The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 22.01.1965, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 22.01.1965, Blaðsíða 1
THE WHITE Fai]l©(Dim U.S. NAVAL STATION, KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ICELAND Volume IV, Number 3 Friday, January 22, 1965 mm- eymonth Issumes IDF Command RAdm Buie Relieved CHANGE OF COMMAND—ceremony taking place Jan. 16 in Hangar 831 &- Parliament when Victoria was Queen-Empress. Last Nov. 30, the grand old man celebrated his 90th birthday and as he tottered to the window of his Hyde Park Home to show himself to the crowds, he was asked how he felt. His reply was, "All I can say for it is that it is a great age." Churchill Lingers On; Death Draws Nearer Sir Winston Churchill, 90, Britain's elder statesman, suffered a stroke Friday, Jan. 15, and was still seriously ill when the paper went to press. A medical bulletin said he suffered a cerebral thrombosis —or a blood clot on the brain. This is complicated by a cir- culatory weakness. A spokesman for the British Medical Association said a condi- tion such as Sir Winston's "Could go on for a week or ten days." Members of his family are keep- ing a constant vigil as is the world. Throngs of people are still crowding Churchill's residence at 28 Hyde Park Gate Drive, Lon- don. Sir Winston's injury is compli- cated by failing hearing, declining eyesight and inability to adjust to the quiet life, which he found boring. All his life he had been at the heart of great action as a soldier in India, a war correspondent in the Boer War, a statesman dur- ing World War I, prime minister of England in World War II, a painter and prolific writer. Until his last years Churchill made regular appearances at his favorite clubs, one the House of Commons and the other a drinking club frequented by Sir Winston's personal friends. The former prime minister is the last living member of Parlia- ment both in the point of years and length of service. He is also the last survivor who was in NOTICE The National Health Agen- cies' (NHA) Overseas Cam- paign for 1965 has begun on base and will continue until Feb. 15. The drive is in connection with the Federal Service Cam- paign for the National Health Agencies. Key men, designated to each unit, will provide information on the various diseases, and pass out donation envelopes. Generous contributions from each installation and individual will be most appreciated. Each donor may write in how he wishes to divide his gift among the health agencies. it>- "A GREAT AGE"—was Sir Winston Churchill's reply as he, with Lady Clementine, gazed at the crowds outside their home in London on Mr. Churchill's 90th birthday, Nov. 30. (Pictorial highlights of change ol command ceremonies on page 5.) by John Stromberg, J03 RAdm Ralph Weymouth offici- ally relieved RAdm Paul D. Buie as Commander of the Iceland De- fense Force, Barrier Force Atlan- tic, and Fleet Air Keflavik, Satur- day morning in Hanger 831. The formal change of command ceremony included approximately 600 Navy and Air Force personnel in military formation, an Honor Guard and Color Guard provided by the Marine Barracks, and the Navy Band. More than 200 guests attended. Among the distinguished civil- ian and military guests present were Prime Minister Bjarni Ben- ediktsson and his wife; Minister of Fisheries, Emil Jonsson; U.S. Ambassador and Mrs. Penfield; French Ambassador Jean Strauss; British Ambassador and Madame Boothby; Danish Ambassador and ^Madame Paulson; Norwegian Ambassador and Mrs. Cappelen; VAdm C. E. Weakley, Commander Anti-Submarine Warfare Forces, Atlantic; Commodore Raphael Semmes Jr., Commander AEW Wings Atlantic; Capt Robin E. Larson, Commanding Officer VW 13 and Cdr Charles L. Wyman, Commanding Officer VP 23. Before reading his orders, Ad- miral Buie said, "Today marks the end of my altogether too short tour for duty in Iceland. It has been most educational, interesting, and enjoyable—and both Margaret and I are sorry to leave. We have made some very good friends here and we hope that throughout the years we are able to maintain touch with them." Admiral Buie read his orders and requested his flag hauled down. Admiral Weymouth then read his orders and acknowledged (Continued on page 5.) Buie Awarded Knight's Cross The President of Iceland, Asgeir Asgeirsson, presented one of Iceland's most distinguished de- corations, the Grand Knight's Cross with Star of the Order of the Falcon, to RAdm Paul D. Buie. Jan. 12. The presentation was made to Admiral Buie during a luncheon at the President's home at Bessa- stadir. The Grand Knight's Cross with Star, conferred as a mark of honor on foreign as well as Ice- landic individuals, is awarded those "...who more than others, have enhanced the well-being and honor of the Fatherland (Iceland), or accomplished unique achieve- ments for the benefit of mankind." Admiral Buie accepted the high Icelandic award in behalf of the officers and men of the Iceland Defense Force. Grand Knight's Cross with Star awarded to RAdm Buie. (Admiral Buie is wearing award on page 5.)

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