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VOL. 71.] SAINT GEORGE'S, TUESDAY, MAY 12, 1D53. [No. 24.
HIS Excellency EDWARD BETHAM BEETHAM, C.M.G., C.V.O., O.B.E.. has to-day taken the
prescribed oaths and assumed the Office of Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Windward
Islands by virtue of His Excellency's Commission under the Royal Sign Manual and Signet which is
published hereunder for general information.
His Excellency arrived in the Colony from the United Kingdom via Trinidad to-day.
12th May, 1953.
HIS Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint Air. Commodore F. L. PEARCE, his
Aide-de-Camp and Private Secretary.
1Cth May, 1953.
COMMISSION passed under the Royal Sign Manual and Signet appointing
Edward Betham Beetham, Esq, C.M.G., C.V.O., O.B.E., to be
Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Windward Islands.
Dated 22nd April, 1953, ELIZABETH R.
Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, Ireland and the British
Dominions beyond the Seas Queen, Defender of the Faith: To Our
Trusty and Well-Beloved Edward Betham Beetham, Esquire, Companion
of Our Most D:stinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George,
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Officer of Our Most Excellent
Order of the British Empire, Greeting:
W E do, by this Our Commission under Our Sign Manual and Signet, appoint Appointment of
you, the said Edward Betham Beetham, to be, during Our pleasure, Our E. B. Beetham,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over Our Windward Islands, comprising Es., C.M.G.,
Our Islands of Grenada, Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia and Dominica and their Depen- to be Governor.
dencies, with all the powers, rights, privileges, and advantages to the said Office
belonging cr appertaining.
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, MAY 12, 1953.-(No. 24.)
His duties and
29th May, 1948,
Officers and others
to give obedience
II. And We do hereby authorise, empower, and *command you to exercise and
perform all and singular the powers and directions contained in certain Letters
Patent under the Great Sial'of the Realm, constituting the Office of Governor and
Commander-in-Chief of tie Windward Islands bearing date at Westminster the
Twe ty-seventh day of August, 1951. or in any other Letters Patent adding to,
amending or substituted for the same, or in any Order or Orders in Our Privy Council
relating to the Windward Islands or to any one or more of such Islands, according to
such Orders and Instructions as Our said Governor and Commander-in-Chief for the
tire being hath already received, or as you may'hereafter receive from Us.
III. And further, We do hereby appoint that, so soon as you shall have taken
the prescribed Oaths and' have entered upon the duties of your Office, this Our
present Commission shall supercede the Commission under the Sign Manual and
Signet of His Late Majesty King George the Sixth, bearing date the Twenty-ninth
day of May, 1948, appointing Our Trusty and Well-beloved Brigadier Robert Duncan
Harris Arundell, Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and
Saint George (now Sir Robert Duncan Harris Arundell, Knight Commander of Our
saidd'Mot DiStinguished Order),;Offieer-of our.Most Excellent .Order of the British
'Empire,to be Governor and Commander-in'-Ghiet of Our Windward Islands.
IV. And We do hereby'command all and'singular Our Officers and loving subjects
in Our said Windward Islands and their Dependencies, and all others whom it may
concern, to take due notice hereof,:and to give their ready:obedience accordingly.
Given at Our Court at Saint James' this twenty-second day of April, 1953, in
the Second year of Our' Reign.
'By Her Majesty's'Command,
:EDWARD' BtTitAM BkEEtHAM, Esquire,' .M.G.,' CNV.O.i' 1,:E.,
td'be:Go4vernor and Commander-inChief,.
TRiNTED BY WlHt GOVEaMENT. PRIlNTER AT THE GOVERNM'INENT PREINGW OFFICE,