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The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army. It is highly regarded throughout the military, and especially the Army..It provides military engineering and other technical support to the British Armed Forces and is headed by the Chief Royal Engineer. The Regimental Headquarters and the Royal School of Military Engineering are in Chatham in Kent, England. The corps is divided into several regiments, barracked at various places in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Germany..The Royal Albert Hall is one of the UK's most treasured and distinctive buildings, recognizable the world over.. Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the world's leading artists from every kind of performance genre have appeared on its stage...The Hall was designed by Captain Francis Fowke and Major-General Henry Y. D. Scott of the Royal Engineers and built by Lucas Brothers.The designers were heavily influenced by ancient amphitheatres, but had also been exposed to the ideas of Gottfried Semper while he was working at the South Kensington Museum..2 Acts of Parliament allowed for the building of Pentonville Prison for the detention of convicts sentenced to imprisonment or awaiting transportation. Construction started on 10 April 1840 and was completed in 1842.. The cost was £84,186 12s 2d. Captain (later Major General Sir) Joshua Jebb designed Pentonville Prison, introducing new concepts such as single cells with good heating, ventilation and sanitation..The home of the Institute was the Institute Building at Chatham although in 1887 a committee was appointed to consider the question of the provision of premises in London. In 1984 the Institution moved into the Ravelin Building to be co-located with the Corps museum and other 'Regimental' Activities..

The Royal Engineers, Ports Section, operated harbours and ports for the army and used mainly specialised vessels such as tugs and dredgers. Although the former Submarine Mining Service badge had been incorporated into their Ensign, which was designated 'Royal Engineers' after Submarine Mining was transferred to the Admiralty in 1904, the badge was made obsolete in 1909. However at the beginning of the 1914–1918 War, Inland Water Transport (IWT), previously part of the War Department Fleet, was transferred to the Royal Engineers and in 1915 the old Submarine Mining/Royal Engineers badge was reintroduced with pattern again sealed (L of C 17226)..Ensigns with the revised badge were made in two sizes, 6' x 3' and 3' x 1.5', (183/ 91/ 46 cm). Small numbers were ordered in 1943 and early 1944, probably for training units, but in June orders were placed for 2,514 six feet ensigns and 1,982 three feet ensigns, for operational service..After the war the army continued to have two separate water-borne transport organisations, Royal Engineers (Transport Services) operating ports and bulk movement in bases and on lines of communication, and Royal Army Service Corps responsible for intercommunication and distribution movements. In July 1965 the Royal Army Service Corps Fleet (civilian and military) and the Royal Engineers Fleet (Port Squadrons & Inland Water Transport) merged to form the Royal Corps of Transport Fleet..The Royal Engineers ensign was later flown on boats of the RE Berlin Squadron and at the Royal Engineers Diving Training Wing at Gunwharf, Portsmouth.. It presumably disappeared in 1996, when all Service diving moved to the Joint Service Defence Diving School on Horsea Island, Portsmouth, it made a brief reappearance on one of the landing- craft beached at Arromanches during the 60th anniversary of D-Day celebrations and was flown by both 37 and 29 Armoured Engineer Squadrons on boats conducting anti-rocket patrols in the rivers and marshes of Southern Iraq in 2009 (=11)...
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6 Headquarters and Support Squadron+3 Armoured Engineer Squadron+5 Armoured Engineer Squadron -52 (= 21 777 ) Armoured Engineer Squadron (10)2008=10+777 = 41/4+1=5) 5 x 8 = 40 Remainder 1 ...Or 6+3+5+52 = 66/half of 66 = 33 degrees of the Scottish Rite are conferred by several controlling bodies. The first of these is the Craft Lodge which confers the Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft, and Master Mason degrees..Two duplexes on the "66th floor" the building were listed ..The project has 45 storeys(=90) above ground..It is Asia's most X-pensive property, according to the World Records Academy – the previous world record was set in London, where a flat in One Hyde Park was sold for US$9,585 per square foot..Authority issued a notice on 23 October to banks to reduce lending to finance purchase of luxury homes..The REr's Benevolent Fund Ltd was originally established as the RE Charitable Fund in 1868.. It was incorporated as a Friendly Society on 29 (=11) Jan 1925 and changed its name to the RE Benevolent Fund on 23 July 1943..In a career that lasted from August 2007 to November 2009 he won 7 of his 15 (=22)starts..Conduit was sent into training with Michael Stoute at the Freemason Lodge stables at Newmarket, Suffolk..Membrane nanotubes, membrane nanotubules or cytoneme are long and thin tubes formed from the plasma membrane that connect different animal cells over long distances, and could sometimes extend for over 100 μm between T cells..Hanukkah is a Jewish festival holiday that lasts 8 days and 8 (8+8=16) nights(22+16) = 38/3+8 = 11..Watermanship being one of the many skills required of the Sapper led to the formation of a sailing club in 1812 and later to the development of cutter rowing teams..Professionalism arrived in Northern England in the 1880s, with the FL starting in 1888..In particle Physics, the 8-fold way is used to classify sub-atomic particles... Twin Towers in Malaysia each have 88 floors..The incarnation of 39 prior to the Henderson Development was known as "Rocky Mount".. KLM route from Hong Kong to Amsterdam is Flight KL888.. Singapore, a breeder of rare Dragon fish (Asian Arowana)-(which are "lucky fish" and being a rare species, are required to be microchipped), makes sure to use numbers with plenty of E8's in their Microchip tag Numbers...

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