HC Deb 20 December 1956 vol 562 cc215-6W
60. Mr. P. Noel-Baker

asked the Minister of Defence who were the Commander-in-Chief and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Anglo-French forces which conducted the air and land operations against Egypt from 31st October to 6th November; and who commanded the Anglo-French naval forces.

Mr. Birch

I have been asked to reply. These Allied operations were under the overall control of General Keightley, the Allied Commander-in-Chief whose deputy was Admiral Barjot. Under them the Anglo-French air forces were commanded by Air Marshal Barnett with General Brohon of the French air force as his deputy. The land forces were commanded by General Stockwell, whose deputy was General Beaufre of the French Army. The naval forces were commanded by Admiral Durnford-Slater, whose deputy was Admiral Lancelot of the French Navy.