British Commonwealth of Nations: Vimy Dinner

Nine years ago, when Canadian troops stormed up the slopes of Vimy Ridge, the world noted well their able commander, General Julian Hedgeworth George Byng. It noted him again when he went out to Canada (1921) as Governor General Baron Byng of Vimy. Last week it learned with pleasure that 200 of his former officers were feting him at the fourth annual Vimy Dinner, given at Government House, Ottawa.

Since Baron Byng's term as Governor General expires next September, the occasion celebrated last week was considered an informal farewell...

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