J.C.S. Files

Memorandum by the British Chiefs of Staff1

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C.C.S. 246/1

Movement of the “Queens”2

At the 94th Meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff during the Trident Conference,3 approval was given to the “Queens” running on [Page 1042] a 28 day cycle as at that time the urgency of lifting personnel was not as great as it is now.

It is understood that a situation is developing in which it is essential to lift as many personnel as possible, and in view of the longer nights we recommend that the Combined Chiefs of Staff should now approve that the “Queens” should revert to running on a 21 day cycle.

  1. For the action taken on this paper at the 115th Meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, August 23, 1943, see ante, p. 939.
  2. i.e., the requisitioned passenger liners Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary.
  3. See ante, p. 179.