Reference HLG 7/79
Title Evacuation: Regional Officers' Reports. Senior Regional Officers Reports
Former Department Reference 99043/6/16/2
Government Department Ministry of Health
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Reception and billeting, Evacuation scheme
Document Types Official Correspondence, Reports and Surveys, Statistical Data
Civil Defence Regions Region 6: Southern (Reading HQ), Region 12: South Eastern (Tunbridge Wells HQ), Region 4: Eastern (Cambridge HQ)
Locations Abingdon, Aldershot, Ashford, Banbury, Berkshire, Bicester, Bletchley, Bournemouth, Buckinghamshire, Chanctonbury, Cowes, Didcot, Dorset, Droxford, East Sussex, Easthampstead, Eton, Halton, Isle of Wight, Kent, Kettering, Lewes, Littlemore, London, Midhurst, Newhaven, Newport, Northamptonshire, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Petworth, Poole, Reading, Ryde, Slough, Sonning, Southwick, Tidworth, Wallingford, Warwickshire, Wickham, Winchester, Windsor, Woking, Woodstock
Organisations British Medical Association, Royal Air Force


A file of reports and correspondence relating to evacuation and billeting, belonging to the Senior Regional Officers of the Civil Defence Regions in the south and south-west of England. Topics covered in the file include a discussion on plans for the redistribution of surplus evacuees; which areas should be categorised as "neutral areas", which would neither send nor receive evacuees; and the organisation of county conferences on evacuation. Other topics covered include statistical data on the numbers of evacuees arriving in reception areas; the provision of care for groups of people with special requirements; the provision of healthcare for both evacuees and refugees arriving on the south coast from abroad; and the difficulties of accommodating emergency refugees from London in areas that are already strained by official evacuation and military billeting.


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