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4:45 P.M. -- The band is to be in position and will play suitable musical selections. For biography of Director of Music, see Part V.
4:55 P.M. -- The Royal Guard is to be marched into position. For biographies of Guard Commander and Deputy see Part V.
5:00 P.M. -- The Colour Party is to be in position on the left flank of the Guard. For detail on members of the Colour Party see Part V.
5:10 P.M. -- Distinguished guests will arrive from the Mess and will be met by the Commanding Officer and escorted to their seats.
5:13 P.M. -- The ceremony of unceasing the colours will commence. Colours are marched to position in the centre of the Guard in slow time with the band playing God Save the Queen.
5:19 P.M. -- The Coronation Trumpeters will sound a fanfare to warn of the approach of the Prime Minister. For detail on Coronation (Fanfare) Trumpeters see Part V.
5:20 P.M. -- The Prime Minister and Mrs. Pearson will arrive and will be met by the Lieutenant Governor, the Premier, and the Commanding Officer. The Lieutenant Governor and the Premier will then return to their seats; however, the Prime Minister and Mrs. Pearson will remain with the Commanding Officer to meet the Governor General.
5:24 P.M. -- The Coronation Trumpeters will sound a fanfare to warn of the approach of the governor General.
5:25 P.M. -- The Governor General and Mme. Vanier arrive and are met by Prime Minister and Mrs. Pearson and the Commanding Officer.
5:26 P.M. -- The Governor General proceeds to the dais and is accorded a Royal Salute. No guns will be fired for this Salute and the band will play six bars of God Save the Queen. The Governor General will not review the Guard. After the salute the Governor General and Mme. Vanier and their supporting party proceed to their seats to await the Queen's arrival.
5:28 P.M. (Approximately) -- The Royal aircraft will land at RCAF Station Summerside. Because of the weight of the Boeing 707 aircraft, the landing will be made on the long runway 240/060 degrees. This runway is 8000 feet long and 200 feet wide. (See Drawing "A" attached).
5:30 P.M. -- The Commanding Officer will invite the Governor General and Mme. Vanier, Prime Minister and Mrs. Pearson, and Mr. Christopher C. Eberts (Canadian Secretary to the Queen) to proceed to the ramp to greet the Queen.
5:35 P.M. -- The Queen's aircraft draws up to the hangar and as her Majesty appears at the aircraft door, the Coronation Trumpeters will sound a fanfare, the Guard Commander will bring the Guard to the Slope and all present will stand.
As Her Majesty reaches the bottom of the ramp the Royal Standard will be "broken" from the pole located to the right of the dais (see attached drawing).
After the initial exchange of greetings, the Prime Minister will introduce the Commanding Officer, Group Captain Dagg. The Royal Party will then proceed to the mouth of the hangar where the Prime Minister will present the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island and Mrs. MacDonald, the Premier of Prince Edward Island and Mrs. Shaw, and the Solicitor General of Canada and Mrs. MacNaught (biographies of all persons to be presented to Her Majesty are given in order of presentation in Part IV of this handbook). (see drawing "B" attached for arrival positions).
The Royal household personnel will be escorted to their seats with the distinguished guests. This party will include: Lady Margaret Hay ---- Lady-in-Waiting, Lieutenant-Colonel the Right Honourable Sir Michael Adeane, GCVO., KCB ---- Private Secretary to the Queen, Lieutenant-Colonel the Honourable Sir Martin Charteris, KCVO., CB., OBE. ---- Assistant Private Secretary to the Queen, Commander Richard Colville, CB., CVO., DSC., RN ---- Press Secretary.
Surgeon Vice-Admiral Sir Derek Steels-Perkins, KCVO., CB ---- Medical Officer.
Lieutenant-Colonel R.A. Reid, MC., CD. ---- Equerry to the Queen.
Lieutenant-Commander John Garnier, RN ---- Equerry to the Queen.
Squadron Leader David Checketts ---- Equerry to the Duke of Edinburgh.
Her Majesty, is now escorted to the reviewing stand by the Commanding Officer.
The command "Royal Salute Present Arms" will be given by the Guard Commander. On the last movement of the "Present" the first sound of the 21 gun salute will fire, and band will play The Queen, Colours will be dipped. (For biography and detail on artillery troop firing the 21 gun salute, see Part V of this handbook)
The Guard Commander will "Slope arms", "Order Arms", and then proceed to the dais and advise Her Majesty that the guard is prepared for inspection. Guard Commander accompanies Her Majesty, the Canadian Equerry and the Commanding Officer on inspection of the Guard. On completion of the inspection the guard commander will return Her Majesty to the dais.
PRESENTATION OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS (see drawing "C" attached)
Her Majesty will leave the dais (step back on carpet and turn) and at that time Premier Shaw will present to Her Majesty and to the Duke the following guests in order: (biographies may be found in Part IV of this handbook)
Mayor Jenkins and Mrs. Jenkins of Summerside.
Commissioner McClellan R.C.M.P.
The Flag Officer Atlantic Coast and Mrs. Brock.
The Acting General Officer Commanding Eastern Command and Mrs. Knight.
The Air Officer Commanding Maritime Air Command and Mrs. Carpenter.
The 2nd Canadian Equerry - S/L H.W. Keane.
Mr. McDougall (Manager, Canada Division, British Overseas Airways Corporation).
Following the presentation, guests will return to their seats.
Upon completion of the presentation, the Commanding Officer will invite Her Majesty to sign the guest book. The book will be on a desk to be brought forward towards the red carpet. The pen will be held by a Station airwoman, Corporal Eva Kurmey. Corporal Kurmey is a native of Vancouver British Columbia. She joined the RCAF in 1952 and is presently serving as a Supply Technician At RCAF Station Summerside.
PRESENTATION OF FLOWERS
Following the signing of the guest book, a Brownie selected to present the flowers to Her Majesty will advance and offer a posy of in-season flowers. The Brownie will be one of a group composed of two Brownies, two Girl Guides, and one Guide Leader. The Brownie who will present the flowers is 10 year old Jennifer Mattinson. She is a grade 5 pupil at Air Marshall Johnson School and is a member of the 1st Slemon Park Brownie Pack. The Brownie who will be accompanying her is 10 year old Brenda Blake who represents the 2nd Slemon Park Brownie Pack. The two Guides chosen to represent the 1st and 2nd Slemon Park Guide companies are Elizabeth Sue Nelson and Diana Palmer. All the children are daughters of military personnel stationed at Summerside. The guide leader is Mrs. Molly Pharoah, District Commissioner for Guides and Brownies.
FAREWELL TO CREW OF AIRCRAFT
The Commanding Officer will escort Her Majesty toward the mouth of the hangar where Mr. McDougall will be present while Her Majesty says farewell to the crew of the aircraft which brought her to Canada.
The Royal motorcade will be drawn up abreast of the east of the hangar door opening and will pull into position as Her Majesty says farewell to the aircrew. RCMP personnel will be on hand to open car doors.
The Commanding Officer will take his leave of Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh. The Governor General and Mme. Vanier, the Prime Minister and Mrs. Pearson, and other distinguished guests will follow to the waiting cars.
"A" - Airfield.
"B" - Arrival Positions.
"C" - Departure Positions.