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FOR PRESS ■ DEFENCE H No. 538/72

THURSDAY. Ί8ΤΗ MAY. 1972 . ' . ■ '

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CCS TO VISIT ANZUK TROOPS . ' ' '

(Statement by the Minister for Defence, the Hon. David Fairbairn, DFC, MP)

The Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee, Admiral

Sir Victor Smith, will make a brief visit to Singapore and

. Malaysia from 21st to 25th May.

Announcing this today, the Minister for Defence,

Mr. David Fairbairn, said that Admiral Smith, who was also

Chairman of the ANZUK Chiefs of Staff Committee, would be

making his first visit to the tri-nation ANZUK force which

was in the area, under the Five-Power Defence Arrangements of

Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, the United Kingdom and New

Zealand. .

' Admiral Smith would be accompanied on his three?·

day visit to the area by Air Commodore J.I. Adams, the Direptor

of Joint Operations and Plans, on the Joint Staff, Department

of Defence. ’

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