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Staff College 1905. Schemes, indoor and outdoor, and notes issued, not including lectures: Junior Division

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB CR/1905/1 JSCSC
Held at: Joint Services Command and Staff College
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Full title: Staff College 1905. Schemes, indoor and outdoor, and notes issued, not including lectures: Junior Division
Date(s): 1905
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 Specimen of Fld Book Traverse to plot, Lt Col Gough. 2 Doing and finishing sketches, Lt Col Gough. 3 Discuss effect of modern firearms on Tactics in defensive and offensive, Lt Col Kiggell. 4 Discuss present conditions expected in service rifle for the 3 arms, Inf; Cav: Mtd Inf, Col Johnston. 5 Sketch of Kidney Hill, Lt Col Gough. 6 Tactics, defence of village, etc, Lt Col Kiggell. 7 Sketch of Diamond Hill, Lt Col Gough. 8 Specimens of correspondence précis work, Lt Col Gough. 9 Defence of village on flank of position, Col Johnston. 10 Reconnoitre position for best line of defence, Lt Col Kiggell. 11 Draw up Trees of organisation of W.O, Lt Col Gough. 12 Horseback sketch of position, Lt Col Gough. 13 Contn of No 10. Selection and occupation of outpost line, Lt Col Kiggell.

14 Precis Special Army Order of Jan '05, Lt Col Gough. 15 Establishing posts on road L of C, Col Johnston. 16 Cont of No 13. Make outpost arrangements and fix camping grounds for Divisions, Lt Col Kiggell. 17 Operations between opposing Western (Red) and Eastern (Blue) forces, Lt Col Kiggell. 18 2 maps showing position of armies 15th & 16th June 1815, Lt Col Kiggell. 19 Fortify village to cover Railway Station, and prepare bridge for demolition, Col Johnston. 20 Reconnaissance of position, Lt Col Gough. 21 Defence and attack of railway bridge and tunnel, Col Johnston. 22 Selection of positions of assembly before attack, 2 Divns on the march, Lt Col Kiggell. 23 Draw up Army organisation Tree for India, Lt Col Gough. 24 Horseback sketch and report, Lt Col Gough. 25 Selection of fortified defensive position, Lt Col Kiggell. 26 Contn of No 14. Demolition of tunnel, Col Johnston. 27 Illustrate principles of defensive action with ref. to Comb Training by V.Werder's Lizaine operations, Col Johnston.

28 Armament of Japanese & Russian, employment of Artillery in the field and Siege pieces, Col Johnston. 29 Memory sketch and report, Lt Col Gough. 30 Position of Wellington's forces 16, 17, 18 June 15, Lt Col Kiggell. 31 Instructions re attachment to other arms, the Commandant. 32 Trace course of Mobilisation of own Corps, giving daily detail until complete, Lt Col Stopford. 33 Selection of position for convoy when halted, Lt Col Stopford. 34 Selection of artillery defensive position with sketch, Lt Col Du Cane. 35 Protection of convoy halted at permanent post, Col Kiggell. 36 Scheme with opposing forces. 2 parties Red and Blue. 1st Ex. "Appreciation of situation", Col Kiggell. 37 Select and report on suitable camping grounds for Division, Lt Col Stopford. 38 Re visit to Woolwich and Erith, Lt Col Du Cane. 39 Ammunition supply for a Divn - estimate establishments, calculate road spaces, etc, Lt Col Du Cane. 40 Map of USA showing boundary in 1862, Col Kiggell. 41 Arty in the attack. 1 Draft orders for issue to Corps Arty. 2 Reconnoitre and report on position. 3 State artillery dispositions, Lt Col Du Cane. 42 Cont of No 36. Select bivouac and outpost positions, Col Kiggell.

43 Cont of No 36. Reconnaissance in accordance with wire from Chief of the General Staff of forces. Reports of movements and situation, Col Kiggell. 44 Skeleton map Virginia and Maryland for 1862, Col Kiggell. 45 Cont of No 36. Operation orders for both side, Col Kiggell. 46 Billeting force on march, Lt Col Stopford. 47 Preparation of position for offensive defensive action. Show detail of work, tools, etc Lt Col Du Cane.48 Billeting scheme, with sketch and report, Lt Col Stopford. 49 Road sketch, Lt Col Stopford. 50 Syllabus for exam in Artillery, Mil: Eng: etc, Lt Col Due Cane. 51 Work for 16th and 23rd June. 8 parties different localities, Col Kiggell. 52 Road sketch, Lt Col Stopford.

53 and a half inch map Reading to Alton for use with No 51, Col Kiggell. 54 Problem with Ammutn Supply (1/2 Divn), Lt Col Du Cane. 55 Arrangements for visit to Isle of Wight, Lt Col Du Cane. 56 Discuss courses open to Jackson on 17 April 62, Col Kiggell. 57 Give views of best method of composition and distribution of Art. If Divl Organsn is adopted, Lt Col Du Cane. 58 Arrangements for visit to Naval Establishmwent Portsmouth, Col Aston. 59 Programme of work. Panorama sketches of positions, Lt Col Gough. 60 Road sketch, Lt Col Stopford. 61 Reconnaissance of area of country with panoramas and report, Lt Col Stopford. 62 Arrange for defence of position and write necessary orders for carrying work out (Set by Examiner), Lt Col Du Cane. 63 Staff Tour 19th to 22nd Septr, Col Capper. 64 Staff Tour 19th to 22nd Septr, Col Kiggell. 65 Staff Tour 19th to 22nd Septr, Col Haking.

66 Staff Tour 19th to 22nd September, Lt Col Du Cane. 67 Staff Tour 19th to 22nd September, Lt Col Gough. 68 Syllabus of Military History and Geography. Strategy and Tactics Examn, Col Kiggell. 69 Three maps for us in studying '66 campaign, Col Kiggell. 70 Port of Dorking Defence Scheme. 4 parties, Lt Col Du Cane. 71 Syllabus of Examination in Military Engineering, Lt Col Du Cane. 72 Syllabus of Exam in Staff Duties, Lt Col Stopford. 73 Points for guidance in examn sketch, Lt Col Stopford. 74 Supply and march arrangements. 1st Scheme - Supply. 2nd - march orders, Col Kiggell and Lt Col Stopford. 75 Lecture on Fld Cos R.E by Major Powell, Lt Col Due Cane.

76 1. Discuss handling of command by P.Fred Charles 25/27 June '66. 2. What instructions should Benedek have issued 20th June '66, Col Kiggell. 77 Notes on Canadian Military Forces, Lt Col Stopford. 78 Position of both armies 2nd July 1866, Col Kiggell. 79 a. Defences of Port Arthur. B. Types of works &c, Lt Col Du Cane. 80 Austerlitz, Col Kiggell. 81 Salamanca, Col Kiggell. 82 How far are lessons (strategical and tactical) drawn from campaigns of 1815, '62, '66, and '70, confirmed or modified by recent Manchurian War? Col Kiggell. 83 Summary of lecture by Major Symons on provision of Annual Drafts to India, Lt Col Stopford. 84 Coast Defences of Port Arthur, Lt Col Du Cane.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

84 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 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 1905 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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