§ Mr. G. M. Thomson
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what troops are being sent to the trust territories of the Cameroons; when they will arrive; and for what purposes they are being sent.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
The 1st Battalion The King's Own Border Regiment, with supporting units and a small R.A.F. detachment, will arrive in the Southern Cameroons on the 22nd September. Their purpose is to take over the defence and internal security duties at present performed by units of the Royal Nigerian Military Forces which will be withdrawn by the Nigerian Government before independence.