A Royal Air Force VC-10 aircraft this morning left Sydney bound or the UK with the families of men from the Royal Navy submarine HMS ODIN.
Officer of HMS Odin, It. John Lisle, assisting passengers general scenes in Airport Terminal (all natural light mixed day-fluoresce luggage waiting to be shipped
pan to Qantas counter
families at check in counter processing tickets, passports grab shots of children playing
shots of children with T-Shirts inscribed "rent A sub..HMS Odin" more family check in shots
girl with Koala (stuffed.)
fare well scenes below departure sign
families depart through passenger doors to waiting RAF plane
RAF VC 10 plane at loading ramp
plane pulls out
close up RAF sign
plane taxies to runway, foreground RN Officer watching
brief establishing shot Sydney Airport exterior.
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Background: A Royal Air Force VC-10 aircraft this morning left Sydney bound or the UK with the families of men from the Royal Navy submarine HMS ODIN.
ODIN has been in Australia for nearly three years and most of the families have lived in Sydney for the past year.
The 40 wives and 53 children will arrive at the RAF base Brize Norton at 9 a.m. tomorrow, September 12 (UK time). Most will be going to live in Portsmouth.
ODIN leaves Sydney on Monday, September 15, but won't be home until just before Christmas.
Since arriving in Australia in November 1972, ODIN had been part of the First Australian Submarine Squadron, based in Sydney's Neutral Bay.
ODIN and the four Australian submarine are all Scottish-built Oberon Class submarines. The Royal Australian Navy is expecting two more from Scotts Shipbuilding yard, Greenock, in 1977.
While in Australia, ODIN has exercised with units of the Australian Defence Force and visiting foreign warships.
In 1973, the submarine spent four months base in Singapore with the ANZUK Force.
During this time it exercised with ships from other Five Power defence agreement partners - Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore. ODIN also visited the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong and Malaysia.