ITEM IV -- PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF NINE ADDITIONAL TEMPORARY
RADAR STATIONS IN CANADA; US REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL
Memorandum, Secretary of State for External Affairs, undated, "Proposed establishment of nine additional temporary radar stations in Canada" -- Document D8-53.
The Committee agreed that, subject to a favourable military view on the establishment of three additional radar stations in British Columbia,
(a) the United States be granted permission to make site surveys, to operate and to man nine additional temporary radar stations in Ontario and British Columbia, in general line with the provisions of the agreement on the extension of the radar defence system, concluded by an Exchange of Notes of August 1, 1951, it being understood, however, that the United States would meet all costs of installation, operation and manning until such time as the RCAF could take over the operation and manning of them; and
(b) the RCAF should, as soon as manpower was available, assume responsibility for the manning of the stations in populated areas.