COMMONWEALTH: Notes, Aug. 4, 1924

(British Commonwealth of Nations)

Out from Portsmouth, flags flying, guns booming, shot the royal yacht Victoria and Albert—King George, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Connaught aboard. At Spithead, the King reviewed, for the first time since 1914, the British grand fleet, consisting of 194 warships, which steamed past him in four rows, each ten miles long. Ratu Rabici and Ratu Veli, Fiji Chiefs, journeyed to London to converse with King George and to thank him for the benefits of 50 years of British rule. They said that the King...

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