- 1952 - 1966 (Creation)
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This chronological series contains the memoranda sent by the Standing Group Liaison Office (SGLO) in Paris. After the transfer of the Liaison Office from London to Paris in May 1952, its secretariat continued to produce a large number of memoranda addressed to: -the French authorities (mainly concerning SGLO premises and personnel) -SG agencies in Paris and London-SHAPE -the NATO civilian authorities. These memoranda (known by the acronym “SGLP") dealt with administrative and organizational issues. A large number of them set out the point of view and decisions of the military authorities based in Washington (including the SG). They were presented to various civil and military authorities and dealt with all sorts of contentious issues. Many SGLPs were replies to questions put to the military authorities. Others were requests for clarification from the military authorities seeking a better understanding of the objectives of the NAC, the civilian committees and the International Staff (IS).The principal recipients of SGLP memoranda were: -the Secretary General and the Executive Secretary -the NAC and civilian committees -SHAPE -SG agencies in Paris and London (in particular the NATO Defence College, the Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development (AGARD), electronics and communications agencies, and the military standardization agency).Some SGLPs were sent directly to national delegations.
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The SGLPs contain the following kinds of information:
- administrative (personnel changes, security procedures, budget proposals)
- military (annual review of forces and infrastructure, military exercises).
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The SGLP reference is the acronym followed by a publication number and the year (e.g. SGLP-12-52).
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NATO publicly disclosed information is available for research and education purposes. Any commercial use requires the written permission of NATO. Please credit the NATO Archives should any documents be used for publication. Guidelines for the proper citation of NATO publicly disclosed information can be found on the NATO Archives website (http://www.nato.int/archives).
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SGLP documents were issued in English and, exceptionally, in French.
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For more information, see also the following notices:
- London branch, Standing Group secretariat (LBSG)
- Other memoranda produced by the Standing Group Liaison Office (SGLO) in Paris: RMD, LOSTAN and LOM.
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