dental surgeons, meteorological observers, unofficial members of Aeronautical Research, etc.

Compensation claims by airmen for loss of or damage to service kit, replacement of lost medals; charitable grants; claims for fire services.

Estimates, audit of cash accounts, payment of bills, claims by or against other departments for above services as appropriate.

Co-ordination of estimates and liability statements, Vote 9.

Material Finance (Ground and Aircraft Equipment) Division (F4)

Feb 1939

  1. Financial questions and estimates relating to ground and aircraft equipment and experimental and research services, including the RAE, Farnborough and the RAW, Cardington.

  2. Claims against or by other government departments, India and foreign governments, and contractors in respect of equipment and stores or of services rendered.

  3. Payment of bills and claims in respect of ground and aircraft equipment stores.

AL1

  1. Financial questions and estimates relating to ground equipment and experimental and research services, including the RAE, Farnborough and the RAW, Cardington.

  2. Claims against or by other government departments, India and foreign governments, and contractors in respect of equipment and stores or of services rendered.

  3. Payment of bills and claims in respect of ground and aircraft equipment stores.

Name Status Role/Duties
C N Knight Assistant Secretary - Finance Division Head of Division
A R Walford Principal - Finance Division Control of F 4 (a) and F 3 (b)
R I Brenton Senior Staff Officer - Finance Division Control of F 4 (c) and F 4 (d). (Feb 1939)

Control of F 4 (c). (AL1)

F 4 (a)
J E Pennifold

J B Heatley

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Detailed estimates, forecasts and appropriation account explanations for Vote 3, subheads A, B, C3, and D to H.

Miscellaneous research and development services and awards to inventors.

W J Smith Higher Clerical Officer Record of commitments under Vote 3, subheads B3, C to H and of Indian Government demand (subhead J2).
F 4 (b) Feb 1939
W W Kemp

E H Greenbrook

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Examination and authorisation of demands for expenditure on armament, ammunition, instruments, wireless, photographic, electrical and miscellaneous equipment.
F 4 (b) AL1
H M Cleator

H R Papworth

T L Weston

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Examination and authorisation of demands for expenditure on ammunition, bombs, torpedoes, pyrotechnics, mechanical transport, marine craft, balloons and accessories, petrol and lubricants, aircraft soft goods, raw materials, portable machine and hand tools and ground equipment.

Questions relating to equipment and stores for inspection services.

F 4 (c) Feb 1939
H M Cleator

F B Flindall

H R Papworth

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Examination and authorisation of demands for expenditure on mechanical transport, marine craft, balloons and accessories, petrol and lubricants, aircraft soft goods, raw materials, portable machine and hand tools and ground equipment.

Questions relating to equipment and stores for inspection services.

F 4 (c) AL1
G E Caudle

H J Weller

L V Jebson

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Examination and payment of bills for technical material, royalties, and awards to inventors.

Classification of receipts and expenditure for technical stores at RAF units.

Consideration of claims from other government departments relating to stores or to services rendered.

Claims against other government departments, India, colonial and foreign governments and contractors' etc, for services rendered and technical and warlike stores supplied by Air Ministry.

Inter-vote adjustments on account of transfers of such stores.

F 4 (d) Feb 1939
G E Caudle

H J Weller

L V Jebson

Staff Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Examination and payment of bills for technical material, royalties, and awards to inventors.

Classification of receipts and expenditure for technical stores at RAF units.

Consideration of claims from other government departments relating to stores or to services rendered.

Claims against other government departments, India, colonial and foreign governments and contractors' etc, for services rendered and technical and warlike stores provided by Air Ministry.

Inter-vote adjustments on account of transfers of such stores.

Works and Lands Division (F5)

  1. Financial questions relating to works, buildings and lands

  2. Preparation of estimated for above services.

 

Name Status Role/Duties
C G Caines Assistant Secretary - Finance Division Head of Division
H W Walsh Principal - Finance Division Control of F 5 (b), F 5 (c) and F 5 (d).
E C Kitts Principal Control of F 5 (a) and F 5 (e).
F 5 (a)
P K Almond

C W B Watford

A A Lindsell

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions relating to works services, land purchases, hirings and scales of accommodation for RAF stations at home (Operational and Training).

Estimates (Vote 4) and liability statements.

Co-ordination of briefs.

F 5 (b)
W Deane

Vacant

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions relating to works services, land purchases, hirings and scales of accommodation for all stations overseas.
F 5 (c)
S G Robinson

F J Nightingale

S J Orchard

L R G Dixon

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Examination and payment of bills for works services, including claims from other departments.

Railway companies' accounts in respect of RAF sidings.

Preparation of claims against other departments for agency works services.

Financial questions connected with works contracts.

F 5 (d)
H G Rivett

L C G Nelson

G L Sabbage

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions relating to purchase and disposal of property; hirings and lettings of lands and buildings; occupation of quarters; works services in connection with RAE Farnborough and experimental and research establishments.

Financial questions and examination of claims in connection with telephone and telegraph services.

F 5 (e)
G C Brown

W A Davey

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions relating to works services,  land purchases, hirings and scales of accommodation in connection with the Auxiliary Air Force, RAF Volunteer Reserve, Observer Corps, Meteorological stations, factories, reserve storage and RAF maintenance units.

Material Finance (Aircraft, Engines, Barrack Stores and Clothing) Division (F6)

Feb 1939

  1. Financial questions and estimates relating to complete aircraft and engines.

  2. Treasury Inter-Service Committee Memoranda

  3. General questions relating to and control of Vote 3.

AL1

  1. Financial questions and estimates relating to complete aircraft, engines and aircraft equipment.

  2. Treasury Inter-Service Committee Memoranda

  3. General questions relating to and control of Vote 3.

Name Status Role/Duties
W B Foden Assistant Secretary - Finance Division Head of Division
H R Camp (Feb 11939) Principal - Finance Division Head of Branch
H R Camp (AL1) Principal - Finance Division Control of F 6 (a) and F 6 (b).
CV Burlton (AL1) Principal - Finance Division Control of F 6 (c).
F 6 (a)
G Wall

J A Dunne

B G R Crockett (AL1)

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Examination and authorisation of demands for expenditure on Vote 3 (subhead C) relating to complete aircraft, engines and spares; airscrews, parachutes and ancillary equipment; research and development work on aircraft; overhauls and modifications.
F 6 (b)
S F Prentis

F P Alexander

H V Painter

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

General questions relating to and control of Vote 3; forecasts and financial statements and explanations for the appropriation account.

Detailed estimates for Vote 3 (subhead C) and general co-ordination of Vote 3 as a whole.

Financial consideration of proposals affecting aircraft establishments.

Treasury Inter-Service Committee Memoranda and instructions to branches on decisions of the Committee.

F 6 (c) AL1
W W Kemp

A K Malyon

E H Greenbrook

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Examination and authorisation of demands for expenditure on armament (excluding ammunition, bombs, torpedoes and pyrotechnics), instruments, wireless, photographic, electrical and miscellaneous equipment.

Material Finance (Capital and General) Division (F7)

  1. HQ and outstation establishments of AMDP, DCRP, DW, DES, Meteorological Office and Experimental Establishments.

 

 

Name Status Role/Duties
J B Proper Assistant Secretary - Finance Division Head of Division
F C Musgrave Principal - Finance Division Control of F 7 (a)
J E Keel Principal - Finance Division Control of F 7 (b)
F 7 (a)
H H Allen

H W Williams

W A Weller

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Financial questions in connection with the provision or use of extensions to contractors' work financed at public expense, and applications from contractors under the Capital Clause.

Financial aspect of war potential and co-ordination of war requirements.

F 7 (b)
F L Bell

G Dunford

Staff Officer - Finance Division

Higher Clerical Officer

Agreements with contractors as to the use of buildings or plant financed at public expense.

Special supply problems and co-ordination between Finance, Contracts and Production.

Financial questions relating to administration of shadow factories.

Detailed estimates, liability statements, and explanations for the Appropriation Account for Vote 4, subhead H.

Directorate of Accounts (D of A)

  1. Air Ministry Accounts; preparation of Appropriation Account; editing of briefs prepared for Public Accounts Committee; general questions on accounting.

  2. Air Ministry cash payments and receipts.

  3. Air Ministry cashier and income tax services.

  4. RAF accounting organisation and procedure (in consultation with the service directors concerned).

  5. Audit of RAF cash and stores accounts at Air Ministry and at units and depots.

  6. Accounting procedure and audit of accounts of Air Ministry depots and establishments, including manufacturing accounts, and of accounts of works units, civil aviation, etc.

  7. Costing of RAF units, establishments and services.

  8. Issue of family allowance, allotments of pay, and certain classes of pensions.

  9. Distribution of balances due to deceased officers, airmen and civilians.

  10. Control of overseas audit offices.

 

Name Status Role/Duties
H W Clothier   Director of Accounts (D of A)
F W N Sibley   Deputy Director of Accounts (Cash) (DDAC)
C Bennett   Assistant Director of Accounts (Cash) (ADAC)

In charge of Accts 2, Accts 3, Accts 7 and Accts 8.

P Cohen   Deputy Director of Accounts (Stores) (DDAS)
A Y Smellie   Assistant Director of Accounts (Stores) (ADAS)

In charge of Accts 1, Accts 4, Accts 5 and Accts 6.

Accts 1
H F O Bence Senior Accounts Officer Head of Branch
Accts 1 (a)
C Cook

E F C Sandford

J E Johnson

Accounts Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Public Accounts Committee briefs.

Preparation of Appropriation Account.

Central record of losses and gifts and submission of losses quarterly to Treasury.

Air Ministry Central Accounts and general accounting procedure.

Air Ministry Trust Funds.

Paymaster-General's account of receipts and payments.

Central record of Exchequer and Audit Department's observations.

Record of grants under Dispersing Order.

Accts 1 (b)
Vacant

H E Vicary

D J Chapman

Miss F C Leary

Accounts Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

General banking questions: declaration of public banking accounts; provision of cheque forms (Form 628); provision of funds abroad and foreign payments.

Financial adjustments with other exchequer departments and other governments; recovery of charges for training dominion, colonial and foreign personnel.

Rates of exchange.

Issue of payable orders including imprest issues to RAF units, works units, maintenance units, etc.

Accts 1 (c)
R C Pearce Accounts Officer Air Ministry Cashier, Adastral House.
W C Robinson

C Green

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Payment of salaries and wages of Air Ministry HQ staff except those accommodated at Berkeley Square House.

Payment of salaries and wage of Meteorological outstation staff at home units.

Payment of allotments, etc, made by Air Ministry staff serving overseas.

Miscellaneous payments by cash, money order or postal draft.

Receipt , custody and banking of cash, cheques, etc, remitted to Air Ministry, Adastral House.

Accts 1 (d)
A E Brown Accounts Officer Air Ministry Cashier, Berkeley Square House.
G H Patman

T  J Flint

S T Warne

E Waring

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Payment of salaries and wages of Air Ministry HQ staff accommodated at Berkeley Square House and outstations of the Directorate of Aeronautical Inspection.

Miscellaneous payments by cash, money order or postal draft.

Receipt , custody and banking of cash, cheques, etc, remitted to Air Ministry, Berkeley Square House.

Accts 2
E J Hunt Senior Accounts Officer Head of Branch and Clerk to the Air Ministry Commissioners of Income Tax.
Accts 2 (a)
G A Ogg

G W H Champness

B W Stearn

Accounts Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Audit of pay and outfit allowances of officers of the regular Air Force, the Reserve, the Special Reserve and Auxiliary Air Force; of pay and allowances of nurses: and pay and allowances of pupil pilots at elementary and reserve flying training schools.

Audit of non-effective payments issued by Paymaster-General.

Approval for last issue of pay to officers leaving the service.

Recovery of claims against officers.

Issue of pay to officers, warrant officers and non-commissioned officers of the Aden Levies and Air Defence Force, Iraq, whilst on leave in the UK, allotments of pay by RAF officers and nurses overseas and by warrant officers and non-commissioned officers of the Aden Levies and Air Defence Force, Iraq.

Accts 2 (b)
F Jackson

R E Hill

F C Gilbert

Accounts Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Audit of allowances (other than outfit allowance) of officers in Home , Mediterranean and Iraq Commands, and of pay and allowances of the Fleet Air Arm.

Audit of non-continuous training allowances paid to officers of the RAFVR, AAF and Barrage Balloon Squadrons.

Accts 2 (c)
F Gatenby

K J Henderson

R J Turnbull

J G S Gardner

Accounts Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Assessment for income tax of civilian staff RAF personnel.

Correspondence with Inland Revenue on income tax matters.

General tax questions and regulations.

Accts 3
G C King Senior Accounts Officer Head of Branch

General questions of RAF cash accounting procedure.

Accts 3 (a)
H Frost

J H Francis

A W Gould

Miss C D J Raves

C H Crompton

Accounts Officer

Accounts Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Approval of cash issues to accountant officers at home (except those administered by Accounts 5). University Air Squadrons, Meteorological Office and DAI imprest holders.

Examination and references of cash accounts at home and from abroad, and of abstracts of accounts rendered by Air Ministry auditors abroad; imprest accounts of Air Attachés, Meteorological Office and DAI imprest holders.

Preparation of booking abstracts for entry in main accounts by Accounts 1.

Approval for payment of remittances made by airmen serving abroad made to persons resident in Great Britain and Ireland, or to the Controller, Post Office Savings Bank for deposit in a savings bank account.

Accts 4
P G Boxall

H P Blyth

J K Garland

R M Youle

Senior Accounts Officer (Head of Branch)

Accounts Officer

Accounts Officer

Accounts Officer

Programme of local audit of stores accounts of all RAF stations and miscellaneous establishment excluding units of Maintenance Command.

Local audit inspection.

Amendments and additions to stores accounting regulations.

Writes-off of equipment, including submissions to the Treasury.

T Mackie

J A F MacKean

H W Pawsey

N F Reid

A R Dudgeon

F Choules

R F Havell

T F J Connor

W T Wyborn

J McL Brown

W McKechnie

H L A Beach

E E Laundy

C E H Collcutt

W H Perkins

H C Barker

B J Hollier

J A Robinson

R J Booth

Assistant Accounts Officer

Assistant  Accounts Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Assistant  Accounts Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Assistant  Accounts Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Assistant  Accounts Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Assistant  Accounts Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Local audit of stores and supplies accounts, etc of all RAF stations and miscellaneous establishment excluding units of Maintenance Command.
Accts 5
A D Donald Senior Accounts Officer Head of Branch
Accts 5 (a)
F C Fayers

J Page

A E Angus

Accounts Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Audit of accounts of RAE Farnborough, electricity costings and valuation of Air Force stocks.

Administration of the service effects of deceased officer, airmen and civilian staff.

Accts 5 (b) and 5 (d)
W C G Bailey

D D Kennedy

L M Hall

Accounts Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Continuous costing of RAF bakeries, hospitals and laundries and special costings of selected RAF units establishments and services.

Priced vocabulary of RAF equipment and priced list of airframe and engine spares.

Accts 5 (c)
T E Hodge

H E Berry

E Boond

R W Ware

P F L Warren

E Black

N E Jones

W Stokes

Accounts Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Audit of works accounts for home stations and Malta: audit of cash and pay accounts of maintenance units, London (Croydon) and Lympne Air Ports, pay accounts of RAE, Farnborough.

Approval of cash issues to above establishment except Malta.

Audit of receipts for electricity and water (Vote 4).

Accts 6
C V Burlton Senior Accounts Officer Head of Branch
F W Verry

F G Smith

Accounts Officer

Accounts Officer

Programme of local audit of stores accounts of all units in Maintenance Command.

Local audit inspection.

Amendments and additions to stores accounting regulations in so far as they are particular to maintenance units and Elementary and reserve Flying Training Schools.

R F G Flint

F A White

C S Crouch

Assistant Accounts Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Local audit of stores and supplies accounts, etc of maintenance units and Elementary and reserve Flying Training Schools.
Accts 7
D F Winter Senior Accounts Officer Head of Branch
Accts 7 (a)
L S Martin Accounts Officer Issue of family allowance and allotments of pay by airmen and compulsory stoppages from pay of airmen, (A -R)
E Pulleng

Miss I Cook

W A Rowell

W H Cousins

Assistant Accounts Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Supervision of clerical staff employed on assessment of family allowance (A - R) and issue of postal drafts, etc.
Accts 7 (b)
V J Mitchell Accounts Officer Issue of family allowance and allotments of pay by airmen and compulsory stoppages from pay of airmen, (S -Z).

Preparation of estimates and forecasts of expenditure in respect of family allowance.

Statistics and miscellaneous questions relating to family allowance.

Payment of post-war service and disability pensions to airmen 9except those warrant officers paid by Paymaster-General) and of post-war pensions and allowances to widows, children, and dependant relatives of deceased  airmen (including certain warrant officers).

Miss A M Knott

F R Tuck

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Supervision of clerical staff employed on assessment of family allowance (S - Z) and issue of postal drafts in payment of that allowance and pensions as above.
Accts 8
E C Lee White Senior Accounts Officer Head of Branch
Accts 8 (a)
J Rue Accounts Officer Control and supervision of airmen's pay ledger section.

Investigation of debtor balances on airmen's accounts submitted for write-off.

Examination of claims from other departments relating to airmen.

Investigation of claims and complaints of discharged airmen in relation to their accounts.

T W Jones

G T Toon

W B Hunt

Vacant

Miss E I Dolphin

Assistant Accounts Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Assistant Accounts Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Supervision of staff employed on the audit and classification of pay ledgers for Regular, Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve airmen.

Check of ration entitlement against rations drawn.

Audit of reserve pay issued to reservists from Record Office.

Examination of cash account vouchers relating to pay ledger services.

Forecasts of receipts and expenditure in respect of airmen's emoluments, except family allowance.

Preparation of ration claims against Admiralty for rations issued to RN personnel by RAF.

Preparations from the pay ledgers of abstracts of receipts and expenditure for booking in main accounts.

Adjustments with India in respect of airmen's accounts on posting to and from India.

Check of establishments against pay ledger strength.

Accts 8 (b)
J E Urbani

S H J Gleave

P H Stearn

Vacant

Accounts Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Audit of pay of civilian employees at RAF Stations, Home and Mediterranean Commands.

Audit of miscellaneous payments and receipts in accounts administered by Accounts 3.

Overseas Audit Offices
C W Evans Chief Auditor (Middle East)  
W R Douglas

H A Cooke

E E Crouch

F J Howarth

A M Flood

J J Watson

Accounts Officer (Middle East)

Accounts Officer (Middle East)

Accounts Officer (Middle East)

Accounts Officer (Middle East)

Assistant Accounts Officer (Middle East)

Assistant Accounts Officer (Middle East)

 
B C Holmer Chief Auditor (Iraq)  
G D O'Hanlon

W C Gale

N E Davies

Accounts Officer (Iraq)

Accounts Officer (Iraq)

Assistant Accounts Officer (Iraq)

 
W J W Bangs Chief Auditor (Far East)  
G Tideswell

S G Champ

R L Bloom

J A Beare

Accounts Officer (Far East)

Acting Accounts Officer (Far East)

Assistant Accounts Officer (Far East)

ssistant Accounts Officer (Far East)

 

Directorate of Contracts (D of C)

  1. HQ and outstation establishments of AMDP, DCRP, DW, DES, Meteorological Office and Experimental Establishments.

Name Status Role/Duties
L V Meadowcroft   Director of Contracts (D of C)
J T Cotton   Principal Deputy Director of Contracts (PDDC)

In charge of ADC (G),C5 and C6: major questions relating to price fixing and shadow schemes.

P J Oldfield   Deputy Director of Contracts (I) (DDC (I))

In charge of ADC (E), ADC (W) and ADC (M)

E L Pickles   Deputy Director of Contracts (II) (DDC (II))

In charge of ADC (A) and ADC (Arm)

G T Jones   Deputy Director of Contracts (III) (DDC (III))

In charge of ADC (S), C10 and C24

E Backhouse   Assistant Director of Contracts (W) (ADC (W))

In charge of C8, C16 and C17.

W F Jenkins   Assistant Director of Contracts (G) (ADC (G))

In charge of C1, C3, C18 and C22.

S Davey   Assistant Director of Contracts (Arm) (ADC (Arm))

In charge of C7, C11 and C13.

D W Howard   Assistant Director of Contracts (E) (ADC (E))

In charge of C2 and C14.

A J Camm   Assistant Director of Contracts (A) (ADC (A))

In charge of C4, C20 and C23.

A T Nichols   Assistant Director of Contracts (S) (ADC (S))

In charge of C9 and C19.

W C Fenwick   Assistant Director of Contracts (M) (ADC (M))

In charge of C12, C15 and C21.

A C Boddis   Assistant Director

Detached for duty with Mission to Australia  and New Zealand.

W A James   Principal Technical Costs Officer (PTCO)

In charge of C5.

H Bruckshaw   Principal Accountant

In charge of C6.

W J Pryce   Principal Patents and Awards Officer (PPAO)

In charges of C9.

C 1
A W Keen Senior Contract Officer Head of Branch
C 1 (b)
W S Facon

C R Jackson

C A Gibbs

C Thomas

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for clothing, including accoutrements, clothing materials, flying clothing (except electrically heated), boots and underclothing.
C 1 (c)
Vacant

F H Flay

W D Hall

J Mayhead

R Henderson

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for textiles (other than clothing and clothing materials), aeronautical fabrics (including proofing), soft goods (including cleaning rags); cords, twines and threads; coal and coke; fire fighting equipment (except self-propelled fire engines); rubber and leather (including sheeting and unarmoured hose); asbestos; medical supplies (other than electrical), bill-posting.
C 1 (d)
H R Puncher

R J Sanders

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Contracts and agreements for reserve of raw materials; work arising from Supply Committees IV and VIII, ARM Sub-Committee and Technical Co-ordinating Committee.
C 2
A C Hamilton Senior Contract Officer Head of Branch
C 2 (a)
A G Rayner

J A Coleby

J M Nicholson

F A Jeffrey

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for aero-engines, accessories and spares (except spares in running contracts) supplied by Bristol Aeroplane Co Ltd; contracts for aero-engine research work (Bristol Aero Co); aero-engine Shadow for Bristol type engines.
C 2 (b)
G Marshman

D C Rylett

R R Bridges

F R Hawkins

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for aero-engines, accessories and spares (except spares in running contracts) supplied by Rolls Royce Ltd and Armstrong Siddeley Motors Ltd; contracts for aero-engine research work by these companies.
C 3
F E Peppler Senior Contract Officer Head of Branch
C 3 (a)
H F Taylor

S G Surman

S Wade

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Security measures at contractors' works.

Employment of aliens by contractors.

Investigations of complaints under 'Fair Wage' clause; contractors' advertising; returns and statistics; Directorate of Contracts questions .

Review of local contracts.

C 3 (b)
L J Trangmar

N E Clothier

B C Jocelyn

H H Jay

Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Maintenance of Trades lists (except Works Services); questions relating to the King's National Roll; Tender Board; issue, abstracting and scheduling of tenders; central record of tendering and of contracts placed.

General correspondence relating to use of firms' capacity.

C 4
H J N Mattock Senior Contract Officer Head of Branch
C 4 (a)
A G Lowe

J P Tourle

D A Henning

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for single-engine land planes (except fighter, training and civil types) and spares.
C 4 (b)
S L Heal

J Roy

J S Congdon

Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for multi-engine land planes (except fighters and civil types) and spares.
C 5 *Reports direct to Principal Deputy Director of Contracts
W A James*

G H Moffatt

L R Barrett

J H Munro

A H Clinker

G D Huxtable

L E Bunnett

W A Thomas

P W Drake

R E Clark

F O Walker

B Lee

L Bragg

A E Monk

P T Mortimer

C J Little

J S Morrill

D R Morley
Principal Technical Costs Officer

Deputy Principal Technical Costs Officer

Deputy Principal Technical Costs Officer

Senior Technical Costs Officer

Senior Technical Costs Officer

Technical Costs Officer

Technical Costs Officer

Acting Technical Costs Officer

Acting Technical Costs Officer

Acting Technical Costs Officer

Acting Technical Costs Officer

Acting Technical Costs Officer

Acting Technical Costs Officer

Acting Technical Costs Officer

Acting Technical Costs Officer

Acting Technical Costs Officer

Acting Technical Costs Officer

Acting Technical Costs Officer
Estimates of production costs as required by Air Ministry, Admiralty or other government departments.
C 6 *Reports direct to Principal Deputy Director of Contracts
H Bruckshaw*

W Gairns

Principal Accountant

Deputy Principal Accountant

Head of Branch

Deputy to Head of Branch

C 6 (a)
E R Wyer

F G Evans

C 6 (b)

J T Matthews

P McCracken

Senior Accountant

Travelling Accountant

 

Senior Accountant

Travelling Accountant

Investigation of contractors' books and accounts relating to costs and overhead charges of airframe contracts (and of engine contracts in the case of Bristol and De Havilland Companies); accountancy questions arising from the operation of the capital clause.
C 6 (c)
L O Hargrave Senior Accountant Certification of imprest advances.

Audit of cost of construction of Shadow Factories, etc, where costs of production are not involved.

C 6 (d)
P G Livingston

E Fellows

Senior Accountant

District Accountant

Certification of imprest advances.

Audit of cost of construction and production of Shadow Factories.

C 6 (e)
J B Grieve

P F Reynolds

Senior Accountant

Accountant

Investigation of overhead charges, etc of contractors (other than those falling naturally under C 6 (a), C 6 (b) of C 6 (g); costs of flying schools; audit of Heston accounts, etc.
C 6 (f)
E D Johnson Accountant Analysis of published financial accounts of contractors and statistics relating thereto.
C 6 (g)
T P Jones

D C MacDougall

J Cowan
Senior Accountant

Accountant

Accountant

Special investigations; costs or overhead charges of works, armaments and instrument contracts.
C 7
H J Rabbin Senior Contract Officer Head of Branch
C 7 (a)
Vacant

H B Young

J J Raftery

H L Tyler

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for wireless apparatus (other than for civil aviation), components and accessories; wireless testing and measuring instruments.

Supply Committee V work.

C 7 (b)
T E Parry

C Wrighton

H W Turner

G B Wardle

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for accumulators, dry batteries and cells; cable aircraft generators; portable electric heating apparatus; aircraft electrical equipment; plastic mouldings; electrically heated clothing; testing instruments (other than AID); wire, copper, electric.
C 7 (c)
F W Gilpin

W T Lack

G L Peel

Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for D/F apparatus; civil aviation W/T apparatus; floodlights, beacons; electrical air route and obstruction light plant; filament gas and vapour lamps; electric motors (fractional HP); petrol electric generating sets.
C 8
L M Snelling Senior Contract Officer Head of Branch
C 8 (a)
F C Wickson

R G Jones

J G Joyce

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Works contracts over £100,000 in value, excluding contracts wholly or mainly civil engineering.
C 8 (b)
F J West

V H C Jones

B A Bennett

Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Works contracts; structural steelwork excluding clothing thereof; Bellman hangers; concrete sheds, hutting; contracts mainly or wholly civil engineering; circulation and record of documents, drawing, etc, and general returns.
C 8 (c)
Vacant

E J Rennie

C F A Rixon

E Cowen

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Works contracts under £100,000 in value (excluding heating, lighting and aerodrome surface preparation).

Trade lists.

C 9
W J Pryce Principal Patents and Awards Officer Head of Branch
C 9 (a)
A C Day Examiner Questions relating to Service patents and design rights.

Patent applications in respect of inventions of persons serving under the Air Ministry.

Questions relating to commercial exploitation of Air Ministry patented inventions.

E F Le Moignan Assistant Contract Officer Questions relating to commercial exploitation of Air Ministry designs and non-patented inventions.
L H G Wilsher Higher Clerical Officer Questions relating to awards to Service inventors for use of inventions and designs.
C 9 (b)
E C Robinson

T B Minett

E A Whittell

E W Knock

Contract Officer

Examiner

Examiner

Higher Clerical Officer

Questions relating to awards and payments in connection with Air Ministry use of non-Service inventions and designs; non-Service patents and design rights; secrecy in connection with non-Service patent applications.
C 9 (c)
P H Goffey Examiner Claims by contractors in respect of the use of their designs which may be referred to arbitration.
C 10 Reports direct to Deputy Director of Contracts (III)
W B Woodland Senior Contract Officer Head of Branch
C 10 (a)
J F May

F E Browning

Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for liquid fuels, lubricants, bitumen and other related petroleum products; ethylene glycol; containers for these commodities.

Contracts for reserve storage.

C 10 (b)
R Gottlieb

A F Rogers

Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for reserves of liquid fuel; arrangements for turnover of reserves, and contracts for tetra-ethyl lead.
C 11
S Crowther Senior Contract Officer Head of Branch

Contracts work connected with Supply Committee I

C 11 (a)
F R Rust

G W Merryweather

E J Pike

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for gun turrets and mountings; gun sights (other than optical); pyrotechnics; CC gear; control handles; firing teachers; wing tip flare brackets; torpedoes; brackets for sights; gun firing units.
C 11 (b)
F H Green

F W Haynes

J W Kitchen

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for bombs and components; ammunition; pistols, fuses and plugs for pyrotechnics; cylinders for pyrotechnics and explosives; transit bases (metal) and ammunition keys.
C 11 (c)
H C Watson

D A Pyatt

H R Burbidge

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for machine guns; pistols and rifles; bomb carriers and release gear; ejector hooks; loading and positioning machines; torpedo locating and recovery gear; practice bombs charging apparatus; belt links; SC1 apparatus; detonator bursters proving apparatus; fuse setting control links.
C 12
H C Vogt Senior Contract Officer Head of Branch
C 12 (a)
R J B Butt

S H Chapman

F C Cooke

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Contracts for machine tools and accessories; woodworking machinery; mechanical testing apparatus; cranes; winches; locomotives and railway rolling stock; HP boilers, cisterns and tanks; air receivers; wind tunnel apparatus.
C 12 (b)
E J Charman

L J E Chapman

J J Sloane

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for engine-driven generating sets; pumping machinery; laundry, bakery, refrigerating and sewage plant; catapults; foundry plant, furnaces, forges and hearths; Diesel, gas and petrol engines; weighbridges; air and gas compressors including spray painting and tyre pumping; disinfectors; steam condensers; lifts; hoists; capstans; ejectors (sewage and pneumatic); purification and filtration, water softening, degreasing, anodic treatment, impregnation, sand blasting, road making, vulcanising and welding plant; magneto and engine test benches.
C 12 (c)
G M Manby

H Young

L D Milo

Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for electric power plant, including switch gear; transformers; motor generators; alternators, rectifiers; voltage regulators; convertors (and installation when required); electric cable conduit and lighting fittings; electric fans; radiators and cooking apparatus; sirens and alarm apparatus; motor generators (Vote 3); storage batteries and battery boosters; electricity meters; auxiliary searchlights.

Major aerodrome equipment eg lifting and haulage tackle; hydraulic jacks; engine erecting stands; bomb loading gear; launching chassis.

Work arising from Supply Committee II.

C 13
F W Filbee Senior Contract Officer Head of Branch
C 13 (a)
T J Gahagan

L Smith

F R Weatherhead

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for aeronautical and optical instruments (excluding instruments for Meteorological Office, AID, DW and experimental establishments): distant reading compasses; automatic controls; oxygen breathing apparatus (excluding masks, helmets and cylinders; observer post equipment.
C 13 (b)
F J Doggett

G G Medland

B G Baynes

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for aircraft magnetic compasses; instruments for Meteorological Office, AID, DW and experimental establishments; barometers; reflector sights, X-ray equipment, electro-medical apparatus; Link trainer, acetylene beacons, radiators, oleo pumps, oil coolers and cleaners, aero wheels and tyres, fuel pipes and cord elastic for aircraft; inspection frames, streamline wires; photographic and cinematographic apparatus and accessories (excluding chemicals and bromide paper), instructional films.
C 14
A W Isherwood Senior Contract Officer Head of Branch
C 14 (a)
J C Reid

E S Wilson

H E Tagg

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for aero-engines, aero-engine accessories and spares supplied and aero-engine research carried out by D Napier & Son Ltd, De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd and all other firms except Bristol Aeroplane Co Ltd, Rolls Royce Ltd and Armstrong Siddeley Motors Ltd; CFR knock testing engines; loan of aero-engines and aero-engine accessories and equipment.
C 14 (b)
R A Caswell

M Hodges

H Draycott

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for aero-engine magnetos and coil ignition; starters and starter motors, ball and roller bearing; screening harness; ignition accessories; aero-engine driven compressors and pumps; auxiliary power units.
C 14 (c)
W J Irving

G F Skipper

R W Brierley

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for carburettors; sparking plugs; primers; air intake throttles; gas starter spares; aero-engine spares and accessories; accessory mechanics services and blue prints; instruction for service personnel at aero-engine works; statistical returns and records relating to all aero-engines; progress payments; notification of approval of aero-engine and accessory modifications.
C 15
E Bard Senior Contract Officer Head of Branch
C 15 (a)
J C L Oldridge

R S Gibbs

J Y Watt

R D T Hopkins

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for motor transport, other road vehicles (including self-propelled fire engines) and armoured cars.

Work arising from Supply Committee No VI.

C 15 (b)
S G McKay

W E G Rees

H C Young

Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for spares, accessories, tyres and tubes for mechanical transport; marine craft, including accessories and stores (other than Admiralty supplies); marine engines and spares; marine bombing targets; collapsible dinghies; agencies for flying boat moorings.

Sales of surplus materials, etc and review of sales conducted locally.

Work arising from Supply Committee III.

C 16
H H Byfield

J F McGlennon

H A Cridland

W Brierley

W Humphrey

R H Prince

P Wilkinson

D G N Malone

Senior Contract Officer

Contract Officer

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Investigation and recommendations for settlement of post-contract claims for extra and contractual payments arising on HQ and local works contracts at home and abroad.

Preparation and periodical review of documents detailing the contract conditions for works services at home and abroad.

C 17
L J Banford Senior Contract Officer Head of Branch
C 17 (a)
H V Williams

F S Cooper

C H Brand

Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for supply of building materials (except timber), steel trusses, joists, sheets, shutters, doors and windows; roofing materials, corrugated sheets, air raid shelters; oil filtering plant, boilers (low pressure) and hot water fittings; radiator testing plant; cooking and heating apparatus (non-electrical), domestic grates, fireplaces; fencing, railings and gates; wireless and water towers, wind vane masts, tower ladders; garages (portable); runways, trolleys, pulley blocks and chains; belting; asbestos and insulating sheeting, lagging materials; petrol, oil and steam jointing.

Proposals relating to, and review of, local works contracts (stores and services) at home and overseas.

Preparation of contract circulars (works services).

Amendments to AP855.

Procedure for local contracts in emergency.

C 17 (b)
F E Halliwell

R W Ley

H F Letten

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts and trade lists for works services: -
  • heating and hot water
  • air ventilation and conditioning installations
  • electrical works services
  • installation of compressed air mains for workshop machinery
  • wireless towers (steel and wood)
C 17 (c)
Vacant

W Sellars

L A E Sharp

R C James

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Contracts and trade lists for works services: -
  • artificers' work
  • aerodrome surfaces and drainage
  • grass cutting (for dried grass production)
  • bulk petrol and oil installations
  • water towers
  • marine and jetty work (constructional)
  • re-roofing
  • well boring
  • tennis courts
  • tree and shrub planting.

Contracts for supply of petrol, oil and water storage tanks, including piping, fittings and meters (excluding pumps); aerodrome surfacing equipment (gang and hay mowers, Diesel rollers, harrows and autoscythes); grass seed; sanitary fittings.

C 18
G F Sudbury Senior Contract Officer Head of Branch
C 18 (a)
A W Savage

J C Bright

L J Chandler

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts Co-ordinating Committee.

Co-ordination of Supply Board and Supply Committee work.

TISC records.

Briefs for Estimates Committee and Public Accounts Committee and questions arising out of their reports.

Delegation of local contract powers.

General contract policy and procedure questions, including those arising out of administration of shadow factories.

Parliamentary questions.

C 18 (b)
C J A Whitehouse

L J T Clifton

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Contract Directorate Handbook.

Contract procedure and organisation - peace and emergency requirement.

Directorate library and historical records.

Standard contracts conditions.

C 19
L M Jones Senior Contract Officer Head of Branch
C 19 (a)
G F W Adams

N A Pearson

H Prater

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contractual administration of Elementary and Reserve Flying Training Schools Nos 1 - 24.

Contract arrangement for special courses of instruction at above schools.

Contracts for use of civil aircraft for co-operation flying.

C 19 (b)
J W Walker

L Noble

F M Taylor

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Contracts for the formation of new Elementary and Reserve Flying Training Schools.

Contractual administration of Elementary and Reserve Flying Training Schools No 25 onwards.

Contract arrangement for special courses of instruction at above schools.

Contracts with educational authorities for the instruction of Volunteer Reserve mechanics and riggers.

C 20
E Woodford Senior Contract Officer Head of Branch
C 20 (a)
R F Payne

R B Powell

V W Pain

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for airscrews and spares; twin-engine, Reconnaissance and GP type aircraft and spares.

USA contracts.

C 20 (b)
H V Little

E F Grimsdell

H L C Murdie

Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for seaplanes, flying boats, amphibians, Fleet Air Arm types, torpedo carrying aircraft, airships and spares.
C 21
O L H Levey Senior Contract Officer Head of Branch
C 21 (a)
Vacant

F J Cobb

A V Claughton

S R Cooper

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for balloons; parachutes; supplies dropping apparatus; safety belts; harness and observers' anchorages; target and target towing gear; drogue release gear; timber, wood and fibre cases, wood paving, sleepers, armament boxes.

Plywood, cardboard containers, gases, transportable gas plant, gas bottles.

C 21 (b)
J Cooke

A J Bolwell

F J Craghill

F J Taylor

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for gases, transportable gas plant, gas and air cylinders; dopes and dope solvents; paints and varnishes; distemper; size; turpentine; methylated spirit; creosote; tar; wood preservative; acids; chemicals; abrasives (emery, glass cloth and carborundum); tallow; plaster; whiting; pumice stone; fluxes; beeswax; glue; resin; putty; polishes; disinfectants; plumbago; graphite; fertilisers; drums; Metals (ferrous and non-ferrous); wire and wire rope; chains; Bowden wire and spares.
C 21 (c)
G A L Jaques

H J Shuker

F J Hill

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Agreements for gas, water and electricity supplies.
C 22
H S Humphreys Senior Contract Officer Head of Branch
C 22 (a)
E Dempsey

H Reeks

H B Ellison

G H Coombs

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for hand and agricultural tools; gauges, AGS parts; general ironmongery, including bolts, nut, nails, screws, locks and fastneners.
C 22 (b)
Vacant

M MacDonald

C H Clack

F R Smith

Miss C Henman

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for barrack and hospital stores (other than textiles); gymnastic and school equipment; cooking equipment; portable sterilisation plant and disinfectors; portable plant and light equipment for workshops, aerodromes, garages and storage units; trollies; drawing and surveying equipment.
C 23
E A Pearse Senior Contract Officer Head of Branch
C 23 (a)
A E Batchelor

Vacant

A Chase

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

Contracts for land planes (fighter, trainer and civil types) and spares
C 23 (b)
R H Phillips

M K Hanson

D E Johnson

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Higher Clerical Officer

General questions affecting aircraft contracts and overhead charges at aircraft contractors' works; statistics; loan agreements; issue of circular letters to aircraft contractors; contracts for research flying.

Work arising from Supply Committee VI.

C 24 Reports direct to Deputy Director of Contracts (III)
F R Barnicoat Senior Contract Officer Head of Branch
C 24 (a)
Vacant

C E F Gough

V A Dawes

Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Assistant Contract Officer

Investigation of sources of supply of petroleum products and other components of aviation fuels, and questions affecting their availability at home and abroad.

Meteorological Office (MO)

Organisation, collection and distribution of meteorological, magnetic and seismological information from all parts of the world.

Organisation and direction of research in geophysical subjects at observations and outstations.

Weather statistics and records.

Under the Permanent Under-Secretary of State for administration.

 

Name Status Role/Duties
N K Johnson   Director (DMO)
R Corless   Assistant Director I

In charge of MO1, MO3, MO4 and MO10.

E Gold Lt Col Assistant Director II

In charge of MO2, MO5 and MO6.

Vacant   Assistant Director III

In charge of observatories

MO 1
C E N Frankcom

J Hennessy

E W Barlow

H T Smith

Superintendent (Capt)

Technical Officer (Cdr RNR (Ret'd))

Senior Professional Assistant

Assistant I

Recruitment and supervision of the corps of voluntary marine observers.

Organisation of voluntary observing ships, including British complement of 'Selected Ships'.

Supervision of Port Meteorological Offices and Merchant Navy Agencies.

Collection and compilation of marine meteorological data from all oceans.

Construction and publication of ocean current and meteorological charts.

Preparation and publication of marines meteorological books.

MO 2
E G Billham

C K M Douglas

S F Witcombe

J Crichton

R A Watson

L Dods

M J Thomas

F H Dight

W H Bigg

J E Belasco

W Hayes

E L Clinch

A A Lovie

T F Twist

W A L Marshall

Principal Technical Officer

Senior Technical Officer

Senior Technical Officer,

Technical Officer

Technical Officer

Technical Officer

Technical Officer

Technical Officer

Technical Officer

Technical Officer

Assistant I

Assistant I

Assistant I

Assistant I

Assistant I

Preparation and publication of Daily Weather Report.

Issue of forecasts, gale warnings, etc, for Press, BBC and general public.

Issue of current forecasts for aviation.

Supply of current information.

Administration of Meteorological Office stations at civil aerodromes and telegraphic reporting stations in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Provision for meteorological requirement of civil aviation in Great Britain and along European air lines.

Supply of meteorological data in connection with civil aviation in Great Britain.

Technical examinations in meteorology for civil navigators and pilots licences.

MO 3
C E P Brooks

J Glasspoole

Miss E E Austin

Miss E H Geake

Miss L F Lewis

G R R Benwell

J Wadsworth

Miss L D Sawyer

Miss G L Thorman

E W Woodruff

J W Pontifex

A T Bench

A G W Howard

Principal Technical Officer

Senior Technical Officer

Technical Officer

Technical Officer

Technical Officer

Technical Officer

Technical Officer

Senior Professional Assistant

Senior Professional Assistant

Cdr RN (Ret'd)

Cdr RN (Ret'd)

Assistant I

Assistant I

Collection and compilation of climatological data for the land area of the globe and the publication of weekly, monthly and annual summaries for selected stations.

Editorial work in connection with Meteorological Office publications.

Supply of information relating to past weather or climatological statistics.

Advisory work in connection with questions relating to rainfall (British Rainfall Organisation).

Care of Meteorological Office library and museum, and exchange of publications with British, colonial and foreign institutions.

Preparation of Meteorological handbooks for naval stations.

MO 4
J S Dines

E V Newnham

D N Harrison

R Cranna

P N Skelton

Principal Technical Officer

Senior Technical Officer

Technical Officer

Technical Officer

Assistant I

Design, supply, issue and repair of meteorological instruments.

Stores accounting for all supplies (technical and domestic) to Meteorological Office stations.

Issue of meteorological instruments to HM ships and observing ships of the Merchant Navy and accounting for such issues.

Provision for the meteorological requirements of the Army.

Organisation and control of the meteorological stations at Larkhill and Shoeburyness and the meteorological staff at Porton.

MO 5
F Entwistle

J S Farquharson

B G Brame

Principal Technical Officer

Technical Officer

Assistant I

Meteorological organisation along Empire Air Routes and transatlantic routes.

Administration of establishments overseas and of stations at Empire Air Base.

Enquires for meteorological data affecting aviation overseas, other than those connected with European air lines ending in Great Britain.

Empire and foreign services not assigned to other divisions.

MO 6
H W L Absalom

C S Durst

F M Dean

Principal Technical Officer

Senior Technical Officer

Assistant I

Provision for meteorological requirements of the RAF in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Meteorological training of the RAF.

Administration Meteorological Office stations at RAF aerodromes in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

MO 10
H L B Tarrant

Miss D G Chambers

Chief Clerk

Assistant I

General services for the Meteorological Office; personnel; estimates; works services (Vote 9E); cash remittances.

Record of printing and issue of MO forms and publications.

Secretarial work for the Meteorological Committee.


Source - List of Staff and Distribution of Duties (Part I) - AIR 20/7512 (Feb 1939 and Nov 1939) and AL1 - Jul 1939

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