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

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB CR/1911/2 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. Senior 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 Railways in 1870-71, Lt Col Bols. 2 1870 campaign. Notes and exercises. 10 syndicates, Lt Col Ross. 3 1870 campaign. Exercise. 13 syndicates, Col Perceval. 4 Organization of German Army Corps, Lt Col Hoskins. 5 1870 campaign. Exercise, Lt Col Furse. 6 Four maps illustrating cavalry actions, Lt Col Greenly. 7 South African railway map, Lt Col Bols. 8 1870 (Woerth), Col Perceval. 9 1870. Exercise no 4. 10 syndicates, Lt Col Ross. 10 1870 (Gravalotte), Lt Col Furse. 11 Battlefield tour, April-May; instructions re, Col Perceval. 12 Cavalry scheme (outdoor) - 17 syndicates, Lt Col Greenly.

13 Overseas expeditions - disembarkation on open beach, etc, Col Gough. 14 Tactical exercise (under Directing Staff), Lt Col Furse. 15 Problem - Canadian Frontier (confidential), The Commandant. 16 Hints on writing an appreciation of a situation, The Commandant. 17 Instructions on writing 'papers on military subjects', The Commandant. 18 Reorganization of T&S, Colonel Foster. 19 Manchurian campaign (Yalu), Lt Col Fuse. 20 Manchurian campaign Exercise A. 13 syndicates, Lt Col Furse. 21 Manchurian campaign (Te-li-ssu), Lt Col Furse. 22 Manchurian campaign exercise B, Lt Col Ross. 23 Japanese divisions of service, Lt Col Hoskins. 24 Japanese system of conscription and training, Lt Col Hoskins. 25 Exercise in reconnaissance work, 7/8th March, Col Gough. 26 Cavalry scheme for 9th. 6 syndicates under Directing staff, Lt Col Greenly. 27 Paper required on 'foreign armies', Lt Col Hoskins. 28 R-J War: 1) Judsiatan, 2) Cavalry 29th May '04, 3) Protection Stackelberg's Corps 10/13.04, Lt Col Greenly. 29 Suggestions required re co-operation with other arms, The Commandant.

30 Railway control exercise I. Outdoor, Lt Col Bols. 31 Coast reconnaissance exercise - 8 syndicates, Lt Col Roper. 32 Tactical exercise. 7 syndicates, Col Perceval. 33 Night operations, 18/3. Exercise (8 syndicates), Col Perceval. 34 Organization of staff duties in the field, Lt Col Whigham. 35 Staff tour ("staff duties") 10th-12th April, The Commandant. 36 Railway control exercise. 13 syndicates, Lt Col Bols. 37 Tactical exercise (indoor). 6 parties under Directing Staff, Lt Col Fowler. 38 Combined naval and military exercise, 3/7th April, Col Gough. 39 Eastern counties staff tour - half division, Col Gough. 40 Eastern counties staff tour - half division, Col Perceval. 41 Syllabus training and manoeuvres (3 lectures), Lt Col Whigham. 42 Instructions re messages and signals, Lt Col Whigham. 43 Staff duties exercise (indoors), Lt Col Hull. 44 'Signals' exercise (indoor), Lt Col Fowler.

45 Railway exercise (3), Lt Col Bols. 46 Tactical exercise - 25/5, Col Perceval. 47 Mars la Tour (cavalry lecture), Lt Col Greenly. 48 Reconnaissance - (29/5 - 2/6), Lt Col Greenly. 49 Lecture "Mars la Tour and Vionville" (cavalry), Lt Col Greenly. 50 Tactical problem (outdoor), Lt Col Ross. 51 Signal exercise (outdoor), Lt Col Fowler. 52 Administrative scheme, 5/6 (indoor), Col Foster. 53 L. of C. exercise, 6/6 (indoor), Lt Col Bols. 54 Tactical ex: staff duties, 7/7 (indoor), Lt Col Hoskins. 55 Preparation of schemes for tactical exercise (1), Lt Col Whigham. 56 Mars la Tour, charge of Bredow's Brigade (lecture), Lt Col Greenly. 57 'Tel el-Kebir' (lecture), Lt Col Furse. 58 Forms for 'reports on resources', Col Foster. 59 Staff duties exercise (writing orders etc) - indoor, Col Gough. 60 NW frontier of India, Lt Col Stewart. 61 Reconnaissance exercise, 21/6, Lt Col Roper. 62 Choice of 3 subjects re memoir 'expeditionary force', The Commandant. 63 Lecture 'Mountain warfare', Lt Col Stewart. 64 Staff tour in Wales, Lt Col Stewart. 65 Reconnaissance of manoeuvre areas, June 27/28, Lt Col Hull.

66 Tactical day 'defence by night', Lt Col Furse. 67 March and supply of two Divisions (graphic), Col Foster. 68 Staff duties exercise 4/7 (continuation of no 59), Col Gough. 69 Preparation of schemes for field operations (2), Lt Col Whigham. 70 March and supply (graphic exercise), Col Foster. 71 Tactical Ex: 'interfering with march of hostile column', Lt Col Furse. 72 'Cavalry co-operating in attack' (exercise), Lt Col Greenly. 73 Tactical problem 'action of an inferior force', Lt Col Ross. 74 Night operations exercise, July 24th, Lt Col Whigham. 75 Night operations exercise, July 25th, Lt Col Whigham. 76 Night operations exercise, July 24th, Col Gough. 77 Night operations exercise, July 26th, Col Gough. 78 Night operations exercise, July 24th, Col Gough. 79 Night operations exercise, July 26th, Col Gough. 80 Transport and supply services, army manoeuvres, 1911, Col Foster. 81 Example graph "march and supply of 2 divisions", Col Foster. 82 Report on attachment to other arms, The Commandant. 83 Inspection staff tour, The Commandant. 84 India - internal defence. Notes (1), Lt Col Stewart. 85 Railways - designation of railway personnel, Lt Col Bols. 86 Tactical exercise, reconnaissance, etc, Lt Col Furse. 87 Protective cavalry - 6th October, Lt Col Greenly. 88 Preparation of tactical schemes (indoor exercise), Lt Col Whigham. 89 Cavalry scheme - distribution of mounted troops - 10 Oct, Lt Col Greenly. 90 Persia - map of the Baghdad railway, Lt Col Stewart. 91 Preparation f a scheme - inspection of a division, Lt Col Whigham. 92 General paper on Abyssinia, Lt Col Hoskins. 93 Tactical problem, 24th October, Lt Col Ross. 94 L. of C. estbts (lecture on organisation of the administrative services, European warfare), Col Foster. 95 Abyssinia problem, paper 2, Lt Col Hoskins. 96 Corunna - map to illustrate cavalry retreat, Lt Col Greenly. 97 Military aviation - notes, Capt Brooke-Popham. 98 English and German cavalry formations (strength), Lt Col Greenly. 99 Tactical problem - outdoor - 16th November, Lt Col Ross. 100 Franco-German 'conversations'. Utilization, Indian troops, The Commandant. 101 Comparative summary of the fighting fleets (imp. Defence), Lt Col Fowler. 102 Railways of France and Germany, Lt Col Bols. 103 Indoor exercise - Friday, 24th November, Col Gough. 104 Paper on home defence, Lt Col Furse. 105 "1870-1871", Lt Col Ballard. 106 "1870-1871", "operations on the Loire", "organization of the People's army", "German forces on the Loire", Lt Col Ballard. 107 Exercise in control of divisional ammunition columns, Col Foster. 108 Schedule of railway movements, Lt Col Bols. 109 Comments on memoirs (see No 62), The Commandant.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

109 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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