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SEATO Military Planning Office, Bangkock statement by the Minister for Defence



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FOR PRESS D efence PR No. 26

14th J u ly 1965 SEATO MILITARY PLANNING O F F IC E , BANGKOK STATEMENT BY THE M INISTER FOR DEFENCE ( S e n a t o r t h e

H o n . S h a n e P a l t r i d g e ) .

. The M in is te r f o r D efence, S e n a to r Shane P a ltr id g e announced

t h a t Commander D.C. Johns R.A.N. has been a p p o in te d to th e P lan s D iv is io n

o f th e SEATO M ilita r y P lan n in g O ffic e , Bangkok and L ie u te n a n t-C o lo n e l J.H .

M arsh, M.B.E. to th e C om m unications-E lectronics D iv is io n . Both appointm ents

w i l l be f o r a p e rio d o f two y e a rs from December 1965/ Jan u ary 1966. Commander

Johns w i l l succeed L ie u te n a n t C olonel I .B , Ferguson and L ie u te n a n t-C o lo n e l

M arsh w i l l succeed Commander Broben b o th o f th e s e o f f i c e r s h av in g com pleted

t h e i r r e s p e c tiv e to u r s o f d u ty .

B i o g r a p h i c a l N o t e s

Commander Johns e n te r e d th e R.A.N. i n 1948 and i s a t p re s e n t E x e c u tiv e

O f f ic e r , H.M.A.S. A lb a tr o s s . His p re v io u s appointm ents in c lu d e th o s e o f ,

i n Command 816 Squadron ( 196O -I96I ) , a tte n d e d R .A .A .F, S t a f f Course (1 9 6 1 ),

H.M.A.S. Melbourne as Commander (A ir) (1962-1963) , H.M.A.S. A lb a tro s s as

Commander (A ir) (1963-1964)·

L ie u te n a n t-C o lo n e l Marsh jo in e d th e Army i n 1942 and i s a t p re s e n t a tta c h e d

to th e A u s tr a lia n S t a f f C orps. P rev io u s appointm ents in c lu d e th o s e o f

S t a f f O f f ic e r S ig n a ls Grade 2, H ead q u arters B r i t i s h Commonwealth F orces i n

K orea (1953-1955)> seconded to D epartm ent o f Supply as L ia is o n O ffic e r

S ig n a ls R eserve Development E sta b lish m e n t M in is try o f Supply U n ite d Kingdom

(1 955-1957 ) t S t a f f O f f ic e r S ig n a ls Grade 2, D ir e c to r a te o f S ig n a ls , Army

H ead q u arters (1 958-196 θ), Deputy A s s is ta n t Q u a rte rm a ste r G eneral H ead q u arters

Singapore Base D i s t r i c t (1960-1963)- ,