1. 2/10th Australia Armoured Regiment field exercises. 2. Arrival of General Grant M3 medium tanks for the 1st Australian Armoured Division. 3. Anti/aircraft group Fremantle. 4. Service chiefs conference, Corps HQ WA. 5. WAAAF maintenance crews, Pearce, WA.

Collection ID F01716
Collection type Film
Title 1. 2/10th Australia Armoured Regiment field exercises. 2. Arrival of General Grant M3 medium tanks for the 1st Australian Armoured Division. 3. Anti/aircraft group Fremantle. 4. Service chiefs conference, Corps HQ WA. 5. WAAAF maintenance crews, Pearce, WA.
Measurement 10 min 12 sec
Date made February 1943-March 1943
Place made Australia: Western Australia, Fremantle, Australia: Western Australia, Fremantle, Buckland, Australia: Western Australia, Mingenew, Australia: Western Australia, Morowa, Australia: Western Australia, Perth, Pearce
Object type Actuality footage
Maker Davidson, Frank
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

Item 1. On 25 Feb 1943 a parade of tanks of the 2/10th Aust. Armoured (Armd) Regiment was held for DMI. Shows the General Grant and General Stuart tanks on manoeuvres after the parade. Identified personnel: VX59012 Lieutenant-Colonel R E Wade CO 2/10th Armd. Regt., Trooper P D Murtagh, Majors R M Wright, WX11077 H S Foley, WX11041 W T Leighton, WX38 J F P Burt. Location Mingenew, WA. Item 2. On 12 Feb 1943 1 Officer and 35 OR's and 6 General Grant M3 tanks of the H.Q. 1st Aust. Armd Brigade and 8 OR's and 2 M3 tanks of the 2/7th Armd Bde arrived at Morowa, WA for the 1st Aust. Armd Division. Identified personnel: WO J J Gilchrist H.Q. Sqn. 1st Aust. Armd Bde. and Private R W Langtry 2/1st Aust. Tank Transporter Coy. Item 3. AWAS playing tennis take up action stations at A/A artillery emplacement when alarm is sounded. Location Buckland Hill, WA. Item 4. Service chief's conference at Corps HQ, WA Lieutenant-General Gordon Bennett, Commodore C J Pope, Air Commodore R J Brownell, Captain A R McCann USN, Commander V E Kennedy RAN. Item 5. WAAAF at Pearce Airfield cleaning and overhauling Beaufort aircraft.

  • Video of 1. 2/10th Australia Armoured Regiment field exercises. 2. Arrival of General Grant M3 medium tanks for the 1st Australian Armoured Division. 3. Anti/aircraft group Fremantle. 4. Service chiefs conference, Corps HQ WA. 5. WAAAF maintenance crews, Pearce, WA. (video)