RAAF Mosquito squadron England goes to France

Accession Number F01619
Collection type Film
Measurement 22 min
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Bagnall, Frank N
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Amiens Harbonnieres Area, Villers-Bretonneux Area, Villers-Bretonneux, France: Picardie, Somme, Lihons Area, United Kingdom: England
Date made February 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


On the 5 February 1945 No. 464 Squadron RAAF moved from Dunsfold, Thorney Island, England to Rosieres-En-Santerre, France. Shows Squadron vehicles on the road during transfer period, RAF and RAAF personnel in England and France; duffle bag of Flight/Lieutenant (Flt/Lieut) Hammat (407193 Edwin Laurence Hammat) being loaded on to Squadron truck. Mosquito aircraft of No. 21 Squadron RAF on snow covered airfield. Mosquito aircraft from No. 464 Squadron RAAF and RAF Squadrons in flight and attacking German communications in a daylight raid. Members of No. 464 Squadron RAAF visited cemetery and Australian War Memorial at Villers Bretonneux while several Mosquito aircraft of No. 464 Squadron RAAF flew low overhead as a salute. Identified personnel are: 400839 Flt/Lieut Don Shanks, 409324 Flt/Lieut Knowle Shrimpton, Flt/Lieut Peter Lake, 414429 Flt/Lieut R.G. Rowell DFC, Flt/Lieut Hamilton, 400059 Pilot Officer (P/O) Jim Moon of Gundagai, New Zealanders Flt/Lieut Jack Dempsey & Sergeant Ted Page.

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