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Archive of General Sir Archibald Hunter GCB GCVO DSO TD LLD
at the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum, Lancaster.
General Hunter appointed Governor of Gibraltar.
Letter to Hunter from Lieutenant General
Sir A S Wynne, KCB, Military Secretary to the Secretary of State for
War, War Office, dated 17 Jun 1910 concerning an appointment as Governor
Letter to Hunter from Lieutenant
General Sir A S Wynne, KCB, Military Secretary to the Secretary of State
for War, War Office, dated 8 Jul 1910 concerning Hunter’s appointment as
Governor and Commander-in-Chief at Gibraltar
"I know Gibraltar better and am a better qualified judge than anybody else here - except the Chief of Police and the Colonial Secretary, who experience and opportunities have been wider than mine - on any subject affecting the general order and cleanliness, discipline, traffic, trade, and welfare of Gibraltar. The Chamber of Commerce takes no time for reflection. There are other people to be considered in this place besides those engaged in commerce. The Chamber of Commerce think of nobody but themselves, (mind you, I don't blame them.) but this fortress is not maintained for purely commercial interest.
There are places I will let civilians go to and there are places I shall prevent them from going to. There are routes they may follow and routes they may not. There is a limit beyond which I am not prepared to allow the local press to go. I see that press censorship is a duty that may soon have to be undertaken...."
".....My views have not altered since I came here. They are that a fortress in peace should always be ready for war. In peace time you employ labour here from a source that may not and almost certainly will not by available or allowable in time of war. It was be as easy, as I think it would be wise, to bring British labour or labour from the congested districts of India. I can find room for them by turning other people out. Remember, this is a fortress. None of you can deny that."
General Sir Archibald Hunter, 10th February 1913
Letter to Hunter with official
notification of appointment as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, the
Troops at Gibraltar, dated 16 Jul 1910
Copy of oath sworn by Archibald
Hunter on taking up the appointment of Commander in Chief and Governor
of Gibraltar, dated 4 Oct 1910
Letter from the Colonial Office,
Downing Street, from Crewe to General Sir Archibald Hunter, dated 10 Sep
1910 concerning appointment to be Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the
City and Garrison of Gibraltar.
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