Hubert Elvin Rance Quotes

The time seems right for a new conception of association within the Commonwealth, not necessarily owing allegiance to the Crown, especially for those countries which have no ties of blood, culture, or religion

 
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This appears to be the first conceptualization of a British Commonwealth involving independent nations rather than colonies. In a sense this notion saved the Commonwealth.
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Hubert Elvin Rance, 1898-1974, British Governor of Trinidad and Tobago, Last British Governor of Burma, Diplomatic Cable to William Francis Hare, Minister of State for Colonial Affairs, June 9, 1947

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  • Born: July 17, 1898
  • Died: January 24, 1974
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Major General Sir Hubert Elvin Rance GCMG GBE CB (17 July 1898 – 24 January 1974) was the last Governor of British Burma between 1946 and 1948, during the transition from Japanese to British colonial administration. Later he became Governor of Trinidad and Tobago.

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