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Staff College 1904. Schemes, indoor and outdoor and notes issued, not including lectures: Junior Division.

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB CR/1904/1 JSCSC
Held at: Joint Services Command and Staff College
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Full title: Staff College 1904. Schemes, indoor and outdoor and notes issued, not including lectures: Junior Division.
Date(s): 1904
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume, bound, 90 folios
Name of creator(s): Directing Staff, Staff College Camberley


Administrative/Biographical history:

Staff College, Camberley, was inaugurated in 1862 to provide Staff training to British Army officers, and remained in existence until 1997 when single-Service Staff training was ended. Staff Training for the British Army is now conducted by the Joint Services Command and Staff College.


Scope and content/abstract:

1 Specimen of Fld Book Traverse to plot, Lt Col Heard. 2 Draw diagram of constn of W.O. Home & India, Lt Col Capper. 3 Contour skeleton map, Lt Col Gough. 4 Precis recommendations made by committee on W.O. organisation, Lt Col Capper. 5 Changes in tactics due to S.A. War, Lt Col Kiggell. 6 Sketch map showing positions of Allies & French in Spain & Portugal, Lt Col Haking. 7 Skeleton map of Virginia to fill in, Lt Col Haking. 8 Plane-table sketch, Lt Col Gough. 9 Sketch of Turf Hill & Saddleback, Lt Col Gough. 10 Series of short lectures based on "Combined training" to Regtl Officers, Lt Col Kiggell. 11 Rapid horseback sketch, Lt Col Gough. 12 Review situation prior to 11.7.61 as S.O. to McDowell, Lt Col Haking. 13 Correct Tables LVI, LVII. LIX & LXI W.E. in accordance with recent changes. 14 Horseback sketch, Lt Col Hough. 15 Tactics No 3. Prepare lecture on "Combined Training" pp. 37 - 68, Lt Col Kiggell. 16 Road sketch, Lt Col Gough. 17 Quote para in "Combined Training" which best illustrate battle of Bull Run, Lt Col Kiggell. 18 Road report, Lt Col Gough. 19 Road report - on bicycles, Lt Col Gough. 20 Precis of 2nd report of W.O. Committee, Lt Col Capper. 21 Write orders Kimball should have issued at Kernstown about 4.30 p.m., Lt Col Kiggell. 22 Fill in and complete map. Contn of No 19, Lt Col Gough. 23 Ride over area of country with view to making memory sketch later. 24 Compare French and our systems of ranging when using indirect fire, Col Johnston. 25 Make table of road spaces occupied by units in W.Est. when in normal order of march, Lt Col Capper. 26/27 Two specimens of freehand drawing, line work, Lt Col Gough. 28 March Orders of Infy Division, Lt Col Capper. 29 Orders, As C. of Staff write operation Orders as for battle of Adowa. 30 Selection of camping grounds, Lt Col Gough. 31 Discuss strategic lessons to be learnt from American Campaign between 24.3 and 17.5.62, Lt Col Haking. 32 Defence of river line, passages, etc., Col Johnston. 33 Panoramic sketches and report, Lt Col Gough. 34 Outposts, Lt Col Kiggell. 35 Details of report required while attached to other arms, Commandant. 36 "Road Spaces" of troops in march formation, Lt Col Capper. 37 River reconnaissance & report, Lt Col Gough. 38 Defence of advanced position with appreciation, Lt Col Kiggel. 39 Continuation of No. 32. Distribution of troops. Details of fortification &c., Lt Col Kiggell. 40 Summary of lectures in artillery 1904, Col Johnston. 41 Example for précis & indexing, Lt Col Gough. 42 Make tabular statement of forces in colonies, Lt Col Gough. 43 River reconnaissance. River Blackwater, Lt Col Gough. 44 Continuation of 38 & 39, Lt Col Kiggell. 45 Discuss probable effect of Napoleon's advancing by Mons in 1815, Lt Col Kiggell. 46 Programme of visit to Woolwich & Chatham, Col Johnston. 47 Continuation of No 44. Counterstroke by G. Reserve, Lt Col Kiggell. 48 Syllabus of Military Engineering, Col Johnston. 49 Theatre of War. Waterloo Campaign, Col Johnston. 50 Defence of Post. Estimate of Time. Tools. &c, Col Johnston. 51Protection of convoy through hostile country, Lt Col Kiggell. 52 Advanced guard-outposts. Sketch & report, Lt Col Gough. 53 Securing passages of River Blackwater, Col Johnston. 54 Rear Guard action, Lt Col Kiggell. 55 Visit to Isle of Wight, Col Johnston. 56 Sum up report of Isle of Wight defences &c, Col Johnston. 57 Horseback sketch, Lt Col Gough. 58 Explain course of Reservist & corps - Mobilization to Embarkn., Lt Col Gough. 59 Details of ammunition of artillery in the Field, Col Johnston. 60 5 maps Waterloo Campaign 16th June 1815, Lt Col Kiggell. 61 Map, Waterloo, morning of the battle, Lt Col Kiggell. 62 Map, Sketch map 1866 campaign, Lt Col Kiggell. 63 S.R. 26th - 29th September, Lt Col Kiggell. 64 Estimate supplies available for detached force. Nature & amount with map, Col Johnston. 65 S.R. 26th-29th September, Col Johnston. 66 S.R. 26th-29th September, Lt Col Gough. 67 Preliminary orders &c. and instructions for party, Lt Col Kiggell. 68 S.R. 26th-29th September, Lt Col Haking; I. General situation. II. Special Idea Red, Lt Col Capper. 69 Syllabus. Staff Duties & Organisation, Lt Col Gough. 70 Camping scheme with outposts, Lt Col Kiggell. 71 Supplies &c. for 2 A.C. & Cav Divn; I. Forecast of supplies. II. Reports, Col Johnston. 72 Continuation of No 70, Lt Col Kiggell. 73 Supply No. 3. Describe arrangements in any British campaign, Col Johnston. 74 Scheme for inter-communication by telegraph of Cav. Bde. Of Advance Guard, Lt Col Gough. 75 Moltke's prospects for 1866 campaign, Lt Col Kiggell. 76 Staff Ride at Reading. See no 65, Col Johnston. 77 Raid on L. of C. of main army, Lt Col Kiggell. 48 1866 Campaign. What steps might each side have taken to mislead adversary? Lt Col Kiggell. 79 Intelligence report of any country abroad known to officers, Lt Col Gough. 80 March orders. 2nd A.C. Continuation of No 70, Lt Col Kiggell. 81 As Intelligence officer draw up memo of Corps requirements for detached force in Persia. 82 March of A.C. to attacj position, Lt Col Kiggell. 83 Supply & Transport. Employment of Mechanical transport in the field, Col Johnston. 84 Comparison of organisation of German, Russian, & English W.O. systems. 85 Syllabus for examination in Military History &c, Lt Col Kiggell. 86 Syllabus for examination in Field Artillery & Supply, Col Johnston. 87 The soldier's ration in peace & war, Col Johnston. 88 Brief Austrian appreciation of evening of 26th June 1866, also orders &c, Benedek should have issued. 89 Contn of No 82. Orders for attack. Lt Col Kiggell. 90 Supply scheme No 5. Siege of Hong Kong, Col Johnston. 91 As S.O. on Wellington's Staff suggest scheme for establishing rapid communication to scattered forces. 92 Arrangements for advanced base for Supply, Col Johnston. 93 Supply No 6. Contn. Of No. 90, Col Johnston. 94 Position of armies evening of 2nd July 1866, Ly Col Kiggell. 95 Principles of martial law, Lt Col Gough. 96 Contn. Of 90. Paper of food values, Col Johnston. 97 Contn. Of No. 90. Estimate of rations available, daily scale &c.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

90 folios bound in a single volume

Conditions governing access:

The collection is open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of a letter of introduction.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Head of Library Services, Joint Services Command and Staff College.

Finding aids:

Contents listing at front of volume. OPAC available at the JSCSC. Record available on AIM25.

Archival Information

Archival history:

A lack of any proper records makes it difficult to write any history of the Staff College, including that of its archives. Created by the Army Staff College, Camberley (1862-1997) the collection was housed in the Library at Camberley. The collection consists of schemes of work, exercises, precis lectures, reports, notes, administrative instructions and other documents relating to the course of studies offered by Camberley during the period and covers the period 1903 to 1997. The collection is not continuous, in part due to the exigencies of war (the college was closed from 1914 to 1918) and the administrative decision made in 1940 to destroy records. Since 2000 the collection has been securely housed in the JSCSC.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Created for the 1904 course at Staff College, Camberley. Received at the JSCSC on the occasion of the closure of Staff College, Camberley in 1997.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Camberley 'Reds' collection, 1903-1913, 1919, 1923, 1929, 1933, 1935, 1937-1945, and 1947-1997.

Publication note:

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Finding aid prepared Mar 2012

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