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Austin K2/Y
The Austin K2/Y
Austin K2/Y
is a British heavy military ambulance that was used by all Commonwealth services during the Second World War. Built by Austin, it was based on the civilian light truck Austin K30, differing mainly by having simple canvas closures in place of driver's cab doors. The K2/Y could take ten casualties sitting or four stretcher cases. The rear body, known as No. 2 Mk I/L was developed by the Royal Army Medical Corps and built by coachbuilder Mann Egerton. The interior dimensions were approximately 2.6 metres long, 2.0 metres wide and 1.7 metres high. At the rear of the vehicle there were two large doors. From the driver's cab the wounded could also be accessed through a small internal door with a seat
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Military Ambulance
An ambulance is a vehicle for transportation, from or between places of treatment,[1] and in some instances will also provide out of hospital medical care to the patient. The word is often associated with road going emergency ambulances which form part of an emergency medical service, administering emergency care to those with acute medical problems. The term ambulance does, however, extend to a wider range of vehicles other than those with flashing warning lights and sirens
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Liberation Day
Liberation Day
Liberation Day
is a day, often a public holiday, that marks the liberation of a place, similar to an independence day
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John Mills
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Sir
John Mills, CBE (born Lewis Ernest Watts Mills, 22 February 1908 – 23 April 2005) was an English actor who appeared in more than 120 films in a career spanning seven decades. On screen, he often played people who are not at all exceptional, but become heroes because of their common sense, generosity and good judgment
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Sylvia Syms
Sylvia May Laura Syms,[2] OBE (born 6 January 1934) is an English actress, best known for her roles in the films Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957), Ice Cold in Alex
Ice Cold in Alex
(1958), No Trees in the Street
No Trees in the Street
(1959), Victim (1961), The Tamarind Seed
The Tamarind Seed
(1974) and The Queen (2006). She remains active in films, television and theatre.Contents1 Personal life 2 Career 3 Filmography3.1 Television4 References 5 External linksPersonal life[edit] Syms was born in Woolwich, London, England, the daughter of Daisy (née Hale) and Edwin Syms, a trade unionist and civil servant.[3] She grew up in Well Hall, Eltham[4] and was educated at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, on whose council she later served
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Anthony Quayle
Sir
Sir
John Anthony Quayle, CBE (7 September 1913 – 20 October 1989) was an English actor, film star and director.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Quayle was born in Ainsdale,[2] Southport, Lancashire, to a Manx family. He was educated at the private Abberley Hall School
Abberley Hall School
and Rugby School and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
in London. After appearing in music hall, he joined the Old Vic
Old Vic
in 1932
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Harry Andrews
Harry Fleetwood Andrews, CBE (10 November 1911 – 6 March 1989) was an English actor known for his film portrayals of tough military officers. His performance as Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major
Wilson in The Hill alongside Sean Connery
Sean Connery
earned Andrews the 1965 National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor and a nomination for the 1966 BAFTA
BAFTA
Award for Best British Actor. The first of his more than 80 film appearances was in The Red Beret
The Red Beret
in 1953. Prior to his film career, Andrews was an accomplished Shakespearean actor, appearing at such venues as the Queen's Theatre, the Lyceum Theatre, and the Shakespeare
Shakespeare
Memorial Theatre in the UK as well as theatres in New York City, Paris, Antwerp
Antwerp
and Brussels
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Christopher Landon
Christopher Guy Landon, known as Christopher Landon (29 March 1911 – 26 April 1961) was a British novelist and screenwriter best known for the novel and film Ice Cold in Alex. Biography[edit] Landon was born in West Byfleet, Surrey.[1] His father was a stockjobber of Huguenot descent and he was a distant cousin of the author Perceval Landon. He was educated at Lancing College and Cambridge University.[1] He studied medicine. Christopher Landon served with the 51st Field Ambulance in North Africa during the Second World War and with the 1st S.A. Division
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The Mall, London
Coordinates: 51°30′15″N 0°8′7″W / 51.50417°N 0.13528°W / 51.50417; -0.13528The Mall, looking southwest towards Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
(2011)The Mall (/ˈmæl/[1]) is a road in the City of Westminster, central London, between Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
at its western end and Trafalgar Square via Admiralty Arch
Admiralty Arch
to the east. Near the east end at Trafalgar Square/ Whitehall
Whitehall
it is met by Horse Guards Road and Spring Gardens where the Metropolitan Board of Works
Metropolitan Board of Works
and London County Council
London County Council
were once based. It is closed to traffic on Sundays, public holidays and on ceremonial occasions.Contents1 History 2 Sporting events 3 Gallery 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] The Mall began as a field for playing pall-mall
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Auxiliary Territorial Service
The Auxiliary Territorial Service
Auxiliary Territorial Service
(ATS; often pronounced as an acronym) was the women's branch of the British Army
British Army
during the Second World War. It was formed on 9 September 1938, initially as a women's voluntary service, and existed until 1 February 1949, when it was merged into the Women's Royal Army Corps. The ATS had its roots in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC), which was formed in 1917 as a voluntary service. During the First World War its members served in a number of jobs including clerks, cooks, telephonists and waitresses. The WAAC was disbanded after four years in 1921. Prior to the Second World War, the government decided to establish a new Corps for women, and an advisory council, which included members of the Territorial Army (TA), a section of the Women's Transport Service (FANY) and the Women's Legion, was set up
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Subaltern
A subaltern is a primarily British military term for a junior officer.[1] Literally meaning "subordinate", subaltern is used to describe commissioned officers below the rank of captain and generally comprises the various grades of lieutenant.[2] Ensign
Ensign
stands for standard or standard-bearer and was, therefore, the rank given to the junior officer who carried, or was responsible for, the flag in battle. This rank has generally been replaced in Army ranks by Second lieutenant.[3] Ensigns were generally the lowest ranking commissioned officer, except where the rank of subaltern itself existed.[4]Contents1 United Kingdom 2 United States 3 Women's ranks 4 See also 5 ReferencesUnited Kingdom[edit] In the British Army, the senior subaltern rank was captain-lieutenant, obsolete since the 18th century
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RAF Benevolent Fund
The Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
Benevolent Fund ( RAF Benevolent Fund
RAF Benevolent Fund
or RAFBF) is the Royal Air Force's leading welfare charity, providing financial, practical and emotional support to serving and former members of the RAF – regardless of rank – as well as their partners and dependents. They help members of the RAF family deal with a wide range of issues: from childcare and relationship difficulties to injury and disability, and from financial hardship and debt to illness and bereavement
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East Kirkby
East Kirkby is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 7 miles (11 km) south-east from Horncastle, and on the A155 road. East Kirkby 13th century Grade II* listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Nicholas.[2] The church tower and nave arcades are of Decorated style, and the chancel screen, Perpendicular. In the south aisle is a 14th-century slab to Sir Robert Sylkestone (d. 1347), founder of the chantry.[3] A Wesleyan chapel was established in 1862.[4]East Kirkby MillEast Kirkby was the birthplace of Thomas Goodrich, or Goodricke, (1494–1554). Goderich was Bishop of Ely (1533–54) and Lord High Chancellor of England from 1551.[4] East Kirkby has a disused 1820 Grade II listed tower mill.[5] The village's public house is the Red Lion on Fen Lane.[6] The Prime Meridian passes just to the east of East Kirkby through the former RAF East Kirkby airfield, which has a meridian marker
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Jersey
Jersey
Jersey
(/ˈdʒɜːrzi/, French: [ʒɛʁzɛ]; Jèrriais: Jèrri dʒɛri), officially the Bailiwick of Jersey
Jersey
(French: Bailliage de Jersey; Jèrriais: Bailliage dé Jèrri), is a Crown dependency[9] located near the coast of Normandy, France.[10] Jersey
Jersey
was part of the Duchy of Normandy, whose dukes went on to become kings of England
England
from 1066
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Korean War
Military stalemateNorth Korean invasion of South Korea
South Korea
repelled Subsequent U.S.-led United Nations
United Nations
invasion of
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Imperial War Museum Duxford
Imperial War Museum
Imperial War Museum
Duxford
Duxford
is a branch of the Imperial War Museum near Duxford
Duxford
in Cambridgeshire, England. Britain's largest aviation museum,[2] Duxford
Duxford
houses the museum's large exhibits, including nearly 200 aircraft, military vehicles, artillery and minor naval vessels in seven main exhibition buildings.[3] The site also provides storage space for the museum's other collections of material such as film, photographs, documents, books and artefacts
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