War Office

The War Office was a department of the British Government, responsible for the administration of the British Army between the 17th century and 1964, when its functions were transferred to the Ministry of Defence. The name "War Office" is also often given to the former home of the department, the Old War Office Building on Horse Guards Avenue, London.

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Sir Alexander Bannerman, 11th Baronet
... seeing active service in the Second Boer War, and was mentioned in Lord Roberts' despatches ... After the war he returned to England only to depart again in 1903 on a special mission to Japan on behalf of the War Office ... At the start of 1908 Bannerman was sent to the War Office to work as a general staff officer (third class) ...
Air Charter Limited - History
... for use on freight charter contracts awarded by the War Office ... Prior to the Skyways crash, the War Office always favoured the lowest bid although the award of trooping contracts had been dependent upon inspection ... conducted with ex-wartime aircraft and early post-war designs derived from wartime bombers such as the Avro York and Handley Page Hermes ...
Light Tank Mk VIII - Development History
... Vickers-Armstrong submitted the Mk VIII design to the War Office in September 1941, and in that same month the Tank Board of the War Office ordered 1,000 ... of the tank due to developmental problems, and a report issued by the War Office in December stated that a number of modifications would be required before production could ... six Mk VIII tanks had been produced, compared to a War Office requirement of 100 by the beginning of the year ...
Cyril Banks - War Office
... Banks received a promotion in 1943 to the War Office Civil Affairs Branch where he was Chief Supply Officer for the Chief of Staff, Supreme Allied Command ...
War Office Departments
... Office of the Secretary of State Military Secretary's Department (1870–1964) Department of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary Directorate-General of Lands (?–1923) Directorate of Lands (1923 ...

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