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Three medium shots of Troops lining route to airport. Over 1,200 servicemen lines three mile route along which Harding drove in black bullet proof limousine escorted by two armoured cars. Had travelled length and breadth Cyprus this way dozens times during his 26 months as Governor of "Terror Isle".
Despatch rider stands in front barbed wire fringing RAF station, Nicosia - ready at shortest notice in case of an incident.
Wide angle shots at Raf Transport Command Comet standing on Nicosia airport ready take Sir John and Lady Harding back to UK.
Wide Angle shot guard of honour waiting on tarmac salute farewell to Harding.
VIPs - senior Government officials and service chiefs - wait on tarmac say farewell to Harding.
He greets Nicosia's District Commissioner Martine Clemens.
Harding takes salute then inspects guard of Honour.
Harding talks to Press. He tells them "I would be deluding you if I said there will be an easy or quick solution to the Cyprus problem. There are many difficulties and dangers ahead but if the people concerned are patient and ready to understand the others point of view, a solution can and will be found". Harding and Lady H. say goodbye to staff and officials.
Child greeted by Gov. and Lady Harding is Fiona, daughter Hardings batman.
Harding says farewell to his bodyguard.
Harding farewell words to Cyprist Greek wife of his Administrative Secretary and chief advisor John Reddaway "If all Cypriots were like you my dear there would be no problem to solve.
Both Sir John and Lady H. repeated invitations to staff and friends to "visit us whenever you are in London".
Harding takes salute then enters Comet.
Comet taxis along runway with Sir Joan and Lady H aboard. They are bound for United Kingdom, then their Darset farm.
Hardings last words "I fervently wish for peace and prosperity Lady Harding says I have met nothing but kindness during my two years stay in Cyprus".
Lady Harding says "I have met nothing but kindness during my two years stay in Cyprus".
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