[Interview with Captain R J 'Bert' Ritchie AO CBE] (By the seats of their pants)
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|Title||[Interview with Captain R J 'Bert' Ritchie AO CBE] (By the seats of their pants)|
|Date made||27 October 1987|
|Physical description||Betacam SP/Colour/sound (stereo)|
|Measurement||58 min 36 sec|
Captain Ritchie talks about his career in aviation and the role of Qantas during the Second World War. Among the topics mentioned are the 'Double Sunrise' operation, Australia to Colombo, using Catalina flying boats, Liberator bombers and Lancastrians (converted Lancaster bombers); 'biscuit bombing' and 'bully-beef bombing' - supply dropping sorties along the north coast of New Guinea; the evacuation of military and civilian personnel from Singapore and Java and the Japanese air raids on Broome.
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