Detail

Title ID 10938Collection ID1436
Title[Wings for Victory Week]
Date20 March 1943
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeWartime And Military Case Study The Home Front
KeywordsArmed Forces Parades Second World War (1939-1945)
Location
LocalBanstead
RegionalSurrey
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionStephen Wingrove
CameraStephen Wingrove
ParticipantsMarshall Sir B. F. Sutton OBE; Rt. Hon Viscount Simon; Councillor W. W. Tucker; J.P.
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Duration7 min. 10 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

The 'Official opening of the new Squadron’s HQ Air Training Corps, Banstead House by Air Chief Marshal, Sir B E Sutton, KBE, on 20 Mar 1943'. The squadron are then inspected by the attending dignitaries. A Wings for Victory Week parade is held with cadets, bands, armoured cars and civilians.

Description

This film from 1943 starts with the official opening ceremony of the Air Training Corps' new headquarters at Banstead House in Surrey, conducted by Air Marshal Sir Bertine E Sutton. The girls' ATC are also in attendance. People are seen going into Banstead Hall School.

Their are various speeches for Wings for Victory Week event, including from Rt Hon Viscount Simon, Councillor W W Tucker, JP. Various military vehicles and cadets are seen marching along Garratt's Lane, Banstead. An RAF marching display is held on Garton Recreation Ground before a crowd of civilian spectators.

Stills

A still from [Wings for Victory Week] (1943)