The Nelson Quiz

The Nelson Quiz

by BigJules

This day two hundred and eleven years ago Lord Horatio Nelson died at the Battle of Trafalgar. By request, I’m posting a Nelson quiz I devised a few years ago. Test your knowledge of Nelson lore with these twenty questions. (Answers at the end of the blog.)

And there’s a copy of Victory, up for grabs. Just email me with the name of the the plucky little vessel that brought the news of the battle back to England. Please put ‘Victory’ in the subject line and don’t forget to include your full postal address.

Deadline: October 31

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Scorpion jet successfully completes first weapons capability exercise




WICHITA, Kan. (Oct. 19, 2016) – Textron AirLand, LLC, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced that the Scorpion jet has successfully completed its first weapons exercise at White Sands Missile Range, while operating from Holloman Air Force Base (HAFB) in New Mexico. This exercise effectively demonstrated the Scorpion’s close air support mission capability through the successful deployment of three widely used weapon systems.

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General Dynamics Awarded Contracts Totaling $170 Million for Hydra-70 Rocket Program


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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was recently awarded two contract modifications by the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Redstone Arsenal, Ala., for production of the 2.75″/70mm Hydra-70 air-to-ground rocket system for U.S. military services and Foreign Military Sales customers. The option exercised is part of a supplies contract originally awarded to General Dynamics in 2014.

General Dynamics has been in continuous production of the Hydra-70 rockets since 1996.