• Short Summary

    The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived this afternoon at Fairbairn Air base in Canberra after a three-hour flight in a Boeing Jet from Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • Description


    Long Shot Royal aircraft lands at Fairbairn.



    Top shot crowd waiting.



    Medium shot aircraft halts.



    Close up Queen appears and comes down the steps to be greeted by the Governor General, his daughter the Honourable Catherine Sidney, Mr. Menzies and Dame Pattie Menzies.



    Pan with Queen to the dais.



    Long shot God Save the Queen.



    Pan as Queen meets the Guard Commander.



    Queen inspects guard of honour.



    General scene



    medium close up meets the diplomatic corps



    close up Royal standard.



    Queen leaves in car.



    Cutaways.



    AIR FORCE GUARD



    CU ABOVE



    FOUR SHOTS OF THE CROWD



    QUEEN APPEARS ON AIRCRAFT STEPS



    QUEEN WALKS DOWN



    CU QUEEN MEETS GOVERNOR GENERAL HON. CATHERINE SIDNEY



    DITTO




    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived this afternoon at Fairbairn Air base in Canberra after a three-hour flight in a Boeing Jet from Christchurch, New Zealand.As the jet taxied in, the Queen's personal standard for her Australian tour was fluttering on the nose.The official welcoming party greeted Her Majesty as, in the background, a salute of 21 guns began to fire.The Governor General, Lord de L'Isle welcomed Her Majesty on behalf of the Australian people.The Prime Minister, Mr.Menzies, and Dame Pattie Menzies were next to greet the Royal guests.Dame Pattie passed her umbrella to the Queen as Her Majesty stepped through the rain to the saluting dais.The bad weather caused the cancellation of an Airforce fly-past.The Queen was wearing a dress and short jacket of white tussore with a blue sash.Her hat was of white tulle with blue ribbon.The R.A.A.F.provided the guard-of-honour.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABJ8GKB0MGTI9252H8E3ICAQYB
    Media URN:
    VLVABJ8GKB0MGTI9252H8E3ICAQYB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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