Hon. D. S. Harkness (Minister of National Defence):
Mr. Speaker, at the request of United Kingdom authorities the Canadian government has agreed to an arrangement whereby a battalion of the British army will train for the month of July at Camp Gage-town, New Brunswick. The name of the battalion designated for this training exercise will be announced by the United Kingdom. Royal Air Force transport command will airlift the battalion in Britannia aircraft to and from Canada as part of their joint service air mobility training.
In Gagetown the battalion will undergo normal training with the 3rd Canadian infantry brigade group under the direction of the general officer commanding eastern command. The cost of this exercise including the provision of Canadian rations will be borne by the United Kingdom. A similar announcement is being made today by the Secretary of State for War in the United Kingdom House of Commons.
Subtopic: ANNOUNCEMENT THAT UNITED KINGDOM BATTALION TO TRAIN IN CANADA