STK-ID 31439

Various shots of Royal Canadian Air Force band and men marching through gates on Parliament Hill, taking positions. LAS along Centre Avenue, men on both sides, Peace Tower in background. Shot of trumpeters sounding arrival of Governor General Alexander arriving with Defence Minister Brooke Claxton. HALSs of Parliament Hill, airmen drawn up on parade during "God Save the King" anthem. Sequence on Governor General inspecting airmen with parade commander and chief of air staff, Air Marshal Curtis. Sequence on piling the drums, uncasing of King's and RCAF colours, of draping of colours on drums. Shots of Reverend Dr Robert Frayne blessing colours, Governor General Alexander and Air Marshal Curtis standing by. Two-shot of Alexander and Curtis. Shot of colour officers advancing to receive colours, Air Marshal Curtis handing colours to Governor General Alexander who presents them to colour officers, Union Jack first, Air Force colours second. Sequence on airmen, colour party, during address by Governor General, on salute to colours. Shots of trumpeters sounding fanfare in salute, of colours being paraded in slow time down avenue, past troops on parade. (09/06/1950)


Excerpt from
RCAF Colours
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080