8 July 1946: HYDRA – notes from DCGS(A)

Planning for the HYDRA takeover continued into the summer of 1946. This handwritten document summarizes developments in the HYDRA situation from the point of view of the Deputy Chief of General Staff (A). The Department of External Affairs was to deal with the details of the transfer with the U.K. officials, with George Glazebrook of the DEA to confirm details of the transfer with army officials, and to help “work up” an order-in-council. The army was to take over the HYDRA station at no cost, and while they would retain the present staff at current salaries, they planned to replace them with soldiers in 2 years.

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