• Short Summary

    THE AUSTRALIAN MINISTER FOR AIR, MR. DAVID FAIRBAIRN, ON ARRIVAL AT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR?

  • Description

    THE AUSTRALIAN MINISTER FOR AIR, MR. DAVID FAIRBAIRN, ON ARRIVAL AT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE BASE IN BUTTERWORTH, NORTHERN MALAYA, ON APRIL 2 WAS MET BY AIR VICE-MARSHAL F. HEADLAN AND AIR COMMODORE N. FORD.

    MR. DAVID FAIRBAIRN IS HERE ON AN INSPECTION TOUR OF THE BASE AND UNITS PRIOR TO GOING TO THAILAND TO PRESENT THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER CUP TO HIS OLD SQUADRON - NO. 79 SABRE FIGHTER SQUADRON AT UBON.

    A SPITFIRE PILOT WITH NO. 79 SQUADRON OPERATING IN THE SOUTH WEST PACIFIC DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, MINISTER DAVID FAIRBAIRN, INSPECTED A GUARD OF HONOUR BEFORE DRIVING OFF TO THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE NO. 3 SQUADRON.

    LATER, HE WAS TAKEN ON AN INSPECTION TOUR OF THE STATION AND THE NUMBER 78 WING, WHICH COMPRISES THREE SABRE JET FIGHTER SQUADRONS AND CANBERRA JET BOMBERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA49NMZXFZYT28FKEWAR4O76ZBW
    Media URN:
    VLVA49NMZXFZYT28FKEWAR4O76ZBW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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