Air defence build-up in the west

Accession Number F02817
Collection type Film
Measurement 3 min 35 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Place made Australia: Western Australia, Exmouth Gulf, Learmonth
Date made 27 April 1972
Access Open
Conflict Period 1970-1979
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

The RAAF No. 5 Airfield Construction Squadron has been set the task of re-building and upgrading the old wartime air strip at Learmonth for completion later this year so that Australia's defence of the eastern Indian Ocean can be augmented by the use of Orion and Neptune aircraft from the new airfield at Exmouth Gulf in Western Australia for their surveillance patrols over Indian Ocean areas adjacent to Australia.

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