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Statement by the Minister for National Development, The Hon, David Fairbairn, D.F.C., M.F.

The appointment of Mr. R.W.ยท McG. Boswell to succeed

Sir Harold Raggatt as Secretary of the Department of National

Development was announced today by the Minister, Mr. David


Sir Harold Raggatt will retire from the position on

24th January, 1965.

' In selecting a successor to Sir Harold Raggat"|; the

Government had in mind the considerable scientific and

engineering content of many of the activities of the Department

and of the Statutory Authorities associated with it.

Mr. Boswell who holds the degree of Master of Science

in the University of Melbourne has been Director, Weapons

Research Establishment, Department of Supply, since 1958.

Before his appointment to the position of Director,

Weapons Research Establishment, Department of Supply, Mr.

Boswell was Deputy Controller, Research and Development. Branch,

Weapons Research Establishment and Superintending Scientist,

Long Range ’ Weapons Establishment., Department of Supply.

Mr. Boswell had also occupied positions in the

Postmaster-General1s Department and the Department of Civil

Aviation. He has represented Australia overseas on numerous




9th November, 1964.