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20 May 1937
  • Roger Backhouse was made Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • HMS Hermes participated at the Coronation Fleet Review at Spithead in Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • HMS Glorious participated in the Coronation Fleet Review held at Spithead off Hampshire, southern England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • The Fairey Battle light bomber entered service with No. 63 Squadron at RAF Upwood near Upwood, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 20 May 1937
Hubei Province Chairman Huang Shaohong, Nationalist Party military instructor General Jiang Fangzhen (courtesy name Baili), and Italian Finance Minister Alberto De Stefani at Hankou, Hubei Province, China, 20 May 1937

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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