Neil Burton has sent us this information –

tmb prince philip visit 1954What began as a search for a photo, to obtain names, and a date, has ended up in a paper on a tour of Prince Philip to B.C and Canada’s north.

Photo is courtesy of Mrs. Smuland, widow of late A.W. (Al) Smuland (1928-2005). Al was a Pacific Western Airlines pilot on Fulton Field (Kamloops Airport) from 1955 to the early 1960's.

Photo: Photographer, reception committee, location and year all unknown. Image not located in Vancouver Sun, nor Victoria Daily Colonist during period of Royal tour.

tmb Al SmulandHere’s a photo of Al Smuland, PWA pilot with CF-HEP. It appears this aircraft was part of the PWA fleet from late 1956 to 1960. 

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