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Distribution of Duties - Air Ministry (1945)

Department of the Air Member for Supply and Organisation

Department of the Air Member for Supply and Organisation (AMSO)


Name Status/Rank Role/Duties/Notes
Sir Christopher L Courtney (AL38)

Sir Leslie Hollinghurst (AL45)



Air Member for Supply and Organisation (AMSO)
  1. Organisation of RAF in peace and war.
  2. Provision of all approved (standard) technical and warlike equipment for the RAF.
  3. Provision of all non-technical supplies and foodstuffs for the RAF.
  4. Transportation.
  5. Works Services.
  6. Air Ministry representative on the Principal Administrative Officers Committee.
  7. Servicing and Maintenance (AL45)
A L M Carey (AL38)

R N Gilling (AL45)

Principal Private Secretary to AMSO
R K Harvey   Assistant Private Secretary to AMSO
L N T S Campbell Higher Clerical Officer Branch Security Officer

Supervision of clerical staff

L C Studd Temporary Assistant Statistical records

Branch Security Officer

Sir John S T Bradley AM Deputy AMSO (D/AMSO)
  1. Control of DGE, DGSM, DCG and CGE.
  2. Questions relating to RAF MT establishments which cannot be settled by DGO.
  3. Air Ministry representative on Oil Control Board.
W W Green Staff Officer Private  Secretary to D/AMSO
D I Smith Wg Off Wing Officer (S & O)

Responsibility for ensuring that proper attention is paid to the peculiar problems of the WAAF in all matters for which the AMSO's Department id responsible, and advise to AMSO and his Department generally on all such questions.

Responsibility for the control and welfare of all WAAF personnel employed in AMSO's Department.

AL39 - Jul 1945 and AL45 - Dec 1945

Source - List of Staff and Distribution of Duties, January 1945 - AIR 20/7518 (AL39 - Jul 1945 and AL45 - Dec 1945)

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