Fitness for the task

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Newcastle
Accession Number F00203
Collection type Film
Measurement 10 min 50 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/colour (Eastman)/sound
Maker Ryan, Greg
Brown, Arthur
Cine Service Productions
Raymond, Geoff
Thompson, Geoffrey
Johnson, Ted
Wagstaff, Vernon
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Holsworthy, Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Manly, Australia: Queensland, Canungra
Date made early 1970s
Access Open
Conflict Period 1960-1969
Army organisation period 1961-
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

A promotional film on physical fitness in the Australian Army. Shows the training of Physical Training instructors at the School of Artillery at North Head, Sydney. Physical training activities include boxing, wrestling, athletics and a relay marathon run from Newcastle to Manly. The battle Physical Training course at the Jungle Warfare Training Centre at Canungra, QLD. A race in Army assault boats. A Citizen Military Force (CMF) Commandos training in unarmed combat, nine mile run in full kit and cliff running exercises at North Sydney Harbour. Environment Physical Training employing equipment and weapons by the 2 Cavalry Regiment at the annual inter squad competition. Shows the regiment's M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers in a cross country event, a tug of war with M113s, machine gun stripping and reassembly race, road wheel race and track race. The Eastern Command sailing club's yacht Balandra skippered by 237525 Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Starrett sailing in Sydney Harbour.

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