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  • Description


    Title reads "Royal Navy - Flat Top".

    Various shots of an Australian royal naval air training aerodrome in bush land known as Monab - Mobile Navy Air base. Aircraft at airfield, jeeps, hangars, control buildings, staff accommodation barracks - all mobile units. Several shots of the planes taking off and landing. A batsman signalling to planes during landing. Various shots of batsman in action. More shots of the aircraft landing on base and on deck of aircraft carrier. One of the planes has difficulty. Wings of planes are folded back and lined up on deck. Various shots of the airmen smiling to camera. Various shots of naval airmen onboard aircraft carrier - exercising, at training with naval guns, landing on deck, etc.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:03:25:00
    UN 1433 A
    Sort Number:
    UN 1433 A
  • Appears in...

    War & Revolution
    Australia in WW2
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Reducing this clip's current date range of 1940-49, the MONABs referred to in the clip weren't formed until 1944. Also, the commentary makes it clear that WWII was still in operation at the time of filming, so clearly this can have been no later than 1945.

    A new date range of 1944-45 can therefore be safely applied.

  2. Simon J says

    The aircraft are mostly Grumman Hellcats and Fairey Fireflies

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