Author: Hicks, George
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SIR PATRICK HANNON, M.P., who accepted with pleasure the President’s invitation to propose a vote of thanks to Mr. Hicks, said he felt that perhaps he ought to apologise to the President and members for speaking so frequently at meetings of the Institution at which he was honoured to be invited. But he was particularly proud and privileged to be present on that occasion and to be asked to propose a vote of thanks to his Honourable friend and colleague, Mr. George Hicks, the Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Works.
During the passage of the intense depressibns and their secondaries over the British Isles, gales are of frequent occurrence, and as it is during these gales that the highest winds are experienced it will be well to define the term "gale" at this stage.