File Title 'C', Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS): Government Code and Cypher School (GC & CS); Staff etc
Reference FO 1093/323
Date 2 January 1943 - 23 November 1943
Government Department Foreign Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013


A file of correspondence and reports concerning the personnel of the Government Code and Cypher School during the Second World War. The documents discuss a variety of subjects including the pressing need for linguists, including Japanese-speakers to carry out interrogations; salary negotiations with new staff members, including unequal rates of pay for men and women; staff transfers between Bletchley Park and London; complaints of ill-treatment from several employees; attempts to avoid press publicity for the Code and Cypher School; and a report on the code-breaking work of the Melbourne military intelligence unit, along with correspondence debating some of the claims made in the report.

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