Military - Bulldog Vectis King - Portsmouth
Bulldog Vectis King, mascot of the Royal Naval Barracks, on parade at Portsmouth for the American Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, turns his back as the distinguished visitor passes. Following the American Admiral are the Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth, Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Creasy, and the First Sea Lord, Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten (extreme left). Admiral Burke was on his way to visit Nelson's flagship HMS Victory on the last day of his three-day visit to Britain. * This picture won Southampton photographer William Wooldridge, of PA-Reuter Photos, the second prize in the Feature class of the 10th annual British Press Pictures of the Year competition. 19/12/1957
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Mountaineering - Everest Expedition - Edmund Hillary with his brother and sister - London Airport
Edmund Hillary with his sister and brother, who welcomed him at London Airport. Hillary, who was ill with dysentery on the way to England, said he expected to stay for a month in England. Hillary stepped from a BOAC airliner to one of the wildest welcomes seen at London Airport. With him were Sherpa Tensing, Colonel John Hunt, leader of the British expedition, and other members of the party on their return after finally reaching the summit of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.
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Prince Charles in Sterling
The Prince of Wales arrives at the Albert Halls in Sterling to meet D-Day veterans. The Prince talked to three old soldiers from Glasgow who recounted their memories of the Normandy landings and the battle in which many of their comrades fell. The meeting at Stirling's Albert Halls - his first visit to the city since the Dunblane massacre of 1996 - came on the last day of a three-day long series of engagements north of the border.
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