Report on inspections in depots in France (30 July and 6 August 1957)

Division II of the Agency for the Control of Armaments (ACA) circulates its report on the inspections held in French depots on 30 July and 6 August 1957, at the ERGM(EB) tank depot in Gien and the aircraft depot in Limoges (Romanet). For this joint inspection, the report concludes that the depots inspected were ‘mixed’ and that the SHAPE inspector played a full part in the inspections, which were carried out with no difficulty. The inspectors mention that it would be desirable to ensure that the French representatives agree with the Council decision (CR(57)20) which states that the inspections performed in depots in the second half of 1957 are to be considered as real inspections and not ‘exercises’. Furthermore, given the considerable differences between the quantities in the 1957 ACA questionnaire and the quantities shown in the depot records on 1 January 1957, as was also found in Bourges, it would be useful, if possible, for the questionnaire to be simplified and sent out no later than 1 December each year.

Source and copyright

Source: Agency for the Control of Armaments. Report on inspections in depots in France July 30th & August 6th 1957. Summary. [Paris] : 1957. pp. 2-5.

Archives nationales de Luxembourg (ANLux). Western European Union Archives. Armament Bodies. ACA. Agency for the Control of Armaments. Year: 1956, 01/01/1956-31/12/1959. File ACA-177. Volume 1/1.

Copyright: (c) WEU Secretariat General - Secrétariat Général UEO

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