THE CHC ARCHIVE AND LIBRARY

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  Our Library is organised using ACCESS for our database. We also use EXCEL when relevant. Conscious that some of you might not have these programmes on your computer, we have decided to fragment the database into individual files by converting them into manageable HTML files which you can open as web pages.

  The database is split several ways, but the main components are ROYAL NAVY (with other navies attached) and COMMERCIAL.

  The first section covers the ROYAL NAVY documents we hold, which quite literally has books on cookery, laundry, physical training, seamanship, FAA, submarines etc, but the bulk covers the OPS ROOM Branches of Gunnery, TAS, Radar, W/T and Navigation, so a good search is in order. Take for example your need to search for documentation concerning a 618 Transmitter. You will have to search for either 618, The 618, A 618, Outfit 618, Type 618, 618/CAS (with its variants) and a few other titles also, so be patient.

  We start with the NAVY side of the database, and whilst we don't show you everything, we show over 7000 lines of information in this section alone. The numbers underneath each entry below are the ACCESS lines of the data base after conversion and divorce from other sections.

  Get a feel for the search you are about to do by doing a mental calculation of the number of searches in each box. Box one, the MIXED BAG, will search 686 individual titles whilst box four, Letter C and the largest, will search 782 entries: the last box, Letters X/Y and Z is the smallest at 26 entries.

Mixed Bag
1
to
686

Letter
A
687
to
1446

Letter
B
1447
to
1679

Letter
C
1680
to
2462

Letter
D
2463
to
2845

Letter
E
2846
to
2999

Letter
F
3000
to
3153

Letter
G
3154
to
3313

Letter
H
3314
to
3790

Letter
I
3791
to
3939

Letter
J
3940
to
4156

Letter K/L
4157
to
4235

Letter
M
4236
to
4607

Letter
N
4608
to
4844

Letter
O
4845
to
4975

Letter
P
4976
to
5156

Letter Q/R
5157
to
5587

Letter
S
5588
to
6098

Letter
T
6099
to
6620

Letter U/V
6621
to
6899

Letter
W
6900
to
7043

Letter
X/Y/Z
7044
to
7070

  We have an extensive Commercial database also. In this database there are many references to the Royal Navy, its equipment and its personnel but all published in the public domain by many types of authors. Some of these are Defence Manufacturing Companies or Commercial Companies hoping to sell their equipment to the MOD, whilst others are published by ex-service people or academics studying specific parts of the "war machine". We use these to cross-reference (often seeking more detail than is published in MOD Books - BR's etc) and sometimes these commercial documents are the only information we have on a given subject. Here are another 4500 entries, and again, only a part of our collection albeit the major part. Some titles/subjects could (or should) belong to the NAVAL section, but remember, when a Type 696 for example, is designed and built by a Commercial Company, that company publishes it own handbook and data-sheets, and it is not until it is accepted into the Service that a BR will be written for the equipment. There are many articles on personnel or personnel matters in this database. Remember also that our only income is to refurbish/rebuild 'old' equipments (many of them commercial) to sell on to devotees of bygone days. Our commercial database, much of which you will be bored by, comes in handy for the restorers.

Mixed Bag
1
to
60

Letter
A
61
to
244

Letter
B
245
to
415

Letter
C
416
to
579

Letter
D
580
to
670

Letter
E
671
to
1010

Letter
F
1011
to
1085

Letter
G
1086
to
1176

Letter
H
1177
to
1311

Letter
I
1312
to
1466

Letter
J
1467
to
1682

Letter K/L
1683
to
1748

Letter
M
1749
to
2325

Letter
N
2326
to
2429

Letter
O/P
2430
to
2629

Letter
Q/R
2630
to
2931

Letter S
2932
to
3149

Letter
T1
3150
to
3621

Letter
T2
3622
to
4093

Letter U
4094
to
4136

Letter
V
4137
to
4179

Letter
W/Z
4180
to
4492



Next come the books/documents of other than the two tables above, a further 379 entries.

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Army
1
to
66

RAF
1
to
59

Joint
1
to
39

MOD
1
to
35

Government
1
to
8

Old Commonwealth
1
to
40

USA

1
to
103

Foreign
1
to
35

Finally the mis-musters: those books and documents {NAVAL and COMMERCIAL} missed out of the fragmentation processes for various reasons
and produced here in the following file - CLICK HERE for an additional 88 entries

All in all, as shown, a total of 12,029 entries.

We also have the definitive collection of SEASLUG documentation.
CLICK HERE for full details.