Federation of South Arabia (Air Attack)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st August 1966.

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Photo of Lord  Balniel Lord Balniel , Hertford 12:00 am, 1st August 1966

Will the Government make quite clear to the Government responsible for this violation that any further violation of South Arabian air space by military aircraft will result in those aircraft being shot down by British aircraft? As this equipment was provided by the Russian Government, does not this give added emphasis to the importance of providing adequate air defence to the South Arabian Federation on its achieving independence?