Long Range Recce Patrol [LRRP]

Accession Number F01208
Collection type Film
Measurement 3 min 28 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound and silent
Maker Anderson, Alan Frederick
Place made Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Townsville
Date made 1 August 1942
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The first scene in this film is of Q3747 (QX40903) Lieutenant Sydney Swain Appleby, with a short explanation on sound track. Lieutenant Appleby, OC No 5 Patrol, 5 Australian Division Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP). Patrol prepares and loads vehicles for patrol of Cape York area starting from Townsville to Cairns, Mareeb-Cooktown-Portland Roads-Wenlock-Coen, thence by telegraph line south to Charters Towers-Townsville. Full information regarding LRRP may be found in First Army G (Sd) War Diary AWM 52 1/3/3 July 1942 operational instruction No 16 15 July 1942.

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