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3 Squadron History DVD

Neil Handsley of the Queensland Branch of 3 Squadron Association presents a wonderful new 30-minute DVD featuring many fascinating glimpses of 3 Squadron history, including extensive video  footage of those magnificent men and their flying machines.

Running Sequence  - With Start Time in Min:Sec. 
[Also see below for Sample Clip.]

00:40 - Introduction - Neil Handsley. 
[NB.  The official history concerning the 1916 founding of 3 Squadron, repeated here by Neil, has since been superseded by more recent research, showing that the Squadron was formed at Point Cook, Victoria in 1916.]

02:25 - World War I footage - RE8 aircraft.


03:30 - WW1 Bases map and general WW1 trench warfare footage.
05:30 - Footage of the 3 Squadron funeral of the Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen.  Footage of the wreckage of his red Fokker Triplane recovered by 3 Squadron.


07:40 - WW2 Introduction - Neil Handsley.
08:00 - Captured German Fieseler Storch.
08:40 - Captured German Messerschmitt Bf109 flown by 3 Squadron CV-V.


09:15 - Tomahawk footage.  Footage of desert living conditions.


10:20 - Desert grave of Flying Officer Roy Bothwell.
11:15 - Painting the ' Kangaroo kicking Sausage Dog' nose art on Bobby Gibbes' Kittyhawk.
11:30 - Veteran interview with Col Buck: WW2 ground crew.
14:20 - Tomahawk and Kittyhawk flying footage.
16:00 - Desert grave of Pilot Officer Lawton Lees.


17:00 - Post-WW2 Introduction - Neil Handsley.
17:40 - Veteran interview with Barry Weymouth; Sabre Pilot.
19:00 - Veteran interview with Noel Ellem; Sabre Engine Fitter.
20:00 - Veteran interview with Jim Hall; Flight Engineer.
20:40 - Confrontation with Indonesia.
21:00 - F/A18 Hornet footage.
22:10 - Footage of Hornets transported inside C-5 Galaxy.
22:50 - Veteran interview with Bob Rae.
23:10 - Veteran interview with John Best.
23:30 - Hornet footage.
24:00 - Veteran interview with Ned Wark.
25:00 - Conclusion - Neil Handsley reflects on the benefits of Air Force life.

 

Please click here to view a sample clip of the video content.

Copies of the DVD are available by mail.  The basic cost for the DVD - including postage within Australia - is an extremely reasonable $15.

To obtain your copy, please Direct Deposit to our bank account: Bank of Queensland BSB 124001 Acc: 10516100 
and send your address details by email or post (see below).  Remember to note your name in the Direct Deposit Comment box.

Or send a Cheque made payable to "3 Squadron Association" to:

Jim Hall, President
3 Squadron RAAF Association (Qld.)
79 Sewell Rd
Tanah Merah
QLD. 4128.

Enquiries or email orders for the DVD can be sent to Jim on the following email address.
(Please remove spaces around the @ sign before using):

yokka.hall @ hotmail.com

or Tel.  (07) 3209-6516

This excellent production was compiled by John Westwood of Redgum Productions
 

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