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Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG OM CH TD DL FRS RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer, serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As a Member of Parliament (MP), he represented five constituencies during his career. As Prime Minister, Churchill oversaw British victory in the Second World War. Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he was a member of the Liberal Party from 1904 to 1924 before joining the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955. Born in Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire
to an aristocratic family, Churchill was the son of an English politician and an American socialite. Joining the British Army, he saw action in British India, the Anglo–Sudan War, and the Second Boer
Boer
War, gaining fame as a war correspondent and writing books about his campaigns
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William Weir, 1st Viscount Weir
William Douglas Weir, 1st Viscount Weir GCB PC (12 May 1877 – 2 July 1959) was a Scottish industrialist and politician, who served as President of the Air Council in 1918.Contents1 Early life 2 Industrialist 3 Public servant 4 Family life 5 Styles of address and honours5.1 Styles of address 5.2 Honours6 Archives 7 See also 8 ReferencesEarly life[edit] Weir was born in Glasgow
Glasgow
in 1877, the eldest child of James Weir (1842/3–1920) and his wife, Mary Richmond (1848–1931). He attended Allan Glen's School
Allan Glen's School
and the High School of Glasgow
Glasgow
before entering an apprenticeship in the business established by his father and his uncle, G. and J. Weir, manufacturers of condensers, pumps, and evaporators. His brother was J S Weir[1][2] Industrialist[edit] Weir rose to become a director of G. and J
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The Right Honourable
The Right Honourable (The Rt Hon. or Rt Hon.) is an honorific style traditionally applied to certain persons and to certain collective bodies in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, India, some other Commonwealth realms, the Anglophone Caribbean, Mauritius, and occasionally elsewhere
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Member Of The Order Of Merit
The Order of Merit
Order of Merit
(French: Ordre du Mérite)[n 1] is an order of merit recognising distinguished service in the armed forces, science, art, literature, or for the promotion of culture
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Companion Of Honour
The Order of the Companions of Honour
Order of the Companions of Honour
is an order of the Commonwealth realms
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Territorial Decoration
This award:Superseded the Volunteer Officer's Decoration
Volunteer Officer's Decoration
in the United Kingdom. Was superseded by the Efficiency DecorationDescriptionas follows:RibbonsRegular: 38mm dark green with a central yellow stripe. Honourable Artillery Company: Half blue, half scarlet with yellow edges.Metal = Silver
Silver
and silver-gilt Size = Height 46mm; max.width 35mm Shape = Skeletal with crowned monogram of sovereign, surrounded by oak wreath with a ring suspension.StatisticsEstablished 1908 (29 September)Distinct recipients 4,783Regular and HAC ribbon barsThe Territorial Decoration
Territorial Decoration
(TD) was a military medal of the United Kingdom awarded for long service in the Territorial Force
Territorial Force
and its successor, the Territorial Army
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Deputy Lieutenant
In the United Kingdom, a Deputy Lieutenant is a Crown appointment and one of several deputies to the Lord Lieutenant
Lord Lieutenant
of a lieutenancy area: an English ceremonial county, Welsh preserved county, Scottish lieutenancy area, or Northern Irish
Northern Irish
county borough or county. In formal style, the postnominal letters DL may be added: e.g. John Brown, CBE, DL
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Royal Academician
The Royal Academy of Arts
Royal Academy of Arts
(RA) is an art institution based in Burlington House
Burlington House
on Piccadilly
Piccadilly
in London
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Centre Block
The Centre Block
Centre Block
(in French: Édifice du Centre) is the main building of the Canadian parliamentary complex on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Ontario, containing the House of Commons and Senate chambers, as well as the offices of a number of members of parliament, senators, and senior administration for both legislative houses. It is also the location of several ceremonial spaces, such as the Hall of Honour, the Memorial Chamber, and Confederation
Confederation
Hall. Built in the Gothic Revival style, the present Centre Block
Centre Block
is the building's second iteration. The first was destroyed by fire in 1916; all that remains of the original building is the Library of Parliament, at the rear of the Centre Block. Though construction began immediately after the blaze, sculpting work on the interior continued through the 1970s
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Chancellor Of The Duchy Of Lancaster
The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Duchy of Lancaster
is a ministerial office[1] in the Government of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that includes as part of its duties, the administration of the estates and rents of the Duchy of Lancaster.[2] The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Duchy of Lancaster
is appointed by the Sovereign on the advice of the Prime Minister.[3][4] The Chancellor is answerable to Parliament for the governance of the Duchy.[5] However, the involvement of the Chancellor in the running of the day-to-day affairs of the Duchy is slight, and the office is held by a senior politician whose main role is usually quite different
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Secretary Of State For The Colonies
The Secretary of State for the Colonies
Secretary of State for the Colonies
or Colonial Secretary was the British Cabinet minister in charge of managing the United Kingdom's various colonial dependencies.Contents1 History 2 List of Secretaries of State for the Colonies2.1 Secretaries of State for the Colonies (1768–1782) 2.2 Secretaries of State for the Colonies (1854–1966)3 Secretaries from the Colonies 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] The position was first created in 1768 to deal with the increasingly troublesome North American colonies, following passage of the Townsend Acts. Previously, colonial responsibilities were held jointly by the Lords of Trade and Plantations and the Secretary of State for the Southern Department,[1] who was responsible for Southern England, Wales, Ireland, the American colonies, and relations with the Catholic and Muslim states of Europe
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Fellow Of The Royal Society
Fellowship of the Royal Society
Royal Society
(FRS, ForMemRS and HonFRS) is an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society
Royal Society
judges to have made a "substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowled
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Minister For Co-ordination Of Defence
The position of Minister for Coordination of Defence was a British Cabinet-level position established in 1936 to oversee and co-ordinate the rearmament of Britain's defences. The position was established by Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
Stanley Baldwin
in response to criticism that Britain's armed forces were understrength compared to Nazi Germany. This campaign had been led by Winston Churchill, and many expected him to be appointed as the new minister, though nearly every other senior figure in the National Government was also speculated upon by politicians and commentators. Despite this, Baldwin's choice of the Attorney General Sir Thomas Inskip provoked widespread astonishment
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Victor Cavendish, 9th Duke Of Devonshire
Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire
Duke of Devonshire
KG GCMG GCVO TD PC JP FRS[1] (31 May 1868 – 6 May 1938), known as Victor Cavendish until 1908, was a British politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 11th since Canadian Confederation. Cavendish was born the eldest son of a noble family in London, and educated at Eton College
Eton College
and the University of Cambridge. After the death of his father in 1891, he entered politics, winning his father's riding unopposed. He held that seat until he inherited his uncle's dukedom in 1908. Thereafter, he took his place in the House of Lords, while, for a period at the same time, acting as mayor of Eastbourne and Chesterfield. He held various government posts both prior to and after his rise to the peerage. In 1916 he was appointed governor general by King George V, on the recommendation of Prime Minister H. H
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Secretary Of State For Air
The Secretary of State for Air
Secretary of State for Air
was a cabinet-level British position. The person holding this position was in charge of the Air Ministry. It was created on 10 January 1919 to manage the Royal Air Force
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Churchill (other)
Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
(1874–1965) was a British statesman who led the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Churchill may also refer to:Contents1 Arts and entertainment 2 Military 3 People 4 Places4.1 Australia 4.2 Canada 4.3 England 4.4 United States 4.5 Other5 Schools 6 Transportation 7 Other uses 8 See alsoArts and entertainment[edit]Churchill (band), an American musical group The Churchills, an Israeli music band The Churchills (U.S
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