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Staff College 1905. Schemes, Indoor and Outdoor, and Notes issued, not including lectures: Senior Division

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB CR/1905/2 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: Senior 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 Fortification of harbour against attack by land and sea, Lt Col Aston. 2 Employment of population of United Kingdom, Lt Col Aston. 3 Organisation and defence of a Line of Communication in war - 1st day, general reconnaissance of country, Lt Col Haking. 4 Railway Exercise. Detraining Inf Divn, Col Capper. 5 Cost of sea transport in war, Lt Col Aston. 6 Railway Exercise. Entraining Army Corps, Lt Col Capper. 7 Naval events of Russo-Japanese from Feb '04, Lt Col Aston. 8 Land operations of Russo-Japanese war from Feb '04, Lt Col Kiggell. 9 Show advantages and disadvantages of invasion of France in '70 by Upper Rhine instead of Palatinate, Lt Col Haking. 10 As S.O. to Napoleon, draw up plan of operations d/- 9 a.m. 29th July 1870.

11 Contn of No. 3. Report on best method of working line with damaged bridge for traffic, Col Capper. 12 Naval events Russo-Japanese war June '04 to Feb '05, Lt Col Aston. 13 Contn. of No 3. March of division westwards through woods, Lt Col Haking. 14 Difficulties and cost of sea transport during war, Lt Col Aston. 15 Tables of British and Foreign merchantile marine, Lt Col Aston. 16 Advance of German Army (III) on 4th Aug 1870, Lt Col Haking. 17 Contn of No 1. Slect positions for batteries, Lt Col Aston. 18 Action at Weissembourg, Lt Col Haking. 19 Battle of Weissembourg, Lt Col Haking. 20 Positions of French and German armies 31.7.70, Lt Col Haking. 21 1st part of disembarkation scheme, Lt Col Aston. 22 2nd part of disembarkation scheme with sketch map of coast and plan of Southampton docks, Col Capper and Lt Col Aston. 23 Disembarkation Staff Ride with Naval officers 28th to 31st March, Col Capper and Lt Col Aston. 24 2 sketches, movements of tropps at Spicheren, Lt Col Haking. 25 Principles of Imperial Strategy, Lt Col Aston. 26 Distribution of 1st Class battleships, Lt Col Aston. 27 Orders & Arrangements prior to despatch of an expedition (part of disembarkation Staff Ride), Col Capper. 28 Memoir; discuss, from modern view, most instructive lessons from battlefield visit, Lt Col Haking. 29 Paper on proposed jetty, issued in connection with Disembarkation Staff Ride, Col Capper. 30 Comparison of Naval and Military strategy (D), Lt Col Aston. 31 Permanent General Idea for work during May and June, Commandant. 32 March orders for Blue force from Croydon to Hindhead. Contn of No 31, Col Capper. 33 Show distribution of French army, Blue local forces in peninsula and table of armed forces in British Colonies. Contn of No 32, Col Capper.

34 Staff Tour 22nd to 25th May, Col Capper and Lt Col Aston. 35 Offensive action by the British Army in War, Lt Col Aston.36 Employment of raiding and expeditionary forces in war, Lt Col Aston. 37 Draw up memo of physical features of Blue Peninsula likely to affect strategy of campaign, Lt Col Haking. 38 Organisation of base near Staines harbour, Col Capper. 39 As S.O. to G.O.C. frame operations to repel possible invasion of peninsula, Lt Col Haking. 40 Reconnoitre tactical features of area of country with view to best lines of advance, Lt Col Haking. 41 Select bivouacs and write halt orders for force advancing through uncivilized enemy's country, Lt Col Capper.

42 Notes on telegraph cables, Lt Col Aston. 43 As S.O. to Red Comdr draw up plan of operations and draft operation orders, Lt Col Gough. 44 Cavalry dispositions and reconnaissance, Lt Col Gough. 45 Laying out Divl camp and writing halt orders, Col Capper. 46 Amplify and criticise paper (M) No 35, Lt Col Aston. 47 Skeleton 1" map of country between Reading, Staines and Aldershot, contn of No 40, Lt Col Haking. 48 General scheme contd, orders and dispositions of cavalry divisions, Lt Col Gough. 49 General scheme ¬es, with map, for Tour in Wales 1st to 5th July, Exercise No 1, Col Capper. 50 Plan of operations. List of parties. Ex No 2, Col Capper. 51 Notes for Superintending Officers, Col Capper. 52 Instns to officers, trains, hotels, &c, Col Capper. 53 1. As C-in-C Red Army write orders &c; 2. Select and sketch positions of outposts and show strengths for 1st and 2nd A.Corps, Lt Col Haking. 54 1. Cav; Div: orders required by para 8 scheme 1 of No 53. 2. Outpost positions and sketch for Cav. 55 Halt and quartering orders for Red Force, Col Capper. 56 Reconnaissance for attack by Red on 19th. Contn of No 53 et seq, Col Haking. 57 Orders for attack on Blue position on 20th, Col Haking. 58 Notes for directing staff for work of 20 and 21st, Commandant.

59 Report whilst attached to other arms, Commandant. 60 Staff Tour 24th to 27th July, opposing forces, Commandant. 61 Visit of officers to Channel Fleet, Col Aston. 62 Furnish report on effect of redistribution of fleet on employment of military forces, Col Aston. 63 Reconnaissance. Appreciation of situation, advance orders, &c, Commandant. 64 Statement of warships of foreign powers, Col Aston. 65 Ascertain to what extent alliances would affect our maintaining a field army on foreign territory in case of war with European Powers, Col Aston. 66 Inspection Staff Tour. OCtr 2nd to 6th. Appreciations and plans from General Idea for framing Special Ideas for Red and Green, Commandant. 67 Operations of 5th German Cav Divn 11th t0 14th August 1870, Lt Col Gough. 68 What events would most likely lead to Gt Britain intervening in violation of neutrality of Belgium, Col Haking. 69 Contn of No 66. Special Idea Green. Appreciate aituation 1st Octr, Col Capper. 70 Contn of No 66. Special Red Idea. Appreciate situation 5 p.m., 1st Octr, Col Haking. 71 Write a strategical study of Belgian thatre of war as S.O. to British C-in-C in command of allied foce, Col Haking. 72 Discuss how German Cav should have covered I and II Armies during last weeks of July 1870, Lt Col Gough. 73 Study of possible campaign in Basutoland, Col Haking. 74 Draw up a scheme for proposed manoeuvres on large scale in U.Kingdom, Col Capper. 75 Contn of No 72. Discuss how German Cav should have been employed to meet situation of evening of 9th August, Lt Col Gough. 76 Salamanca June and July 1812, Col Haking. 77 Movements of opposing armies at Salamanca 26th June to 21st July 1812, Col Haking. 78 Austerlitz No II. Napoleon's advance to Vienna, Col Haking. 79 Defence of North West Frontier India. Offrs work in pairs, Col Haking. Austerlitz No III. Events from 9th Novr to battle, Col Haking. 81 Artillery in Attack ad Defence, Lt Col du Cane. 82 Short précis of course in Imperial Strategy, Lt Col Gough. 83 Sketch of cavalry action in plateau near ville-sur-Yron, Lt Col Gough. 84 Precis of solutions of Imperial Strategy No VIII.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

84 folios arranged in a single bound 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 1906 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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