- 1952 (Creation)
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The AC/27 chronological series contains the records of the Working Party on Ammunition Production and Off-shore Procurement. The Working Party was created by the North Atlantic Council on 31 July 1952 to determine a means for information about each delegation’s ammunition supply, which had already been passed to the United States Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG), to be provided to the International Staff. The meetings of the Working Party were chaired by Mr. D.L. Hopkins, Assistant Secretary General for Production and Logistics, and were attended by a representative of the delegations for Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, the United States, Netherlands, Norway, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Also in attendance were members from the International Staff from a relevant division and Colonel D.O. Monteith, the Standing Group Liaision Officer. The Working Party held its lone meeting on the 31 July 1952 and discussed how the MAAG were willing to help the involved countries prepare the information and assist in supplying the information if necessary. Furthermore, the Working Party deliberated on the urgency of the information and what specific requirements each country had to make. Two information requirements were made evident: the deficiencies of all items of ammunition and the factual data regarding production capacity.
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The AC/27 chronological series includes a report on meetings of the Working Party. During the meeting the Working Party discusses the apprehension of the MAAG and how they will attempt to help the countries involved prepare the information and assist in supplying the information. Furthermore, the Working Party deliberated on the urgency of the information and the specific requirements each country had to present to the Council and the U.S. Authorities. Two information requirements were made evident: the deficiencies of all items of ammunition and the factual data regarding production capacity.
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The records in the AC/27 series are assembled by type - Document (D) and Record (R) - and then by number.
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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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The documents of the chronological series were circulated in both NATO official languages (English and French).
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