The Queen and the RAAF (RAAF Record No. 13)

Accession Number F10467
Collection type Film
Measurement 11 min 18 sec
Object type Newsreel
Physical description 16mm/colour (Kodachrome)/sound
Maker RAAF Public Relations
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Fairbairn, Australia: Northern Territory, Alice Springs, Australia: Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia: Tasmania, Hobart, Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1963
Conflict Period 1960-1969

Item copyright: Commonwealth of Australia copyright


Newsreel produced by the Directorate of Public Relations RAAF covering the 1963 tour of HRH Queen Elizabeth and HRH Prince Phillip the Duke of Edinburgh. Shows the arrival of the royal couple at RAAF Base Fairbairn by a Qantas Boeing 707 jet airliner. The Royal couple are greeted by Prime Minister Menzies and the Governor General. The Queen and Duke inspected apprentices from RAAF School of Technical Training Wagga. Parade of Officer Cadets at Manuka Oval. Greeted by the Minister of Defence the Honourable Athol Townley, Air Marshal Sir Frederick Scherger Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Marshal Sir Valston Hancock Chief of Air Staff, Vice Admiral Sir Wilfred Hastings Harrington Chief of Naval Staff and Lieutenant-General Sir John Wilton Chief of the General Staff. Flypast of Sabre jets, inspection of the Cadets and demonstration of precision drill. Squadron Leader Hicks directed the band. Arrival at Port Philip Bay aboard the Royal Yacht Britainia. RAAF launch and the RAN destroyer HMAS Anzac (D59) escorted Britannia. Concert at the Myer Music Bowl by the RAAF Central Band. Hobart Regatta and Black Diamond Sabre aerobatic team take off for a fly past over the regatta. Alice Springs, the Royal couple arrive by RAAF Convair (A96-353). Canberra bomber sent back with exposed cine film for TV news release. The Royal Roll Royce loaded into RAAF Hercules. RAAF Darwin, Mr Roger Knot the Territory Administrator and Group Captain Henderson greet the Royal visitors. RAAF Richmond, aerial salute from representative squadrons C-130s and Neptunes of No. 11 Squadron RAAF. Canberra Parliament House, King George Memorial the scene of formation fly past by Hercules, Neptune, Canberra and Sabre aircraft. Crew of the Convair honoured by the Queen. Leave taking by Prime Minister Menzies as the Royals board the RAAF Convair.

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