ID numberF07122
Collection typeFilm
TitlePassing out of Officer Cadet Training Unit School
Measurement46 sec
Object typeNewsreel
MakerMcKechnie, Frank
Place madeAustralia: Victoria, Melbourne, Seymour
Date made25 November 1944
DescriptionMute copy of Movietone newsreel item on passing out parade at Officer Cadets' Training Unit (OCTU), Seymour, VIC. 32 (VX63396) Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) John Northcott accompanied by VX11 Lieutenant Colonel John Alfred Wilmoth, Commandant of Seymour OCTU, inspect the cadets. Lt Gen Northcott presents pips to VX17821 Sergeant (Sgt) Lindsay Alfred Bear DCM MM, best student in the OCTU, SX7964 Sgt Thomas Currie (Diver) Derrick VC DCM and VX12843 Sgt Reginald Walter (Reg) Saunders. Sgt Reg Saunders was the first Aborigine to be given a commission in the Australian Army. Shot of Lt Derrick being greeted by his family and Lt Saunders and Lt Derrick shaking hands.

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