This is Butterworth

Accession Number F03299
Collection type Film
Measurement 16 min
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 16mm/b&w/sound
Place made Malaya: Penang, Butterworth
Date made 1961
Access Open
Conflict Period 1960-1969
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

A RAAF promotional film on RAAF Butterworth, Malaysia the biggest installation outside of Australia. Produced for the Department of Air by the Australian Commonwealth Film Unit. Shows aerial scenes of the airbase. RAAF C-130 Hercules transport aircraft delivering supplies. RAF Vickers Victor bomber. Canberra's parked on the tarmac with special air conditioning units attached. Aerial scene of the Straits of Malacca and Georgetown. The pagoda of 1000 Buddhas. Street scenes in Georgetown, RAAF wives shopping and bargaining with the local merchants. Schools for the RAAF children. RAAF wives performing welfare work running a baby health clinic. Young Malaysians visit the base and are shown Sabre jets of No. 3 Squadron RAAF. Sabre towing aerial gunnery target. Aerial scenes of Sabres of No. 75 Squadron RAAF. Sabre maintenance unit working on the Sabre Avon engine. Malaysians at work in the maintenance section. Base amenities, the swimming pool. The RAAF ferry to Penang where most of the married men and families live. The married residential areas. Single men on the base. Radar unit at the airbase.