Fonds 71/148 - Inspection Board of the United Kingdom and Canada fonds

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Inspection Board of the United Kingdom and Canada fonds

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CA ON00093 71/148

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  • 1943 (Creation)
    Inspection Board of the United Kingdom and Canada

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5.5 cm of textual records

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The Inspection Board of the United Kingdom and Canada was formed 26 October 1940 and held its first meeting 15 November 1940. With equal representation of both countries, it consisted of eight members, four of whom were appointed by the British government, and four of whom were appointed by the Canadian government. There was to be a Controller General who was to be also the Chairman of the board, who was appointed by joint consultation. It was the representative inspecting authority on behalf of the UK Ministry of Supply, and the Canadian Department of Munitions and Supply. At its peak, the organization included approximately 15 000 people. Its headquarters were in Ottawa, and it had an office in New York City. It was to inspect the production of war goods and resources, supplies and stores in Canada and the United States. It was dissolved on 31 March 1946, to be replaced in Canada by the Inspection Board of Canada.

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Fonds consists of statistics and charts showing the increase of Canadian industrial workers in different fields of military production for the years 1943, 1944, 1945, and 1946, during the Second World War and the year after the war. All statistics were divided by gender and ordered by location, organization, and date. Fonds also gives a brief summary of military staff from Dec. 1940-Dec. 1945. Also included is a line graph showing male vs. female trends in industrial labour from Jan. 1941 to May 1943.

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Fonds received 18 Feb 1971 from RMO (Regimental Medical Office) / CTS (Chief of Trade Services).


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  • English

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The following related material can be found in the Document Collection:
91/166 Final Report 4 March 1946
77/521 Re: William J. Smith, former employee, precis of evidence and findings of the board.
The Following related material can be found in the Kardex Collection:
112.352.009 (D140) Reports and estimates of Inspection Board for UK & Cda for annual Army estimates 1946/47, 31 Dec 1945.
632.009 (D4) Final report of Inspection Board of UK and Cda, 25 Feb 1946
The following associated material can be found at Library and Archives Canada:
General File, Inspection Board of the United Kingdom and Canada. 1940-1948, Microfilm Reel C-8359
Inspection Board of the United Kingdom and Canada – Auditor General Reports 1941-1946m Microfilm Reel C-5170
Meetings Minutes and amendments – Inspection Board of the United Kingdom and Canada. 1940-1946. Microfilm Reels C-5169 to C5170.
Military Personnel for Inspection Board of the United Kingdom and Canada and after Government Departments. 1940-1947. Microfilm reel C-5168.

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