The Interport Field Gun Competition - Royal Navy
The Royal Navy's field gun competition is a contest between teams from various Royal Navy commands, in which teams of sailors compete to transport a field gun and its equipment over and through a series of obstacles in the shortest time. The "Inter-Port" or "Command" Competition was contested by teams from the Royal Navy annually, and was a popular item at the Royal Tournament until finishing in 1999. Date: circa 1930s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
NFS London Region control room and officers, WW2
With the Fire Service nationalised in 1941 the London Fire Brigade was combined with its surrounding Fire Brigades to form the London Region of the NFS. It covered an area similar to Greater London today. The region was divided into five districts, with Lambeth as Regional Headquarters, although each district also had its own headquarters. The NFS returned to local authority control in 1948.
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library
The Great Ice Barrier, Antarctica, 1911
Photograph showing a member of the Amundsen Antarctic Expedition of 1910-12 standing on top of the Great Ice Barrier, c.1911. Three men, under the command of Lt. Prestrud, were sent to explore the King Edward VII Land and the Bay of Whales. This photograph shows one of these men standing at the edge of the Great Ice Barrier, looking down at King Edward VII Land.
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