The British Secretary of State for Defence, Mr. Roy Mason, saw displays of two new?
GV Roy Mason on left and Herr Leber greeted by British army officers in field
SV Group talking
SV mason and Leber climb on tank and inspect turret (2 shots)
GV RAF Harrier jets fly over field and fire rockets at target (2 shots)
GV TRACKING SHOT Tanks advance across field
GV Mock battle, including tanks, in progress (2 shots)
GV Helicopters enter battle zone
GV Infantry advance across field
GV PAN Battle in progress with small arms fire
GV APCs drive across field, infantry embarks, APCs drive away (5 shots)
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Background: The British Secretary of State for Defence, Mr. Roy Mason, saw displays of two new types of weapons during a three-day visit to British Forces in West Germany this week.
Mr. Mason visited Royal Air Force and British Army units and saw displays of the Rapier anti-aircraft missile system which will come into service in West Germany shortly, and the new Chieftain armoured.
On Wednesday (26 February) he was joined by the West Germany Defence Minister, Herr Georg Leber, and they travelled to a military training ground in the Sennelager Ranges near Dortmund.
The two Defence Ministers watched a mock battle of armoured artillery and infantry attacks supported by the RAF's Harrier "Jump-jet" and helicopters.