[9 Squadron RAAF] Vietnam Reel 7

Accession Number F00455
Collection type Film
Measurement 25 min 34 sec
Object type Home movie
Physical description 8mm super/colour (Kodachrome)/silent
Maker Hale, Graham Lloyd
Place made Vietnam: Vung Tau Special Zone, Vung Tau
Date made January-February 1969
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Australian Army Cessna. The day of the big lift - the "Bent" 35 Squadron Caribou Transport aircraft is lifted by a US Army Sky crane to HMAS Sydney. Bird Dog USAF Observation Aircraft. A new fresh water tank for 9 Squadron hanger being lifted to its new tank stand. The Armourers at work maintaining guns from the 'Slicks.' New Year 1969 Day Party. Another U/S (Unserviceable) Caribou going to the 'grave yard.' At work on the Choppers. Another UH-1H comes home to be repaired. Down by the sea on US Army. 'Corpus Christie Bay' Repair Ship - Helio Hoists, Rotor Blades, Engines, Weapons anchored off Vung Tau. Motor Torpedo Boat at speed. Last ferry at 1600 hours (4pm) going ashore from the Corpus Christie Bay! Flying over the airfield at Vung Tau and Unite States Navy base at Cat Lo.
The Mekong Delta. Saltpans at Baria. Kanga Pad at Nui Dat. Australian Army Base. Swimming pool and SAS Hill at Nui Dat. Australian Army Base - Back Beach Vung Tau. Over Vung Tau and Binh Dinh. Relaxing time - a party. Surfing - on Sunday. Sunday sailing on Corsair Dinghies at Back Beach. Crew 15512 Cpl Graham Lloyd Hale - skipper 220720 Cpl Eric John Clark - Radio Technician Air 116796 Cpl Edward Albert 'Ted' Cooper - clerk equipment. I only sailed on Sunday mornings. Launching out through the surf is most interesting! Harold Holt Memorial Pool at the Peter Badcoe Club - Back Beach - a popular Sunday venue to relax. The 'local girls' filling sandbags. The Vietnamese at the beach. We fill sandbags too - Tuesday afternoons activity. Cpls - 61488 John Gilbert, 117093 Adrian Lyons, 222413 'Chester' Brian Douglas Livings - RAAF Police. Graham Hale - electrical fitter.
Reel 25-3 - Super 8mm
Period Jan - March 1969
The Premier Aussie Rules Team - the RAAF in grey uniform. Played on Sunday mornings at the local Vietnamese Police Academy. It is hot work on the sidelines - more beer please!

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