Stamped: “Seen by John G. Diefenbaker”
15th July 1959
My dear Prime Minister,
We have had a very good crossing, a calm sea without much sunshine however. I think it was wise to leave Canada as the portion there was getting a bit difficult.
Before going further I wish you to know that I am [illegible] on our orders with regard to the return to Canada. The alternatives appear to be
- To remain here until the official announcement is made and then to go back without delay to see Mr. Massey about staff etc.
- To stay here until Her Majesty returns to England if it is her desire to see me before I take up the appointment. May I make bold to ask you to inquire of the Queen what her wishes are in this respect.
I would be grateful if, after the announcement is made, it would be possible for you to cable me you views of the course I should follow.
With kindest remembrances, believe me, dear Prime Minister,
Yours very sincerely,
Georges P. Vanier
Either of the following addresses will reach me
Canada House or