• Short Summary

    AUSTRALIA HAS THIS WEEK BEEN CELEBRATING AIR FORCE WEEK, AND TO OPEN THE CELEBRATIONS AN AIR DISPLAY WAS HELD AT CANBERRA.

  • Description

    AUSTRALIA HAS THIS WEEK BEEN CELEBRATING AIR FORCE WEEK, AND TO OPEN THE CELEBRATIONS AN AIR DISPLAY WAS HELD AT CANBERRA. THE FEDERAL CAPITAL OF AUSTRALIA.

    AN ESTIMATED 40-THOUSAND PEOPLE WATCHED THE DISPLAY AT CANBERRA, AND SAW SOME OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE'S MOST UP TO DATE AIRCRAFT, RANGING FROM THE FRENCH MIRAGE JET FIGHTERS TO HERCULES TRANSPORT PLANES, BUILT IN THE UNITED STATES.

    A VULCAN BOMBER OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE - FLOWN TO AUSTRALIA FOR THE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - ALSO WAS EXHIBITED.

    THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE THIS YEAR HAS A RECORD PEACETIME STRENGTH OF 17-THOUSAND MEN. AT THE SAME TIME ITS EQUIPMENT IS BEING BROUGHT UP TO DATE REGULARLY, AND TWELVE MORE HERCULES TRANSPORTS ARE ON ORDER. THE MIRAGE JETS ARE BEING ADDED TO THE FIGHTER STRENGTH AND ALREADY ENOUGH HAVE BEEN SUPPLIED TO FORM A SQUADRON.

    MANY OF THE AIRCRAFT ON DISPLAY ARE ALREADY BEING USED BY AUSTRALIAN FORCES IN MALAYSIA AND OTHER PARTS OF SOUTH EAST ASIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2CFZ5OHAKYBEPA32MXKPMQYGC
    Media URN:
    VLVA2CFZ5OHAKYBEPA32MXKPMQYGC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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