• Short Summary

    Off the New South Wales coast the Flagship of the R.A.N., HMAS MELBOURNE, flies her?

  • Description

    1.
    Skyhawk does touch and go
    4 ft

    2.
    Skyhawk takes off
    9 ft

    3.
    Skyhawk ready to take off
    15 ft

    4.
    Wessex helicopter
    20 ft

    5.
    Closeup Skyhawk takes off
    26 ft

    6.
    WS Ship alongside
    29 ft

    7.
    Line of men on MELBOURNE deck
    31 ft

    8.
    Montage transferring men from HMAS SUPPLY to HMAS MELBOURNE
    45 ft

    9.
    MS Bow of HMAS SUPPLY
    47 ft

    10.
    CU Men
    48 ft

    11.
    Montage fuel lines across to MELBOURNE
    65 ft

    12.
    WS Ships in Distance
    69 ft



    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Off the New South Wales coast the Flagship of the R.A.N., HMAS MELBOURNE, flies her aircraft in the first exercise since her collision with the U.S.S. FRANK E. EVANS in June. One after another, Skyhawk fighter bombers take off from the carrier in the four nation operational training exercise which began last Monday.

    Twenty-five ships of the Australian, British, New Zealand and Canadian navies are taking part in the exercise under the control of the Flag Officer Commanding Her Majesty's Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral G.J.B. Crabb. Aircraft of the R.A.A.F. and the R.N.Z.A.F. and Australian Army components are also involved. For sailor who has to change ship in the middle of the exercise, this is the usual way of doing it.

    So far in the exercise, two Australian and one British submarines have made simulated torpedo attacks on the fleet ... Skyhawks from HMAS MELBOURNE have bombed and rocketed land targets in the Jervis Bay area ... and the Fleet oiler, HMAS SUPPLY, seen here, has refuelled HMAS MELBOURNE while underway.

    Most of the twenty-five ships in the exercise will anchor in Jervis Bay this weekend while personnel enjoy a run ashore. The exercise will resume next week and on Saturday 22nd November, it will end with a ceremonial Fleet Entry into Sydney Harbour.

    More than 5,000 men are taking part in the exercise, considered to be one of the most testing yet held in Australian waters.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC8ZUCN82GF63HOGHB1YYO4KJJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAC8ZUCN82GF63HOGHB1YYO4KJJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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