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DEFENCE press release DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE CANBERRA

WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 24, 1975 NO. 177/75

CDSO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

COMMONWEALTH DEFENCE SCIENCE ORGANISATION

CONFERENCE HELD IN INDIA 1975

The Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Defence

Science Organisation met in Delhi on 19 December, 1975.

Professor M.G.K. Menon, Scientific Adviser to Raksha

Mantri (Minister of Defence) occupied the chair and the meeting was attended by delegates from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada,

Ghana, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

The Committee received reports on the meeting of the

Food Study Group which had been held the previous week at the

Defence Food Laboratory, Mysore: the Commonwealth Defence Conference on Operational Clothing and Combat Equipment and the

Commonwealth Defence Science Organisation Symposium on Operational Research, both of which had been held in Delhi in the weeks preceeding the meeting. The Symposium was attended by government scientists and military technologists representing those countries

who attended the Executive Committee meeting, plus Singapore.

The activities of the Organisation since the previous meeting which was held in London in April 1973, and its future, were reviewed.

The Committee concluded its meeting by reaffirming the benefits to be gained by members of the organisation which was

set up to promote the advancement of Defence science throughout

the Commonwealth by the exchange of scientists and information

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between countries, and by encouraging contacts between scientists.

Mr W.S. Howitt, Department of Defence Canberra, led the

Australian delegation and represented the Chief Defence Scientist,

Dr John L. Farrands, at the Executive Committee meeting. The

other delegates were Dr R.J. Richards, Director of the Armed Forces

Food Science Establishment, Scottsdale Tasmania; Mr M.D. Frost, Deputy Superintendent RAN Research Laboratory Sydney; and Mr

vv.R. Hindson, Head of Textiles Group, Materials Research Laboratories,

Melbourne.

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