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Staff College 1911. Schemes, notes, etc. issued during the year 1911. Junior Division.

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB CR/1911/1 JSCSC
Held at: Joint Services Command and Staff College
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Full title: Staff College 1911. Schemes, notes, etc. issued during the year 1911. Junior Division.
Date(s): 1911
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 History of the British army, Lt Col Whigham. 2 Exercise: calculation of time and space, Lt Col Whigham. 3 Marches: exercises I, II, III and IV, Lt Col Ballard. 4 1796 campaign, I, Lt Col Stewart. 5 Exercise in writing orders (1st), Lt Col Whigham. 6 Artillery lecture, No 1, Lt Col Furse. 7 Artillery lecture, No 2, Lt Col Furse. 8 Artillery exercise No 1, Lt Col Furse. 9 1796-7 campaign, No 2 - Rivoli, Lt Col Stewart. 10 A) Arms administration prior to Crimean War. B) Mr Cardwell's system, Lt Col Whigham.

11 1800 campaign - Marengo, Lt Col Stewart. 12 Notes on strategy (Col Henderson), Lt Col Stewart. 13 Artillery lecture, No 3, Lt Col Furse. 14 Artillery lecture, No 4, Lt Col Furse. 15 1805 campaign - Ulm, Lt Col Stewart. 16 1805 campaign - after Ulm to Austerlitz, No 2, Lt Col Stewart. 17 1805 campaign - Austerlitz, Lt Col Stewart. 18 Exercise on 1805 campaign, Lt Col Stewart. 19 Exercise in writing orders (2nd), Lt Col Whigham. 20 1806 campaign - Jena, Lt Col Ross. 21 Tactical lecture (5) - 'Defence', Lt Col Ballard. 22 Exercise - railway calculations, Lt Col Bols. 23 Artillery lecture No 5, 'In Defence', Lt Col Furse. 24 Artillery lecture No 5, 'fire tactics', Lt Col Furse. 25 Organization exercise - M.I - 'war', Lt Col Hoskins. 26 Appreciation of a situation, hints on, the Commandant. 27 Instructions on writing papers on military subjects, The Commandant. 28 Artillery lecture No 7 - 'horse artillery', Lt Col Furse. 29 Military engineering exercise (1), Lt Col Fowler. 30 Exercise in writing orders, No 3, Lt Col Whigham. 31 Cardwell reforms, Lt Col Whigham. 32 "Return" showing rank and file sent to India, Lt Col Hull. 33 Reorganisation of the T and S, Col Foster. 34 '1812' (skeleton map), Lt Col Ballard. 35 Military engineering exercise No 2, Lt Col Fowler. 36 Artillery lecture No 9 (heavy artillery and Howitzers), Lt Col Furse. 37 Artillery exercise No 2, Lt Col Furse. 38 'Colenso', Lt Col Furse. 39 Artillery lecture No 10 (mountain artillery), Lt Col Furse.

40 Artillery lecture No 11 (organisation), Lt Col Furse. 41 Exercise 'drafts', Lt Col Hull. 42 Horse and remount establishments, Lt Col Bols. 43 Tactical exercise; 6 syndicates under directing staff, Lt Col Stewart. 44 1814 tactical campaign, No 1. Maps 1) France etc 2) 1814 and insert 3) Vauchamp 4) General theatre, Lt Col Stewart. 45 Reconnaissance (1) - exercise, Lt Col Roper. 46 1814 campaign, No 2, Lt Col Stewart. 47 1814 campaign No 3, Lt Col Stewart. 48 Scheme. Report and sketch required. 12 syndicates, Lt Col Furse. 49 1815 campaign, No 1, Lt Col Stewart. 50 Organisation of staff duties in the field, Lt Col Whigham. 51 1815 campaign, No 2 (before Waterloo), Lt Col Stewart. 52 "Billets" (lecture), Lt Col Roper. 53 'Training with other arms' - (attachment) - report reqd, Col Gough.

54 Campaign of 1815, No 3, Lt Col Stewart. 55 Campaign of 1815, No 4, Lt Col Stewart. 56 Paper required on 1815 campaign (memoir), the Commandant. 57 Reconnaissance for 31st March, Lt Col Roper. 58 Analysis peace establishment, Sqdn Br. Cavalary, Lt Col Whigham. 59 Resume of Napoleonic warfare (1), Lt Col Stewart. 60 Resume of Napoleonic warfare (2), Lt Col Stewart. 61 Cavalry indoor scheme, No 1, Lt Col Greenly. 62 Reconnaissance for 12th, Lt Col Roper. 63 "Frederick the great", Lt Col Ballard. 64 'Co-operation between the various arms' (Conference on paper on), The Commandant. 65 messages and signals, instructions re, Lt Col Whigham. 66 Mobilisation exercise (indoor), Lt Col Hull. 67 American Civil War (outline United States), Lt Col Ballard. 68 Reconnaissance (4) for 1/5 (mounted), Lt Col Roper. 69 Instructions for finishing sketches, Lt Col Roper. 70 American Civil War (4), Lt Col Stewart. 71 American Civil War, exercise on, Lt Col Stewart. 72 Cavalry scheme (22nd-23rd May), Lt Col Greenly. 73 Tactical exercise (for 25th May), Lt Col Stewart. 74 American Civil War (5) - Kernstown, Lt Col Stewart. 75 Reconnaissance exercise, Lt Col Roper. 76 Outdoor exercise (staff duties in action), Lt Col Whigham. 77 Field fortifications (exercise) - May 30/31, Lt Col Fowler. 78 Reconnaissance exercise, 1st June, Lt Col Roper.79 Paper on machine guns, Lt Col Hoskins. 80 Tactical exercise, Lt Col Stewart. 81 Artillery lecture "coast defence" (1), Lt Col Furse. 82 Artillery lecture "coast defence" (2), Lt Col Furse. 83 Artillery lecture "coast defence" (3), Lt Col Furse.

84 Reconnaissance (mounted), Lt Col Roper. 85 Railway control exercise (1) - 9th June, Lt Col Bols. 86 Tactical exercise 'advanced guard', Lt Col Ballard. 87 Intelligence and reconnaissance course (indoor), Lt Col Whigham. 88 Notes on the printing company, RE, Lt Col Whigham. 89 Artillery lecture 'coast defence' (4), Lt Col Furse. 90 Staff tour 27th - 29th June, Lt Cols Whigham, Hoskins. 91 Staff tour 27th - 29th June, Lt Col Ross. 92 Staff tour 27th - 29th June, Lt Col Ballard. 93 Tactical exercise 'retreat after an action', Lt Col Stewart. 94 Course of instruction in artillery (syllabus), Lt Col Furse. 95 Reconnaissance 'defensive position', Lt Col Roper. 96 Appreciation of the situation, 12/6/1815, The Commandant. 97 Memory reconnaissance (mounted), Lt Col Roper. 98 Paper on staff duties (Egypt), Lt Col Whigham. 99 Mil. Engineering, practical examination (syllabus) Lt Col Fowler. 100 Tactical exercise, July 10th, Lt Col Ballard. 101 Railway control exercise (2) - 11th July, Lt Col Bols. 102 Work in No10 district and record office, Lt Col Hull. 103 American Civil War, Notes No 8, Lt Col Stewart. 104 Reconnaissance, 18th July, Lt Col Roper. 105 'Protection' - July 21st, Lt Col Hull. 106 Transport and supply services, Col Foster. 107 American Civil War, 1862 'Gettysburg', Lt Col Furse. 108 Exercise 'use of demolitions and obstacles', Lt Col Fowler. 109 Cavalry exercise, 28th July (indoor), Lt Col Greenly. 110 'Stars surrounding North Pole', Col Perceval. 111 Railways: designation of personnel, Lt Col Bols. 112 Egypt: establishment of staff office at HQ; and memo for guidance of staff of army of occupation, Lt Col Whigham. 113 Reconnaissance, 4th October, Lt Col Roper. 114 Railway systems of Australia, Lt Col Hoskins. 115 Allotment of staff duties in a territorial division, Lt Col Hull. 116 Syllabus for examination in 'military history and geography' and 'strategy and tactics', Dec 1911, Lt Col Stewart. 117 Syllabus of military engineering, Lt Col Fowler. 118 Reconnaissance, 9th October, Lt Col Roper. 119 Paper on imperial general staff, Lt Col Hoskins. 120 Cavalry tactical exercise, 13th October, Lt Cols Whigham & Greenly. 121 Administrative exercise, 17th October, Col Foster. 122 Campaign of 1866, notes No 1, Lt Col Stewart. 123 Campaign of 1866, notes No 2, Lt Col Stewart. 124 Campaign of 1866, notes No 3, (Moltke's projects), Lt Col Stewart. 125 Campaign of 1866, exercise I, Lt Col Stewart. 126 Territorial force: pay & allowances (W.O letter No 9 / General no/2339 F4, 17.12.10), Lt Col Hull. 127 Campaign of 1866, notes No 4, Lt Col Stewart. 128 Night operations, 24th/25th October, Lt Col Whigham. 129 L. of C. establishments - organization administrative services (war), Col Foster. 130 Syllabus for examination in staff duties, organisation, and administration, Lt Col Gough. 131 Syllabus for examination in supply, transport and remounts, Col Foster. 132 Syllabus for examination in military, martial, and international law, Lt Col Bols. 133 Tactical exercise - 26th and 30th October, Lt Col Stewart.

134 Military aviation, Captn Brooke-Popham. 135 Preparation of schemes for tactical exercises, Lt Col Whigham. 136 Exercise in preparation of schemes for field operations, Lt Col Whigham. 137 Paper on education of officers, Lt Col Roper. 138 Campaign of 1866, notes No 5, and Moltke's orders, 22nd June, Lt Col Stewart. 139 Correspondence between Benedek, Crown Prince and Clam Gallas, Lt Col Stewart. 140 Campaign of 1886, notes No 6, Lt Col Stewart. 141 Campaign of 1886, notes No 7, Lt Col Stewart. 142 Campaign of 1886, exercise (2), Lt Col Stewart. 143 Campaign of 1886, notes No 8, Lt Col Stewart. 144 Campaign of 1886, notes No 9, Lt Col Stewart. 145 Map of Zululand, etc, Lt Col Ballard. 146 Campaign of 1866, notes No 10, Lt Col Stewart. 147 Advantages and disadvantages, billeting v bivouacking cavalry, Lt Col Greenly. 148 Graphic illustration of the march and supply of 2 divisions, Col Foster. 149 Military law. Notes by Col. Pemberton, D Judge Advocate, Lt Col Bols. 150 Franco-German war, notes and exercises, Lt Col Bols. 151 The laws and usages of war on land, Lt Col Bols. 152 Strength of European and native armies in India, Lt Col Roper. 153 French and German lines of communication of an army, Lt Col Bols. 154 Administrative exercise, 7th December, Col Foster. 155 Transport - India, Lt Col Bols. 156 [Map of] Worth, Col Perceval.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

156 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 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 March 2012

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