• Short Summary

    U.S. ASTRONAUT FRANK BORMAN AND HIS WIFE PAID A FORMAL CALL TODAY ON PRIME MINISTER?

  • Description

    U.S. ASTRONAUT FRANK BORMAN AND HIS WIFE PAID A FORMAL CALL TODAY ON PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON AT HIS RESIDENCE, NO.10 DOWNING STREET.

    A CROWD OF 150 PEOPLE WHO HAD BEEN WAITING TO SEE THE DISTINGUISHED VISITOR BROKE INTO SPONTANEOUS APPLAUSE ON HIS ARRIVAL, AND HE APPEARED DELIGHTED TO RECIPROCATE THEIR GREETINGS.

    LATER, BEFORE THE ASSEMBLED HOUSE OF COMMONS, MR. WILSON PRAISED "THE INTREPID FEAT WHICH COLONEL BORMAN AND HIS COLLEAGUES ACCOMPLISHED OVER CHRISTMAS" AND ASSURED HIM OF THE GREAT ADMIRATION OF EVERYONE IN THE HOUSE.

    BY PAYING THIS TRIBUTE WHILE COLONEL BORMAN WAS PRESENT, WITH HIS TWO SONS, IN THE PUBLIC GALLERY, MR. WILSON BROKE WITH THE PARLIAMENTARY TRADITION WHICH DECREES THAT NOBODY'S PRESENCE IN THE GALLERY SHOULD BE ACKNOWLEDGED DURING HOUSE OF COMMONS EXCHANGES. MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT ON BOTH SIDES CHEERED THE PRIME MINISTER'S REMARKS.

    COLONEL BORMAN WAS DUE TO CALL ON QUEEN ELIZABETH LATER IN THE DAY.

    (THE BORMANS LEAVE FOR PARIS TOMORROW TO CONTINUE AN EIGHT-COUNTRY GOODWILL TOUR OF EUROPE.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3UWIKLB2OYF0EG9UF5V6GY8NM
    Media URN:
    VLVA3UWIKLB2OYF0EG9UF5V6GY8NM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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