HC Deb 22 March 1965 vol 709 c19W
Commander Courtney

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what provision has been made over the past three years for the allocation of Her Majesty's submarines to the Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic, for anti-submarine exercises in co-operation with the South African naval forces; and what arrangements are intended for this year.

Mr. Mayhew

One of H.M. submarines was allocated to the Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic and South America Station for a few weeks' anti-submarine exercises in 1963 and in 1964. Such exercises did not take place in 1962.

We hope to be able to arrange another visit by a submarine when there is next a suitable opportunity for anti-submarine training in South Atlantic waters. No doubt the Commander-in-Chief will invite the South African Navy to participate in this training in accordance with our obligations under the Simonstown Agreement.

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