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Menzies, Robert

Period of Service: 19/12/1949 to 26/01/1966

More information about Menzies, Robert on The National Archive website.

Release Date: 26/03/1961

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 292

( Statement by the Acting Prime Minister, Mr. McZwen,)
The Acting Prime Minister ( Mr. J. McEwen announced
today that Australia was to participate in an International.
Air Show in Singapore.
It has been organised by the Singapore Government
at the Paya Lebar International Airport from April 8th t. o
Anril 16th. Mr. McEwen said that Singapore played an important
part in Australia's air links with the rest of the world.. The
participation reflected the-importance which the Australian
Government attached to closer contacts between Singapore-and
SAustralia and the develo-ment of this major communications
centre. The International Air Show had been planned by the'
Government of Singapore as a highlight of its " Visit the Orient.
Year" project. It was the first large-scale aviation display-
. ever. held in South Last Asia.
Among visitors would be representatives of airlines
operating in South-East Asia and of Civil Aviation Departments
-of neighbouring couhtries.
Mr. McEwen said the Australian display would demonstrate
our advances in the commercial aviation and electronics
industries and in the production of aero-components and
equipment.. Features of the Australian pavilion would be
Two revolutionary cameras, designed and made in Australia for
S. installation in target aircraft and missiles and which have
been exported to the United Kingdom, United States, France and
Sweden; rockets and other instruments used in upper atmosphere
research at the Woomera Rocket Range, a model of'the TEE

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visual glide path an important Australicn contribution to
world aviation safety which is now being tested at aerodromes
in Australia and the United States; a model of the Australian
pilotless jet target aircraft Jindivik which is also being exported
and a comprehensive display of aero-components and equipment by
leading Australian aircraft manufacturers.
Mr. McEwen sAid the Australian display was being
organised by the Department of Tr: de with the Co-operation
of the Department of Supply and aircr ft manufacturers.
These will also be a three day flying display in
which RAN and RAAF aircraft will participate.
Other countries taking part in the Singapore Air
Show were United Kingdom, United States, Indonesia, Hong Kong,
Malaya, New Zealand, India, the Netherlands and Ceylon.
26th March, 1961.

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