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FOR PRESS 'THURSDAY 17TH OCTOBER, 1963

RAAF PR 53678/63

STATIMSTT BY THB HOHGUr ABLF DAVID FAIRBAIM, RFC Η?, ICEKISTFR FOR AIR

• . RAAF OBSERVERS FOR IFDIA RAKED

Two experienced fighter controller officers of the RAAF will go

to India next month to act as observers during air exercises there. -

The Minister for Air, Mr David Fairbaim, said today that Squadron

Leader Kenneth 1:. Dee, DFC, and Flight Lieutenant Douglas L, Stewart, would

be the RAAF members of a combined umpire team, to evaluate the exercise.

. Squadron Leader Dee was a staff member of the Directorate of

Operational Requirements at Canberra and Flight Lieutenant Stewart was a

controller at Ho 1 Control and Reporting Unit, Sydney.

Both officers were highly experienced in radar defection techniques.

Mr Fairbairn said that this action was in line with the Government's

announcement of 1 6 th August to participate with the American and British

aircraft in joint training exercises with the Indian Air Force,

He confirmed too that Australia would also be contributing,

for target purposes, two Canberra bomber aircraft, with appropriate personnel,

to the exercise