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FRIDAY :2 9 th MAY, 1970 '

' MILITARY MEDICAL DELEGATION TO BANGKOK

( S ta te m e n t by th o M in is te r f o r D efence,

t h e H o n o u rab le Maiholm F r a s e r , HP)

A d e l e g a ti o n o f m e d ic a l o f f i c e r s fro m t h e A u s t r a l i a n

Armed F o rc e s 7ri.ll a t t e n d a m e e tin g o f m i l i t a r y m e d ical

r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s o f th e SEATO N a tio n s n e x t week.

The m e e tin g w i l l h e h e ld a t SEATO H e a d q u a r te r s , Bangkok,

fro m 1 s t - 5 th J u n e , 1970.

SEATO m i l i t a r y m edical· r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s h av e met on

t h r e e p r e v io u s o c c a s io n s .· The 1970 m e e tin g w i l l p r e s e n t

a f u r t h e r o p p o r tu n i ty f o r d is c u s s io n s and ex change o f in f o r m a tio n

and r e f in e m e n t o f p ro c e d u re s a f f e c t i n g th e p r o v is io n o f ·. .

a d e q u a te m e d ic a l co v e r f o r m i l i t a r y p e r s o n n e l. ' ·

A ir V ice M arsh al L.R . T ru d in g e r, CBE, J o i n t S e r v ic e s

M ed ical A d v is e r, D epartm ent o f D efen ce, w i l l l e a d th e A u s t r a l i a n

r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s . He w i l l h e accom panied by L ie u te n a n t C o lo n e l

?/.J . W atson, MBE, A s s i s t a n t D ir e c to r G e n e ra l o f M ed ical S e r v ic e s

a t Army H e a d q u a rte rs C a n b e rra , and S u rg eo n L ie u te n a n t Commander '

C.W. Edmonds, O f f ic e r i n C harge, RAN·S chool o f U nderw ater

M ed icin e a,t B a lm o ra l. ·

F u r t h e r E n q u i r i e s ? D ir e c t o r o f P u b lic R e l a t i o n s , '

D epartm ent o f D efen ce, CANBERRA. A .C .T . 2600

T e le p h o n e E n q u i r i e s ? 65.2897 ( o f f i c e )

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