• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    LS MINISTER FAIRBAIRN DOWN GANGWAY MEETS MARSHAL HEADLAN AND FORD
    3 1/2 ft

    2.
    MLS GUARD OF HONOUR
    5 ft

    3.
    MS HE GETS INTO CAR
    7 ft

    4.
    MS CAR DRIVES OFF
    10 ft

    5.
    MLS HQ OF NO. 3 SQUADRON
    12 1/2 ft

    6.
    CU SIGN -- CREW ROOM
    14 ft

    7.
    MS HE MEETS CREW (TWO SHOTS)
    19 ft

    8.
    MS GROUND CREW FIXING ROCKET TO SABRE JET (TWO SHOTS)
    24 ft

    9.
    MS HE WATCHING CREW AT WORK (THREE SHOTS)
    33 ft

    10.
    MS PILOT IN COCKPIT
    35 1/2 ft

    11.
    MS PLANES TAXIING OFF
    41 ft

    12.
    MS BOMB TO BE FIXED TO CANBERRA JET (TWO SHOTS)
    49 1/2 ft

    13.
    MS MINISTER WATCHING CREW AT WORK
    52 ft

    14.
    MS CREW AROUND PLANE
    54 ft

    15.
    MS HE INSPECTING PLANE
    56 ft

    16.
    MS CANBERRAS
    60 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/YA/RBI



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA49NMZXFZYT28FKEWAR4O76ZBW
    Media URN:
    VLVA49NMZXFZYT28FKEWAR4O76ZBW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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