Helicopter Camouflage 1969

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    Culdross.

    MS. & CU. RAF (Royal Air Force) crew scrubbing green paint from body of Wessex helicopter. MS. & CU. Crew paint helicopter white for use in polar regions. CU. Men painting helicopter black and green for use in temperate climes. Air to air shots of two Wessex helicopters painted in different colours hovering over wooded area and another over open field. We note how they blend with background. Air to ground shot flying over Culdross helicopter station.

    (Orig. Neg.)

    Date found in the old record - 09/01/1969.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1969
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    91473
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    3315.06
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    Black & White
    Duration
    00:04:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:56:00 / 01:18:06:00
    Canister:
    UN 4417 C
    Sort Number:
    UN 4417 C
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  • The helicopters seen in the clip are all Westland Wessex models.

    "Culdross" in text and tags should read Culdrose.

    jamied 26th Sep 2012
  • I think you will find the Wessex helicopters shown in this video are from 846 squadron RNAS Culdrose / HMS Seahawk. I served on the squadron in 1968.
    Peter Baker [Bagsy]

    Peter Baker 5th Oct 2014

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