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 The official history concerning the 1916 founding of 3 Squadron, repeated here by Neil, has since been superseded by more recent research, showing that the Squadron was formed at Point Cook, Victoria in 1916.]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