BRITISH-CANADIAN DEFENCE PROJECTS
The British Government agrees with the idea of
collaboration on defence projects with other countries such as
Canada and Australia. This is con-tained in a Government White
Paper on Defence Research and Develop-ment brought down in London.
The proposal was put forward by a Parliamentary Select Committee
on science and technology.
It says there already are some coll-aboration projects in existence.
One of these is a communications system called Mallard, which
is shared by both Canada and Australia, as well as Britain and
the United States.
The Chief of Defence Staff for the Canadian Armed
Forces, General F. R, Sharp, visited NATO-assigned 1 Air Division
Headquarters last week.
General Sharp arrived in Lahr Tuesday morning, December 9th. The
Com-mander of 1 Air Division, Major-General D.C. Laubman, and
the Commanding Officer of 1 Wing Lahr, Colonel A.J. Pudsey greeted
the top Canadian Forces; General on his arrival.
In the afternoon he had a round-table discussion with five junior
Officers of the Air Division. At 9 a.m. on Wednesday, December
l0th, a Guard of Honour officially wel-comed General Sharp to
the Head-quarters of 1 Air Division in the Cana-dian Caserne at
Lahr. Briefings and discussions were the order of the day. The
subject: reorganization of Canadian Forces Europe.
The West German Ambassador to Canada,
Doctor Joachim Ritter, says the policies of his Government are
founded in the belief that Germany will one day be re-united.
In an inter-view in Fredericton Doctor Ritter said reunification
of East and West Germany ranked behind only peace anion of Cana-diad
security as priorities for his Government. Commenting on reductn
troops in Europe, the West Ger-man Ambassador said he does not
con-sider this as a reduction of Canada's commitment to NATO.
ROYAL COMMISSIONON ATLANTIC ACCEPTANCE
corruption of its late President, Mr. C. Powell Morgan. He died
October 17th, 1966, 16 months after the inquiry got The Royal
Commission report on the 1965 collapse of the giant Atlantic Acceptance
Corporation Limited says that it can be directly attributed to
the underway. The Atlantic Acceptance Corporation's collapse shook
Canada's financial community. The Royal Commission report says
it represented a loss of between 70 million and 75 million dollars.
The report labels Morgan in-ventive, ingenious, incompetent, cor-rupt,
and a swindler. The collapse of Atlantic Acceptance almost brought
down the British Mortgage and Trust Company. The Royal Commision
report says its President Wilfred P. Gregory of Stratford, Ontario
did everything to destroy British Mortgage and Trust. Gregory's
conduct fell far short of what is expected of any honourable man.
It says his most destructive activities were concealed from his
CANADA TO LEAD POLLUTION FIGHT
A report from Brussels says that
Canada will likely take on the job of leading an attack by the
NATO coun-tries on inland water pollution. Inform-ants say that
Canada, with her exper-ience in combating Great Lake problems
with pollution, will be in the forefront of fighting the worldwide
problem. The NATO countries have representatives in Brussels at
a 3-day meeting of the Committee on the Challenge of Modern Society.
This was set up a month ago at the urging of President Nixon.
Other problems to be discussed at the meeting include disaster
relief, pollution of the seas, and air pollution.
CANADIAN ABM ROLE?
Canada's Armed Forces enter into the New
Year with major questions unanswered. Two of the most prominent
concern Continental Defence. The questions are whether Canada
will play a role in the anti-ballistic missile system planned
by the U.S., and whether it will take part in a new Continental
Bomber Defence program based on airborne radar warning and
control. Prime Minister Trudeau this year disclosed a re-orientation
of Canadian Defence policy away from Europe and toward North
America with future emphasis to be placed on protecting
Canadian sovereignty. Many observers say that the U.S. would
ask for bases in Canada if Ottawa decides against contributing
to new Continental Defence arrangements. They say that Ottawa
might find it extremely difficult to refuse such a request.
COL KAUFMAN PRESENTS SUGGESTION AWARD TO
C. Jackson recently won an $ 80.00 suggestion award
for his suggestion concerning a simplified hydraulic
test stand hookup for Canadian Armed Forces Albatross
aircraft. Sergeant Jackson was serving at Canadian Forces
Base Summerside when he submitted his suggestion. Awards
similar to the above are made on a regular basis, following
analysis of worthwhile suggestions from DND personnel
by the Suggestion Awards Committee in CFHQ. These are
suggestions which will result in savings to the Department
of National Defence. If you have a constructive idea
or suggestion, turn it in to money by contacting your
Wing Suggestion Award Committee through Captain J. O.
Walker at Local 452.
Colonel F. J. Kaufman's shown presenting CDs and
Clasps to 4 Wing Servicemen.
First Row: Cpl. A. R. TyreIl, Cpl. B. N. Cook,
Cpl. R. H. Bach, Cpl. H. L. Israel, Col. F. J. Kaufman Major
R. O. Boucher, Cpl. R. R. Gatien, Cpl. A. J. Girard, Cpl. C.
C. Couture, WO A. M. Donaldson. Second Row: Cpl. W. T. Wallace, Cpl. J. E.
AbeIl, Cpl. G. F. Cummings, Cpl. G. A. Davison, Cpl. F. 'D. Gannon,
Cpl. R. Patey, Cpl. G. R; Preston, Cpl. P. B. Dentremont. Cpl.
Third Row: A. J. Boyes, Cpl. J. A. Young, Cpl. B. F. Hillier, Cpl. G. W.
Debaie, Cpl. N. L. Powell Cpl. B. W. Dickson, Cpl. R. R. Peters,
Capt. W. Given.