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DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

CANBERRA

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APPOINTMENT OF AUSTRALIAN SERVICES ATTACHE,. PHNOM PENH.

S t a t e m e n t by t h e , M i n i s t e r f o r E x t e r n a l A f f a i r s .

The M i n i s t e r f o r E x t e r n a l A f f a i r s , Mr R. G. M enzies, to d a y

announced t h a t , i n a g re em e n t w i t h the M i n i s t e r s f o r Defence and t h e

Afmy, i t had b e e n d e c id e d t o a p p o i n t L i e u t e n a n t - C o l o n e l L. K. H a t f i e l d

t o th e p o s t of S e r v i c e s A t t a c h e i n th e A u s t r a l i a n Embassy a t Phnom

Penh,. Cambodia.

L i e u t e n a n t - C o l o n e l H a t f i e l d w i l l su c c e e d Wing-Commander

D.R. Sheppard who has h e l d t h a t p o s i t i o n s i n c e Septem ber, 1 958.

Mr Menzies s a i d t h a t L i e u t e n a n t - C o l o n e l H a t f i e l d had had

c o n s i d e r a b l e e x p e r i e n c e i n A s ia n c o u n t r i e s . He had s e r v e d i n New

Guinea d u r i n g th e second world war and s u b s e q u e n t l y i n I n d i a , Ja p a n

and Malaya. I n 1952-53 he was w i t h t h e T h i r d Royal A u s t r a l i a n

Regiment i n K orea. S inc e 1957, he had s e r v e d w i t h t h e D i r e c t o r a t e

of S t a f f D u t i e s a t Army H e a d q u a r t e r s i n M elbourne.

FOR THE PRESS

R e le a s e d o n ly i n C a n b e rra .

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