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MONDAY, JUNE 7. 1976 . NO. 127/76


The Commander of French Forces on Noumea, major General

Andre Fournier, called on senior Department of Defence officers

today (Monday) during a three-day visit to Canberra.

He spoke with the Chief of the Defence Force Staff, General

F.G. Hassett and the Secretary for the Department of Defence, ยท

Sir Arthur Tange this morning. He later met the Chief of the Naval

Staff, Vice Admiral H.D. Stevenson; the Acting Chief of the General

Staff, Major General M. Bradbury; and the Chief of the Air Staff,

Air Marshal J.A. Rowland.

Major General Fournier’s visit to Canberra includes an

inspection of the Australian War Memorial and tours of points of

interest around Canberra.

He leaves for Sydney on Wednesday where he will meet senior

Navy and Army officers before leaving for Noumea on Thursday.


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