Air Minister Henderson pays a visit to Nicosia

Air Minister Henderson pays a visit to Nicosia Above: At Nicosia Airport the Secretary of State for Air takes the salute. Right: With Flight Lieutenant 8. J. Eaton, D.F.C., Flying Wing Adjutant, he inspects the R.A.F. Auxiliary Police. Below (left to right): Air Vice-Marshai Groom, Mr. O. R. Arthur, Mr. Hender- son and Wing Commander Deacon Eliott, D.F.C., Officer Commanding Flying, R.A.F., Nicosia. Tie decrelary of State for Air, Mr. Arthur Henderson, visited Cyprus recently in the course of:a tour of Royal Air Force establishments in the Middle East. He arrived by special plane at Nicosia Airport where he was welcomed by Air Vice-Marshal V. E. Groom, C.B., C.B.E., D.F.C., Air Officer Commanding No. 205 Group, Air Commodore A. H. Wheeler, C.B.E., Officer Commanding R.A.F., Cyprus, and Mr, O. R. Arthur, Governor’s Deputy. Mr. Henderson, who is 57, is a son of the late Mr. Arthur Henderson, Foreign Secretary from 1929 to 1931. After serving with the Royal Artillery in the First World War, he became a barrister and King’s Counsel and wrote a notable book on ‘Trade Unionism and the Law. Entering Parliament in 1923, «Young Arthur», as he was called to distinguish him from his celebrated father, was chiefly concerned with legal problems: his first post was as Parliament- ary Private Secretary to the Attorney-General. When World War IIT broke out he was commissioned and appointed to the General Staff. Mr. Churchill then made him Under-Secretary for War, and later Financial Secretary to the War Office. After the 1945 election he became Under-Secretary for India and Burma and then Minister of State for Commonwealth Relations. He has been Secretary of State for Air since October, 1947, 14