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

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB CR/1904/2 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: Senior Division
Date(s): 1904
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume, bound, various pagination
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 L. of Commn of an Army (4 Parties), Lt Col Kiggell. 2 Draw up table of rate of fire, etc, of Field guns, etc., Col Johnston. 3 Paper on invasion of France by Upper Rhine instead of by Palatinate, Lt Col Haking. 4 Contn of No 1. Reconn: of roads, Lt Col Kiggell. 5 Strategic value of railways in India and method of military control, Lt Col Capper. 6 Road sketch, Gough. 7 Notes on Mil: Topography (To Jun.D. also), Lt Col Gough. 8 Contn of No 1. Exam of ground on 4.2, Lt Col Kiggell. 9 As officer on Napoleon III's staff show best course of action in prelimy operations against Germans, Lt Col Haking.

10 Skeleton map Metz to Rhine to fill in, Lt Col Haking. 11 Field book traverse, Lt Col Gough. 12 Contn of No 1. Recon for selection of posts, Lt Col Kiggell. 13 Contn of No 1. Recon for selection of posts, Col Johnston. 14 Railway exercise No 1, Lt Col Capper. 15 Contn of No 1. Railway Recon., Lt Col Capper. 16 Contn of No 1. Reqd for Tuesday an Apprectn; Work for Thursday. Defensive measures, works, etc., Col Johnston. 17 Apprectn of Stn 3.8.70 as S.O. to MacMahon, Lt Col Haking. 18 Railway Reconnaissance, Lt Col Capper. 19 As S.O. to Crown Prince appreciate situation 9 p.m., 4.8.70, Lt Col Haking. 20 I. Cavalry raids on L. of C. apprectn., Lt Col Gough. 21 Railway Recon: (contn of No 1), Lt Col Capper. 22 As officer on German H.Q. Staff suggest best means of crossing Saar on 5.8.70, Lt Col Haking. 23 Detail of French Army at Woerth, Lt Col Kiggell. 24 Illustrate teaching of 'Comd Training' in value of cav : &c, by reference to war in Soth East of France 1870, Col Johnston. 25 Sketch map, Hagenau Forest and Country North, Lt Col Haking. 26 Suggest best means of getting Russian Baltic Fleet to China Sea from Kronstadt, Commandant. 27 River Recon: Contn of No 1, Commandant. 28 Scheme for War Game for Offrs of a Divn, Lt Col Haking. 29 How best to meet difficulties of advance through woods, Lt Col Kiggell. 30 Recon: of ground for Autumn manoeuvres, Commandant. 31 Make table for sea transport of A.C. and Cav Brigade, Lt Col Capper. 32 Sketch map of country between Saar and Vosges Mountains, Lt Col Haking. 33 Details of sea transportation of troops, landing etc., Lt Col Capper. 34 Work out General and Special ideas for manoeuvre scheme, Commandant.

35 Appreciate situation at 4 p.m. 15.8.70, as S.O. to Prince Frederick Charles, Lt Col Haking. 36 Explain how 5th German Cav. Could have rendered assistance between noon and 3 p.m. at Mars-La-Tour, Lt Col Kiggell. 37 Reconnaissance of coast, Lt Col Capper. 38 Recon of coast, preceding Staff Ride, Lt Col Capper. 39 Environs of Metz, Lt Col Haking. 40 Schedule for 2nd part of Staff Ride, Lt Col Haking. 41 Reconnaissance, 5 parties, 28th to 30th March, Lt Col Haking. 42 Reconnaissance, 5 parties, 28th to 30th March,Lt Col Capper. 43 Reconnaissance, 5 parties, 28th to 30th March, Col Johnston. 44 Reconnaissance, 5 parties, 28th to 30th March, Lt Col Kiggell. 45 Reconnaissance, 5 parties, 28th to 30th March, Lt Col Gough.

46 Tonnage required by units for "Long" and "Short" voyages. Lt Col Capper. 47 Reconn: under Commandant. Rear guard actions, Lt Col Kiggell. 48 Attack and defence of positions - Cavalry operations, Col Johnston. 49 French movements round Metz 13-15 Aug '70, Lt Col Haking. 50 4 studies of actions etc at Worth, Gravelotte, Mars-la-Tour and St Privat. 51 Staff Tour 6th to 9th June, 4 parties, Commandant. 52 Reconnaissance, 1st Day-Appreciation and Camps, Commandant. 53 Continuation of Ripley scheme, Disposition of force, Lt Col Haking. 54 Explanation re 2nd Line Transport. Lt Col Capper. 55 Marking out Camp, Lt Col Capper. 56 2 papers-Attack & Defence of positions, I Appreciate Confederate situation at Gettysburg, ii Orders for attack, Lt Col Johnston. 57 Continuation of Ripley scheme-Outposts, Lt Col Jaking. 58 Camping, laying out camp, Lt Col Capper. 59 Laying out camp for Army Corps, Lt Col Capper. 60 Continuation of Ripley Scheme- Appreciation as S.O. to C-in-C, Lt Col Haking. 61 Continuation of Ripley scheme-Defence of position, Lt Col Haking. 62 Continuation of 61 Cantonments, Lt Col Capper.

63 Continuation of No 61. Attack by Blue, Commandant. 64 Staff Tour Mountain Warfare (1/2 Division), Lt Col Haking; Opposing forces with capitals, Lt Col Kiggell. 65 Staff Tour RED-Cheltenham; (1/2 Division), Lt Col Capper; BLUE Southampton, Lt Col Gough. 66 Covering retreat of disorganized force, Lt Col Haking. 67 Arrangements for review, Lt Col Capper. 68 Staff duties during & after battle. 69 Retirement of disorganised force, Lt Col Capper. 70 Detached force operating against invader, Commandant. 71 Description of unit &c to which attached during summer vacation, Commandant. 72 River Reconnaissance, Lt Col Capper. 73 March orders, rear-guard action etc, Commandant. 74 Forcing passage of a river (example Duero), Lt Col Haking. 75 Discuss lessons (strategical and tactical) of Salamanca Campaign, Lt Col Haking. 76 Proposals for Scheme of Manoeuvres 1905 parties representing Army Council, Lt Col Capper. 77 Recon: Re-embrkation of defeated invading force, Lt Col Capper. 78 Inspection Staff Ride. Opposing forces 2 parties Red (Bristol) Blue (Oxford), Commandant. 79 Review campaign of 1805 from Ulm to Austerlitz, Lt Col Haking. 80 Imperial Strategy No. II. Ascertain what foreign territory is bulnerable by raiding forces, Lt Col Aston. 81 Study of possible campaign in Basutoland, Lt Col Haking. 82 As C. of S. Japanese Army, appreciate situation in Far East as at present, Commandant. 83 Continuation of No. 76. Prepare map of area, Lt Col Capper. 84 Battle of Salamanca, Lt Col Haking. 85 Discuss operations round Chancellorsville 1863, Lt Col Haking. 86 Austerlitz, Lt Col Haking. 87 Egypt-Nile Delta, Lt Col Haking. 88 Attack on Foreign trade etc, Paper (M), Lt Col Haking. 90 Amplify and criticise No. 88, Lt Col Aston. 91 Prepare summary for & against France and Spain forming alliance, Lt Col Aston. 92 Defence of Indian Frontier (with state and 2 maps), Commandant. 93 Sketch map Battle of the Alma, Lt Col Haking. 94 Telegraph cables in war. Paper (F.2), Lt Col Aston. 95 I. Germanic Confederation in 1866, Lt Col Haking. 96 Tables showing trade of United Kingdom, Lt Col Aston. 97 II. Germanic Confederation in 1866, Lt Col Haking. 98 Details of armies in 1866 campaign, with map, Lt Col Haking. 99 2 maps 1866 campaign, Lt Col Haking. 100 Tratenau to Nachod, Lt Col Haking. 101 War Game. Investment of Windsor by Invaders, Commandant. 102. Continuation of No. 101 Operations of Field Armies, Commandant. 103 1866. Positions of Austrians and Prussians on 28th and 29th, Lt Col Haking.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

103 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 at the JSCSC, record 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, 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:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

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

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