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Staff College 1912. Exercises, notes etc. issued. Senior Division.

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB CR/1912/2 JSCSC
Held at: Joint Services Command and Staff College
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Full title: Staff College 1912. Exercises, notes etc. issued. Senior Division.
Date(s): 1912
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 1870 campaign, exercise 1, Col Perceval. 2 Indoor tactical exercise. Wood fighting, Lt Col Bols. 3 French railways and German, 1870, Lt Col Bols. 4 Astronomy, Lt Col Fowler. 5 Indoor tactical and staff duties exercise – supply and retirement, Lt Col Stewart. 6 Memorandum on strategical aspect of S. frontier of Canada, The Commandant. 7 “1870” – 5 maps – situations 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th August, 1870, Lt Col Malcolm. 8 Reconnaissance of a railway – exercise, Lt Col Bols. 9 Exercise on wastage of personnel in war, The Commandant. 10 Indoor tactical exercise. Encounter battle, Lt Col Stewart. 11 Preparation of a tactical exercise, Col Perceval. 12 Staff duties during and at the end of a march, Lt Col Hull. 13 Battle of Villers – Bretonneux – map, Lt Col Bols. 14 Russo-Japanese War: map of the theatre of war, Lt Col Malcolm. 15 Russo-Japanese War: distribution of Russian forces, Lt Col Malcolm. 16 Tactical exercise, Col Perceval. 17 Russo-Japanese War: situation 6/8th June, 1904, Lt Col Malcolm. 18 Russo-Japanese War – advance of 1st Japanese army to the R. Yalu, Lt Col Stewart. 19 Cavalry scheme and outdoor tactical exercise, 14th/3, Maj Howell. 20 Russo-Japanese War – situation, end of April, 1904, Lt Col Stewart. 21 Russo-Japanese War: Battle of the Yalu, situation 1/5/04, Lt Col Stewart. 22 War game – 1st part: 4th, 5 and 6th March, Col Perceval. 23 War game – 2nd part: 12th, 13th and 14th March, Col Perceval. 24 Road spaces. Lt Col Whigham. 25 Coast reconnaissance scheme: 1st half division, 21-22/3; 2nd half division, 25-26/3, Lt Col Montgomery. 26 Staff tour, The Commandant. 27 Naval and military exercise, The Commandant. 28 Russo-Japanese war: situation 22nd August 1904, Lt Col Malcolm. 29 Exercise in guiding – night operations, Col Perceval. 30 Outdoor tactical exercise – delaying action, Lt Col Stewart. 31 Coast reconnaissance scheme, Lt Col Montgomery. 32 Visit to battlefields: notes and maps “Goulmiers”, “Loigny and Poupry”, “Beaune la Rolande”, “Le Mans”, Lt Col Bols. 33 Notes: “Battle fo Worth 6.8.70”, “Weissemburg”, and “Battle of Spicheren 6.8.70”, Lt Col Ballard. 34 Strategy after Worth and before Spicheren and before Vionville, Col Perceval. 35 1870 battlefields, paper re required, The Commandant. 36 1870 campaign – country S. of Worth, Maj Howell. 37 Outdoor tactical problem, encounter battle 17th May, Lt Col Stewart. 38 Outdoor tactical problem, action of inferior force, 28th May, Lt Col Malcolm. 39 Map to illustrate Manchurian campaign (5). Situation 26.1.05, Lt Col Malcolm. 40 Map to illustrate cavalry lecture – action of a general advanced guard, 15.8.12, Maj Howell. 41 Outdoor tactical problem – reconnaissance of a battlefield, Lt Col Hoskins. 42 Preparation of a scheme for field operations, The Commandant. 43 Staff tour, Midlands – 5th-7th June, The Commandant. 44 1870 – cavalry on battlefields, 16th August, Maj Howell. 45 Problem No 2: Manchurian campaign – Battle of Liao Yang, Lt Col Malcolm. 46 Outdoor tactical problem, “opposed passage of a river”, Lt Col Montgomery. 47 Exercise in the employment of signal service units, Lt Col Fowler. 48 Indoor problem: “staff duties in the preparation of a march”, Lt Col Hoskins. 49 Outdoor cavalry scheme, 24th June, Maj Howell. 50 Signal exercise, 26th and 27th June, Lt Col Fowler. 51 Outdoor scheme, 1/5 July, “Conduct of a strategic advanced guard”, Maj Howell. 52 Billeting exercise – 2nd July, Lt Col Bols. 53 Memoir: “Battle of the Fut*re”, The Commandant. 54 Outdoor tactical problem, Lt Col Malcolm. 55 Welsh staff tour, Lt Col Stewart. 56 Examples of the sub-division of an Army for purposes of command, Lt Col Montgomery. 57 Strategical exercise, The Commandant. 58 South African War: British forces in Cape Colony 11th October: relief of Kimberley and Battle of Paardeberg: positions in Natal, January 1900: SA Map, Lt Col Malcolm. 59 Outdoor tactical exercise, “flank attack”, July 16th, Lt Col Malcolm. 60 Outdoor exercise, “reconnaissance and disposition for delaying action”, 23/7, Lt Col Hoskins. 61 Graphic showing distances marched by head and rear of division, Col Foster. 62 SA War; problem No 1, Lt Col Malcolm. 63 Outdoor problem in staff duties, “bivouacs on manoeuvres”, 26th July, Lt Col Montgomery. 64 Campaign in 1814 – operations between the Adour and the Pyrenees, Lt Col Malcolm. 65 Staff Tour: Col Gough’s party, The Commandant. 66 Staff Tour: Col Oxley’s party, The Commandant. 67 Outdoor problem, “river crossing in pursuit”, Lt Col Malcolm. 68 Notes on the Balkan armies, Maj Howell. 69 Persia and adjoining countries, Capt Gibbon. 70 Preparation of scheme for field operations (a) and (b), The Commandant. 71 Exercise in night operations, Lt Col Bols. 72 Exercise in night operations, Lt Col Bols. 73 Notes on the Balkans, Maj Howell. 74 The preparation and despatch of a special expeditionary force, Lt Col Hoskins. 75 Indoor scheme, “action of a covering force”, Maj Howell. 76 Outdoor tactical problem, “action of an advanced guard”, Lt Col Malcolm. 77 Mediterranean naval situation, 1912-1915, Lt Col Hoskins. 78 Intelligence exercise, Lt Col Bols. 79 War game – 1st half division, Col Oxley. 80 Exercise in staff duties at headquarters of an army, Lt Col Bols. 81 1866 – Nachod – 2 situations and a key map, Lt Col Malcolm. 82 War game, 2nd half division, Col Oxley. 83 Organization and administration and replacement and evacuation of remounts, Maj Perceval. 84 Casualties problem, Maj Howell. 85 The Russian army in 1877, Lt Col Bols. 86 Home defence (secret), Lt Col Montgomery. 87 The Lower Mondego, Lt Col Malcolm. 88 Cipher scheme, Lt Col Mongomery. 89 Transport organization – L. of C. Soudan expedition, 1884-85, Lt Col Stewart. 90 Final address to the students, The Commandant.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

90 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

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Finding aid prepared March 2012