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Title:230 SQUADRON OF THE FAR EAST AIR FORCE WITHDRAWS FROM BORNEO [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 3705
Summary: Squadron Leader Keith Cawdron bids farewell to the villagers of Sindumin as his unit is moved to Labuan prior to return to England.
Description: Squadron Leader Cawdron plays ball with the local children. A long boat arrives at the village. Locals build a wooden jetty. After autographing some of the children's hands [sic], Cawdron flies out in a RAF Whirlwind HAR.2 - villagers wave goodbye. Cut to view from the helicopter as it climbs away from the village to fly over jungle to the coast. LS of Labuan island. CU of Cawdron at the controls. LS over Labuan airfield as Whirlwind alights. Cawdron deplanes. 230 Squadron Whirlwinds are parked on the field - groundcrew remove a main rotor blade from one aircraft as they prepare it for shipment to England.
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 258 ft; Running time: 7 mins
Notes: Summary: 230 Squadron operated Whirlwind HAR.10s from Labuan from March, 1965. They left for the UK on 14 November, 1966. In the eighteen months or so that they were active, the squadron's 16 pilots flew almost a million miles and carried over 40,000 passengers