Armoured co-operation DPR/TV/1605 (DPR/S/164)

Accession Number F04746
Collection type Film
Measurement 4 min 11 sec
Object type Actuality footage, Television news footage
Physical description 16mm/Colour/silent
Maker Cunneen, William James
Place made Pacific Islands: Hawaii
Date made 8 March 1974
Access Open
Conflict Period 1970-1979
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

A Sheridan tank bursts through scrubland during familiarisation training for the small detachment of Australian Army cavalry officers taking part in Exercise Pacific Bond Two in Hawaii. In addition to firing conventional rounds the 20 ton tank carries one of the most advanced missile systems in the world and is particularly manouvrable. For the five cavalrymen with the 120 strong Australian contingent taking part in the Exercise, the Sheridan proved to be the main attaction. Also of interest was the M-114 scout vehicle a similar but smaller version ot the Australian Army's armoured personnel carrier. And it was with the armoured personnel carrier or M-113 that the Australians were able to pass on an exchange of experience to the Americans through a series of demonstrations and lectures. The Australian detachment taking part in the Exercise will return at the end of the month. Identified personnel: Trooper Paul Crane of Townsville Qld behind .50 Cal Machine Gun; Craftsman Harley Edwards of Mundubbera Qld behind .50 Cal. on M114; Corporal David Hill of Miami Qld lecturing to U.S. cavalrymen; Sgt Graham Bowen of Walcha NSW demonstrating during the lecture; and Lieut. Dennis Burke of Townsville Qld O.C. of armoured detachment with A Coy 2/4 RAR talking with U.S. Captain Blair Craig.

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