Ministry of Defence, Records

Scope and Content

Home security intelligence summary (Cardiff). Copies of secret daily reports of air raids and attacks on shipping for the whole of Wales. The reports were prepared in Cardiff and sent to the Ministry of Home Security in London for distribution to the military and to other government departments.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Ministry of Home Security was set up in 1939 to coordinate civil defence


Chronological within record series.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Presented by the Ministry of Defence under the Public Record Act s3.6 in June 2012

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at Glamorgan Archives.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by M Wilcox for Glamorgan Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The files appear to have been in the hands of the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance/ Department of Social Security from at least 1960, and possibly from the time of the war, as the Ministry was one of the original recipients of the reports. They were transferred to the Ministry of Defence (Defence Business Services) in 2012.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

DARP, The National Archives, HO203 Ministry of Home Security Records