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Given to school students at Uplands Air Base, Ottawa, Canada in 1959 to wave at the Queen - genuine article from former student David Spring.
1959 Royal Tour
Dates: June 18 to August 1 (45 days)
Places visited during the tour/duties done: Tour of Canada (all provinces and both territories included), Opening of St-Lawrence Seaway.
Map and Info on Royal Tour 1959 Here
1959 June 18-August 1, Canada
The Queen and Prince Philip's first official tour of Canada and the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
During the longest royal tour in Canadian history, the Queen and Prince Phillip travelled more than 24,000 kilometres during the 45-day trip through all 10 provinces and (then) two territories. Just before the tour, Buckingham Palace released an official portrait.
The Globe and Mail wrote about the Royal couple's stop in Nanaimo, B.C., where 38 aboriginal tribes welcomed them and a beaming Mrs. Nels Wilson offered the Queen a fistful of "Indian ice cream from a yellow plastic pail." The July 17 article, with the headline, Queen Elizabeth Becomes a Princess of B.C. Indians but Decides Against Ice Cream, reported: "Mrs. Wilson had worked up the creamy brew with her fist from green soup berries, sugar and water… The Queen beamed back at Mrs. Wilson but did not dip."
UPLANDS AIR FORCE BASE VISIT - 1957
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