RAN - Sea Eagles - 1980 Fleet Air Arm Recruiting

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Sig Smith, Jun 29, 2013.

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  1. Came across this yesterday.


    Brings back a few memories. It includes Grumman Tracker ASW Aircraft from 816 Sqn, I was posted to the sister / training unit, 851 Sqn. Aircraft and aircrew swapped between units. It just so happens that I have worked on all of the Trackers in the film clip. Just as I was getting ready to post to 816, the carrier HMAS Melbourne was decommisioned and soon after 816 closed. I left the RAN just before 851 itself was closed.

    A few fleeting scenic shots around Jervis Bay on the NSW South Coast, particulary on the Beecroft Gunnery Range, where the rocket firing and subsequent "Radio Shack" destruction was staged.

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  2. Trackers were one of the first A/C I was trained on, they were landbased though as Trudeau (the bastard) had scrapped the Bonnie without replacement.

  3. Flash,

    thanks for that clip, quite enjoyed it.

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  4. As I did yours Sig.
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