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Staff College 1909. Schemes - Indoor and Outdoor - and Notes issued (not including lectures): Senior Division.

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB CR/1909/2 JSCSC
Held at: Joint Services Command and Staff College
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Full title: Staff College 1909. Schemes - Indoor and Outdoor - and Notes issued (not including lectures): Senior Division.
Date(s): 1909
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 Books to read, F-G War, 1870, Col Braithwaite. 2 Outline of theatre of war, 1870, Col Braithwaite. 3 War Office scheme, for practice in minute writing etc. 4 syndicates, The Commandant. 4 2 railway maps of 1870, French and German, Col Perceval. 5 Strengths of British, French and German navies, Lt Col Harper. 6 Scheme 1, 1870. As CGS French army draw up memo and draft orders &c. 14 syndicates, Col Braithwaite. 7 Programme for visit to 1870 battlefields, Col Braithwaite. 8 Reconnaissance of defended port with view to attack on land side. 10 syndicates, Col Banon and Lt Col Harper. 9 Railways in South Africa, Col Perceval. 10 Memoir - how far are strategical and tactical lessons of 1815 etc confirmed or modified by war in Manchuria, The Commandant. 11 4 maps issued for lecture on "Cavalry", Lt Col Barrow. 12 Discuss suggestions in p.118, part 3, FOA 1870, re employment of French cavalry, Lt Col Barrow. 13 1st railway exercise. 6 syndicates, Col Perceval.

14 Discuss occupation of Weissemburg by Douay's division, Col Braithwaite. 15 2 [maps] of position at Woerth, Col Braithwaite. 16 Discuss action De Failly should have taken on 5.8.70. 4 syndicates, Col Braithwaite and Lt Col Ross. 17 As Gen. Staff Officer in Berlin state hostile acts to be committed before formal outbreak of war with England, Lt Col Harper. 18 Continuation of No 8 (Scheme 1). Attack of defended harbour, Col Banon and Lt Col Harper. 19 Spicheren, 2 plans and 1 plate of profiles, Lt Col Ross. 20 II railway exercise - 6 syndicates, Col Perceval. 21 Showing arrangements on beach for disembarkation. Issues for lecture by Capt. Gilpin-Brown RN, Col Banon. 22 Staff arrangements for overseas expeditions, Col Banon. 23 Colmbey, Lt Col Ross. 24 Scheme no 3. Discuss actions of v. Kameke, v. der Goltz, and v, Alvensleben re Spicheren, Colombey and Mars la Tour. 11 syndicates, Col Braithwaite. 25 Lecture - cavalry in battle, Lt Col Barrow. 26 Dimensions &c of British warships and destroyers, Col Banon (Comdr. Jeffreys). 27 Combined naval and military staff tour - papers 1-4 - first tour - general and special ideas. 10 parties, The Commandant. 28 Embarkation scheme. Ist part - prepare instns for movement to docks etc, 7 syndicates. IInd part. Command tables, maps, plans, instns etc necessary, Col Banon. 29 As C. of S. to Macmahon 22-8-70, draw up project for operations of "Army of Chalons". 14 synds, Lt Col Ross. 30 Cavalry scheme. Detaining hostile force, Lt Col Barrow. 31 2 maps - 1 position on morning of 18th Aug and II attack of IXth Corps Gravelotte, Lt Col Furse. 32 Stocks of raw material and foodstuffs, Lt Col Harper. 33 Re foreign officers travelling in Germany, and summary of laws dealing with espionage on Continent, Col Banon. 34 3 of 1870. I position of 10th armies 24-28th Aug. II B of Beaumont. III Sedan, Lt Col Rose. 35 Regns affecting requisitioning in France and Belgium, Col Banon. 36 Von Werder's campaign in the south-east of France 1870-71, The Commandant.

37 Part III. 1st three days work at College with naval officers, The Commandant. 38 SC officers on East Coast, The Commandant. 39 Part III. Re-embarkation, The Commandant. 40 Exercise in setting tactical scheme. Division divided half red, half blue (attack and defence), Col Perceval. 41 Comparison between Walley of R.Po and the Valley of the Severn, Col Perceval. 42 Appreciation; Scheme with opposing forces (Severn Valley); Blueland (Gloucester); Redland (Bath), The Commandant. 42A Operation orders, order of battle and red and blue forces, The Commandant. 43 Billeting in depth, requisitioning and living on the country, Cols Banon and Perceval. 44 Notes and points in connection with Severn Valley staff tour June 1st-4th, The Commandant. 45 2nd exercise in setting tactical schemes. "Advance and rear guard commands". Division divided into two parties. Individual work, Col Perceval. 46 Table of Indian pack transport, Lt Col Barrow.

47 Scheme for staff tour in Wales. I exercise. From all officers - minute from GOC epdn. To C-in-C India, The Commandant. 47A Part II. Ex II. Composition of columns. Standing orders for forces. Staff and 3 parties. 47B Notes for directing staff and train arrangements. 47CNarrative and table of road spaces. 48 Mountain warfare, Lt Col Stewart. 49 Advantages and disadvantages of billeting and bivouacking for cavalry, Lt Col Barrow. 50 Communication scheme, Lt Col Harper. 51 Communication scheme of 23rd June, Lt Col Harper. 52 General idea and special ideas Northland and Westland. Appreciations 1st exercise - opposing forces, The Commandant. 53 Report on training with other arms, The Commandant. 54 Arrangements for tactical fitness examination. 12 parties. Selected schemes worked out on ground, Cols Banon and Perceval. 55 Ordnance depot. General Hospl and supply depot, Col Banon. 56 Combined scheme. Part I. General and special ideas. Reconnaissance of area of concentration, Cols Banon and Perceval.

57 Schemes selected from work sent in, in connection with No 54. Tactical fitness examination, Officers of Division. 58 Notes on, and solution of certain points raised during staff tour in North Wales, Lt Col Stewart. 59 Tables and distributions of Divinl. Signal Co, Lt Col Harper. 60 Combined scheme. Part II. Staff duties. Connected with disembarkation of large force, Col Banon. 61 Combined scheme Part III Staff duties. Connected with advanced base and billeting and bivouac arrangements, Col Banon. 62 Second exercise for "tactical fitness examn." Separate scheme issues to officers on Junr Divn staff tour, Cols Banon and Perceval. 63 Exercise [blank space] writing orders for change of direction of large force. Issues in place of part IV, combined scheme, Cols Banon & Perceval. 64 Points brought out in connection with wildland staff tour 12th-16th July, The Commandant. 65 Staff duties. Arrangements for carrying out a review, 4 syndicates, Col Banon.

66 General idea with special ideas for opposing forces. Preliminary work - appreciations and orders for movements, The Commandant. 67 tactical scheme, night operations. Two sides. Red 7 parties, Blue 1, Col Perceval. 68 Staff duties. Army manoeuvres. 3 syndicates, Col Banon. 69 Trees of Japanese army staff system, Lt Col Barrow. 70 Trees of Russian army staff system, Lt Col Barrow. 71 Points raised in connection with Insp. Staff tour, with 2 appendices, (A) on fortresses by the CGS and (B) on railways by Lt Col Whigham. 72 Syllabus of lecture "Cavalry in co-operation with the other arms", recapitulation of ways in which cavalry can co-operative, and three maps, Lt Col Barrow. 73 Order of battle Japanese forces etc, Col Perceval. 74 Japanese mobilization and syllabus of lecture, Lt Col Whigham. 75 Administration of a training grant. 3 parties, Cols Banon and Perceval. 76 Distribution of troops in Manchuria '04 and syllabus of lecture "Russian mobilization", Lt Col Whigham. 77 Rations carries with field troops in Russian army, Col Banon. 78 Belgian scheme, Part I. 7 syndicates, The Commandant.

79 Syllabus of lecture on & paper of names and lengths of Trans-Siberian railway, Lt Col Whigham. 80 [Map] to illustrate advance of 1st Japanese army through Korea, Col Banon. 81 [Map] to illustrate Battle of the Yalu, Lt Col Furse. 82 Belgian scheme, Part II, same syndicates as for Part I, The Commandant. 83 3 maps illustrating landing of 2nd Japanese army and battle of Nanshan, Lt Col Ross. 84 [Map] showing situation in Manchuria 8th June '04, Lt Col Furse. 85 [Map] illustrating battle of Te-li-ssu, Lt Col Furse. 86 Yeomanry schemes. Ought they to have a separate training manual? 11 syndicates in 2 groups, The Commandant. 87 Cavalry scheme, Lt Col Barrow. 88 Situation in Manchuria, 22.8.04, Lt Col Ross. 89 Home Defence Scheme, Part I, The Commandant. 90 Reinforcements to expeditionary force and base record office (all officers), Lt Col Whigham. 91 Set ofthree [maps] to illustrate battle of Laio Yang, Lt Col Ross. 92 Home defence scheme Part II. 7 syndicates, The Commandant. 93 Instructions for utilization of local resources scheme. 12 syndicates in 3 groups, The Commandant. 94 The defence of India (lecture), Lt Col Stewart. 95 The defence of India. 7 syndicates, The Commandant. 96 Education scheme. 8 syndicates in 3 groups, The Commandant. 97 Illustrating Mischenko's raid, Lt Col Barrow. 98 Subjects treated in Part I of memoirs, The Commandant. 99 On fighting in enclosed country, The Commandant.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

99 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 1909 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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