• Short Summary

    A platoon of Australian soldiers have been training recently in Hawaii, during an exchange of troops between the United States Army and the Australian Army.

  • Description

    A platoon of Australian soldiers have been training recently in Hawaii, during an exchange of troops between the United States Army and the Australian Army. The project, called "Exercise Pacific Bond", was designed to familiarise troops of both countries in the other's training techniques and geographical features.

    Earlier, a platoon of American troops travelled to Australia to take part in similar exercises there.

    SYNOPSIS: A platoon of Australians training recently in Hawaii, during a troop-exchange exercise between the Australian and United States armies. The project, code-named "Exercise Pacific Bond", was designed to familiarise each countries' troops with the other's training techniques and geographical conditions. The exercise comprises a composite platoon from the eighth and ninth Battalions, Royal Australian Regiment, sixth Royal Task Force.... and the first Battalion, twenty-seventh Infantry, of the U.S. twenty-fifth Infantry Division.

    The Australian soldiers were in Hawaii until a few days age, training alongside American troops and being supervised by a group of advisers. Earlier in September - a platoon of American soldiers travelled to Australia to take part in a similar exercise with the Australian Army. The Australians spent a month in Hawaii - at Schofield Barracks - were these training sequences were filmed.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABJAIRP5XQXY5A2KSTQDEAS4A1
    Media URN:
    VLVABJAIRP5XQXY5A2KSTQDEAS4A1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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