Heavy units of the Royal Navy in Australia

Accession Number F10194
Collection type Film
Measurement 4 min 30 sec
Object type Newsreel
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound
Maker Thomas, Wilfrid
Movietone News
Place made Australia, Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

Movietone newsreel item on the visit to Australia of the British Pacific Fleet just prior to action in the Okinawa campaign. Features the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious and the battleship HMS King George V . The commander of the fleet Admiral Rawlings aboard HMS King George V. Fleet Air Arm Grumman F6FHellcat fighters manhandled on HMS Illustrious. The docking of HMS Illustrious in the recently completed Captain Cook Dry Dock. The flag ship of the British Pacific Fleet the battleship HMS Howe and the cruiser HMS Achilles visit New Zealand. Vought F4U Corsairs of the RNZAF and the NZ cruiser HMNZS Gambia exercise with the Royal Navy in New Zealand waters. HMNZS Gambia launches torpedoes and HMS Howe fires a broadside. See also F03517.