• Short Summary

    PLANES OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY ON EXERCISE IN SOUTHERN WATERS.. THEY ARE BASED ON?

  • Description

    PLANES OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY ON EXERCISE IN SOUTHERN WATERS.. THEY ARE BASED ON THE CARRIER, HMAS MELBOURNE, WHICH AFTER CALLING AT FREMANTLE, WILL RENDEZVOUS OFF SINGAPORE WITH SHIPS OF THE SEATO NATIONS.

    THE CARRIER IS ACCOMPANIED ON THE JOURNEY BY THE DESTROYER VOYAGER, AND THE PRIGATE, QUEENBOROUGH.

    SEA VENOM JET FIGHTERS PREPARE FOR ROCKET ATTACK EXERCISE OFF THE COAST BEFORE THE CARRIER ARRIVES IN ADELAIDE. THEIR TACTICS WILL BE REPEATED DURING THE EXERCISE OFF SINGAPORE.

    THE CREWS STAND BY AS THE PLANES START TO TAKE OFF ... ASSISTED BY A STEAM HYDRAULIC CATAPULT...

    THE EXERCISE WILL CONTINUE ALMOST DAILY SO THAT AIR CREW AND PILOTS WILL BE AT THEIR PEAK FOR THE FAR EAST OPERATION IN WHICH SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL NEW ZEALAND NAVY WILL TAKE PART.

    A SEA VENOM MISSES THE CATCHING HOOKS ON THE FLIGHT DECK AND BANKS SHARPLY AND HEADS OUT TO SEA BEFORE MAKING ANOTHER RUN IN THIS TIME SUCCESSFULLY...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7GTZGBRC30OFOCZ4QEFQ0BC4V
    Media URN:
    VLVA7GTZGBRC30OFOCZ4QEFQ0BC4V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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