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WAR OFFICE ARMOURED DIRECTOR TO VISIT aUSTRaLIa

S t a t e m e n t by t h e M i n i s t e r f o r t h e Army, The Hon, J . O .

C ra m e r, M«P,

B r i t a i n ' s D i r e c t o r o f Royal a r m o u r e d Corps i s t o v i s i t

A u s t r a l i a i n O c t o b e r .

He i s M a j o r - G e n e r a l J . D 0 aNDERSON who w i l l sp en d s e v e n days

i n A u s t r a l i a en r o u t e from S i n g a p o r e t o t h e U n i t e d Kingdom, T h i s

w i l l g i v e him t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o d i s c u s s a rm o u re d p r o b l e m s w i t h

s e n i o r A u s t r a l i a n Army o f f i c e r s , and t o v i s i t t h e Armoured S c h o o l a t

P u c k a p u n y a l Camp, V i c t o r i a ,

He w i l l a r r i v e i n Sydney on O c t o b e r 3 , where he w i l l s t a y

o v e r n i g h t w i t h t h e G e n e r a l O f f i c e r Commanding E a s t e r n Command (NSW),

L i e u t e n a n t - G e n e r a l R.G. POLLARD, .

I n Me lbourne he w i l l be met by t h e A u s t r a l i a n D i r e c t o r o f

R o y a l A r m o u r e d . C o r p s , L i e u t e n a n t - C o l o n e l R,T, ELDRIDGE a n d w i l l

l a t e r t r a v e l t o P u c k a p u n y a l where he w i l l a d d r e s s o f f i c e r s o f t h e

a r m o u r e d S c h o o l and 1 a r m o u r e d R e g i m e n t .

On O c t o b e r 6 he w i l l f l y t o C a n b e r r a and m eet s e n i o r o f f i c e r s

a t Army H e a d q u a r t e r s , i n c l u d i n g t h e C h i e f o f t h e G e n e r a l S t a f f ,

L i e u t e n a n t - G e n e r a l S i r R a g n a r GaRRETT. a t o u r o f C a n b e r r a w i l l

f o l l o w , i n c l u d i n g a v i s i t t o t h e A u s t r a l i a n War M e m o r i a l .

M a j o r - G e n e r a l Anderson w i l l l e a v e Sydney f o r t h e U n i t e d

Kingdom on T h u r s d a y , O c t o b e r 8 C

CANBERRA,

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CANBERRA:

OTHER STa T ES :

( l - i s t s A , B a n d C )

F o r F u r t h e r I n f o r m a t i o n

Ma j.. L . B , S w i f t e (M2212)

Home ( J 4 6 6 3 )

PRO a t M i l i t a r y H e a d q u a r t e r s .