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Staff College 1913. Exercises, notes etc. issued. Senior Division.

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB CR/1913/2 JSCSC
Held at: Joint Services Command and Staff College
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Full title: Staff College 1913. Exercises, notes etc. issued. Senior Division.
Date(s): 1913
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 Memoir – 1870, The Commandant. 2 Exercise in English composition, Col Oxley. 3 Indoor exercise based on army manoeuvres, 1912, Maj Howell. 4 Astronomy – diagram of stars, Lt Col Fowler. 5 France and Germany (army corps), Lt Col Malcolm. 6 Exercise on wastage of personnel in war, The Commandant. 7 Map of the Balkans, Maj Howell. 8 Canada. Geographical and general conditions, Lt Col Hoskins. 9 Franco-German War 1870-71. Transport and supply, Maj Percival. 10 Franco-German War 1870-71. Transport and Supply (syndicated 3&4), Maj Percival. 11 War game, the Commandant. 12 War game, the Commandant. 13 Paper on Canada, the Commandant.

14 Beaune-la-Rolande, 28/11/70, situation 2/12/70, Lt Col Bols. 15 'Cavalry in 1870'. Situation on the night 12-13 Aug 1870, Maj Howell. 16 War game, Col Oxley. 17 War game, Col Oxley. 18 Engagement at Kirk Killise, Maj Howell. 19 Table showing liabilities for services of the various categories, Lt Col Hoskins. 20 Preliminary staff tour (Col Oxley’s party), Col Oxley and Col Jeudwine. 21 Preparation of a tactical exercise, Lt Col Bols. 22 Night operations, Lt Col Bols. 23 Overseas expeditions (list of books on subject), Lt Col Jebb. 24 Russian forces 8/2/04, Lt Col Malcolm. 25 Staff tour, Col Oxley and Col Jeduwine.

26 Naval and military exercise, The Commandant. 27 Exercise in coast reconnaissance, Lt Col Jebb. 28 Russian troops in Manchuria, Lt Col Malcolm. 29 Outdoor tactical exercise, Lt Col Stewart. 30 Notes on indoor exercise of 18/2/13, Maj Howell. 31 Strategical paper – Russo-Japanese War, Lt Col Malcolm. 32 Outdoor tactical exercise – reconnaissance etc, Lt Col Stewart. 33 Lecture 'village fighting', Capt Tandy (RA). 34 Visit to foreign battlefields, Col Oxley. 35 Railway exercise No 1, Lt Col Jebb. 36 Outdoor tactical exercise – 'defence of villages', Lt Col Stewart. 37 Coast reconnaissance scheme, The Commandant. 38 Summary of aeronautical strength in foreign countries, 1912, Lt Col Hoskins. 39 Notes – 'Cavalry in 1815', Maj Howell. 40 Scheme No 1. Conduct of a covering force, Col Oxley and Maj Howell. 41 Railway exercise, Lt Col Jebb. 42 Scheme No 1, Summer term, Lt Col Malcolm.

43 Staff tour. Col Oxley’s party, The Commandant. 44 Staff tour. Col Jeudwine’s party, The Commandant. 45 Army signal service. Signs used in diagrams, Lt Col MacInnes. 46 Tactical exercise in conjunction with army and divisional signal units, Lt Col MacInnes. 47 Appreciation (28.8.04) as C of S under Kuropatkin, Lt Col Malcolm. 48 L of C scheme (summer term) 16th and 23rd June, Maj Percival. 49 Scheme No 1 Summer term. Staff duties after a battle, Lt Col Bols. 50 'Cavalry in 1870'. Indoor exercise no 2 – in continuation of exercise of 18.2.13, Maj Howell. 51 Outdoor exercise. The pursuit, Lt Col Hoskins. 52 'Memoir!', The Commandant. 53 Billeting scheme, Lt Col Bols. 54 Welsh staff tour, Lt Col Stewart. 55 Wood fighting, Lt Col Stewart. 56 Strategical exercise, Lt Col Malcolm. 57 Wood fighting, Lt Col Stewart.

58 Outdoor exercise – 'opposed passage of a river', Lt Col Jebb. 59 Indoor exercise – supply and transport, Maj Percival. 60 Tactical exercise. Employing cable detachments, Lt Col Hoskins. 61 Tactical exercise. Employing cable detachments, Lt Col MacInnes. 62 Outdoor exercise. Village fighting, Lt Col Jebb. 63 Staff tour, Col Oxley. 64 Exercise in night operations, Lt Col Bols. 65 Preparation of a scheme for field operations, Lt Col Bols. 66 Preparation of a scheme for field operations, Lt Col Bols. 67 Defence river crossing, Col Oxley. 68 Map main routes across the Hindu Kush, Lt Col Stewart. 69 Exercise in night operations. Milford & Frensham, Lt Col Bols. 70 'All British' cable communications, Lt Col Burnett-Stewart. 71 Indoor exercise. Asmin: staff duties at manoeuvres, Maj Percival. 72 Strategical exercises. The defence of India, The Commandant. 73 Outdoor exercises. 'Wood fighting', Lt Col Jebb. 74 War game, Col Oxley. 75 Indoor cavalry scheme No 1, Maj Home. 76 Staff duties exercise, Lt Col Bols. 77 War game, Col Oxley. 78 L of C transport and organisation 1882, Lt Col Stewart. 79 Scheme for special expeditionary force, Lt Col Burnett-Stewart. 80 War game 10th November, Col Oxley. 81 Revision of training manuals, The Commandant. 82 Staff duties exercise, 24th November, Lt Col Bols. 83 War game, Col Oxley. 84 N.E frontier of India (Burmah, Assam, etc), Lt Col Stewart. 85 Indoor exercise (based on cav:div:staff rise 1913), Maj Home. 86 War game, Col Oxley. 87 Notes 1877, Lt Col Bols. 88 Intelligence exercise (8th to 10th Dec), Lt Col Bols. 89 General map spring campaign 1813, Lt Col Malcolm. 90 War game, Col Oxley. 91 Indoor exercise, 17th December, Lt Col Malcolm.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

91 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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