7 JULY 1939, Page 10

Colonel Peake, otherwise Peake Pasha, has retired to England after

thirty years of magnificent public service. In 1922 he raised the Arab Legion, which he has commanded ever since. In 1923 he became Director of Public Security in Transjordan, and in that capacity he has continued for fifteen years as virtual administrator of an area of vital British interests. He has carried on in peace time the tradition established by his friend Colonel Lawrence. A grateful country now invests him with the C.M.G.

Mr. A. S. Redfern did not figure in the latest Who's Who: but he is Lord Tweedsmuir's secretary, and doubtless bore the brunt of the labours involved in the Royal Tour.. After an arduous journey in the royal train, he has been rewarded with a K.C.V.O.

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