Richard Turnbull (colonial governor)

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Sir Richard Gordon TurnbullGCMG (7 July 1909 – 21 December 1998) was a British colonial governor and the last governor of the British mandate of Tanganyika from 1958 to 1961. Following the country's independence, he was governor-general from 9 December 1961 – 9 December 1962. He was the penulimate High Commissioner of Aden.


  • When the British Empire finally sinks beneath the waves of history, it will leave behind it only two memorials: one is the game of Association Football and the other is the expression 'Fuck Off'.

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