Australian Navy shows efficiency on manoeuvres

Accession Number F01998
Collection type Film
Measurement 2 min 10 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 16mm/b&w/sound
Place made At sea
Date made 1950s
Access Open
Conflict Period 1950-1959

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


An Australian National Film Board production for the Department of Information on a combine naval and air exercise conducted by units of the RAN in the Tasman Sea to test Australia's defences, particularly against submarines. The units involved included the aircraft carrier HMAS Vengeance, Firefly and Sea Fury aircraft, destroyers and land based aircraft (possibly P-51 Mustangs). The role of the enemy was played by the Royal Navy submarine HMS Tactician. Includes good shots of deck landings by Sea Furies and Fireflies. Part of this film was shot from a RAN Sycamore helicopter.

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