Bob Curtis: home movie No. 203 Squadron RAF, Cairo, Western Desert and Leopoldville, Belgian Congo 1941-1942

Accession Number F04789
Collection type Film
Measurement 36 min
Object type Home movie
Physical description 8mm standard/b&w/silent
Maker Curtis, Bob
Place made Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt: Alexandria, Egypt: Cairo, Egypt: Suez Canal, Ismailia, North Africa: Western Desert, Western Desert (Egypt), Burg el Arab, North Africa: Western Desert, Western Desert (Egypt), Sidi Barrani
Date made 1941-1943
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.
Description

Kasfareet, Egypt (Middle East Pool) and transit camp Helwan Egypt March/April 1942 shows Arthur Dowing, Bob Smith and Bob Curtis. Cario area and street scenes. 203 Squadron (Sqn) RAF Camp Burg el Arab, Western Desert. Flying over Tobruk area scenes of war wreckage taken from rear of Martin Maryland aircraft. Desert urinal and tent scenes 203 Squadron camp Burg el Arab. Digging a slit trench - Byron Lewis and Bill Jenvey. "Shoot up" of 203 Sqn camp, Western Desert. Bob Curtis. 203 Sqn camp at Sidi Barani flooded after rain - Ted Armstrong RNZAF and camp scenes. Bob Curtis shaving. Tod Slaughter RAF, camp scenes 203 Sqn Maryland aircraft. Ken Iredale, Bob Curtis, Ted Armstrong, Baltimore aircraft. "Shooting up" camp 203 Sqn Maryland aircraft. The Nile Delta taken from the air. 203 Sqn camp scenes and "shoot up", Byron Lewis, Ted Armstrong 203 Sqn "C" Flight Office tent. Lyle Noble, Bob Curtis "shootup" camp scenes Byron Lewis and Gordon Hessey. Moving camp to another desert landing ground. Maryland aircraft. Lockheed Hudson aircraft arriving Burg el Arab. Maryland aircraft practice bombing. Cairo Zoo. Neil Chambers, Arthur Downing. Cairo street scenes. Kasfareet Camp, Jim Conlon, Bill Cameron, Arthur Downing, Neil Chambers "Dummy" Lambert and Ken Miller. Leopolville, Belgian Congo - Bob Curtis Brazaville French Equitorial Africa. Tod Slaughter - awaiting aircraft spare parts. Street scenes Isamalia and Alexandria taken from the back of a truck. Lockheed Hudson of 459 Squadron arriving Burg el Arab and "Shooting up" camp. 203 Sqn camp scenes Bob Curtis, Lyle Noble and Byron Lewis. [Summary adapted from scene list provided by Mr Bob Curtis]

  • Part 1 Video of Bob Curtis: home movie No. 203 Squadron RAF, Cairo, Western Desert and Leopoldville, Belgian Congo 1941-1942 (video)
  • Part 2 Video of Bob Curtis: home movie No. 203 Squadron RAF, Cairo, Western Desert and Leopoldville, Belgian Congo 1941-1942 (video)