Presentation of Gloucester Cup 1973 (DPR RAAF stock shots)
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|Title||Presentation of Gloucester Cup 1973 (DPR RAAF stock shots)|
|Object type||To be confirmed|
|Place made||Malaya: Penang, Butterworth|
|Date made||14 December 1973|
|Measurement||2 min 47 sec|
For the second year in succession the Gloucester Cup, awarded annually to the most proficient flying squadron in the RAAF has gone to a Mirage fighter Squadron at Air Base Butterworth in West Malaysia. No 3 Squadron which has been operating the super-sonic Mirage jet out of Butterworth since February 1969 won the Cup for the year 1972-1973. During the previous year 1971-1972 No 75 Squadron also flying Mirages and based at Butterworth was adjudged the most proficient flying squadron in the RAAF. At the impressive ceremonial parade last week by No 3 Squadron the coveted trophy was officially presented to the Commanding Officer of the Squadron, Wing Commander Dick Bomball, by the Commander of the ANZUK Force, Singapore, Rear Admiral David Wells.
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