• Short Summary

    A Royal Air Force VC-10 aircraft this morning left Sydney bound or the UK with the families of men from the Royal Navy submarine HMS ODIN.

  • Description

    A Royal Air Force VC-10 aircraft this morning left Sydney bound or the UK with the families of men from the Royal Navy submarine HMS ODIN.

    ODIN has been in Australia for nearly three years and most of the families have lived in Sydney for the past year.

    The 40 wives and 53 children will arrive at the RAF base Brize Norton at 9 a.m. tomorrow, September 12 (UK time). Most will be going to live in Portsmouth.

    ODIN leaves Sydney on Monday, September 15, but won't be home until just before Christmas.

    Since arriving in Australia in November 1972, ODIN had been part of the First Australian Submarine Squadron, based in Sydney's Neutral Bay.

    ODIN and the four Australian submarine are all Scottish-built Oberon Class submarines. The Royal Australian Navy is expecting two more from Scotts Shipbuilding yard, Greenock, in 1977.

    While in Australia, ODIN has exercised with units of the Australian Defence Force and visiting foreign warships.

    In 1973, the submarine spent four months base in Singapore with the ANZUK Force.

    During this time it exercised with ships from other Five Power defence agreement partners - Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore. ODIN also visited the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA31H8P6LKXJ8QTBAUBJDTOFY7Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA31H8P6LKXJ8QTBAUBJDTOFY7Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:07:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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