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EMERGENCY AIR STRIPS AT ALERT, EUREKA, AND THE RIVER CLYDE
2. Defence Liaison (1): On April 28, 1953, in Note No. 230,? the United States Embassy requested permission for the United States Air Force to conduct surveys for the expansion of emergency air strips at Alert and Eureka and for the construction of a new air-strip at River Clyde. Approval was also sought for the construction and improvement of the air strips if the surveys proved the feasibility of the plan, and for the construction of necessary temporary housing and the stationing of five United States, or alternatively Canadian, personnel at each air strip.
In Note No. D-143 of May 19, 1953? this Department replied, granting permission for the site surveys subject to the usual conditions regarding Canadian participation but stating that the Canadian Government would prefer to defer consideration of the construction phase of the project until the surveys had been completed and information was available on the proposed sites.
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