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Troops (Movement To Middle East)

Volume 530: debated on Wednesday 21 July 1954

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84.

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what aircraft are available for moving an Army division from the United Kingdom to any central point of Middle Eastern defence; and how long any such move would take.

If such a move were necessary, use would be made of civil as well as military air transport. The length of the move would depend on the circumstances prevailing at the time.