Tag: military

HMS Victory Launched 250 Years Ago

Famous local icon, HMS Victory, best known for her role as Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar was launched 250 years ago today – and is still in commission as flag ship for the First Sea Lord. Another local

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Afghan style

We suppose this was inevitable, but it’s great fun nevertheless! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20753515

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Nuclear explosions 1945 – 1998

This interesting animated map graphic indicates the number and relative strength of nuclear explosions that have occurred worldwide between 1945 and 1998. You might be amazed at how the pace picks up in the mid-1950s and possibly shocked by the

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Old Weather

TOTD has covered Galaxy Zoo before. Here’s another site that allows you to contribute to science by choosing from a list of old Roayl Navy vessels and digitizing their weather observation logs. http://www.oldweather.org/

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RAF Museum, Hendon

Yesterday TOTD was lucky enough to visit the RAF Museum at Hedon, London. We were able to have a peak behind the screens at their archive and thanks to the welcoming and helpful staff had a fantastic day. Highlights included seeing Douglas Bader’s

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The Mary Rose

The flagship of Henry VIII’s navy. All set to engage in battle against the French only to sink on her maiden voyage in front of the King himself in 1545. It lay in the Solent until it was raised in 1982.

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