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Public and Political: General: Greetings: Order of Merit: congratulations., Dec 1945 - Jan 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/450

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Correspondents (congratulating WSC on receiving the Order of Merit) include: Lieutenant-General Sir Oliver Leese; Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe [later 1st Lord Killmuir], Deputy Chief Prosecutor of Nazi war criminals; Charles Peat; General Sir Reginald Wingate; Robert Menzies; the Maharajah of Nepal; the Maharajah of Kashmir [region in India, China and Pakistan]; the Maharajah of Bikaner [India]; the Maharajah of Jodhpur [India]; Richard Casey, Governor of Bengal [parts of Bangladesh and India]; Professor Denis Brogan, Professor of Political Sciences, Cambridge University; [Ellice] Victor Sassoon; Sir John Slessor, Member of Air Council for Personnel; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso]; Vice-Admiral Ernest Taylor; [1st] Lord Newall, Governor-General of New Zealand; Basil Brooke [later 1st Lord Brookeborough]; Sir Richard Hopkins; Charles Wood [former literary assistant to WSC]; Sir William Rootes; [1st] Lord Samuel; Ivison Macadam, Director General of the Royal Institute of International Affairs; Charles Nicholl; Sir Desmond Morton; Leslie Rowan; Margaret, Lady Birkenhead; Roy Harrod; [1st] Lord Mountevans [earlier Sir Edward Evans]; Stella, Lady Reading; [1st] Lord Hyndley; Sir Edward Marsh; William Mabane; [1st] Lord Nuffield [earlier William Morris]; [1st] Lord Cherwell [earlier Frederick Lindemann]; [1st Lord] Alanbrooke [earlier Field Marshal Alan Brooke]; Rupert de la Bere; [1st] Lord Iliffe; Arnold Gridley; and Sir Frank Alexander, Chairman of the Baltic Mercantile and Shipping Exchange Limited.Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC to the individuals mentioned above.


  • Creation: Dec 1945 - Jan 1946

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