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VoL. 73.] SA NT GEORGE'S, FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1955. [No. 37.
HIS Excellency COLVILLE MONTGOMERY DEVERELL, Esq., 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 yesterday.
24th June, 1955.
COMMISSION passed under the Royal Sign Manual and Signet appointing
Colville Montgomery Deverell, Esq., C.M.G., C.V.O., O.B.E., to be
Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Windward Islands.
Dated 6th May 1955. ELIZABETH R.
Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen,
Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith: To Our Trusty and
Well-beloved Colville Montgomery Deverell, Esquire, Companion of Our
Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Commander
of the Royal Victorian Order, Officer of Our Most Excellent Order of the
British Empire, Greeting:
FTE do, by this Our Commission under Our Sign Manual and Signet, appoint you, Appointment of
Sthe said Colville Montgomery Deverell, to be, during Our pleasure, Our (. M. Deverell,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over Our Windward Islands, comprising s C.M.G.,
Our Islands of Grenada, Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia and Dominica and their to be Governor.
Dependencies, with all the powers, rights, privileges, and advantages to the said Office
belonging or appertaining.
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GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, JUNE 24, 1955.-(No. 37).
His duties and
22nd April, 1953,
to be deter-
others to give
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 Seal of the Realm, constituting the Office of Governor and
Commander-in-Chief of the Windward Islands. bearing date at Westminster the
Twenty-seventh day of August, 1951, or in any other Letters Patent adding to,
amending or constituting for the same, and 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 time being hath already received, or as you may hereafter receive
III. And further We do hereby appoint that the Commission under Our Sign
Manual and Signet bearing date the Twenty-second day of April, 1953, appointing
Edward Betham Beetham, Esq., Companion of Our Most Distinguished Ordei of
Saint Michael and Saint George, Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Officer
of Our Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, (now Sir Edward Betham
Beetham, Knight Commander of Our said Most Distinguished Order), to be Our
Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Our Windward Islands and their Dependencies,
shall determine upon signification to that effect being given by Us through one of
Our Principal Secretaries of State.
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
Given at Our Court at Saint James's this sixth day of May, 1955, in the fourth!
year of Our Reign.
By Her Majesty's Command,
COLVILLE MONTGOMERY DEVERELL, Esquire, C.M.G., C.V.O., O.B.E.,
to be Governor and Commander-in-Chief,
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