Supply exercise DPR/TV/143

Accession Number F03655
Collection type Film
Measurement 3 min 50 sec
Object type Actuality footage, Television news footage
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Maker Defence Public Relations (DPR)
Place made Australia: New South Wales
Date made April 1964
Access Open
Conflict Period 1960-1969
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Regular and Citizen Military Force soldiers on a supply exercise on the NSW north coast are using a fishing trawler and a RAAF Dakota to simulate the Maintenance of a 3000 man battle group. The 5 day exercise in supply and maintenance methods is known as Tidal Wave. It ends on Friday (April 17). More than 500 troops are involved belonging to the 8th Supply and Transport Column part of the Army's Communication Zone. Most of the troops are Citzen Military Force members supported by regular soldiers and many of them are acting as stevedores during the unloading of the trawler. The exercise is being held in the Port Stephens area at Gan Gan, where supplies from the trawler are loaded onto 26 amphibious DUKW's and transported to the beach. Here they are loaded from DUKW's onto Army trucks and transported inland into the Tea Gardens area. Sub-units taking part are the 38th Supply Company from Randwick, 12th General Transport of Marrickville and the 16th Amphibious Company from Newcastle. Interstate units are also taking part. Regular and CMF soldiers acted as enemy during the operations.

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