HC Deb 26 July 1960 vol 627 cc136-7W
Mr. Skeffington

asked the Minister of Defence what British armed force has been sent at any time to the Belgian Congo.

Mr. Watkinson

None, except armed guards on aircraft. The R.A.F. has been able to transport food to the Congo, to airlift Ghanaian troops serving there under United Nations auspices and to move refugees from the country. In all, over 1,000 Ghanaian troops and some 60 tons of food and freight have been moved into the independent Congo.