Armed Forces day at Pepperrell Air Force Base, St. Johns, Newfoundland Canada, together with Torbay Airport (also known as St. John's Airport). Demonstrations of fire fighter equipment, water cooled 30 caliber machine gun, radar scanner. Weather balloon released in air. Ongoing parade through Saint Johns with United States and Canadian forces passing review stand. Aircrafts on exhibition include C-54, B-50, T-33, H-34, F-89 D's, C-47's and C-54's fly over in formation.
Canadian and Newfoundland dignitaries in a meeting regarding confederation of Newfoundland with Canada. Former Prime Minister Mackenzie King is seen. Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent signs the confederation agreement document and gives a brief speech supporting the new relationship. Seated at the head of the Newfoundland delegation is Sir Albert Walsh, later named Lieutenant Governor. Other delegation members include Crosbie, Gruchy, Bradley, Smallwood, Winter. Sound of applause by the audience.
Canadian and Newfoundland dignitaries in a meeting with a map of Canada in the background. Old man and woman seated on bench with a dog. Poster on wall reads 'Newfoundlanders vote for Confederation'. Views of other pro-confederation campaign posters. Anti-confederation activist Peter Cashin. People enter a building to vote on the measure.
U.S. Air Force Arctic Survival School training and practice at Goose Air Base in Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada (near Goose Bay). Shows an aerial view of SOS stamped out in snow. Survival class instructor points out to cold weather gear that includes gloves, coat,socks and boots. He demonstrates construction of shelters, animal snares and traps with the help of model. Students strap on necessary equipment and get into snowshoes. U.S. Air Force personnel go into field for survival training. They construct parachute tent, fell trees to be used for firewood, Air Force personnel ice fishing with weighted net. They build fire signals and stamp SOS on snow covered open field.
View of Canadian Houses of Parliament. Crowd awaiting arrival of visitors.
Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden arrive in a Cadillac convertible automobile, standing up in the back, waving to the crowd. As they step from the car, they are greeted by the Canadian Premier, Louis St. Laurent. Churchill is smoking a cigar. Brief scene of Sir Anthony Eden descending steps from airplane at Rockliffe Airport, Ottawa on June 29, 1954. Premier St. Laurent escorts Churchill and Eden into the East Block Parliament building. Numerous Royal Canadian Mounted Police in uniform. Churchill and Eden sit at a large conference table along with Sir Archibald Nye, British High Commissioner in Canada, who orders Mounted Police to remove all photographers and reporters from the room. Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden descend steps and enter their car, sitting on the back of the rear seat. They wave to crowd as the car drives away. As they pass the crowds lining the street, Churchill raises his right hand in the famous "V" for victory sign. The are escorted by Royal Canadian Mounted Police, some on motorcycles. Quick view of photographers and reporters recording the event inside the meeting room before being asked to leave by the British High Commissioner, Sir Archibald Nye.
Entrance of Ernest Harmon Base Operations Building at Harmon Air Force Base. C-124C Globemaster aircraft taxis in the snow. Several C-124s on the snowy ramp. Airman seated inside base theater during briefing.