The British Commonwealth Secretary, Mr. Duncan Sandys returned to London (Monday) from a visit to?
Sandys: "I discussed with the two Governments concerned - that in Uganda and Tanganyika - whether we could bring our troops out, and they agreed that we should, because we are from the very start, anxious to leave them there for as short a time as possible."
Interviewer: "So the request to move troops out comes in fact from Britain?
Sandys: "Certainly, yes."
Interviewer: "Will the British Army continue to do any training in East Africa.?"
Sandys: "In Kenya, I have arranged with the Kenya Government that we are going to help them with the training. We are going to send a British Training Mission to help in the training of the Kenya Army. We are also going to help them with the training of a small Air Force to support the Army."
(He was then asked about Zanzibar's nationalisation plan).
Sandys: "Well I don't knew if I find that very surprising. I did not knew was going to take place. A big meeting of about 50,000 people was taking place the afternoon I was there, are these decisions of policy were announced. I have no doubt they had been taken sometime before. They were nothing to do with my visit.
Interviewer: "Not timed for your visit?"
Sandys: "I am sure not."
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Background: The British Commonwealth Secretary, Mr. Duncan Sandys returned to London (Monday) from a visit to East Africa. He will be reporting to the Prime Minister, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, on the talks he has had over the past 10 days with Government leaders in Tanganyika, Uganda, Kenya and Zanzibar. Here is what he had to say about it.
Here is what he had to say about it: