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    Duke of Edinburgh visits Manitoba, Victoria and Kitimat during tour of Canada.

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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) visits Manitoba, Victoria and Kitimat during tour of Canada.

    Prince Philip arrives by plane at Rivers in Manitoba and is greeted by Group Captain JA Sproule, O/C of station. They are driven off towards a large aircraft hangar. Crowds line the route. Inside the hangar, the Duke sits with army officials and watches men doing parachute jumping practice, jumping onto mats and doing other exercises. Duke leaves the hangar, walking past crowds to his plane. Cut to aerial shots as we fly over Rockies.

    Duke arrives by plane at different location - Patricia Bay, Victoria? - and is greeted by officials - could be Lieutenant Governor Clarence Walker and Group Captain McNab - then they are all driven off in a car. High angle view of Naval Cadets parading at Naden Barracks - Pacific Command? Duke and Rear Admiral JC Hibbard, Flag Officer Pacific Coast, arriving at Naden Barracks. Duke takes salute and inspects Guard - male and female. Duke presents "Queen's Canadian Dirk" to cadet Charles Gunning, best all-round cadet of this year's Graduation class. Panning shot of officials and wives. Various shots of march past with the Queen's Colours being trooped. Duke chats with Judy Joy in a wheelchair and her young daughter. Duke leaves Naden with Admiral Hibbard. More aerial shots of Rockies.

    Duke boards royal barge at Port Hardy. Port Hardy residents cheer Duke as he leaves. On royal barge, various shots approaching Cruiser 'Ontario' with Duke and Hibbard in foreground, salute being fired. Duke going up gang plank. Various shots on board 'Ontario', guard of sailors. Duke and Hibbard 'pacing the quarterdeck'. 'Ontario' proceeding up to Kemano. C/U of lifebelt with name 'Ontario'. Various staged cut-in shots, showing sailors as they pipe on Duke and present arms. Various shots as Duke leaves 'Ontario' on a barge.

    Duke arrives at Kitimat and walks up ramp from barge to dock. Duke chats to boy scout and girl guide, then to Mounties (Mounted Police). M/S as we drive along the crowd-lined road. View from road as we approach the Kitimat Project building. Various shots of Duke touring Kitimat plant with CD Howe in some shots. Several shots of the first aluminium ingot being prepared and poured as the Duke watches. First ingots are seen moving up conveyor-belt to machinery.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:10:11:00
    UN 2653 A

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