RAN film for Commonwealth advertising division

Accession Number F03041
Collection type Film
Measurement 8 min
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Place made At sea
Date made mid 1960s
Access Open
Conflict Period 1960-1969
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Shows various units of the Royal Australian Navy on exercise at sea. Preparation and live firing of Sea Cat guided missilies from an unidentified RAN frigate. Aerial views of the guided missile destroyer HMAS Perth. Firing of HMAS Perth's Tarta missile at a target drone aircraft. Firing of the destroyer's anti-submarine homing torpedoes. Scene of HMAS Anzac at sea filmed from another ship. Twin 40mm anti-aircraft guns in practice firing. Live firing of the ship's Squid anti-submarine mortar and mortar detonations in the sea. Firing the of the ship's 4.7 inch and 40 mm guns. Wessex helicopter in flight. HMAS Melbourne at sea. HMAS Melbourne's Fairey Gannet anti-submarine aircraft in flight and landings on the carrier's deck. Sea Venom jet fighters in flight and deck landings. Venom stowed away below deck by elevator. Various shots of anti-aircraft guns and gun crews. Close up shot of ship radar dish. Close up shots of observers and 40mm guns firing.