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FOR PRESS: P.M.NO. 81/1962 VISIT BY H.R.H. THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER, RT. HON .R.G MENZIES

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Menzies, Robert

Period of Service: 19/12/1949 to 26/01/1966

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Release Date: 09/11/1962

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 649

FOR PRESS PoMo No. 81/ 1962
VISIT BY H. R. H. THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH
Statement by the Prime Minister; Rt. Hon, Menzies
The Duke of Edinburgh has approved a programme
for his visit to Canberra on November 20 an his way to
Perth for the British Empire and Commonwealth Games.
The Minister for Labour and National Service,
Mr, Mc4ahon, will represent the Commonwealth Government
at the Sydney airport welcome to Prince Philip who will
arrive in Australia on a regalarly scheduled Qantas
Boeing at 7.35 aom. on November
After the brief Sydney welcome, Prince Philip
will transfer to an R. AA. F. Convair and leave Sydney
at 7.55 arriving at Canberra airport at 8,50 a. m.
While in Canberra, the Duke of Edinburgh will
visit the Australian Academy of Science for a brief
ceremony to admit him as a Royal Fellow of the Academy.
He will then sigi the Academy's Charter Book.
Prince Philip will leave Canberra by ROA. AoFo
Convair at 8,45 aom. on November 21, making a
refuelling stop at Edinburgh airfield before reaching
Perth at 5 p. m. WOS. T.
The next day, November 22, Prince Philip will
officially open the Games.
He will remain in Australia until December 2.
CANBERRA, 9th November, 1962.

BA CKGROUND
TRAVEL The Duke of Edinburgh will travel to
and from Australia in a regularly-scheduled Qantas
Boeing. He will leave London on Monday November 12,
for San Francisco and leave there for Sydney on
Sunday, November 18. The return flight to London will
be from Perth via Singapore, Calcutta, Karachi and
Rome.
ACADEMY OF SCIENCE FUNCTION
The Australian Academy of Science has
provision in its charter for the election of a " Royal
Fellow." The by-law reads
" The council may from time to time by
resolution passed by a majority of at least
two-thirds of the members voting upon the
resolution elect as a Royal Fellow of the
Academy a Royal Prince who, in its opinion,
is eminent in respect of his interest in
Science." This is the first such election.
OUTWARD BOUND MOVEMENT The Duke of W. inburgh is patron of the
Australian movement, which is the same as the one
in England. The aim of the movement is to promote
team spirit truthftiness, perseverance, courage
loyalty, unselfishness and leadership and particularly
to develop the right qualities of character. At the
Australian Outward Bound Memorial Foundation school
at Fishermants Point, on the Hawkesbury River, near
Sydnrey, 28-day courses are held for boys from every
walk of lifeo The boys, aged from 16J to 19J7 receive
training in seamanship, athletics, cross country
expeditions, rock climbing and life-saving. Cadet
leadership courses, for boys aged from 19 to 25 are
also held,, The president of the Australian Outward
Bound Memorial Foundation is Rear Admiral Hø J. Buchanan.
CANBERRA, November 9, 1962.

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