HC Deb 01 August 1962 vol 664 c77W
23. Mr. Dempsey

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will review the sentences imposed on soldiers of the Cameronians stationed at Minden, Germany, in view of the provocation they have been subjected to by Germans; and what steps he proposes to take to protect British soldiers from intimidation.

Mr. Ramsden

My right hon. Friend does not intend to have a review made of the summary sentences ordered by the Commanding Officer of the Cameronians. I am sure the Commanding Officer took all the circumstances fully into consideration, and there was nothing to stop the men concerned from exercising their right to trial by court-martial; indeed one of them did so.

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