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Visit by royal college of defence studies

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 , 1978. HO. 148/78


Students and directing staff of the Royal College of Defence

Studies in the United Kingdom will arrive in Australia on Wednesday,

(September 27) on an 11-day visit which will take them to NSW, ACT,

South Australia and Western Australia.

During their visit to Canberra the 13 senior government and

Service officers will have discussions with the Minister.for Defence,

Mr D.J. Killen, the Assistant Chief of the Defence Force Staff,

Air Vice Marshal J.C. Jordan, and officials of government departments,

including Foreign Affairs, and Defence.

The party will visit Sydney on September 29 for discussions

with the General Officer Commanding Field Force Command, Major-

General M. Bradbury, officials of the NSW Premier's Department, the

Bank of NSW and other community leaders.

On October 1 and October 2 the party will visit Adelaide where

they will meet trade union officials and leaders of Commerce and

Government and senior Service officers. During their South Australian

tour the party will also inspect General Motors-Holden works at


| On October 3» the students and directing staff will fly to

Western Australia where they will be taken on tour of Service

establishments, including RAAF Base Pearce, and the SAS Regiment

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at Swanbourne. They will also visit the Mt. Newman Mines and

Port Hedland.

The party will leave Perth for the United Kingdom- on

October 8. .

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