In Wiltshire's Skies throws a wide net over the locations, events and many colourful personalities which have shaped the county's aeronautical heritage.
Author: Colin Cruddas
Publisher: History Press
In 1911, Larkhill, near Durrington Down on Salisbury Plain, became Britain's first military airfield. Along with similar flying training bases constructed at nearby Upavon and Netheravon, it was to occupy a cornerstone position in Wiltshire's early aviation history. It was these establishments, in addition to those at Gosport, Eastchurch, Farnborough and Montrose, that formed the only Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service aerodromes in the British Isles when war was declared in August 1914. During a century of powered flight (1903-2003), some forty airfields and landing grounds have provided a useful, indeed significant, service within the county boundaries. Several are still in operation today and one need look no further than Boscombe Down to find a site which, though first occupied in 1917, is currently home to a testing establishment (QinetiQ) which serves at the forefront of the aerospace industry. In Wiltshire's Skies throws a wide net over the locations, events and many colourful personalities which have shaped the county's aeronautical heritage. It now joins the author's previously published volumes on neighbouring counties, Dorset and Hampshire, to complete a personal trilogy in the History Press Images of Aviation series.
ALL AFTERNOON, THICK GREY CLOUDS had loomed over Wiltshire
threatening to burst. As we made our way to Tanner's car, the sky finally made
good on the threat, unleashing the most torrential downpour I have ever seen. As
the ice-cold ...
Author: Lucie V. Ande
Publisher: Hunting Hills Publishing
Winning her class's full ride scholarship to Wiltshire University was supposed to be a game changer for Cali. After all, Wiltshire is the college to get into; made even more so by being the only college that no one has been able to buy, er donate, their way into. A degree from Wiltshire guarantees the recipient open doors to virtually anything, so Cali was beyond stoked when her admission letter arrived; you know, after a call to the registrar to make sure she wasn't part of a Punked reboot, and even if attending Wiltshire meant leaving behind her two best friends, Sawyer and Zane, whom she had all but been attached to at the hip since pre-pre-K. That was before Cali's only friends were the ladies who swiped her ID card in the dining hall, if you could call conversations that consisted of "Next." "Hi! Me. Sorry, I had my ID just a second ago. Really hot out there today huh? Ok, well, thanks. Have a nice day!" friendships. Before Cali was lying to and avoiding her oldest friends. Before Cali some how managed to get herself evicted from her dorm. Before someone started leaving her taunting voicemails on her ancient land line and creepy 80's doll trading cards stashed around her room. Before she ran into Tanner in the isolated underground tunnel of Wiltshire's historic bell tower during a messed up scavenger hunt on a night that would change everything. Outcast is the first book in the new Wiltshire University series; a New Adult/Young Adult slow burn reverse harem. 585 pages
was engaged with the surveys of Wiltshire and Surrey, the product of which was
the "Essay towards the Description of the North Division of Wiltshire," an
antiquarian study followed by the "Perambulation of Surrey" (1673). On Plot's
Author: Vladimir Jankovic
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
From the time of Aristotle until the late eighteenth century, meteorology meant the study of "meteors"—spectacular objects in the skies beneath the moon, which included everything from shooting stars to hailstorms. In Reading the Skies, Vladimir Jankovic traces the history of this meteorological tradition in Enlightenment Britain, examining its scientific and cultural significance. Jankovic interweaves classical traditions, folk/popular beliefs and practices, and the increasingly quantitative approaches of urban university men to understanding the wonders of the skies. He places special emphasis on the role that detailed meteorological observations played in natural history and chorography, or local geography; in religious and political debates; and in agriculture. Drawing on a number of archival sources, including correspondence and weather diaries, as well as contemporary pamphlets, tracts, and other printed sources reporting prodigious phenomena in the skies, this book will interest historians of science, Britain, and the environment.
It is , as one might suppose , of all plains in southern England the loneliest , the
most monotonous in its unchanging aspect , the most desolate and empty ; yet its
emptiness is filled by Stonehenge , its monotony is subject to the sky ; but its ...
Author: United States. Federal Communications CommissionPublish On: 2000
133 satellite to be launched in 2001.132 Specifically , New Skies requests that
we waive the requirement imposed in the ... Wiltshire , Counsel for New Skies
Satellites , N.V. to Secretary , FCC , dated January 22 , 2001 ( Wiltshire January
Author: United States. Federal Communications Commission
We MOVE UP the sky , and , as we MOVE , dawn rises , darkness drains
suddenly away from the cloudless sky , and the cries of birds begin to be heard ,
as from ... The Captain hands a pair of glasses to Wiltshire , who puts them to his
Author: Ronald Frederick DelderfieldPublish On: 1964
I don't say that Wiltshire eccentrics don't exist - the most amusing raconteur I met
during six years in the R.A.F. was a Wiltshire comedian who told delightful but
unprintable Wiltshire stories in his native vernacular – but his kind were either on
Author: Ronald Frederick Delderfield
Comments on modern English life and the national character, as observed during travels from Northumberland to Cornwall.
... Bringt das schönste Tages blau . ” “ Morgenroth Abendkoth . " « Rosso di sera
Bon tempo se spera ; Bianco di matina , Bon temps se incamina . " And this :“
Mackerel sky , mackerel sky , Never 44 On Wiltshire Weather Proverbs and
Includes proceedings of the annual general meetings of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society.
SA (Simon) - Wiltshire Hopkins, JD (John) - Essex Horton, AJ (Tony) - W.
Midlands Hutchinson, AD (Andrew) - Cheshire Hutchinson. SM (Mark) -
Nottinghamshire Ihringova, A (Sasa) - Shropshire Jerden. GJN (Gary) - Essex
Joyce, R (Ross) ...
Author: Glenda Rollin
Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited
Category: Sports & Recreation
The 38th edition of this annual yearbook brings readers unrivalled coverage of the Champions League and UEFA Cup as well as qualifying-round statistics on the road to Euro 2008. A new feature this year lists English League champions in detail from 1888 to 2007. Also includes the compulsory season-by-season players’ directory with an invaluable A–Z of all entries; match facts and figures for English and Scottish league matches; and English, Scottish, and international fixtures for the 2007-08 season.
Piloted by Flying Officer Stroud , with ACI S. Wiltshire as gunner , the aircraft was
engaged in some low - level bombing and strafing of rebel tribesmen during the
notorious ' Red Shirts ' uprising , when , at approximately 600 feet altitude ...
Before the sunlight was obscured , the sky was so black , and the air apparently
so dense , that the trees , & c . stood out in extraordinary relief — as he had often
noticed before , ( though not to the same extent ) . He knew what was coming ...
We are not , after this , surprised to learn that Maui was at a subsequent period
killed by Hine - nui - te - po , “ the goddess of night , " who dwells in the far - west ,
where the horizon meets the sky ; nor that she became thenceforth “ the goddess
Sky lark ” ( Alauda arvensis ) . Intimately associated in the minds of all with blue sky , bright sunshine , open down , and aerial music , is the very name of this
favorite songster : all its motions VOL . VII.-NO. XIX . G betoken such excessive ...
N.W. ' I once knew a young gentleman in the Guards who was very ordinary -
looking - what is called in Wiltshire ... When the sky shows streaks of windy -
looking cloud , and the weather seems doubtful , it is said to “ look skeowy , ' -
Tha good man then meaks vast tha geat , An on its bars a takes a zeat , An wie a
innerd joy pervound , Smilin , looks out on ael around ; He zees tha curlin smoke
arise Vrim his cottage chimley ta tha skies , Wur busy wife we cheervul zmile Da ...
STRUCTURE IN THE COSMOS Mapping projects such as the Sloan Digital Sky
Survey reveal that matter is distributed ... Wiltshire's key realisation was that in
addition to these volume corrections , the lumpiness of matter also requires ...
During WWII the air forces and pilots of the countries allied to Germany played a greater role than historians concede. In this volume, the author has gathered an enormous amount of information on the air forces of eight countries and the various foreign airmen (including Russian) who fought with the Luftwaffe. Their operations, mostly carried out in conditions of numerical inferiority, their successes and failures, as well as the motivation of these aircrew and their often tragic fate are fully incorporated into this comprehensive account.
1529 , created Earl of Wiltshire and Ormond ; as also , the 24th of January
following , constituted Lord Privy Seal . All which honors , ' says Morant frankly
enough , ' were conferred upon him , out of the great regard K. Henry VIII had for
It was therefore decided that( 1 ) “ A ” Company , and Wiltshires , should at once
make their way across the open to Maltz ... and , standing on rather high ground ,
as it did , it could be seen from the bricqueterie silhouetted against the sky line .