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United States Manaeuvres (Lessons)

Volume 527: debated on Tuesday 11 May 1954

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence how many officers of each of the three Services were detailed to attend the United States "Flash Burn" manœuvres; and how soon the lessons of this operation will be available to British officers at battalion and regimental level.

Seven Army and three R.A.F. officers were present at the United States "Flash Burn" manœuvres. In addition, a few British officers from N.A.T.O. commands attended. The lessons of this exercise will be passed on to all those concerned as soon as possible.