HC Deb 05 April 1965 vol 710 cc6-7W
56. Mr. Warbey

asked the Secretary of State for Defence under what agreement or arrangement British forces stationed in Malaysia are training South Vietnamese Army personnel in counter-guerilla warfare.

62. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for Defence when it was arranged that British troops should train South Vietnamese officer cadets in Malaysia; and what is the reason for this.

Mr. Healey

Vietnamese military personnel have been given training in jungle warfare and jungle survival since 1961. We commonly provide aid to friendly Governments in the form of military training and, in this case, it helps the Vietnamese Government to resist the subversion and aggression that threatens their independence. No special agreements are necessary for this purpose.

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