Pozzi and Racchelli Keeping Their Top Positions, Quinton Third In Kiel

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Andrea Pozzi’s Bombarda ITA841 and Miles Quinton’s Gill Race Team at Kiel Week 2016 – Fotografie C.B. / © www.segel-bilder.de

June 25, 2016 – Kiel, Germany – Third day of the 2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series third event at Kiel Week gave additional three races to the series today. The conditions in Kiel have not been easy for the sailors as yesterday only one race was possible to execute. Two teams have been keeping their positions since the beginning of the event – Andrea Pozzi’s Bombarda ITA841 and Andrea Racchelli’s Altea ITA735, both from Italy. Miles Quinton’s Gill Race Team GBR694 from Great Britain made it to the third position after seven races sailed with one discard coming into effect today.

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2016 Newport Bermuda Race Day 8

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Dateline Newport RI: June 24, 2016— An international group of sailors and guests at the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race prize-giving will celebrate the final moments of a spectacular week after starting the 50th Thrash to the Onion Patch Friday, June 17 in Newport, RI. Of the 185 boats officially registered to race, 133 boats set out expecting be sorely tested by difficult conditions in the 635-mile Gulf stream crossing. Forecasters were wrong. 122 finished with just ten dropouts coming from equipment failures or just drifting conditions. The race actually turned out to be one of finest with a full moon and normal offshore sailing conditions.

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First World War London Battle Bus on tour for Somme Centenary in France

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· Battle Bus tour to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme

· Tour to coincide with the Commonwealth War Graves memorial event in Thiepval, France on 1 July 2016

· London 1914 bus to travel along the front line of the Battle of the Somme

· Red London buses commandeered for the war effort in 1914 were painted khaki and their windows boarded over

· The Battle Bus is one of the only two operational 1914 B-type buses in the world.

 

London Transport Museum’s 102 year old khaki green Battle Bus No. B2737 will be crossing the channel to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in France with a team of historical experts and curators from London Transport Museum on Monday 27 June 2016.

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New Commander for Canadian Forces Intelligence Command

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June 24, 2016 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Rear-Admiral Scott Bishop assumed the role of Commander Canadian Forces Intelligence Command (CFINTCOM) and Chief of Defence Intelligence today from Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk. The change of command ceremony was held at the Cartier Square Drill Hall and was presided over by General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff.

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Royal Canadian Air Force concludes Exercise MAPLE FLAG

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June 24, 2016 – Cold Lake, Alberta – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

 

After 1,945 hours flown over the course of 1,137 sorties, 1,300 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel along with 400 members from partner nations concluded Exercise MAPLE FLAG, the largest and most complex international training event of the year led by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The exercise was successful in accomplishing the goal of preparing Canadian and international aircrew, maintenance, and support personnel for the rigours of operations in the modern aerial battlespace.

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The Ceremonial Guard Mounts the First Guard of the 2016 Season

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June 24, 2016 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Ceremonial Guard will perform the first Changing of the Guard for the 2016 season on Parliament Hill on Sunday at 10 a.m. and will begin posting sentries at the Residence of the Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada. The ceremony is Ottawa’s most recognized military tradition, and is a summer attraction which has welcomed thousands of visitors to Parliament Hill for 57 years. In addition to the Changing of the Guard ceremony, members perform sentry duties at Rideau Hall every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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NOW WE MUST ENSURE THEY GIVE US OUR INDEPENDENCE

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Yesterday, June 23rd the British people made a historic decision to Leave the European Union. We, as a nation, have decided to re-assert our independencein the world to re-claim our democracy and once again take control of our own destiny. The Great British Public have delivered a positive message for Britain’s future. It is now up to us to ensure the Government, and our new Prime Minister – following David Cameron signalling his resignation today – behave responsibility and follow through on the referendum result and make sure Britain leaves the European Union as soon as possible.

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