The Queen shown her 1950s British Airways ticket at airline's centenary event
- čas přidán 23. 05. 2019
- The Queen visited the headquarters of British Airways at Heathrow Airport on Thursday to mark the airline's centenary year.
Her Majesty met Chairman and Chief Executive of British Airways Alex Cruz and many of the airline's staff.
The Queen was shown a photograph of her first transatlantic flight to Montreal with the Duke of Edinburgh in 1951. On seeing the photograph, Her Majesty said, "we had to land very quickly because it was terribly rough".
The Queen also heard about the day in 1947 when she christened an aeroplane and saw a handwritten ticket for her first journey around the Commonwealth in 1953.
Her Majesty signed the visitor’s book and concluded the visit with the unveiling of a plaque.
Report by Iain Jones.
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