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Armed services attaches representing five countries to visit RAAF bases



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■ 'STATEMENT BY THE HON F.M. OSBORNE. MINISTER FOR AIR ' FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE_______FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9. 1959

Armed services attaches representing five countries next week will

visit a number of RAAF bases. ·

Announcing this today, Mr. F.M. Osborne, Minister for Air said the

attaches, who are resident in Australia, would be jjaccompanied by an RAAF

officer from the Department■of Air, Canberra. , · · >

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Countries represented are Thailand, Philippines, Netherlands,

Indonesia, and Burma. -

.The tour is the second arranged by the RAAF to familiarise foreign

armed services attaches in Australia with RAAF activities. Another tour will

be arranged later this year. . ' .

■ The party will leave Canberra in a special transport aircraft

of the RAAF on Sunday, October 11 for Wagga, where two days will be spent at · ■

the RAAF School of Technical Training, as the first part of their tour.

After visiting RAAF bases, the party will fly back to Canberra

on October 16 via Alice Springs and Broken Hill. ‘ '

' . Attaches on their first tour are Colonel Bulrit Dardarananda,

Royal Thai Military Attache} Colonel Fidel F. Llamas, Philippines Armed

Forces Attache} -.Captain F.G.H. van Straaten, Royal Netherlands Naval Attache}

Lieutenant Colonel Basoeki Rachmad, Military Attache for Indonesia} and

Group Captain S. Shi Sho, The Union of Burma Military, Naval and Air Attache,

The RAAF'Conducting Officer is Wing Commander T.S. Ingledew,