Mr. Duncan Sandys, Britain's Minister of Defence, was interviewed by VISNEWS at the Ministry of?
Mr. Duncan Sandys, Britain's Minister of Defence, was interviewed by VISNEWS at the Ministry of Defence Feb. 10.
A White Paper on Defence was issued Feb. 10 giving details of progress in Britain's five year defence plan.
Notable details were that Britain is to adopt the 'Bluestreak' long range ballistic missile. (This ground launched missile will carry a thermo-nuclear warhead over a range of several thousand miles to a surface target)...Britain's V-Bombers are unsurpassed...RAF Transport Command is to undergo considerable expansion...The Army is to be equipped with short-range nuclear weapons...and the plan to end National Service by 1962 is going well.
Britain's Defence budget for 1959 is expected to be in the region of GBP1,514 million.