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Sir Alec Douglas-Home and Lady Home arrive outside the Alcock & Brown Suite at London Airport. (After greeting the Canadian High Commissioner inside, the Prime Minister gave a Press conference).
Mr R.A. Butler walks to the Comet aircraft with Sir Giles Guthrie, Chairman of BOAC. They shake hands, Mr Butler walks up the steps. Close behind him come Sir Alec and Lady Douglas-Home. The PM shakes hands with the Chairman, and climbs the steps.
The Comet has been pushed backwards by a tractor, shot begins after tractor uncoupled and Comet, commanded by Captain Thomas Dobson, (Canadian born) taxies away.
Note: The Comet will refuel at Gander n the way to Ottawa, where it will arrive at X 0130 hrs GMT on Monday. PM & party leave Ottawa on Tuesday, 11th. Feb., for Toronto and fly from Toronto to Washington on Wednesday, Feb 12.
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