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South African Defence Talks

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 27 October 1954

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asked the Minister of Defence whether he will make a statement on the recent talks with the South African Minister of Defence.

Discussions of defence matters of mutual interest took place last month during the visit of Mr. Erasmus, Minister of Defence in the Union of South Africa who was accompanied by his Service Advisers. The talks extended over a wide field and afforded an opportunity for a full exchange of views and information on present trends in weapon development and problems of tactics and supply, and more generally on the part our two countries can appropriately play in defence against aggression.