• Short Summary

    THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ENGLAND, PREPARATIONS ARE GOING AHEAD FOR PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S VISIT AT THE WEEK-END.

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  • Description

    THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN ENGLAND, PREPARATIONS ARE GOING AHEAD FOR PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S VISIT AT THE WEEK-END.

    THE PRESIDENT WILL ARRIVE FROM IRELAND AT LONDON'S SOUTHERN GATWICK AIRPORT. WORKMEN ARE BUSY PUTTING UP STANDS AND TENTS FOR THE WELCOMING CEREMONY, WHILE THE ROYAL AIR FORCE ARE LOOKING AFTER THEIR COMMITMENT OF MOUNTING A GUARD OF HONOUR IN THE EXACT SPACE PROVIDED ON THE TARMAC.

    MR. KENNEDY WILL STAY AT BIRCH GROVE, PRIME MINISTER MACMILLAN'S HOME IN SUSSEX. MOST OF THE PRESIDENT'S ENTOURAGE - INCLUDING SECURITY MEN, POLITICAL ADVISERS, SECRETARIES AND COMMUNICATIONS MEN - WILL BE PUT UP AT THE ASHDOWN FOREST HOTEL. SOME ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE RED LION INN, JUST UP THE ROAD FROM BIRCH GROVE, WHERE THE PRIME MINISTER'S BODYGUARD IS USUALLY STAYING.

    ON SUNDAY MORNING, PRESIDENT KENNEDY WILL PROBABLY ATTEND MASS AT "OUR LADY OF THE FOREST", A SMALL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE ASHDOWN FOREST VILLAGE OF FOREST ROW. THE PRIEST, FATHERS CHARLES DOLMAN, HAS BEEN TOLD BY THE FOREIGN OFFICE: "HE WILL SIT AMONG THE ORDINARY PEOPLE OF THE VILLAGE."
    PIERRE SALINGER, THE PRESIDENT'S PRESS SECRETARY, HAS DECIDED TO MAKE THE METROPOLE HOTEL IN COASTAL BRIGHTON HIS HEADQUARTERS. SOME 400 INTERNATIONAL PRESSMEN WILL FILE THEIR REPORTS FROM HERE, USING ADDITIONAL TELEPHONE AND TELEPRINTER LINES WHICH ARE BEING INSTALLED SPECIALLY FOR THE OCCASION. AMONG THE MANY PHONES THERE IS ALSO A DIRECT LINE TO THE WHITE HOUSE IN WASHINGTON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAM9JEHGJE2OF2QBMSUHI98YPK
    Media URN:
    VLVAAM9JEHGJE2OF2QBMSUHI98YPK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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