The Queen Mother left Toronto for London Sunday nite following a five-day visit which concluded with a day of worship, cheering crowds and military ceremony.
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Background: The Queen Mother left Toronto for London Sunday nite following a five-day visit which concluded with a day of worship, cheering crowds and military ceremony. Close to three-thousand people saw her off at the airport.
The Queen Mother was driven by motorcade in an open car to the airport. Crowds lined the route, and the terminal building. While the bagpipe band of the Toronto Scottish Regiment played, the Lt. Governor of Ontario, Earl Rowe, officiated at the farewell ceremonies. The Lt. Governor said the Queen Mother told him she enjoyed every minute of the trip. During her stay, she presented new colors to the Toronto Scottish, and attended the laying-up ceremony of the old colors. The Queen Mother is Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment which is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. Mounting the red carpet to the R-C-A-F Yukon transport, the Queen Mother waved a last time to the crowd, and left for London. (A 10 hr trip)