BAOR and Royal Air Force

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th December 1976.

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Photo of Mr Fred Mulley Mr Fred Mulley , Sheffield Park 12:00 am, 14th December 1976

The Chiefs of Staff must speak for themselves, but they do not feel that our defence is below the critical level. There are a number of precedents for visits by the Chiefs of Staff, but for reasons that I do not altogether understand, more publicity was given to the visit of the Chiefs on this particular matter. I can personally recall three previous occasions within the past decade when the Chiefs of Staff have made such visits. It is not unprecedented.