West German radio reported last Sunday night that "A spokesman of Herr Blank's office [Blank is the future Bonn Minister of War] said in Bonn today that the organizational preparations for the raising of a German Air Force contingent were virtually completed. If the E.D.C treaty were ratified, the Federal Republic would have, within the tactical European forces, a total of 20 basic units with 1,326 aircraft and 80,000 men."

Source: Flight International