STK-ID 8983

Presentation of Wings: the Duke of Windsor, accompanied by wife Wallis Simpson, arrives to present wings to Royal Canadian Air Force graduates in Calgary, Alberta. Shot of the pair getting out of the car, walking towards building, getting into car in the rain and arriving at RCAF station. The Duke being greeted by senior RCAF officers, inspecting RCAF honour guard. CS of Royal Canadian Air Force blue ensign flying from mast, of the Duke of Windsor and wife Wallis Simpson leaving headquarters. LS, HAS, PAN across station with Royal Canadian Air Force graduates lined up, Avro Anson in front of hangar. Shots of Duke of Windsor pinning wings on successful candidates, of the Duke and an Royal Canadian Air Force officer speaking from flag-draped podium. Various shots of the Duke pinning wings on men as seen from various angles. Good shots of newly winged airmen marching past the camera and a shot of the Duke of Windsor chatting with the station officer commanding.


Excerpt from
Duke of Windsor Presents Wings
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w, 35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio