Mr Forde visits No 464 (Mosquito) Squadron RAAF

Accession Number F01629
Collection type Film
Measurement 2 min 20 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Bagnall, Frank N
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Amiens Harbonnieres Area, Rosieres-en-Santerre
Date made 15 April 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Coverage of the visit by Mr F M Forde the Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Army to No 464 (Mosquito) Squadron RAAF based at Rosieres-en Santerre, France. Shows the arrival of visitors in a RAF C-47 Dakota transport aircraft. The visitors are greeted and pose for camera. With the Depty Prime Minister is Mr S M Bruce (extreme right) Australian, High Commissioner, Mr Air Vice Marshal H N Wrigley CBE, DFC, AFC, the Air Officer Commanding RAAF Overseas HQ (second from right) is next to Mr Forde (third from right). The visitors are shown with 464 Squadron personnel an inspecting the Mosquito aircraft. Last two scenes Mr Forde looking at head stones on graves and laying wreath on monument base.

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