Standing Group Liaison Office Paris

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Standing Group Liaison Office Paris

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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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