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Defence Planning Working Group

The records in the DPWG chronological series contain information on defence plans. This includes information on the defence plans (up to 1970) of member nations as regards their forces and defence budget, as well as assumptions concerning the relationship between economic development and their future defence effort. The DPWG series documents cover the structure of land, naval and air forces, as well as nuclear forces. They deal with ...

Defence Planning Working Group

Standing Group Liaison Office Paris Memoranda

The LOMs consist of: presentation of a policy proposed by the Council, NATO committees or the IS a personal communication between the SG representative in Europe and an SG member in Washington (e.g. the Director) a request for instructions, sent by the Liaison Office staff to the SG secretariat routine matters From what can be gathered from the two preserved documents, the LOM(W)s consist of: a personal communication between the SG r...

Standing Group Liaison Office (SGLO / 1952-1956) and Office of the Standing Group Representative (SGREP / 1956-1967)

Memoranda of the Office of the Standing Group Representative

The chronological series is divided into two categories. The SGREPs contain information relating to: administrative issues (organization of meetings, the Liaison Office's annual report, personnel management, budget management and management of classified documentation) military issues (defence planning, exercises, yearly force and infrastructure review) The SGREP-MISCs report on: negotiations with the USSR regarding nuclear test...

SGREP - Standing Group Liaison Office (SGLO / 1952-1956) and Office of the Standing Group Representative (SGREP / 1956-1967)

International Military Staff Memorandum - Secretariat

This was the normal means of communication between the IMS Secretariat and MODS, MILREPS, Commands, Staffs, Agencies, Offices, Groups, Boards, Committees outside the IMS. They transmitted taskings or information.

Secretariat of the IMS (Currently Executive Coordinator - EXCO)

Military Committee Working Memorandum

These were temporarily used during 1966-1967. They included topics such as France’s continued participation in NATO, appointment of directors and other general officers, infrastructure reports, military planning factors, various studies, meeting schedules and summaries, and other topics and reports.

All Standing Group Divisions

Committee of the Annual Review

The records in the AC/19 chronological series contain information concerning the annual review. This includes information on the defence plans (up to 1970) of member nations as regards their forces and defence budget, as well as assumptions concerning the relationship between economic development and their future defence effort. The AC/19 series documents cover the structure of land, naval and air forces, as well as nuclear forces. T...

Committee of the Annual Review

Informal Staff Planners Memoranda

Used for the exchange of views on a strictly planning level and never used for seeking or giving official guidance.

Standing Group and Commanders of the Standing Group Liaison Offices

Standing Group Documents

The SGs are Documents. They deal with 265 topics related to unified defence in the North Atlantic region (see ISGP-2-52). Each topic was first defined in a basic document. Information was then requested in revised versions of the basic document, and finally actions were proposed in the final version.Major issues included the creation of an integrated European defence force, the creation of SHAPE, regional defence planning, informatio...

Standing Group Series

Standing Group Memorandum

Most of the SGMs give instructions for greater effectiveness of actions, reports, studies, inspections and surveys conducted, as well as of participation in meetings, organization of travel and conferences, etc. Some SGMs submit documents received to the service responsible, for approval, revision or further study. Others are memoranda of the International Planning Team (IPT) of the Standing Group or the Logistics and Materials Plann...

Standing Group Memoranda

Logistics and Materials Planning Team of the Standing Group Memoranda

The D/SECY(LMPT) documents were the memoranda sent by Mr J.B. Oldfield, a British colonel and LMPT Deputy Secretary. They are a record of a meeting between General Foulkes and the SG about Canada's decision to reduce its contribution to the SG budget.

Logistics and Materials Planning Team of the Standing Group

Standing Group Memorandum by the Director

The SG Director worked closely with the representative of the Liaison Office in London or Paris (especially during the annual review). They communicated via memoranda known as DSGM from Washington or LOM from London or Paris. In the DSGMs, they discussed the issues being dealt with, or which could be dealt with, at Standing Group meetings. The DSGMs also covered matters under the Director's responsibility, i.e. (for each SG body...

DSGM - Standing Group

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