11 JULY 1931, Page 3

The Overseas League In spite of a certain close connexion

with ourselves, we cannot refrain from congratulating the Overseas League on completing twenty-one years of existence. The event was celebrated on Thursday, July 2nd, by a most successful Banquet at the Albert Hall attended by about one thousand people. The Prince of Wales, the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs and the Founder of the League spoke enthusiastically. The League does a good work in London by providing a home for visitors from the Dominions and Colonies throughout the world by making the British subject, irrespective of creed, colour or class, feel at home wherever he may be. It weaves together innumerable silken tics of Empire with no aggressive jingoism, but confirming the family feeling among those who are subjects of the same Crown on the shores of the Seven Seas or inland on every Continent.