• Short Summary

    THE THAI KING AND QUEEN DURING THEIR EIGHT DAY STATE VISIT TO MALAYA VISITED THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE BASE IN BUTTERWORTH, IN NORTH MALAYA NEAR PENANG, ON JUNE 25.

  • Description

    THE THAI KING AND QUEEN DURING THEIR EIGHT DAY STATE VISIT TO MALAYA VISITED THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE BASE IN BUTTERWORTH, IN NORTH MALAYA NEAR PENANG, ON JUNE 25.

    KING BHUMIBOL AND QUEEN SIRIKIT WERE MET AT THE PARADE GROUND OF THE BASE BY THE C-IN-C OF THE FAR EAST AIR FORCE, AIR MARSHALL SIR HECTOR MACGREGOR AND LADY MACGREGOR, AIR VICE MARSHALL R.A. RAMSAY RAE AND THE OFFICER COMMANDING RAAF BUTTERWORTH, AIR COMMODORE N. FORD AND MRS. FORD.

    THE ROYAL VISIT TO THE BASE GAVE A LIFE TIME THRILL TO YOUNG AUSTRALIAN GIRL - 12-YEAR OLD, LYNETTE RAYNER OF MURWILLUMBAH, NEWS OUT WALES - WHO PRESENTED QUEEN SIRIKIT WITH A BASKET OF FLOWERS. LYNETTE'S FATHER WARRANT OFFICER LEN RAYNER WORKS AT THE BASE SQUADRON. LYNETTE IS A KEEN SWIMMER AND TWICE WON THE JUNIOR FREE STYLE EVENT IN THE RAAF SCHOOLS ANNUAL SWIMMING CARNIVAL ON PENANG ISLAND.

    ANOTHER GIRL, FRANCINE LANGLANDS, 12, OF PASCO VALE, VICTORIA, GAVE FLOWERS TO THE WIFE OF THE GOVERNOR OF PENANG WHO WAS PRESENT TO FAREWELL THE ROYAL PARTY. FRANCINE WAS BITTERLY DISAPPOINTED A FEW DAYS AGO WHEN IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE MALAYAN KING AND QUEEN WOULD NOT ACCOMPANY THE ROYAL PARTY TO BUTTERWORTH. EARLIER, IT WAS PLANNED THAT FRANCINE WOULD GIVE FLOWERS TO THE MALAYAN QUEEN. HER BIG MOMENT, HOWEVER, CAME WHEN SHE PRESENTED FLOWERS TO THE WIFE OF THE GOVERNOR ???.

    THE RAF BAND OF THE FAR EAST AIR FORCE PLAYED THAI AND MALAYAN NATIONAL ANTHEMS. THE KING ACCOMPANIED BY AIR MARSHALL MACGREGOR AND OTHERS INSPECTED A GUARD OF HONOUR OF 100-RAAF MEN DRAWN FROM ALL UNITS AT THE BASE. THEY WERE UNDER THE COMMAND OF THE BASE ADJUTANT FLT. LIEUTENANT DAVID SMITHIES OF LAUNCESTON, TASMANIA.

    THE KING AND QUEEN LEFT BUTTERWORTH BY A CIVIL AIRCRAFT TO THE CAPITAL KUALA LUMPUR.

    THE ROYAL PARTY WILL LEAVE MALAYA FOR THAILAND ON JUNE 27. AT KUALA LUMPUR THE KING WILL CONSECRATE A NEW BUDDHIST TEMPLE AT THE SATELLITE TOWN OF PETALING JAYA ON JUNE 26.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6IF7CQ6ODJP86O6SE475FG1T6
    Media URN:
    VLVA6IF7CQ6ODJP86O6SE475FG1T6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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