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By Paul Hare

The Army's Balloon manufacturing facility relocated to Farnborough in 1904 and used to be renamed the Royal plane manufacturing unit in 1912, changing into a fix facility for broken aeroplanes. it is a background of the manufacturing unit, from the early ballooning and kite experiments to the bold SE5.

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They were marooned, a long, long way from civilization, had no radio, and not a soul had even the faintest idea of where they were. Worse, Elephant Island was a long way off the shipping routes, so nobody was going to be paying them a visit anytime soon. The epic voyage of James Caird Shackleton realized that to save his men he would have strike out for the nearest inhabited place, which happened to be Grytviken on South Georgia. The whaling station was 800 miles distant and to reach it, Shackleton and his crew would have to cross the most stormy expanse of ocean anywhere on the planet.

Amundsen? He designed his boxes with covers integrated into the top, so when he and his fellow Norwegians made camp, the boxes remained lashed on the sledges. All they had to do was lift the cover, grab what was needed, and replace the cover. Another example of poor planning on Scott’s part were the canisters of paraffin fuel that was used on both expeditions. The canisters were susceptible to leaking, so Amundsen solved the problem by soldering his canisters whereas Scott insisted on keeping the regular leather washers.

She floated again and ceased to lurch drunkenly as though dazed by the attack of the sea. ” E. 6), but landing proved to be an arduous affair due in part to reefs that stretched all along the coast and cliffs descended steeply into the sea. After two days’ searching, they finally found a small cove at King Haakon Bay. The fact they had arrived in one piece was thanks in no small part to Shackleton’s leadership and also to the remarkable navigational skills of New Zealander Frank Worsley, whose navigation of the James Caird has long since acquired legendary status among mariners.

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