HC Deb 23 February 1965 vol 707 cc87-8W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for Defence why H.M. frigate "Puma" is not now to sail in the late spring as planned for service on the South Atlantic and South American station based at Simonstown; and why H.M. frigate "Leopard", formerly assigned to this squadron, is to be placed in reserve on completion of her refit later this year.

Mr. Mayhew

The fire that broke out during the refit of H.M.S. "Puma" made it necessary to change earlier plans for the allocation of escorts. I have no statement to make about the future employment of H.M.S. "Leopard".

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