Sir Hugh Foot, accompanied by Lady Foot and their son Benjamin, arrived at Nicosia Airport, Dec 4 1957, to take up his appointment as Governor of Cyprus in succession to Field Marshal Sir John Harding.
VIP's wait on tarmac for Governor's plane to arrive.
LV RAF Regiment and band wait, as Guard of Honour.
LV Plane coming in to land over control tower.
Planes lands and taxies to halt.
Sir Hugh steps from plane, greets officials.
CU's Sir Hugh greets officials.
Lady Foot meets officials.
Sir Hugh inspects Guard of Honour.
RAF Officer makes formal greeting.
Sir Hugh receives royal salute.
Governor and family go back to plane to say goodbye to crew.
Little Benjy, Governor's young son, is already getting a bit bored with it all, he skips back following father. The Foots luggage.
Governor and Lady Foot say farewell to crew.
Governor enters bullet-proof Daimler for his journey to Nicosia.
Party drives off, headed by Chief of Police.
EXTERIOR..Government House, Nicosia
Lawns and swimming pool of Government House
Greek and Turkish Consuls and wives, waiting
Sir Hugh enters in ceremonial dress
Clerk reads oath
Sir Hugh takes oath in presence of Chief Justice
Sir Hugh signs
CU Lady Foot
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Background: Sir Hugh Foot, accompanied by Lady Foot and their son Benjamin, arrived at Nicosia Airport, Dec 4 1957, to take up his appointment as Governor of Cyprus in succession to Field Marshal Sir John Harding. The new Governor was welcomed with all due ceremony.
After airport ceremonies, Sir Hugh and his family drove away in a bullet proof car. Armoured cars lined up at the airfield to escort him through Nicosia to Government House.
That same afternoon, Sir Hugh was sworn in at Government House before the Greek and Turkish Consuls.