Foreign News: Grief

COMMONWEALTH (British Commonwealth of Nations)

Secretary for Air Sir Samuel Hoare beamed over crystal and fine napery in London last week. Rising, he cast an eye about the Air Council assembled at luncheon to honor Alan Cobham, holder of the 28,000-mile world's record for long distance point-to-point-and-return flights—England to Australia and return. Clearing his throat, Sir Samuel Hoare announced that it had pleased His Brittanic Majesty to appoint Airman Cobham a Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire.

Rising to a toast, Sir Alan Cobham said: "A man is never too old to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!