Papers expressing the views of the War Office on the proposed naval base, the defences needed to protect it and its place in the overall defence of the British Empire. Documents include Defence of the Singapore Naval Base. Statement of the existing situation in July 1929 by the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, notes on emergency accommodation in Singapore for the armed forces, memorandum on the situation in the Far East by the Chief of the Air Staff, notes on the installation of 6 inch naval guns at Tanjong Karang and Tanjong Pungoll and other discussions on the installation of guns and the overall defence of Singapore. Also includes a map of British bases in the Indian Ocean and South East Asia
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