HC Deb 31 July 1974 vol 878 cc270-1W
Dr. Reginald Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Defence why he refused permission for the Fleet Air Arm field gun team to accept the invitation from Royan to demonstrate its skill there.

Mr. Judd

It was with great regret that it was decided that the Fleet Air Arm field gun crew should not visit Royan for a period of about 14 days this summer. The expenditure entailed could not be justified; the movement of 60 men and some 30 tons of equipment would have been involved.