STK-ID 15572

Memorial Gates (03/10/1949): two HALSs of assembled military, ceremonial gate, Trenton Air Base in background. HAS of spectators in bleachers, many military types. HAS and level shots of governor general Harold George Alexander arriving, honour guard presenting arms, governor general Alexander inspecting. Closer shots of gate, flags of several nations flying, inscription on gate "In Commemoration". Gate was presented by participants of wartime air training scheme, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States. CU of Defense Minister Brooke Claxton speaking at podium. Shots of audience, of dignitaries on dais. PAN to Arthur Henderson, British Commonwealth representative speaking. Cut to Lady Alexander listening. Cut to former minister Forde, High Commissioner for Australia speaking. Shot of honour guard. CU of James Thorn, High Commissioner of New Zealand speaking. Shot of officials walking towards gate, Arthur Henderson opening gate with key. CU of prime minister Louis Saint-Laurent and air marshal WA Curtis speaking at podium. Shot of plaque party marching through gate, presenting plaques to air marshal Curtis. Shot of Curtis presenting plaques to air marshal Lord Tedeer of United Kingdom, air commodore Finley of New Zealand and lieutenant general Norstad of United States. Shots of airmen marching past camera. GROUND TO AIR SHOT of aircraft formation reading "RCAF". Shots of aerobatic display by four Vampire jets. CU of lieutenant general Norstad and his plaque, of the four plaques.


Excerpt from
Memorial Gates
Trenton (Ontario)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio