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Name Entered office Left office Party Notes
Winston Churchill 10 May 1940 26 July 1945 Conservative also Prime Minister
Clement Attlee 27 July 1945 20 December 1946 Labour also Prime Minister
Albert Victor Alexander 20 December 1946 28 February 1950 Labour
Manny Shinwell 28 February 1950 26 October 1951 Labour
Winston Churchill 28 October 1951 1 March 1952 Conservative also Prime Minister
The Earl Alexander of Tunis 1 March 1952 18 October 1954 Conservative
Harold Macmillan 18 October 1954 7 April 1955 Conservative
Selwyn Lloyd 7 April 1955 20 December 1955 Conservative
Sir Walter Monckton 20 December 1955 18 October 1956 Conservative
Anthony Head 18 October 1956 13 January 1957 Conservative
Duncan Sandys 13 January 1957 14 October 1959 Conservative
Harold Watkinson 14 October 1959 13 July 1962 Conservative
Peter Thorneycroft 13 July 1962 1 April 1964 Conservative

The office was succeeded by the of Secretary of State for Defence.

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