Barra Winga Army aviation DPR/TV/450

Accession Number F03803
Collection type Film
Measurement 2 min 12 sec
Object type Actuality footage, Television news footage
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Maker Keenan
Place made Australia: Queensland
Date made 19 September 1966
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

The 1 Divisional Army Aviation Regiment aircraft which will act as support in Exercise Barra Winga in the Shoalwater Bay area arrived at Raspberry Creek on Monday. The unit operating on the exercise is Command and Liaison Flight of the Regiment. The flight comprises five Sioux helicopters and two Cessna light aircraft. They will take part in reconnaissance, liaison and limited supply dropping and casualty evacuation during the exercise. The Cessnas and helcopters flew from their base at Amberly, near Ipswich, Queensland to Raspberry Creek, north of Rockhampton. The flight has its own fire and servicing facilities and routine servicing expected to arise during the exercise will be able to be done in the field. The flight comprises 64 Army and RAAF personnel and Army pilots fly the aircraft.

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