And the Unions movement also was in favour of Sukarno, that "anti-colonialist", colonising West Papua. They attempted to block Neth. forces from Australian ports during the Papuan confrontation."Nobody helped Neths. to stay in (more of) E.Indies"
Well Australia attempted to - it supplied large quantities of ex-WWII 25Pdr ammunition. Menzies, the Australian PM of the day decided that Sukarno and Co. were "Communist" (without proof) and decided it was better to keep the Netherlands in control. The Australian Union movement disagreed and attempted to block the loading of the ammunition and other stores in Australian ports. They were initially unsuccessful but stopped later shipments being loaded onto ships.
We all know what that mad scramble led to with the Supermarine Swift - more or less the final nail in the coffin of Supermarine's reputation as a fighter firm. Perhaps without the obscene rush, they develop the type into the sort of low-level fighter-recon airplane the FR.5 variant became, or it fills the niche of the G91. Without all the wasted effort which went into marks that were never accepted into full service, perhaps they've got time to go on and do other things which in real life never got off the drawing board.In turn no mad scramble to get things into production
The driver behind the V-Force was deterring the USSR and forming a credible nuclear strike option. The Korean War was not a direct driver in the insurance policy. I do agree though the Sperrin should never of gotten off the drawing board. A complete waste. The Valiant was not a waste, in fact it was ready soon enough and was reliable enough to be the primary test platform for Blue Danube and maintained that lead for the Grapple tests too. And of course did sterling work as a tanker and made in-flight refuelling a viable technique for the RAF. It would have been a brave civil servant to have forecast the future; delta or crescent wing, which would work the best? Hindsight is a lovely thing, at the time both looked capable but if you had a to back a winner the Victor was technically better but Avro was the stronger company and I think they can be forgiven for building in redundancy into the most important defence project of the era.With no obscene rush, there's no drive to go for three separate V-bombers in service and an unnecessary insurance policy (Sperrin) on the side. Valiant and Sperrin get the axe early, while Handley Page and Avro get trusted to get the Victor and Vulcan right.