Schwabe, also a member of the Committee, was commissioned to make drawings of the bombed Coventry Cathedral in November 1940, for the sum of 30 guineas. However, he produced only one drawing, IWM:ART LD 709, for which he was paid 15 guineas. He was further commissioned for bomb damage subjects in London in January 1941, for which he produced a drawing of the Guildhall, LD 794.
In May 1941 he was commissioned to draw the Commons sitting in Church House, but had to decline due to other commitments. However, in August 1941 he was able to accept a commission for a portrait (IWM:ART LD 1473) for 10 guineas, and then, in February 1942, a commission for 5 further portraits of Ministry of Home Security sitters, for 50 guineas: LD 1921, 1928, 2300, 2374-5. Two further portrait commissions, of Beeson and Fisher, in June 1943, were never completed; nor is there a signed agreement.
Schwabe submitted IWM:ART LD 4807 to the committee, and it was purchased for 12 guineas in January 1945. At this time, the two aforementioned portraits were outstanding, as well as one of Sir George Stapleton, recorded at the 123rd meeting of the Committee.
Other papers refer to his work as a Committee member. Post-war papers concern enquiries.