HMAS Sydney unloads

Accession Number F10736
Collection type Film
Measurement 10 mins 46 secs
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Maker RAN Public Relations
Date made c. May -8 June1965
Access Open
Conflict Period 1960-1969
Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

HMAS Sydney at sea c May 1965 on operation Trimdon the transport of 1 RAR to Vung Tau South Vietnam. Rear Admiral T K Morrison arrives by Wessex helicopter. He his greeted by Sydney's commander Captain G J B Crabb . 8 June 1965 Sydney anchored off Vung Tau and unloading trailers and Land Rovers by sling frame suspended from a crane onto landing craft for transport to the shore. A shot of the media contingent covering the operation including cameraman /correspondent Neil Davis on the far left filming with his Bell and Howell DR-70 cine camera. Troops inspecting an Iroquois helicopter on Sydney's flight deck. More scenes of the unloading of trailers. A close up of a cartoon of a crane and operator painted on the side of one of Sydney's cranes. Looking down on a landing craft heading off carrying the media contingent. More shots of unloading trailers and Land Rovers. Troops in an DUKW amphibious vehicle moving away from Sydney. M113 Armoured Personnel carriers being craned onto Landing Craft mechanised. Views of the cranes. M113 with troops onto lowered onto Landing craft. Landing craft moving away from Sydney with empty craft waiting to be loaded. 1 RAR Anti Tank Platoon Land Rover mounted with a 106mm Recoilless rifle moved onto a sling frame. US Army Beaver liaison aircraft flys past. Unloading trucks from Sydney. Two USAF F102 Delta Dagger interceptors fly past. US commander General Westmoreland visits arriving by Iroquois helicopter. Reception for the General Westmoreland includes Sydney's band. Salvation Army Land Rover lowered onto LCM. A parade on the flight deck by Sydney's crew possibly after completion of the unloading operation. The fleet replenishment ship HMAS Supply sails past. Long shot of one Sydney's escorts the Daring Class Destroyer HMAS Duchess. Sydney's other escort the River Class Destroyer Escort HMAS Parramatta Sydney's sails by.

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