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Old 22-02-2011, 01:22 AM   #41
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Lightbulb Yvonne Fletcher

WPC Yvonne Joyce Fletcher (15 June 1958 – 17 April 1984)[1] was a British police officer who was shot and killed in London's St James's SQUARE while on duty during a protest outside the Libyan embassy. Her death resulted in a police siege of the embassy, which lasted for eleven days. The shooting also caused the breakdown of diplomatic relations between the United Kingdom and Libya. Her death was the third murder or manslaughter of an on-duty mainland British policewoman, only 18 months after the first,



Nobody has ever been convicted of her murder, though after 15 years the Libyan government finally accepted responsibility for her death and agreed to pay compensation to her family.

About 75 protestors arrived by coach from the North of England for the demonstration, and the police kept them and the loyalists apart by the use of crowd control barriers. Loud music was played from the bureau in an apparent attempt to drown out the shouts of the protectors.

St James's Square 1799
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Shooting

At 10:18 on the morning of 17 April 1984, shots were fired into the group of protestors, striking eleven people, including Fletcher. The unarmed officer died of a stomach wound approximately an hour after arriving at the hospital.Meanwhile, Libyan radio reported that the embassy was stormed and that those in the building fired back in self-defense against "a most horrible terrorist action"

The subsequent inquest into her death was told that Fletcher was killed by shots from two Sterling submachine guns from the first floor of the Libyan embassy.

Fletcher’s hat and FOUR other police officers' helmets were left lying in the square during the ensuing siege on the embassy, and images of them were repeatedly shown on British and international television in the days that followed. The British public reacted with horror[citation needed] at the third murder of a British police officer in 18 months.

Memorial in St James's Square to Yvonne Fletcher


Subsequent events

In July 1999, the Libyan government publicly accepted 'general responsibility' for the murder and agreed to pay compensation to Fletcher's family. This, together with Libya's eventual efforts in the aftermath of the Lockerbie bombing, opened the way for the normalisation of relations between the two countries.

Sometimes other work is carried out there ,just next door and the person you work for expects you to sleep on the street, and policemen clamp your vehicle when you are ready for the weekend home.

and sometimes X Fusiliers drivers mates help out ...what a daymare...going underground...Btw if you ever get the chance stop off at the local Italian,greta lasagne.

"With the agreement of Queenie Fletcher, her mother, I raised with the Home Office the three remarkable programmes that were made by Fulcrum, and their producer, Richard Bellfield, called Murder In St. James's. Television speculation is one thing, but this was rather more than that, because on film was George Styles, the senior ballistics officer in the British Army, who said that, as a ballistics expert, he believed that the WPC could not have been killed from the second floor of the Libyan embassy, as was suggested.

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"Also on film was my friend, Hugh Thomas, who talked about the angles at which bullets could enter bodies, and the position of those bodies. Hugh Thomas was, for years, the consultant surgeon of the Royal Victoria hospital in Belfast, and I suspect he knows more about bullets entering bodies than anybody else in Britain. Above that was Professor Bernard Knight, who, on and off, has been the Home Office pathologist for 25 years. When Bernard Knight gives evidence on film that the official explanation could not be, it is time for an investigation."

St James's Square in 1750, looking north. The basin of water in the centre was added between 1726 and 1728 and was later removed.
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St. James's Square is the only square in the exclusive St James's district of the City of Westminster. It has predominantly Georgian and neo-Georgian architecture and a private garden in the centre. For its first two hundred or so years it was one of the three or four most fashionable residential address in London, and it is now home to the headquarters of a number of well-known businesses, including BP and Rio Tinto Group, as well as an exclusive club The East India Club. It is also home to The London Library. The square's main feature is an equestrian statue of William III erected in 1808

"Every Breath You Take" -
The Murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher,

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A 360 degree view of St James's Square facing (from left to right) East, South, West and North... "Och aye the noo", which translates as, "Oh yes, just now"
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"Hoots Mon" ..."There's a moose loose aboot this hoose" going really fast and jerk watch you dont burn ya ball with that flask of tea and mount the kerb on more than 1 occasion with me at the side of you and sometimes in the back squashed up...and dodgy daymare scaffolds etc etc etc.Chopped hand anyone ?


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and donut go for dodgy interviews in Central Manchester with strange woman you donut really know ? You never know what THEY may bee planning at Air shows around Red Land.

http://www.kensiteservices.com/...shit houses,just 1 of many...bad dose of the scabies and sweetcorn etc etc etc

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and watch out for skippys chillis at the firemans do.

http://www.siamorchidrestaurant.co.uk/...not far from the Midlands and various other R locations.

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The Royal Green Jackets (RGJ) was an infantry regiment of the British Army, one of two "large regiments" within the Light Division (the other being The Light Infantry). It was formed in 1966 by the amalgamation of the three separate regiments of the Green Jackets Brigade:

1st Green Jackets, (43rd and 52nd)
2nd Green Jackets, The King's Royal Rifle Corps
3rd Green Jackets, The Rifle Brigade

In 1992 1st RGJ was disbanded and 2/RGJ and 3/RGJ renumbered 1/RGJ and 2/RGJ respectively.



In 1982 an IRA bomb was detonated at the bandstand, killing seven soldiers.

The Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings occurred on 20 July 1982 in London, England. Members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonated two bombs during British military ceremonies in Hyde Park and Regent's Park. The explosions killed eleven military personnel: four soldiers of the Blues & Royals and seven military bandsmen of the Royal Green Jackets.

The IRA claimed responsibility for the attack by deliberately mirroring Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's words just a few months previously when Britain entered the Falklands War. They proclaimed that: "The Irish people have sovereign and national rights which no task or occupational force can put down". Reacting to the bombing, Thatcher stated that "These callous and cowardly crimes have been committed by evil, brutal men who know nothing of democracy. We shall not rest until they are brought to justice ?


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Bermuda (pronounced /bɜrˈmjuːdə/; officially, the Bermudas or Somers Islands) is a British overseas territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. Located off the east coast of the United States, its nearest landmass is Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, about 1,030 kilometres (640 mi) to the west-northwest. It is about 1,373 kilometres (853 mi) south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and 1,770 kilometres (1,100 mi) northeast of Miami, Florida. Its capital city is Hamilton but the largest municipality is the town of Saint George's



Motto: "Quo Fata Ferunt" (Latin)
"Whither the Fates Carry [Us]"

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Bermuda has an affluent economy, with finance as its largest sector followed by tourism, giving it the world's highest GDP per capita in 2005. It has a subtropical climate.

The Bermuda Regiment is the home defence unit of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. It is a single territorial[citation needed] infantry battalion that was formed by the amalgamation in 1965 of two originally-voluntary units, the all white Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps (BVRC) and the mostly black Bermuda Militia Artillery (BMA).

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The Royal Anglian Regiment has a unique relationship with the Bermuda Regiment, a Territorial battalion of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. Although the Bermuda Regiment is usually described as an affiliated regiment, its relationship to the Regiment is more akin to that of one of Royal Anglian's own TA battalions. The Bermuda Regiment is an amalgamation of the old Bermuda Militia Artillery and Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps (BVRC, which had been renamed the Bermuda Rifles). During the Great War, the latter unit had sent two drafts to serve as part of the 1 Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment, one of Royal Anglian Regiment's predecessors, on the Western Front.

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The Junior NCOs (Corporals and Lance-Corporals) of the Bermuda Regiment attend Skill-At-Arms courses at the Royal Anglian Regiment depot, and many Bermuda Regiment officers and NCOs have served on attachment with the Royal Anglians. During the 1980s, the entire cadre of officers, warrant officers, and NCOs of the Bermuda Regiment was briefly attached to a battalion of Royal Anglians deployed to Belize.

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23 August 2007 friendly fire incident

In a reported friendly fire incident, on 23 August 2007, one of a pair United States Air Force F-15E fighter aircraft called in to support a fighting patrol of the 1st Battalion in Afghanistan dropped a bomb which killed three soldiers in the patrol, and injuring two others. It was subsequently revealed after radio transmissions were released, that a series of procedural violations and communication errors commited by both the British Forward Air Controller and the F-15E Weapons System Officer, led to incorrect coordinates being targeted, which resulted in the deaths of the three soldiers. The British Forward Air Controller is currently facing manslaughter charges. [3] The F-15 in question was based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.


Topographic map of Bermuda
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Parishes of Bermuda
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Although Bermuda's latitude is similar to that of Savannah, Georgia, it is warmer in winter, and slightly cooler in summer. Its humid subtropical climate is warmed by the nearby Gulf Stream, thanks to the westerlies, which carry warm, humid air eastwards over Bermuda, helping to keep winter temperatures above freezin

The State House, the home of Bermuda's parliament 1620–1815
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Remembrance Day Parade, Hamilton, Bermuda
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HMS Ambuscade at the Royal Naval Dockyard
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This deployment was the subject of the Sky One documentary Ross Kemp in ... The Royal Anglian Regiment has a unique relationship with the Bermuda Regiment,

Bermudian-dollars-$50
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Since switching from the Bermudian pound in 1970, Bermuda's currency has been the Bermudian dollar, which is pegged to the US$. US notes and coins are used interchangeably with Bermudian notes and coins within the islands for most practical purposes; however, banks levy a small exchange rate for the purchase of US dollars with Bermudian dollars. Bermudian notes carry the image of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

The word derives from the Ancient Greek theatron (θέατρον) meaning "the seeing place."

In warfare, a theater, or theatre or seat of war is defined as a specific geographical area of conduct of armed conflict, bordered by areas where no combat is taking place.

Interior of the New York State Theater, Lincoln Center, New York
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Theatre (or theater, see spelling differences) is a branch of the performing arts. Any performance may be considered theatre; however, as a performing art, theatre focuses almost exclusively on live performers creating a self-contained drama.

Today, the only military unit remaining in Bermuda is the Bermuda Regiment, an amalgam of the voluntary units originally formed toward the end of the 19th century. Although the Regiment's predecessors were voluntary units, the modern body is formed primarily by conscription in which balloted males are required to serve for three years, two months part time, once they turn eighteen.

One of Bermuda's pink sand beaches, at Astwood Park
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An IOD racer on a mooring in Hamilton Harbour, Bermuda
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Hamilton
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Tourism is Bermuda's second largest industry, with the island attracting over one-half million visitors annually, of whom more than 80% are from the United States. Other significant sources of visitors are from Canada and the United Kingdom. Tourists arrive either by cruise ship or by air at Bermuda International Airport, the only airport on the island

Education

The Bermuda Education Act 1996 requires that only three categories of schools can operate in the Bermuda Education system:

The private school sector consists of 6 traditional private schools, two of which are religious schools, and the remaining four are secular with one of these being a single gender school and another a Montessori school.

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Children working on the phonogram moveable alphabet

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Sightseeing and attractions
One of Bermuda's pink sand beaches, at Astwood Park

Bermuda's pink sand beaches and clear, cerulean blue ocean waters are popular with tourists and many of Bermuda's hotels are located along the south shore of the island. In addition to its beaches, there are a number of sightseeing attractions. Historic St George's is a designated World Heritage Site. Scuba divers can explore numerous wrecks and coral reefs in relatively shallow water (typically 30–40 ft/9–12 m in depth) with virtually unlimited visibility. Many nearby reefs are readily accessible from shore by snorkellers, especially at Church Bay.

Bermuda's most popular visitor attraction is the Royal Naval Dockyard, which includes the Bermuda Maritime Museum. Other attractions include the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo,[42] Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, the Botanical Gardens, lighthouses, and the Crystal Caves with its impressive stalactites and underground saltwater pools.

It is not possible to rent a car on the island; however, visitors can hire scooters for use as private transport, or use public transport.

Conservation

Flamingos in Bermuda zoo
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The facility participates in four Species Survival Plans (SSP) as of 2009: Golden Lion Tamarin, Matschie's Tree Kangaroo, Oriental Small-clawed Otter, Ring-tailed Lemur. In addition, it is in the Population management program for a number of other species: Galapagos Tortoise, Haitian Slider, Harbor seal, Parma Wallaby, Prevost's Squirrel, Red-necked Wallaby, Roseate spoonbill, Scarlet Ibis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda...Museum_and_Zoo
Royal Green Jackets Cap Badge

Active 1 January 1966 - 1 February 2007

The Royal Green Jackets have been awarded more Victoria Crosses than any other unit, with a total of 56.

Amalgamations of 2007

As part of the 2004 restructuring of the infantry, the RGJ was scheduled to be largely unaffected - though the regiment had already been reduced to two Regular battalions in 1992. The regiment would have received a new Territorial Army battalion through the grouping together of the various RGJ companies of the Royal Rifle Volunteers and the London Regiment.

However, on 24 November 2005 it was announced that after discussions between The Light Infantry and the RGJ, the two would be merged together with the Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry and Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry (RGBW) by the end of 2007 to form a single large regiment to be called The Rifles. The new regiment was to contain five Regular Battalions and two TA Battalions.

Uniform

All Green jackets would have historically been made of wool with a lining of linen to give shape to the garment. The modern scarlet wool is also supplied by "Abimelech Hainsworth" and is much lighter than the traditional material, which was intended for hard wear on active service. Their boots were made of fake thick animal hide, this was then lined in a thin layer of wool. They had a small pouch on the side of their hip, this contained the ammunition for their rifles.

In September 1994, in Cyprus, a young Danish tour guide called Louise Jensen was dragged from her boyfriend by three off duty members of the 1st Battalion Royal Green Jackets, raped and murdered. Allan Ford, Justin Fowler and Geoff Pernell were convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 25 years. They were released after serving 12 years ?

Notable members

Michael Aspel - Journalist
Reginald Bosanquet - Journalist

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The Dentist Scene...Magnall ?

"Andy McNab" - Author
David Niven - Actor, Author
Steven McLaughlin - Author of Squaddie: A Soldier's Story
Timothy Peake - Potential Astronaut
Air Vice-Marshal John Ponsonby - Served in both the Army and the RAF, later becoming Air Officer Commanding No 22 Group RAF
Sir David Ramsbottom, Chief Inspector of Prisons
Field Marshal - Edwin Noel Westby Bramall, Baron Bramall KG, GCB, OBE, MC, DL, JP
Steven Billy Mitchell DCM MM - Awarded the DCM during the Gulf War

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Early life

Fantasy Island intro
opening theme - Season 3...shooting sheep...Ba Ba Black sheep have you any wool ?

McNab was born on 28 December 1959. Found abandoned on the steps of Guy's Hospital in Southwark, he was brought up in Peckham, with his adoptive family. He did not do well in school and started just doing odd jobs, usually for friends and relatives, and was partly inspired to join the British Army because of his brother's time in the army.

Military career..including HGV runs in the Family.

He was involved in petty criminality until being arrested for burglary and fire ? In 1976, shortly after his arrest, he aspired to a career as an army pilot, but failed the entry test. In the same year, he enlisted with the Royal Green Jackets at the age of sixteen.

It's A Game
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After David Mcmagnall enlisted in the Royal Green Jackets he was posted to Kent for his basic training, and boxed for his regimental team. After his basic training, he was posted to the Rifle Depot, in Winchester. In 1977, McNab spent time in Gibraltar as part of his first operational posting, while with 2RGJ.

Nall\, n. [Either fr. Icel. n[=a]l (see Needle); or fr. awl, like newt fr. ewt.] An awl. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Tusser or tosser tosca ?

From December 1977 to June 1978, he was posted to South Armagh, Northern Ireland, as part of the British Army's 'Operation Banner'. In 1978 and 1979, he returned to Armagh as a newly promoted Lance Corporal, and claimed to have killed for the first time during a firefight with the Provisional Irish Republican Army. McNab WROTE of the incident:

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"I remember vividly the first time I had to kill someone to stay alive. I was a 19-year-old soldier in Keady, south Armagh, and my patrol stumbled across six IRA terrorists preparing for an ambush. When the shooting started they were just 20 metres away from my patrol. I was scared, very scared." McNab was awarded the Military Medal for this incident. However, security sources later claimed that the person McNab shot was only wounded and died as a result of injuries from a separate shootout later that day




Lydd is a (civ pop ) punch NI Training (Adam in the stomach )town in Kent, England, lying on the Romney Marsh. It is one of the larger towns on the Marsh, and the most southerly town in Kent. Actually located on Denge Marsh, Lydd was one of the first sandy islands to form as the bay evolved into what is now called the Romney Marsh. The name Hlyda, which derives from the Latin word for "shore", was found in a Saxon charter dating from the 8th century.

British Army riot control training
Watch out for that Land Rovers wheel coming off... etcetcetc

On the 3rd of September 1940, four German spies landed near the town on the coast between Hythe and Dungeness, but were soon caught. It would seem they were ill trained, with only one able to speak English. One of the German infiltrators was arrested in a local pub, the Rising Sun (owned by Clifford Cole), at 9.30 am, because he wanted to buy a drink, and locals would have known the pub did not open until 10.00 am. This suspicious behaviour at the time tipped off a local RAF officer, and the visitor failed to produce a required permit permitting him to travel freely along the coastline, and was handed over to the local Police.

Lydd shown within Hot chilli Gurka curry
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To hot to handle for some...especially jumping through windows.

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As with much of the Marsh, the town was a base for smuggling in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Another of the four was caught and it was discovered he had hidden radio equipment in a tree not far from the Lydd to Dungeness road. At least three of them were sentenced to death by hanging at Pentonville prison. At least two of the men proved to be Dutch in origin, and were recruited as spies as a result of their complicity in currency smuggling.

The parish encompasses four electricity industry sites: Dungeness A & B Nuclear Power Stations, a substation of the National Grid, and a former static inverter plant used by the HVDC Cross-Channel between 1961 and 1984. Dungeness A has now ceased electricity production and is in the process of being de-commissioned.


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Three Kings is a 1999 war film written and directed by David O. Russell from a story by John Ridley about a gold heist that takes place during the 1991 Iraqi uprising against Saddam Hussein following the end of the first Persian Gulf War.

The film stars George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube and Spike Jonze. Film critic Roger Ebert described it as a "weird masterpiece, a screw-loose war picture that sends action and humour crashing head-on into each other and spinning off into political anger."

Theatrical release poster
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The film opens with Army Reserve Sergeant First Class Troy Barlow (Wahlberg) shooting a surrendering Iraqi Regular Army soldier due to confusion over the rules of engagement following the end of the Gulf War. With Private First Class Conrad Vig (Jonze), Troy disarms and searches the surrendering Iraqi soldiers, and while forcibly subduing a resisting Iraqi officer they find a document hidden in his rectum. The document appears to be a map, and Troy decides not to notify his commanding officer, instead taking the "Iraqi ass map" to Staff Sergeant Chief Elgin (Cube), a friend of his. While the trio discuss the implications of their discovery they leave Specialist Walter Wogeman (Jamie Kennedy) to stand guard outside the tent.

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Production

Three Kings was filmed in the deserts of Arizona, California and Mexico, with many of the extras played by real-life Iraqi refugees. According to Russell, two of the cast members had "personally defaced 300 murals of Saddam." After one of the military advisors to the film died during production, Russell said the death was "perhaps due to chemicals he was exposed to in the Gulf."


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Mac ? Dave Herbal henry on the hill who sells books on the M4 Assault Rifle and


Explains the GPMG...looks Familiar



Just across from the Ladys ? Block and Insuction troop.

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A Rather Large Shazdow with 14 intelligence group eh ?
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Ferranti or Ferranti International plc was an UK electrical engineering and equipment firm that operated for over a century from 1885 until it went bankrupt in 1993. Known primarily for defence electronics, the Company was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index but ceased trading in 1993.

The firm was known for work in the area of power grid systems and defence electronics. In addition, in 1951 Ferranti began selling the first commercially available computer, the Ferranti Mark 1.

Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti established his first business Ferranti, ThOMPSON and INCE in 1882. The company developed the Ferranti-Thompson Alternator. Ferranti focused on Alternating Current power distribution early on, and was one of the few experts in this system in the UK. In 1885 Ferranti established a new business, with Francis Ince and Charles Sparks as partners, known as S. Z. de Ferranti.

Defence electronics

During World War II, Ferranti became a major supplier of electronics, fuzes, valves, and was, through development of the Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system, heavily involved in the early development of radar in the United Kingdom. In the post-war era this became a large segment of the company, with various branches supplying radar sets, avionics and other military electronics, both in the UK and the various international offices.
In 1943 Ferranti opened a factory at Crewe Toll in Edinburgh to manufacture Gyro Gunsights for the Spitfire aircraft. After the war this business (Ferranti Scotland) would grow to employ 8,000 staff in 8 locations, becoming the birth place of the Scottish electronics industry, and a major contributor to company profitability. Later products included solid state ring laser gyros.

From 1949, Ferranti assisted the Canadian Navy develop DATAR (Digital Automated Tracking and Resolving). DATAR was a pioneering computerized battlefield information system that combined RADAR and SONAR information to provide commanders with an "overall view" of a battlefield, allowing them to coordinate attacks on submarines and aircraft.

In the 1950s work focused on the development of airborne radar with the company subsequently supplying radars to most of the UK's fast jet and helicopter fleets:[ today the Crewe Toll site (now owned by SELEX Galileo) leads the consortium providing the radar for the Eurofighter Typhoon.

In the 1960s and 1970s inertial navigation systems became an important product line for the company with systems designed for fast jet (Harrier, Phantom, Tornado), space and land applications. The electro-mechanical inertial navigation systems were constructed at the Silverknowes site in Edinburgh, in addition to their other military and civil applications were used in the ESA Ariane 4 and first Ariane 5 launches. Ferranti also produced the PADS (Position and Azimuth Determining System). This was an inertial navigation system which could be mounted in a vehicle and was used by the British Army.

With the invention of the laser in the 1960s the company quickly established itself in the electro-optics arena. From the early 1970s it was delivering the Laser Rangefinder and Marked Target Seeker (LRMTS) for the Jaguar and Harrier fleets, and later for Tornado. It supplied the world's first man-portable laser rangefinder/designator (Laser Target Marker, LTM) to the British Army in 1974, and had notable successes in the US market, establishing Ferranti Electro-optics Inc in Huntington Beach, California. Its TIALD Pod (Thermal Imager and Laser Designator) has been in almost constant combat operation on the Tornado since it was rushed into service during the first Gulf War.

From the 1960s through to the late 1980s the Bristol Ferranti Bloodhound SAM, for which Ferranti developed radar systems, was a key money earner.
In 1970 Ferranti became involved in the sonar field through its involvement with Plessey in a new series of sonars, for which designed and built the computer subsystems. This work later expanded when it won a contract for the complete Sonar 2050. The work was originally carried out at the Wythenshaw factory and then at CHEADLE HEATH. Takeovers of other companies gave it expertise in sonar arrays. This business later became Ferranti Thomson Sonar Systems.



The selection of the radar for the EFA (now known as the Eurofighter Typhoon) became a major international issue in the early 1990s. Britain, Italy and Spain supported the Ferranti-led ECR-90, while Germany preferred the MSD2000 (a collaboration between Hughes, AEG and GEC. An agreement was reached after UK Defence Secretary Tom King assured his West German counterpart Gerhard Stoltenberg that the British government would underwrite the project and allow GEC to acquire Ferranti Defence Systems from its troubled parent. Hughes sued GEC for $600 million for its role in the selection of the EFA and alleged that it used Hughes technology in the ECR-90 when it took over Ferranti. It later dropped this allegation and was awarded $23 million, the court judged that the MSD-2000 "had a real or substantial chance of succeeding had GEC not tortuously intervened... and had the companies, which were bound by the Collaboration Agreement, faithfully and diligently performed their continuing obligations thereunder to press and promote the case for MSD-2000."


Crowie De Main...and Co with Partitions of glass that nearly crush you,saved by the ladder.


Ferranti's new Argus 700, brought out about a year ago, has sold some 130 units, ... 22a St James's Square

The facade of No. 20 as designed by Robert Adam.

No. 20/21: Robert Adam's reconstruction of No. 20 for Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn from 1771-75 is one of the most praised of his smaller works. The house was three bays wide and had three main storeys plus an attic. In 1936 it was extended to include the rebuilt No. 21 to its south, forming a uniform seven bay facade with an extra full storey on top.with lifts.

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Former) No. 22 and adjacent buildings: replaced by the Army and Navy Club 1848–51. It had a bold Venetian exterior. This has been lost and the present building is in a mean mid 20th century style.

In 2009, over £21.97 billion of gross premium was transacted in Lloyd's, and it achieved a record pre-tax profit of over £3.8 billion. The Lloyd's building is located at 1 Lime Street in the City of London.

Another interesting company to tongue for Black oil and various clothing businessses (with spys on bakers) the list is ssso long.

No. 1:BP. BlackPool ? head office. Also occupies the site of the former No. 2 and several demolished houses in Charles Street. It is a post-modern building dating from c.2000 which defers to the Georgian style of the street. It was built to be Ericson's London office and was sold to BP for £117 million in 2001.

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Situation

The first four series of It Ain't Half Hot Mum were set at the Royal Artillery Despot Dee olali, a place where British soldiers stayed before being posted up the jungle. The Royal Artillery Concert Party, consisting of several soldiers who would rather sing, dance and dress up as women than fight, are stationed permanently in Deolali to keep the troops entertained. In the first episode of the fifth series, the concert party are posted up the jungle, and from then on It Ain't Half Hot Mum is set in Tin Min, Burma close to the front line...
It Ain't Half Hot Mum - The Natives Are Revolting 1-3

It Ain't Half Hot Mum is a British sitcom about the adventures of a Royal Artillery Concert Party, broadcast between 1974 and 1981, and written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, the creators of Dad's Army. It was set in British India and Burma, towards the end of the Second World War, in a similar scenario to that of the Peter Nichols play and film Privates on Parade.

Title card of Series 1 and Series 2
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It Ain't Half Hot Mum is one of three sitcom series produced and written by David Croft and set in the Second World War, along with Dad's Army (1968–1977) and 'Allo 'Allo! (1982–1992).

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Bravo Two Zero (1999) (TV)

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M16 upper right.


M16A2

The development of the M16A2 rifle was originally requested by the United States Marine Corps as a result of the USMC's combat experience in Vietnam with the XM16E1 and M16A1. The Marines were the first branch of the U.S. Armed Forces to adopt the M16A2 in the early/mid 1980s with the United States Army following suit in the late 1980s.

The rifle Andy McNab uses in the film is an M16A2 with an M203 40mm grenade launcher - in the British army only SAS and SBS are armed with US weaponry.

Bravo Two Zero - the end
with Thai swollen ankle wrong ankle and shin though.

Reference is made to Breaker Morant. Breaker was a Australian Solider who was court-martialled and executed by the British commander in South Africa, Lord Kitchener, during the Boer War. Morant's famous last words before being shot were "Shoot straight, you bastards! Don't make a mess of it!".

Mr Mc ? on the MP5

M16A3

The M16A3 was a fully-automatic variant of the M16A2 adopted in small numbers around the time of the introduction of the M16A2, primarily by the U.S. Navy for use by SEAL, Seabee, and Security units. It features the M16A1 trigger group providing "safe", "semi-automatic", and "fully-automatic" modes.

The M16A3 is often incorrectly described as the fully-automatic version of the M16A4 or an M16A2 with a Picatinny rail. This misunderstanding likely stems from the use of the "A3" designation by Colt and other manufacturers to describe commercial AR-15 type rifles before the official adoption of the M16A3 or M16A4. Colt used the "A3" designation in the hopes of winning military contracts as they also did with the terms, "M4" and "M5".

Quotes

Andy McNab: [Narrating] Of course you're afraid - anyone who says they're not are either lying or need to see a shrink. You want to make the biggest hole possible to hide in - you'd get your spoon out and start digging if that would help. But then the training takes over... you psych yourself up, check all your pouches are closed, your pockets don't open and your magazines are on tight.

Andy McNab: [Narrating] For the next hour we fought a running battle with the jundies
[British military slang for Arab enemy soldiers]

Andy McNab: as they pursued us across the plain.

A previous film about the patrol, The One That Got Away, based on the book of the same name by 'Chris Ryan', was broadcast in 1996.

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