Correspondence mainly concerning the dispute between the CSCA and W J Brown, Brown's statement about Hicks in the House of Commons, and Hicks's subsequent suspension from the Air Ministry and loss of the CSCA presidency.
Papers of and concerning Ernest "Bill" Hicks, president of the Civil Service Clerical Association (CSCA)
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 HIC
- Dates of Creation1947-1984
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 box
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
In March 1948, when Hicks was a higher clerical officer in the Air Ministry, W J Brown, the CSCA's parliamentary general secretary, identified him as a Communist during a House of Commons debate on air estimates. As a result, Hicks was suspended from his Air Ministry post and was later transferred to an equivalent post in the Ministry of Health. He also failed to be re-elected as president of the CSCA because his branch did not support him. He died in 1984 aged 83.
Reference: records in this deposit.
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
These papers were deposited by Mr Hicks's widow in 1985.
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: https://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/HIC