Military - Royal Navy Last Rum Rations - HMS Belfast, Portsmouth
On HMS Belfast, last of the big gun cruisers and now an accommodation ship in reserve in Portsmouth Harbour, the last rum issue was poured into this year's Christmas Pudding mixture and here Commander W. B. Smith of HMS Bellerophon, performed the stirring ceremony as the rum was poured by Junior Steward Steven John Lewis, 16 of Harlow. Five year old Kevin, son of Supply Officer B. Smith of Drayton, put in the sixpence.
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Artem Mikoyan, Soviet aircraft designer
Artem Ivanovich Mikoyan (1905-1970), Soviet aircraft designer. Mikoyan, of Armenian descent, was a member of the USSR Academy of Sciences. He was also Colonel General of the Soviet Engineering and Technical Service. He is most famous for his work on the MiG aircraft designs. This started in 1939 when he co-founded a design bureau with another Soviet aircraft designer, Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich. Mikoyan continued to produce MiG fighter aircraft designs throughout the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. His honours include two awards of Hero of Socialist Labour. Photographed in Russia, in 1965.
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circa 1850: 'My child-wife' from 'Charles Dickens' by Thomas Archer. The 'author' sits at his desk amid a clutter of books and watches a young girl with her King Charles spaniel. The girl is David Copperfield's first wife Dora, with her spaniel Jip. Original Artist - Fred Barnard (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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