British Commonwealth

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an association of nations consisting of the United Kingdom and several former British colonies that are now sovereign states but still pay allegiance to the British Crown

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Professor Jallow writes: "Colonialism certainly was not interested in empowering the people or teaching them what they need to know in order to make informed choices." If this is true and in this case I would agree with the professor, why would any African country continue being a member of the British Commonwealth? It defies reason and common sense.
Receiving the British Commonwealth Nurses' War Memorial Fund means my travel to Alabama and accommodation will also be covered.
But in The Britannic Vision he shifts his focus to the antecedents of this Commonwealth--to the original British Commonwealth of Nations, centred on Britain and the self-governing settler colonies.
The Games were renamed the Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954 and the British Commonwealth Games in 1970.
The book covers the onset of Indonesian confrontation against Malaysia in 1961 and the subsequent military reaction by the Security Forces (British Commonwealth) under the command of Far Eastern Command until 1966.
A CORPORAL who carried a badly-wounded colleague to safety across a battlefield in Afghanistan has been awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military honour among British Commonwealth countries.
1940: Winston Churchill said: "If the British Commonwealth and Empire lasts a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour1." This was at the moment that France was collapsing before German forces, at the start of the Battle of Britain.
When his proposal was rejected, he then asked if France could join the British Commonwealth - which Eden was surprisingly enthusiastic about.
It is looking like the British Commonwealth is destined to join the list of things sacrificed by our government in order to show what good Europeans we are.
Then it was virtually made up of dancers from Britain and the British Commonwealth. The company had switched over to a new internationalism--in the first place through a dearth of top-rank classical dancers emerging from Britain's schools, owing perhaps to the enormous expansion of modern dance; in the second place because the provisions of the European Union opened the company up to a wide range of European nationals previously requiring labor permits.
British Commonwealth Web Equipment 1871-1944: Reprints of All Major British Commonwealth Load Carrying Equipment Instructions 1871-1944, Landers Publishing, PO Box 3082, Dural NSW 2158, (02) 9651 2645, ISBN 1-876713-14-3.
This latest evidence of the upsurge in writing on Britain's naval history and her Empire looks at the 'maritime aspect' of the Empire's growth and transformation into the British Commonwealth. Our maritime tradition is in decline due to shifting trade patterns and the influence, welcome or not, of our membership of the E.U.
Malaysian camp programs date back to the 1960s when Malaysia was a member of the British Commonwealth. Most of the school teachers and headmasters were trained in Great Britain and exposed to the British Scouting Movement and to Outward Bound programs.
It is the white dominions of the British Commonwealth, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.
This work on the world stage paved the way for his appointment as one of the seven-member Eminent Persons Group set up in 1985 by the British Commonwealth to try to resolve the apartheid crisis in South Africa.
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