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Britain Removing Radar Equipment from Suez Canal Installations

The British Government is removing all radar and other warning systems designed to give advance notice of approaching planes from the Suez Canal military complex when British forces are withdrawn, it was revealed here today by spokesmen for several government ministries here.

A War Office spokesman declared that “we are taking out all equipment and every British soldier.” He added that “if the Egyptians discover that they need radar equipment and if they apply to us for it, that will be considered.”

At the Air ministry, a spokesman stated that the air bases too would be stripped of such devices. He said the secret early warning system would not be left to be operated by the Egyptians.