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SANDYS, Duncan Edwin [1908-1987] -- British peer, government official

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Duncan-Sandys, Lord (1974),

As Defence Minister in the Macmillan government in 1957 he practically ruined the British aircraft industry by proclaiming that the day of manned aircraft had passed and that rocketry was the way of the future. All aircraft research and development was cancelled.  -30-
 

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1957
White Paper (a report outlining Government policy) cancelled all manned combat aircraft projects in the pipeline
1957-1959
Defence Minister
1959-1960
Aviation Minister
1960-1962
Commonwealth Secretary
1962-1964
Commonwealth and Colonies Secretary

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