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Production Details: Air Ministry, Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
Royal Air Force Film Production Unit (Production company)
Elsee (Flying Officer) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: Cocos Islands (geography)
Indian Ocean 1939-1945, Second World War (event)
Welfare and recreational activities and services, Burma 1942-1945, Second World War (event)
Royal Air Force 1939-1945 (theme)
Far East 1939-1945 (theme)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 389 ft; Running time: 5 minutes
Notes: The Cocos (Keeling) Islands, located in the Indian Ocean roughly halfway between Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Australia, were home to an RAF strategic airstrip and several heavy bomber squadrons. The construction of this airstrip can be seen in the film referenced below.