Keyes Papers. E. Fleet Air Arm Papers: Vols. cxlv-clvii. The subject of Royal Navy control of its own air forces had exercised Keyes since the early days of World War One. In the 1920s he had co-authored, with his brother-in-law Chief of the Air Staff Hugh Trenchard, a scheme for joint control between the Admiralty and the Air Ministry. Ultimately Sir Thomas Inskip, Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence, decided the Admiralty should retain control of carrier-borne aircraft while the Air Ministry would take charge of shore-based aircraft.

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Fleet Air Arm: Adm. Keyes's papers on the Fleet Air Arm: 1918-1940, n.d.

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