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Exercise Brave Defender

Volume 84: debated on Tuesday 22 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the outcome of Exercise Brave Defender.

The exercise successfully tested plans and procedures for the ground defence of vital installations in this country. I should like, in particular, to pay tribute to the enthusiasm of the volunteer and reserve forces who took part. A detailed analysis of Brave Defender is now under way, but I have today placed in the Library a report on first impressions of the exercise.