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Old 26-07-2014, 11:55 PM   #41
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Boötes is a constellation in the northern sky, located between 0° and +60° declination, and 13 and 16 hours of right ascension on the celestial sphere. The name comes from the Greek Βοώτης, Boōtēs, meaning herdsman or plowman (literally, ox-driver; from boos, related to the Latin bovis, “cow”).. The "ö" in the name is a diaeresis, not an umlaut, meaning that each 'o' is to be pronounced separately..Boötes was one of the 48 constellations described by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy and is now one of the 88 modern constellations.. It contains the fourth brightest star in the night sky, Arcturus..In ancient Babylon the stars of Boötes were known as SHU.PA.. They were apparently depicted as the god Enlil, who was the leader of the Babylonian pantheon and special patron of farmers..The name Boötes was first used by Homer in his Odyssey as a celestial reference point for navigation, described as "late-setting" or "slow to set", translated as the "Plowman"...Another myth associated with Boötes by Hyginus is that of Icarius, who was schooled as a grape farmer and winemaker by Dionysus. Icarius made wine so strong that those who drank it appeared poisoned, which caused shepherds to avenge their supposedly poisoned friends by killing Icarius. Maera, Icarius's dog, brought his daughter Erigone to her father's body, whereupon both she and the dog committed suicide. Zeus then chose to honor all three by placing them in the sky as constellations: Icarius as Boötes, Erigone as Virgo, and Maera as Canis Major or Canis Minor...Arcturus, or Alpha Boötis, is the brightest star in Boötes and the fourth brightest star in the sky at an apparent magnitude of −0.04; it has an absolute magnitude of −0.2. It is also the brightest star north of the celestial equator, barely brighter than Vega and Capella.. Its name comes from the Greek for "bear-keeper". An orange giant with color visible from Earth at a distance of 37 light-years, its diameter is 27 solar diameters, equivalent to approximately 32 million kilometers, though its mass is approximately one solar mass.. Its luminosity is 115 L☉ and its spectral class is K2.. Bayer located Arcturus above the herdsman's left knee in his Uranometria..In his Uranometria, Johann Bayer used the Greek letters Alpha through to Omega and then A to k to label what he saw as the most prominent 35 stars in the constellation, with subsequent astronomers splitting Kappa, Mu, Nu and Pi as two stars each. Nu is also the same star as Psi Herculis...

There are several single-planet systems in Boötes.. HD 132406 is a sun-like star of spectral type G0V with an apparent magnitude of 8.45, 231.5 light-years from Earth.. It has a mass of 1.09 solar masses and a radius of 1 solar radius.. The star is orbited by a gas giant, HD 132406 b, discovered in 2007.. HD 132406 orbits 1.98 AU from its host star with a period of 974 days and has a mass of 5.61 Jupiter masses.. The planet was discovered by the radial velocity method..WASP-23 is a star with one orbiting planet, WASP-23 b...Zeta Boötis is a triple star that consists of a physical binary pair with an optical companion.. Lying 205 light-years away from Earth, The physical pair has a period of 123.3 years and consists of a magnitude 4.5 and a magnitude 4.6 star. The two components are separated by 1.0 arcseconds at an angle of 303 degrees. The optical companion is of magnitude 10.9, separated by 99.3 arcseconds at an angle of 259 degrees. 44 Boötis is an eclipsing variable star. The primary is of variable magnitude and the secondary is of magnitude 6.2; they have an orbital period of 225 years.. The components are separated by 1.0 arcseconds at an angle of 40 degrees..44 Boötis (i Boötis) is a double variable star 42 light-years away. It has an overall magnitude of 4.8 and appears yellow to the naked eye. The primary is of magnitude 5.3 and the secondary is of magnitude 6.1; their orbital period is 220 years. The secondary is itself an eclipsing variable star with a range of 0.6 magnitudes; its orbital period is 6.4 hours.. It is a W Ursae Majoris variable that ranges in magnitude from a minimum of 7.1 to a maximum of 6.5 every 0.27 days..All of the Bootid-Coronae Borealid showers are Jupiter family comet showers; the streams in the complex have highly inclined orbits..The placement of Arcturus has also been mutable through the centuries.. Traditionally, Arcturus lay between his thighs, as Ptolemy depicted him. However, Germanicus Caesar deviated from this
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Soon afterwards, another vehicle went past on main beam and illuminated a road sign up ahead.. Chris was gutted by what it said. He was 30 milesfurther from the border than he'd estimated. That equated to another two nights of travel, which depressed him severely..When it came to first light, Chris couldn't find a decent LUP and started flapping.. After a lot of running around, he eventually got into a big culvert under the main road. That seemed to be fine, until he heard the ominously familiar sound of goat bells..A herd of goats was coming up the culvert--heading, he supposed, for the fields on the other side. Chris legged it from his hiding place and managed to scramble about 6 feet up the embankment before an old goat herder emerged, followed by a donkey and the world's supply of goats--and a pair of dogs.. They were bound to scent him. He had a split second in which to decide whether to shoot the old man to be on the safe side, or just do a runner..The dogs made the decision for him, running straight past without looking up..The rest of the procession followed without a flicker. Chris couldn't believe it. He had been within spitting distance of them all. He could only think that the dogs had been put off by the scent of the goats-or that of the old boy's dirty dish dash..They would almost certainly be going back that way before last light,however, so Chris knew that he'd have to move. He started crawling along a wadi, having to get down every time a vehicle went along--which was often..The ground had changed by now, from lush, irrigated vegetation to wadi systems and small mounds covered with thorn bushes. It was hard going.. After about 5 miles he found a large depression in the ground and settled down for the rest of the day..Abell 1991 is a galaxy cluster in the Abell catalogue..The original catalog of 2,712 rich clusters of galaxies was published in 1958 by George O. Abell (1927–83), who was then studying at the California Institute of Technology..Interestingly, the extremely large and extremely rich Virgo Cluster was excluded from the Abell catalog because it covered too large an area of the sky to appear on a single photographic plate..Colloquially, its pattern of stars has been likened to a kite or ice cream cone.. However, depictions of Boötes have varied historically.. Aratus described him circling the north pole, herding the 2 bears.. Later ancient Greek depictions, described by Ptolemy, have him holding the reins of his hunting dogs (Canes Venatici) in his left hand, with a spear, club, or staff in his right hand.. After Hevelius introduced Mons Maenalus in 1681, Boötes was often depicted standing on the Peloponnese mountain.. By 1801, when Johann Bode published his Uranographia, Boötes had acquired a sickle, which was also held in his left hand...
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Old 27-07-2014, 12:30 AM   #42
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The Special Interrogation Group (SIG) (some sources interpret this acronym as Special Identification Group or Special Intelligence Group) was a unit of the British Army during World War II.. It was organized from German-speaking Jewish volunteers from the British Mandate of Palestine.. The SIG performed commando and sabotage operations against Axis forces during the Western Desert Campaign..The inspiration for the SIG belonged to Captain Herbert Cecil Buck, MC of the 3rd Bn., 1st Punjab Regiment and later the Scots Guards, an Oxford scholar and German linguist. He had been captured in January 1942, but had soon managed to break free and had then escaped back across Libya to Egypt, partly using German uniforms and vehicles. He was surprised by the ease of his deception and felt that, with greater planning and preparation, the concept could be used more offensively, to assist raiding parties attack key targets behind enemy lines. His plan was approved and, in March 1942, he was appointed the commander of this new unit, the SIG..In March 1942, Col. Terence Airey (Military Intelligence Research at the War Office in London) wrote that "a Special German Group as a sub-unit of M[iddle] E[ast] Commando... with the cover name 'Special Interrogation Group', to be used for infiltration behind the German lines in the Western Desert, under 8th Army... the strength of the Special Group would be approximately that of a platoon... The personnel are fluent German linguists... mainly Palestinian (Jews) of German origin. Many of them have had war experience with No. 51 Commando"..The commandos were formed in 1940, by the order of Winston Churchill the British Prime Minister. He called for specially trained troops that would "develop a reign of terror down the enemy coast".. At first they were a small force of volunteers who carried out small raids against enemy occupied territory, but by 1943 their role had changed into lightly equipped assault Infantry which specialised in spearheading amphibious landings...The SIG drove captured German vehicles behind German lines near Bardia, set up roadblocks and carried out acts of sabotage. Dressed as German military police, they stopped and questioned German transports, gathering important military intelligence..On June 3, 1942, the SIG was assigned its first assault mission: They were to assist the Special Air Service, led by Lt. Col. David Stirling in destroying Luftwaffe airfields which were threatening the Malta Convoys. These airfields were located 100 miles west of Tobruk at Derna and Martuba in the Italian colony of Libya..On September 13-14, 1942, the SIG participated in Operation Agreement, the raid on Tobruk. Its objective was to destroy the Afrika Korps' vital supply port. The SIG were to play the role of German guards transporting three truckloads of British POWs to a camp at Tobruk. The assault failed and the British forces lost three ships and several hundred soldiers and Marines. Surviving SIG members were transferred to the Pioneer Corps..The first record of Pioneers in a British army goes back to 1346 where the pay and muster rolls of the English Garrison at Calais show records of the Pioneers' pay..A total of 23 pioneer companies took part in the Normandy landings..On 5 April 1993, following the Options for Change review, the Royal Pioneer Corps united with the Royal Corps of Transport, the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, the Army Catering Corps, and the Postal and Courier Service of the Royal Engineers, to form the Royal Logistic Corps...
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Old 27-07-2014, 01:02 AM   #43
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SWM was founded in 1971 by Piero Sironi and Fausto Vergani and was based in Milan, Italy.. SWM manufactured Observed Trials, Enduro, Motocross and off-road motorcycles in the 1970s and 1980s.. They started with small capacity Sachs engined enduro bikes and began making Rotax engined trials bikes in 1977.. The other main manufacturers at this time included Fantic Motor, Bultaco and Montesa.When SWM went into liquidation Armstrong of Bolton, England bought the rights to the SWM XN Tornado, a Rotax engined enduro machine of 350cc or 506 cc. With CCM, Armstrong developed and marketed a military version, the Armstrong MT500, which was so successful Harley-Davidson bought the manufacturing rights in 1986,and further developed the bike as the MT350E..Armstrong-CCM Motorcycles was a British motorcycle manufacturer. Based in Bolton, England. Alan Clews formed CCM in 1971 from what was left of BSA's off-road competition team and bought spares to produce his own motorcycles. This was a successful business and the Bolton factory was established..In 1981 Armstrong bought a majority share and Clews designed a road race competition motorcycle.. They acquired the rights to the Rotax engine enduro motorcycle SWM XN Tornado from the Italian owners and developed the Armstrong MT500 military motorcycle used by the British Army in the Falklands War..For most of the 1980s Armstrong-CCM produced about 3,500 motocross and trail bikes, as well as the military off-road machines..Electric start models were built for the Jordanian and Canadian armed forces..Armstrong's Road Racing department including plans, remaining stock, tooling and manufacturing rights were sold to Colin Hopper of CWH Developments in Lancashire..Bombardier Recreational Products or BRP is a Canadian company (once part of Bombardier Inc.) that traces its roots back to the year 1942 when Joseph-Armand Bombardier founded L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée ( Bombardier Snow Car Limited) in Valcourt in the Eastern Townships, Quebec...
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Operation Caravan was a subsidiary of Operation Agreement under which four simultaneous raids were carried out against important Axis Lines of Communication positions in September 1942..The operations were against Tobruk (Agreement), Benghazi (Bigamy), Jalo oasis (Nicety) and Barce (Caravan)..As well as aiding in some of the operations, the Long Range Desert Group was to carry out the attack on the Italians at Barce, particularly the airfield there.. To reach Barce, the force travelled 1,155 miles (1,859 km).. One part of the force attacked the airfield claiming 35 aircraft destroyed, the other attacked the barracks..In early September 1942 B Squadron which consisted of two LRDG half-patrols under the command of Major John Richard Easonsmith,left their Egyptian base at Faiyum with orders to "Cause the maximum amount of damage and disturbance to the enemy". The destination was Barce, approximately 80 km north-east of Benghazi on the main coast road.. This was a major administrative centre of the Italian colonial government of Libya and there was a large airfield on the north-eastern side of the town, which was to be the main target of the operation. G1 patrol, commanded by Captain J. A. L. Timpson, and T1 patrol, led by Captain N. P. Wilder, between them had a total of 47 men in 12 Chevrolet 1533X2 trucks and 5 jeeps..They were accompanied by Major Vladimir Peniakoff and his "spies", two Senussi tribesmen who belonged to the Libyan Arab Force...

Opposing them in Barce were a company of the Polizia dell'Africa Italiana (the Italian Africa Police) with Autoblinda AB.41 armoured cars, a company of Carabinieri Reali (Royal Carabiniers), 8ª sezione Camicie Nere (8th Blackshirts section), XVII Battaglione Mitraglieri ("17th Machine-gun Battalion"), 10ª compagnia Carri L ("10th Light Tank Company") with L3/35 tankettes and a battery of 12.7 cm guns (captured British 60 pounder guns) of 51° Gruppo Artiglieria ("51st Artillery Group")..On the Barce airfield were the 35° Stormo da Bombardamento' ("35th Bombing Wing"), less a Squadriglia (squadron/flight), equipped with Cant Z.1007bis three-engined bombers, and 131ª Squadriglia of 66° Gruppo Osservazione Aerea (131st Squadron of the 66th Air Observation Group) equipped with Caproni Ca.311 twin-engined observation aircraft.. Several other units of cavalry, Carabiniers and irregular Libyan-manned units were in the area...Unknown to the LRDG they had been seen en route and several alerts had been passed on to the Barce Sector Command. The commanding officer, General Piatti del Pozzo, ordered air and ground reconnaissance and made other preparations to counter the expected attack.. Although the LRDG patrols were well camouflaged, and were confident that they had not been noticed amongst the trees, the unit had been spotted by a Caproni Ca.311 which dropped a message to a nearby Cavalry headquarters..



Although the Italians were expecting an attack, they did not believe that it would be possible to do so from vehicles coming from the main road. Instead, they had been preparing to counter foot-soldiers attacking from the south. As a consequence T1 patrol were able to mount their attack with little opposition. The next target was the concrete administration building which also housed the mess and barracks.. Grenades were thrown through the windows, which started a blaze inside.. A hangar and other buildings, as well as some motorised transport, were shot-up and a petrol dump of 44-gallon drums was destroyed..On the airfield proper T1 patrol headed clockwise in single file, shooting at parked bombers with a combination of tracer, incendiary and explosive ammunition. The firepower used by T1 Patrol was three pairs of .303 cal air-cooled Brownings, two .50 cal Vickers heavy machine guns and twinned and single.303 cal Vickers Ks, all of which used swivel mountings either in the back tray of the truck or on the passenger's doorpost.. In addition to this firepower Corporal Merlyn Craw of T1 patrol had devised a small incendiary time-bomb made out of "Nobel's Gelignite" (also known as "808").. Craw and Yealands were in the last vehicle in the column, Te Paki III, which had a box full of the bombs.. As they came to an aircraft which was not already burning the two men jumped off and ran to each aircraft, placing a bomb on top of a wing, above the fuel tanks. Corporal Craw started the fuse going and both men then had to dive to the ground as the aircraft exploded in flames..After the attacks, the two patrols met up at the rallying point. By that point 10 men, three trucks and a jeep had been lost. Before dawn on 14 September, near the police post to the south of Sidi Selim, the LRDG came under fire from the enemy who had been waiting. Three men were injured and a truck damaged to the extent it had to be towed. The truck and two others damaged earlier were abandoned - after transferring the stores - with timed explosives to destroy them..The force continued the return until another vehicle broke down. The force was spotted by the enemy and attacked from the air until dusk fell. By that point all bar one truck and two jeeps had been destroyed..10 members of the force set out to walk to Bir el Gerrari where a vehicle had been left.. The force doctor took the remaining truck and a jeep with the wounded..Another party of fourteen set out walking with their rations and water carried on the other Jeep. After about 80 miles, on 17 September, they met LDRG patrol S2. Searches of the area found 8 of the first walking party. The two missing members had fallen behind and, not expecting to reach the rendezvous, turned north.. On the 20th they found an Arab camp and they were taken prisoner by the Italians.. By that point the two had covered over 150 miles on foot..Anther LRDG patrol (S1) picked up two members of the raiding force who had walked out of Barce...For their part in the
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Operation Bigamy aka Operation Snowdrop was a raid during the Second World War by the Special Air Service in September 1942 under the command of Lieutenant Colonel David Stirling and supported by the Long Range Desert Group..The plan was to destroy the harbour and storage facilities at Benghazi and raid the airfield at Benina in Libya in coordination with the RAF.. The raid was part of a deception plan for Operation Agreement, the much larger raid on Tobruk..The plan involved a "gruelling journey around the southern edge of the Great Sand Sea" but ended in failure. The raiding force was discovered at a road block on route by an Italian reconnaissance unit and Stirling decided to withdraw to Kufra. During the withdrawal, the Luftwaffe picked off nearly 70 of the vehicles on the barren terrain.. The survivors were reformed as the 1st Special Air Service regiment..It is known as Operation Snowdrop in all publications which follow uncritically the initial editions of William Boyd Kennedy Shaw's book Long Range Desert Group which used this appellation for the first time as War Office security policy would not permit him to use real operational code names on first publication..In September 1967 Len Deighton wrote an article in the Sunday Times Magazine about "Operation Snowdrop". The following year David Stirling would be awarded substantial damages in libel from the article. The passage complained of states "Stirling himself had insisted upon talking about the raid at two social gatherings at the British Embassy in Cairo although warned not to do so".. Stirling made the point that Winston Churchill had been at both gatherings and the issue was raised in a private discussion with the Prime Minister..In cultures that practice marital monogamy, bigamy is the act of entering into a marriage with one person while still legally married to another...
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http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=213Now my captain's going to ponder with you - now listen..You're supposed to keep a look out like soldiers..Um. Yes.. Listen everybody.. Frazer's going to tell us the story about the old empty barn... http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...postcount=1723

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Stirling ( Stirlin; Scottish Gaelic: Sruighlea) is the largest city in Central Scotland.. The city is clustered around a large fortress and medieval old-town. Stirling is the administrative centre for the Stirling council area. The city is located several kilometres to the west of the mouth of the River Forth. Historically it was strategically important as the "Gateway to the Highlands", with its position near the Highland Boundary Fault between the Scottish Lowlands and Highlands, indeed, it has been described as the brooch which clasps the Highlands and the Lowlands together.. Its historical position as the nearest crossing of the Forth to the river mouth meant that many of its visitors were in fact invaders. The beast of Stirling is the wolf, which it shares with Rome. According to legend, when Stirling was under attack from Viking invaders, a wolf howled, alerting the townspeople in time to save the town.. It is also claimed that the last wolf in Scotland was killed in Stirling...

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Stirling was originally a Stone Age settlement as shown by the Randolphfield standing stones and Kings Park prehistoric carvings that can still be found south of the town.. The city has been strategically significant since at least the Roman occupation of Britain, due to its naturally defensible crag and tail hill (latterly the site of Stirling Castle), and its commanding position at the foot of the Ochil Hills on the border between the Lowlands and Highlands, at the lowest crossing point of the River Forth..A ford, and later bridge, of the River Forth at Stirling brought wealth and strategic influence, as did its port. The town was chartered as a royal burgh by King David in the 12th century, with charters later reaffirmed by later monarchs (the town then referred to as Strivelyn). Major battles during the Wars of Scottish Independence took place at the Stirling Bridge in 1297 and at the nearby village of Bannockburn in 1314 involving William Wallace and Robert the Bruce respectively. There were also several Sieges of Stirling Castle in the conflict, notably in 1304. Sir Robert Felton, governor of Scarborough Castle in 1311, was slain at Stirling in 1314...

Standing near the castle, the Church of the Holy Rude is one of the town's most historically important buildings. Founded in 1129 it is the second oldest building in the city after Stirling castle. It was rebuilt in the 15th century after Stirling suffered a catastrophic fire in 1405, and is reputed to be the only surviving church in the United Kingdom apart from Westminster Abbey to have held a coronation.. On 29 July 1567 the infant son of Mary, Queen of Scots, was crowned James VI of Scotland here.. Musket shot marks that may come from Cromwell's troops during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms are clearly visible on the tower and apse.. Another important historical religious site in the area is the ruins of Cambuskenneth Abbey, the resting place of King James III of Scotland and his queen, Margaret of Denmark.. During the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, the Battle of Stirling also took place in the centre of Stirling on 12 September 1648...
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http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=271The past is a curious thing. It's with you all the time. I suppose an hour never passes without your thinking of things that happened ten or twenty years ago, and yet most of the time it's got no reality, it's just a set of facts that you've learned, like a lot of stuff in a history book.. Then some chance sight or sound or smell, especially smell, sets you going, and the past doesn't merely come back to you, you're actually in the past...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=631
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The National Wallace Monument (generally known as the Wallace Monument) is a tower standing on the summit of Abbey Craig, a hilltop near Stirling in Scotland.. It commemorates Sir William Wallace, the 13th century Scottish hero..The tower was constructed following a fundraising campaign, which accompanied a resurgence of Scottish national identity in the 19th century. In addition to public subscription, it was partially funded by contributions from a number of foreign donors, including Italian national leader Giuseppe Garibaldi. Completed in 1869 to the designs of architect John Thomas Rochead at a cost of £18,000, the monument is a 67-metre (220 ft) sandstone tower, built in the Victorian Gothic style..

Giuseppe Garibaldi ( July 4, 1807 – June 2, 1882) was an Italian general and politician who played a large role in the history of Italy.. He is considered, with Camillo Cavour, Victor Emmanuel II and Giuseppe Mazzini, as one of Italy's "fathers of the fatherland".A challenge against the Pope's temporal domain was viewed with great distrust by Catholics around the world, and the French emperor Napoleon III had guaranteed the independence of Rome from Italy by stationing a French garrison in Rome.. Victor Emmanuel was wary of the international repercussions of attacking the Papal States, and discouraged his subjects from participating in revolutionary ventures with such intentions. Nonetheless, Garibaldi believed he had the secret support of his government..In 1864 he visited London, where his presence was received with enthusiasm by the population.. He met the British prime minister Viscount Palmerston, as well as other revolutionaries then living in exile in the city. At that time, his ambitious international project included the liberation of a range of occupied nations, such as Croatia, Greece, Hungary. He also visited Bedford and was given a tour of the Britannia Iron Works, where he planted a tree which is still growing..Despite being elected again to the Italian parliament, Garibaldi spent much of his late years in Caprera..He however supported an ambitious project of land reclamation in the marshy areas of southern Lazio..In 1879 he founded the "League of Democracy" which advocated universal suffrage, abolition of ecclesiastical property, emancipation of women, and maintenance of a standing army..Ill and confined to bed by arthritis, he made trips to Calabria and Sicily.. In 1880, he married Francesca Armosino, with whom he previously had 3 children..On his deathbed, Garibaldi asked for his bed to be moved to where he could gaze at the emerald and sapphire sea.. Upon his death on 2 June 1882 at the age of almost 75, his wishes for a simple funeral and cremation were not respected.. He was buried in his farm on the island of Caprera alongside his last wife and some of his children...

The tower stands on the Abbey Craig, a volcanic crag above Cambuskenneth Abbey, from which Wallace was said to have watched the gathering of the army of King Edward I of England, just before the Battle of Stirling Bridge.. The monument is open to the general public. Visitors climb the 246 step spiral staircase to the viewing gallery inside the monument's crown, which provides expansive views of the Ochil Hills and the Forth Valley..A number of artifacts believed to have belonged to Wallace are on display inside the monument, including the Wallace Sword, a 1.63-metre (5 ft, 4 in) long sword weighing almost 3 kilograms.. Inside is also a Hall of Heroes, a series of busts of famous Scots,
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Sir William Wallace (Medieval Gaelic: Uilliam Uallas; modern Scottish Gaelic: Uilleam Uallas; Norman French: William le Waleys; c. 1270 – 23 August 1305) was a Scottish landowner who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence..Along with Andrew Moray, Wallace defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297 (Age 27), and was appointed Guardian of Scotland, serving until his defeat at the Battle of Falkirk in July 1298.. In August 1305 Wallace was captured in Robroyston near Glasgow and handed over to King Edward I of England, who had him hanged, drawn, and quartered for high treason and crimes against English civilians..The origins of the Wallace surname and its association with southwest Scotland are also far from certain, other than the name's being derived from the Old English wylisc (pronounced "wullish") meaning "foreigner" or "Welshman".. It is possible that all the Wallaces in the Clyde area were medieval immigrants from Wales, but given that the term was also used for local Cumbric-speaking Strathclyde Welsh, it seems equally likely that the surname refers to people who were seen as being "Welsh" due to their Cumbric language..

When Wallace was growing up,King Alexander III ruled Scotland. His reign had seen a period of peace and economic stability. On 19 March 1286, however, Alexander died after falling from his horse..The heir to the throne was Alexander's granddaughter, Margaret, Maid of Norway. As she was still a child and in Norway, the Scottish lords set up a government of guardians.. Margaret fell ill on the voyage to Scotland and died in Orkney on 26 September 1290.. The lack of a clear heir led to a period known as the "Great Cause", with several families laying claim to the throne...Campaigns like Edward I of England's wars in Wales might have provided a good opportunity for a younger son of a landholder to become a mercenary soldier.. Wallace's personal seal bears the archer's insignia,so he may have fought as an archer in Edward's army..Following the trial, on 23 August 1305, Wallace was taken from the hall to the Tower of London, then stripped naked and dragged through the city at the heels of a horse to the Elms at Smithfield.. He was hanged, drawn and quartered — strangled by hanging, but released while he was still alive, emasculated, eviscerated and his bowels burnt before him, beheaded, then cut into 4 parts.. His preserved head (dipped in tar) was placed on a pike atop London Bridge.. It was later joined by the heads of the brothers, John and Simon Fraser.. His limbs were displayed, separately, in Newcastle upon Tyne,Berwick-upon-Tweed, Stirling, and Perth..
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In the se7en years between the SAS first going in to Northern Ireland and the mid- 1980s only 2 of their number were killed.. The first was Captain Herbert Westmacott. On 2 May 1980 he led a patrol which stormed a house in Antrim Road, Belfast, where an IRA team was hiding.. They hit the wrong door, Number 369 instead of 371, with their sledgehammers.. The IRA unit had a 7.62-millimetre M60 machine gun in the house next door and 2 bursts were fired.. Captain Westmacott was killed. He was wearing body armour, but he was shot in the throat. The IRA men eventually surrendered.. The door, riddled with bullets and known as the Westmacott door, is now displayed at Stirling Lines...

Captain Herbert Richard Westmacott, MC (11 January 1952 – 2 May 1980) was a British Army officer who became the first person to be awarded a posthumous Military Cross. As an officer of the Grenadier Guards (2nd Battalion) on Extra Regimental Employment to the Special Air Service (SAS), he died in an encounter with the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA). He was the highest-ranking officer of the SAS to be killed in Northern Ireland during Operation Banner..

He was in command of an 8 man plain clothes SAS patrol that had been alerted by the Royal Ulster Constabulary that an IRA gun team had taken over a house on Antrim Road, Belfast.. A car carrying three SAS men went to the rear of the house, and another car carrying 5 SAS men went to the front of the house.. As the SAS arrived at the front of the house the IRA unit, nicknamed the "M60 gang", opened fire from a window with an M60 machine gun, hitting Captain Westmacott in the head and shoulder killing him instantly. The remaining SAS men at the front, returned fire but were forced to withdraw..One member of the IRA team was apprehended by the SAS at the rear of the house, preparing the unit's escape in a transit van, while the other three IRA members remained inside the house. More members of the security forces were deployed to the scene, and after a brief siege the remaining members of the IRA unit surrendered.His death left him as the highest ranking SAS officer to be killed in Northern Ireland..

After his death Westmacott was posthumously awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in Northern Ireland during the period 1 February 1980 to 30 April 1980..Captain Westmacott's cousin is Sir Peter Westmacott, a British ambassador who facilitated the first meeting between Gerry Adams and Sir Patrick Mayhew...

Sir Peter John Westmacott, KCMG LVO (born 23 December 1950) is a senior British diplomat, who effective January 2012 is Her Majesty's Ambassador to the United States of America, in succession to Sir Nigel Sheinwald..Westmacott joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1972, and his first overseas posting was as Second Secretary at Tehran, Iran, in 1974. In 1978, he was sent to the European Commission in Brussels, and from 1980 to 1984 he was in Paris. After a period in London he was in Ankara as Head of Chancery from 1987..In 1990 he was Deputy Private Secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales, and in 1993 was sent to Washington to serve as a Counsellor. Later postings included Director for the Americas in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Deputy Under Secretary of State..From 2002–06, Westmacott was HM Ambassador to Turkey where, in 2003, he dealt with a suicide bomb attack directed at the British Consulate in Istanbul, killing 15 people; thereafter he was closely involved in negotiations attempting to bring Turkey into the EU. Formerly HM Ambassador to France since 2007, he took over as HM Ambassador to the United States in January 2012..The Prime Minister's Office announced Westmacott's appointment on 24 June 2011..

Patrick Barnabas Burke Mayhew, Baron Mayhew of Twysden, PC (born 11 September 1929), is a barrister and Conservative Party politician..Mayhew was educated at Tonbridge School and Balliol College, Oxford. He was called to the Bar from the Middle Temple in 1955...

Westmacott, whose German-born wife was pregnant, was buried in a ceremony attended by SAS men in Sussex.

He became one of the first officers to be awarded a posthumous Military Cross.

His wife had a daughter soon after his death and has since remarried in Germany.

One SAS Ulster veteran said yesterday: "The Provos could easily have wiped out half a dozen RUC men. Our guys had no time to mess about."

Just a week before his death, Westmacott was chatting to a much-decorated senior officer. "What is it like to come under fire, sir?" he asked.

"You will know what to do. Your training and courage will take over," he was told.

The young officer replied: "I am worried, sir. I have this premonition that the first time it happens, I will be killed."
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178 Belisana is a rocky main belt asteroid that was discovered by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa on November 6, 1877. It is named after the Celtic goddess Belisana..She is identified with Minerva in the interpretatio romana..The presence of the goddess in Britain is more difficult to establish. Based on Ptolemy listing a "Belisama estuary", River Ribble in England seems to have been known by the name Belisama in Roman times..The Ribble begins at the confluence of the Gayle Beck and Cam Beck near the famous viaduct at Ribblehead, in the shadow of the Yorkshire 3 peaks..The river is connected to both the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the Lancaster Canal (via the Ribble Link).. The river downstream of Preston was actively dredged when Preston was an active port; this is no longer done and silt from the river is now spreading more widely over the (sand) beaches around Fairhaven and St. Annes..Minuscule 178 codex contains an almost complete text of the 4 Gospels on 272 thick parchment leaves..The text is written in two columns per page, in 23 lines per page..



The 178th and 179th Street Tunnels are 2 defunct vehicular tunnels in Upper Manhattan in New York City.. Originally conceived and constructed under the auspices of Robert Moses, the twin tunnels have been superseded by the Trans-Manhattan Expressway in Washington Heights, which itself runs through tunnels created by high-rise apartments built over the expressway..The 2 tunnels are currently being used by the Port Authority as storage space..Arp 178 is a triplet of galaxies, in the constellation Boötes..Atomic number of an element temporarily called Unseptoctium..178 AH is a year in the Islamic calendar corresponds to 794 – 795 CE..Johann Palisa (December 6, 1848 – May 2, 1925) was an Austrian astronomer, born in Troppau in Austrian Silesia (now in the Czech Republic)..He was a prolific discoverer of asteroids, discovering 122 in all, from 136 Austria in 1874 to 1073 Gellivara in 1923... Along with this, he discovered 27 minor planets and one comet..The asteroid 914 Palisana and the crater Palisa on the Moon were named in his honour... During his stay in Pula he used a small six-inch refractor
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Major General Philip Michael Jeffery AC, CVO, MC (born 12 December 1937) is a retired senior Australian Army officer who was the 24th Governor-General of Australia, serving from 2003 to 2008, and the 30th Governor of Western Australia, serving from 1993 to 2000. From Perth, Western Australia, he graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, and served during both the Malayan Emergency and the Vietnam War, being awarded the Military Cross during the latter conflict.. Jeffery was at various stages commander of the Special Air Service Regiment and the 1st Division, and subsequently Deputy Chief of General Staff, before retiring from active service in 1993. Having previously served in the equivalent viceregal role in Western Australia, Jeffery was appointed governor-general in 2003, following the resignation of Peter Hollingworth. The first career soldier to hold the position, he was succeeded by Quentin Bryce...



From 1966 to1969 he served in Papua New Guinea.. During this posting, he married Marlena Kerr of Sydney, with whom he had 3 sons and a daughter.. This was followed by a tour of duty in Vietnam during which he was awarded the Military Cross (MC).. Jeffery remained convinced that Australia's participation in the Vietnam War was right. "I believe passionately that Vietnam was a just cause in the circumstances of the time", he said during a 2002 speech to Australian veterans of the war..In 1972 he was promoted to lieutenant colonel, commanding the 2nd Battalion of the Pacific Islands Regiment from 1974 to 1975.. He assumed command of the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) in Perth from 7 January 1976 until 22 October 1977, and was then promoted to colonel as the first Director of the Army's Special Action Forces in 1979.. He was instrumental in developing the surveillance concept for Northern Australia and as Director of Special Action Forces he prepared the development of the Australian counter-terrorist concept and capability..Although he retired from the Army in 1993, he is still considered the Honorary Colonel of the SASR, where he holds the ceremonial role of inducting new soldiers into the regiment and presenting them with their famous sandy beret..In November 1993 Jeffery was appointed Governor of Western Australia and in June 1996 he was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).. He was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) on 1 April 2000..

During his se7en years in the post he made a number of public statements of his conservative views on marriage, sex and education. He received some criticism from the Labour opposition and sections of the media for appearing to take positions on political issues..On the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, for example, Jeffery said: "Baser instincts are titillated in the television displays of events like the Mardi Gras, where the colour and spectacle of fancy dress camouflages a public display of simulated homosexual activity and the degradation of traditional religions in the name of humour."..He also said: "A British study found a direct statistical link between single parenthood and virtually every type of major crime, including mugging, violence against strangers, car theft and burglary.. And the same is true ... in Western Australia..Jeffery made no apologies for his outspokenness and commented that: "I think I will be able to talk on issues and principles and values and standards quite comfortably as Governor-General".. While in office, however, he kept a very low profile. Some journalists speculated that he had been advised to do so by Howard.. Only 14 per cent of people interviewed for a newspaper survey in August 2006 recognised his photograph..
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In 2007, in his position as governor-general, Jeffery was appointed as the Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, succeeding the previous Colonel-in-Chief, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. It is expected that future governors-general will serve in this position..Jeffery was the Chief Scout of Australia. Historically the Governor-General of Australia has also served as Chief Scout of Australia; the Chief Scout is nominated by the Scouting Association's National Executive Committee and is invited by the President of the Scout Association to accept the appointment.. Jeffery was an active Chief Scout...On October 23rd 2012, at the National Farmers Federation Congress in Canberra, then Prime Minister The Hon. Julia Gillard MP, announced the appointment of General Jeffrey as Australia’s first ever Advocate for Soil Health.. Prime Minister Gillard noted that the condition of our soils must be a national priority.. She indicated that a key step in this direction is the appointment of a person with the authority and trust of the community to raise awareness of the importance of soil– an Advocate for Soil Health..General Jeffery is Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Australia and is the Australian Representative of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (UK). The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust has been established to honour Her Majesty The Queen for 60 years of outstanding service and by contributing, as she has requested, to initiatives that will endure beyond her lifetime and help people throughout the Commonwealth. The elimination of blinding trachoma from Australia, and from remote Aboriginal communities in particular has been a major focus of the Trust in Australia...
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Hairspray became common after the patent of the aerosol process and the making of the aerosol spray can during the 1940s. The first to package it was Chase products (an aerosol manufacturer) in 1948, as the beauty industry saw that the aerosol cans used in WWII for insecticides could be used as a dispenser for hairspray ..It thrived and became increasingly popular and mass-produced, as up dos and other such hairstyles were created. By 1964, it became the highest selling beauty product..



Ever since the discovery of gender-bending fish in the Potomac River, scientists have wondered what could be changing the sex of large numbers of fish in the waterway outside Washington, D.C..However sales declined in the 1970s as hairstyles were now predominately worn straight and loose. By the 80s, hairspray’s popularity came back as big hairstyles resurged with the punk rock scene.. researchers also found chemicals from pesticides and flame retardants as well as fragrances commonly found in products such as soaps,
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Minerva Sending Away Mars from Peace & Prosperity...Author: Victor II Wolfut Painting, Oil on canvas, 67x89 cm-Origin: Flanders, 1630s - 1640s-Source of entry: Leningrad State Purchasing Commission, 1946-School: Flemish...

Phobos ( Greek Φόβος) (systematic designation: Mars I) is the larger and closer of the Two moons of Mars, the other being Deimos.. Both moons were discovered in Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.. WiTh a mean radius of 11.1 km (6.9 mi), Phobos is 7.24 times as massive as Deimos.. IT IS named after the Greek god Phobos (which means "fear"), a son of Ares (Mars)..Minerva (ETruscan: Menrva) was the Roman goddess whom Romans from the 2nd century BC onwards equaTed with the Greek goddess AThena.. She Was the virgin goddess of poeTry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving, crafts, magic.. She is often depicTed with her sacred creaTure, an owl usually named as the "Owl of Minerva", which symbolizes her ties to wisdom..A Tawny Owl never calls "twit twoo".. In fact the "twit" or more accurately "ke-wick" is a Tawny Owl's contact call and the "twoo" or again more accurately "hoo-hoo-oooo" is the male's territorial call. Consequently, if you hear "ke-wick hoo-hoo-oooo" it is most likely a male answering a female (or another male)...

The following week, taking advantage of British Airways' "two for the price of one" offer to Gulf servicemen, Jilly and I went camping in California..Fantasy Island is the title of 2 separate but related American fantasy TV series, both originally airing on the ABC television network... It was a fantastic holiday, and it really helped put everything behind me...In later seasons, there were often supernatural overtones.. Roarke also seemed to have his own supernatural powers of some sort (called the "Gift of the McNabs" in "Delphine"), although it was never explained how this came to be...Delphinine is a toxic diterpenoid alkaloid found in plants from the Delphinium (larkspur) and Atragene (a clematis) genera, both in the family Ranunculaceae...These effects make it highly poisonous (LD50 1.5-3.0 mg/kg in rabbit and dog; frogs are ~10x more susceptible), but in very small doses it has some uses in herbal medicine... More recent studies focused on the cardiovascular toxicity of delphinine..In general, the pharmacology of delphinine seems to resemble that of aconitine..Aconitine is a toxin produced by the Aconitum plant, also known as devil’s helmet or monkshood.
Monkshood is very notorious for its toxic properties...
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The Westland WS-61 Sea King is a British licence-built version of the American Sikorsky S-61 helicopter of the same name, built by Westland Helicopters. The aircraft differs considerably from the American version, with Rolls-Royce Gnome engines (derived from the US General Electric T58), British-made anti-submarine warfare systems and a fully computerised flight control system.. The Sea King was primarily designed for performing anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions.. A Sea King variant was adapted by Westland as troop transport known as the Commando..A dedicated search and rescue (SAR) version, the HAR3, was developed for the RAF Search and Rescue Force. The type entered service in 1978 to replace the Westland Whirlwind HAR.10.. A 16th helicopter was ordered shortly after, and following the Falklands War of 1982, three more examples were purchased to enable operation of a SAR flight in the islands, initially from Navy Point on the north side of Stanley harbour, and later from RAF Mount Pleasant. In 1992, six further helicopters were ordered to replace the last remaining Westland Wessex helicopters in the SAR role, entering service in 1996.. The six Sea King HAR3As featured updated systems, including a digital navigation system and more modern avionics..Both Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge have flown SAR Sea Kings in front-line roles..We never dealt with domestic. With us, it was always war. We won the war. Now we're fighting the peace. It's a lot more volatile. Now we've got ten million crackpots out there with sniper scopes, sarin gas and C-4...



On 23 April 1982, a Sea King HC4 was ditched while performing a risky transfer of supplies to a ship at night, operating from the flagship HMS Hermes.. On 12 May, a Sea King operating from Hermes crashed into the sea due to an altimeter problem; all crew were rescued.. On 19 May 1982 a Sea King, in the process of transporting SAS troops to HMS Intrepid from Hermes, crashed into the sea while attempting to land on Intrepid..22 men were killed and 9 survived.. Bird feathers were found in the debris, suggesting a bird strike,although the accident's cause is inconclusive.. The SAS lost 18 men in the crash, their highest number of casualties on one day since the Second World War.. The Royal Signals lost one man and the RAF one man..During the 1991 Gulf War Sea Kings from several nations, including Canada, Britain, and the U.S., were present in the coalition forces against Saddam Hussain's Iraq regime.. Due to the threat of potential use of any Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, it was standard practice for Sea King crews to wear fully enclosed NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) protective suits.. Ten-year-olds go on the Net, downloading encryption we can barely break, not to mention instructions on how to make a low-yield nuclear device.. Privacy's been dead for years because we can't risk it.. The only privacy that's left is the inside of your head.. Maybe that's enough.. You think we're the enemy of democracy, you and I?. I think we're democracy's last hope...
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There is no coat of arms on the flask, but somewhere in one of Britain's hospitals a convalescent patient has some of the world's most exclusive blood flowing through his or her veins.. The regal donor of the precious stuff was Prince Charles, 36, who has become the first member of the royal family ever to give blood, in his case, O Rh-negative.. The unprecedented puncturing of royalty was to reassure Britons after a nationwide scare about AIDS caused a drop in donations. At the North London Transfusion Center, the Prince was asked whether he was homosexual, injected drugs into his veins or had had sex with anyone in those two groups.. After those regulation indignities (and his negative answers), he had an apprehensive question of his own: "Is it going to hurt?" When the pint was finally drawn, Charles pretended to apologize because his blood was not blue: "I'm afraid it's red like anyone else's." Fancy that..Mr. Morris, your bullets will not harm him.. He must be beheaded..I suggest you use your Big Bowie knife...
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13 – A cinema fire in Turin, Italy, kills 64 people..The victims, although they had tried to escape, found the exits closed and locked, so could not avoid the fumes of Hydrogen cyanide, a product of combustion of fire-resistant fabric chairs..This was the largest disaster to have occurred after World War II in Turin.. The youngest victim was 7 years old, the oldest was 55 years old. There were 9 orphans, and to compensate the relatives of the victims with a sum of 3 billion of lire - "Merlin" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater - 33rd NBA All-Star Game- Australia beats NZ 2-0...


16 – The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia claim the lives of 75 people, in one of Australia's worst bushfire disasters..The speed and ferocity of the flames, aided by abundant fuels and a landscape immersed in smoke, made fire suppression and containment impossible.. In many cases, residents fended for themselves as fires broke communications, cut off escape routes and severed electricity and water supplies.. Up to 8,000 people were evacuated in Victoria at the height of the crisis and a state of disaster was declared for the first time in South Australia's history..The first fire was reported at 11:30 am at McLaren Flat, south of Adelaide..More than 60% of the houses lost in South Australia were in the Mount Lofty Ranges.. Of the 26 people who died in South Australia, 12 were in metropolitan areas, including 4 in the Adelaide suburb of Greenhill..The near-cyclonic strength of the wind change created an unstoppable firestorm that produced tornado-like fire whirls and fireballs of eucalyptus gas measuring over 3 metres across.. Survivors reported that the roar of the fire front was similar to that of a jet engine, though multiplied 50, a hundred times..It was just this bloody great force.. It wasn't fire by itself.. It wasn't just the wind.. It was something different to that . . . a monster..

17 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site- Netherlands adopts constitution...

18 -The Venezuelan bolívar is devaluated and exchange controls are established in an event now referred to as Black Friday by many Venezuelans (the Bolívar had been the most stable and internationally accepted currency) - Nellie massacre: Over 2,000 people, mostly Bangladeshi Muslims, are massacred in Assam, India, during the Assam agitation -Wah Mee massacre: 13 people are killed in an attempted robbery in Seattle, Washington...

24 - USSR performs underground nuclear test..
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McCall then captures Frank Masters , a corrupt Boston police detective who has been aiding Teddy, by trapping him in his car and threatening to flood the vehicle with carbon monoxide.. This information had come to Aitken from retired CIA spymaster James Angleton..Within a year he had been appointed as a representative for the arms company GEC-Marconi..The joint Guardian/Granada investigation indicated an arms deal scam involving Aitken's friend and business partner, the Lebanese businessman Mohammed Said Ayas, a close associate of Prince Mohammed of Saudi Arabia.. Petrina was a previously unacknowledged daughter by Soraya Khashoggi, ex-wife of arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi..He said that he would not become a vicar because he is not worthy of the office and "wouldn't like to give dog-collars a bad name"...
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Major Peter Ratcliffe DCM is an author and former member of the Special Air Service (SAS)..Billy came originally from Salford, Greater Manchester.. As a boy, he joined the 1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (1 PARA) before and eventually going on to pass the SAS selection course.. Upon joining the regiment, he was posted to 18 (Mobility) Troop D Squadron..



During his time in the SAS he was to deploy into a number of theatre and operations including the Dhofar Rebellion in Oman, the Falklands War and Operation Granby in the Gulf.. During the 1991 Gulf War, Ratcliffe was the Regimental Sergeant Major and deployed in Iraq to relieve the Officer Commanding A Squadron (one of the few times where an enlisted man has formally relieved a commissioned officer).. He subsequently led the squadron on a raid on a communication site known as "Victor Two" for which he was awarded the DCM...After the conflict Ratcliffe was himself commissioned as an officer..Apart from writing books himself Ratcliffe has appeared in books by Andy McNab, Chris Ryan, Peter 'Yorkie' Crossland and Cameron Spence...



We go to and live in the little red schoolhouses.... In Little Britain, it's little red-brick schoolhouses, as the Eli te refer to them.. Of course, their universities are granite stone, whereas we the ordinary muck go to the red-bricked schools and universities...and live in little red brick houses..

People from Salford are called Salfordians, and the city has been the birthplace and home to notable people of national and international acclaim.. Amongst the most notable persons of historic significance with a connection to Salford are Emmeline Pankhurst, one of the founders of the British suffragette movement, who lived in Salford, and the scientist James Prescott Joule, who was born and raised in Salford.. The novelist Walter Greenwood (Love on the Dole) and the dramatist Shelagh Delaney (A Taste of Honey) were both born in, and wrote about, Salford.. Musicians Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook, who were members of Joy Division – which later reformed as New Order – are both from Salford..Salford was also the former hometown of The Smiths frontman, singer-songwriter Morrissey and the band Happy Mondays. Composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, who was appointed Master of the Queen's Music in 2004, was born in Salford..Actors Albert Finney and Robert Powell were both born and raised in Salford.. Another notable resident of Salford is Eddie Colman, the youngest of the Manchester United players to die in the Munich air disaster of 6 February 58, when only 21.. Born at Archie Street in November 1936, he lived in the area all his life and is buried at Weaste Cemetery. His former home was demolished in the early 70s.. Journalist Alistair Cooke who wrote and broadcast "Letter from America" for decades on the BBC was born in Salford..United Utilities also manages Salford's drinking and waste water...
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salford...ter_Manchester
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showt...=190902&page=7Now canvas and brushes were wearing thin when London started calling him to come on down and wear the old flat cap.. They said tell us all about your ways and all about them Salford days ..Is it true you're just an ordinary chap..Beside the greatest of them all..And even the Mona Lisa takes a bow ...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=655

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The English word sabre derives from the French sabre which is akin to the Hungarian szablya, Polish szabla, and Russian сабля (sablya).. The word is believed to originate from the Kipchak Turkic selebe, with contamination from the Hungarian verb szab, which means "to cut"...
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http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showt...123670&page=48Everything you are is gonna become me.. You're gonna be with me Cameron, no matter what.. After all, brothers should be close, don't you think?...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=221
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That evening they were seen at PJ's bar in Covent Garden, where the MP is apparently so well-known he has a brass plate on the bar bearing his name..
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Captain Ian Macalwain is a Captain within Red Troop during Series 2.. His background combined his personality meant that he never really settled in to the troop well.. He bypassed a black bag op and was found to be having an affair with Pete Twamley's wife which resulted in his eventual death..Henno who found this out shoots a burst of shots into him using an enemy's weapon and then claims he was shot by the enemy..He is then placed in a freezer nearby by Henno and despite being the ranking officer no reprecussions come of this either directly after or at any other time after the event..North states that he "entered the adult business in the spring of 84 by accident...

The Daily Telegraph noted that Keetch "never knowingly underspent", and it mocked his "expense-fuelled forays to John Lewis", including "such indispensable items as a cheese grater,3 large bottle stoppers and a white pudding basin...During the UK parliamentary expenses scandal, the Hereford Times noted that in the past year he had claimed £142,385, including £87,000 on staffing costs (part of which would have gone to his wife, who worked for him),and £23,351.74 in second home allowances (the maximum permitted at the time).. Keetch missed 9 out of 10 parliamentary votes on MPs' expenses.. The Daily Telegraph recorded that his "mortgage jumped from £145,000 to £300,000 when he sold a flat in Stockwell in London last year and moved around the corner..On 8 July 2007 he was taken seriously ill whilst travelling to the United States on a flight.. The pilot turned the aeroplane back to London and he was admitted to London Chest Hospital.. Doctors eventually diagnosed him with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation and fitted an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.Keetch is now a partner in lobbyists Wellington Street Partners..He also produced over 20 movies, including 15 in the North Pole series...
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http://ultimateforce.wikia.com/wiki/Ian_Macalwain
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...SAS-wrath.html
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...6&postcount=67Noah once saved our world with an ark of wood.. Here at the North Pole, a few men performed a similar service with an arc of electricity...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...postcount=1302

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Interior of BagLey's Warehouse...
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Covent Garden is a district in London on the eastern fringes of the West End, between St. Martin's Lane and Drury Lane..It is associated with the former fruit and vegetable market in the central square, now a popular shopping and tourist site, and the Royal Opera House, which is also known as "Covent Garden".. The district is divided by the main thoroughfare of Long Acre, north of which is given over to independent shops centred on Neal's Yard and Se7en Dials, while the south contains the central square with its street performers and most of the elegant buildings, theatres and entertainment facilities, including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and the London Transport Museum..Opened as Bag Lane the station was situated on the Kenyon Junction to Bolton line which had opened in stages from 1828 to 1831 as the 'Bolton and Leigh Railway'..You see, but you do not observe...

A detective goes undercover and poses as a criminal to try to discover the reasons behind the murder of a night club owner Snowball..Covent Garden, with the postcode WC2, falls within the London boroughs of Westminster and Camden, and the parliamentary constituencies of Cities of London and Westminster and Holborn and St Pancras..King's Cross Central (KXC) is a multi-billion pound mixed-use place in central London.. The site is owned and controlled by London and Continental Railways (LCR) and Exel..The area of what is today Kings Cross was farmland, intersected by York Way heading north leading to a bridge which crossed the River Fleet at Battlebridge. This name led to a tradition that this was the site of a major battle between the Romans and the Iceni tribe led by Boudica, support by writings from the ancient Roman historian Publius Cornelius Tacitus..Have you seen that Star Wars movie?.




By the 80s it was notorious for prostitution and drug abuse...In the late 80's, a group of musicians, mechanics, and squatters from Hammersmith called Mutoid Waste Company moved into an abandoned coach shed. They built huge industrial sculptures out of scrap metal and held raves.. In 89 they were evicted from the squat because of complaints about noise..Many organisations are affected by the decisions that will be taken by the developers. A partial list includes Camley Street Natural Park, The Cross nightclub, and St Pancras Cruising Club..A separate development, Kings Place, lies across the road on the East side of York Way..Network Rail and The Guardian newspaper are based there..In 89, the London Regeneration Consortium (LRC) submitted proposals to develop the railway lands. The London Borough of Camden was "minded to grant" planning proposals for these proposals in 94.. Facing Euston Road is a large piazza that includes pieces of public art, such as large sculptures by Eduardo Paolozzi (a bronze statue based on William Blake's study of Isaac Newton) and Antony Gormley.. It is the largest public building constructed in the United Kingdom in the 20th century..Yeah, I've seen it 4 times...

It was reported in January 2013 that Google would be acquiring a million square feet within King's Cross Central..The towpath connects the site to local attractions such as Camden Market, Regent's Park, London Zoo, and the shops along Upper Street.. Camley Street Natural Park and areas of Camden to the west will be connected to the site via a footbridge crossing over the canal,1 of 3 new crossings over the Regent's Canal..Paddington Basin is an area of Paddington, London named after the nearby canal basin..Marks & Spencer Head Office is now located here after moving from their Baker Street site..The junction of the Regent's Canal and the Grand Junction Canal is close to this point but the basin itself is the terminus of the Paddington Arm of the Grand Junction Canal..The nearest London Underground stations are Edgware Road and Paddington, the latter also being served by National Rail..I'm looking forward to seeing you in action...
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regent%27s_Canal
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...8&postcount=81It is my business to know what other people don't know..The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes..See this system here? This is Hi-Fi..high fidelity...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=138

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A crag with tail near the University of Stirling..
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A crag (sometimes spelled cragg, or in Scotland craig) is a rocky hill or mountain, generally isolated from other high ground.. Crags are formed when a glacier or ice sheet passes over an area that contains a particularly resistant rock formation (often a granite, volcanic plug or some other volcanic structure). The force of the glacier erodes the surrounding softer material, leaving the rocky block protruding from the surrounding terrain. Frequently the crag serves as a partial shelter to softer material in the wake of the glacier, which remains as a gradual fan or ridge forming a tapered ramp (called the tail) up the leeward side of the crag...
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