• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S DEFENCE MINISTER, MR. PETER THORNEYCROFT, TODAY (TUESDAY) ENDED HIS TWO-DAY VISIT TO THE FEDERAL?

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    BRITAIN'S DEFENCE MINISTER, MR. PETER THORNEYCROFT, TODAY (TUESDAY) ENDED HIS TWO-DAY VISIT TO THE FEDERAL GERMAN REPUBLIC BY VISITING AN AIR FORCE BASE AT LEIPHEIM, IN BAVARIA. ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WEST GERMAN COUNTERPART, HERR VON HASSEL, MR. THORNEYCROFT WAS WELCOMED ON ARRIVAL BY THE COMMANDER OF THE 5TH AIR DIVISION, GENERAL KUHLMEY.

    AFTER REVIEWING A GUARD OF HONOUR, THE TWO DEFENCE MINISTERS DROVE TO INSPECT A DISPLAY OF THE LATEST WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT BEING USED BY THE 53RD RECONNAISSANCE WING. THEY ALSO SAW THE FIAT G-91 -- AN ITALIAN-BUILT JET FIGHTER MADE AVAILABLE TO WEST GERMANY UNDER THE NORTH ATLANTIC ORGANISATION.

    YESTERDAY,AFTER TALKS IN BONN, THE TWO MINISTERS ANNOUNCED THAT THEIR DEFENCE POLICY AND STRATEGIC THINKING "CONTINUED TO BE IDENTICAL ON ALL IMPORTANT MATTERS." IN PARTICULAR, THEY DISCUSSED WHAT PRACTICAL STEPS COULD BE TAKEN TO SOLVE "PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FORWARD DEFENCE OF NATO" AND THEIR EFFECTS ON THE BRITISH RHINE ARMY.

    ALSO DISCUSSED WAS THE QUESTION OF CO-OPERATION IN DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, AS WELL AS MILITARY PROCUREMENTS. MR. THORNEYCROFT SAID LATER THAT BOTH COUNTRIES WOULD EXCHANGE PROTOTYPES OF EACH OTHER'S NEW TANK, THE BRITISH CHIEFTAIN AND THE GERMAN STANDARD PANZER. AFTER THESE WERE TESTED, TALKS WOULD CONTINUE ON A COMMON PROJECT TO PRODUCE A TANK FOR THE 1970'S.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA51LXOCN7IIYXC1HLYDFY36M0S
    Media URN:
    VLVA51LXOCN7IIYXC1HLYDFY36M0S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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