Alexandre Exquemelin

Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin was a French, Dutch or Flemish writer best known as the author of one of the most important sourcebooks of 17th-century piracy, first published in Dutch as De Americaensche Zee-Roovers, in Amsterdam, by Jan ten Hoorn, in 1678. Born about 1645, it is that Exquemelin was a native of Honfleur, who on his return from buccaneering settled in Holland because he was a Huguenot. In 1666 he was engaged by the French West India Company and went to Tortuga, where he worked as an indentured servant for three years. There he enlisted with the buccaneers, in particular with the band of Henry Morgan, whose confidante he was as a barber-surgeon, remained with them until 1674. Shortly afterwards he returned to Europe and settled in Amsterdam where he qualified professionally as a surgeon, his name appearing on the 1679 register of the Dutch Surgeons' Guild. However, he was once again in the Caribbean as his name appears on the muster-roll as a surgeon in the attack on Cartagena in 1697.

The bibliographic legacy of Exquemelin's History of the Buccaneers of America is complex. It was first published in Dutch translated into German and English; the German translation is a faithful translation of the original Dutch. The Spanish translation adds new material quite and without acknowledgment, mistranslates the Dutch while the English translation appears to be as much a translation of the Spanish edition, including most of its deviations from the Dutch original; the French translation of 1686 is a new work with many additions, including new pirate biographies and complete rearrangements in some sections incorporating new material of unknown source. Subsequent editions and translations added whole biographies. For a comparison of the 1678 Dutch edition and the 1686 French translation, see the 1974 translation and interpretation by the Danish author and historian Erik Kjærsgaard. For a contemporary reprinting, see Esquemeling, Alexander O; the Buccaneers of America. A true account of the most remarkable assaults committed of late years upon the coasts of West Indies by the Buccaneers of Jamaica and Tortuga, containing Basil Ringrose’s account of the dangerous voyage and bold assaults of Captain Bartholomew Sharp and others.

Peter Benchley, in his book The Island, referred to Exquemelin at length, having used his work in his research. Works by Alexandre Exquemelin at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin at Internet Archive Works by Alexandre Exquemelin at LibriVox De Americaensche Zee-Roovers. From the Library of Congress. De Americaensche Zee-Roovers Full text of the 1678 Dutch edition, from Gallica. Die americanische see-räuber Full text of the 1679 German translation from the Library of Congress. Piratas de America Full text of the 1681 Spanish translation, from the Library of Congress. Histoire des avanturiers qui se sont signalez dans les Indes Full text of French translation of 1686, from Google Books. "Schimmelin, Alexander Oliver". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. 1900. Life of Alexandre Exquemelin with links to further information, personal blog Spanish Version EPUB

CFB London

Canadian Forces Base London is a former Canadian Forces Base, located in London, Canada. It was closed during defence budget cutbacks in the 1990s. Local Primary Reserve units were supported by Area Support Unit London, located in some of the remaining base buildings, but they are now supported by ASU Toronto. Much of this support is delivered by a Technical Services Platoon; as the site of the first purpose-built infantry training school erected by the federal government and an early symbol of the establishment of a permanent military force in Canada, Wolseley Hall was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1963. The Wolseley Barracks was established in the 1880s on the outskirts of London when the city traded the John Carling farm property on "Carling Heights" for the downtown Victoria Park, owned and occupied by the military up to that time. Wolseley Barracks became the home of "D" Company of the Infantry School Corps with the completion of Wolseley Hall in 1888; the Infantry School Corps became The Royal Canadian Regiment.

Wolseley Hall was the first structure purposely built by the Canadian Government for a unit of the new Permanent Force. It was the headquarters of Number-1 District Depot in 1939. Servicemen with the prefix "A" in front of their Second World War service numbers were processed here. Wolseley Barracks was named for Field Marshal Viscount Wolseley and was used for training regular and reserve units of the Canadian Army since its establishment. Various buildings were constructed on the property although many have since been demolished as the site reverts to civilian use; the two oldest structures on base are the Royal School Building. The newest building on the property where the remaining logistics services of ASU London are consolidated, is the Captain Neil Logistics Facility. Wolseley Barracks was renamed Canadian Forces Base London on April 1, 1966, in advance of the unification of all military services that would form the Canadian Forces. Part of Material Command, CFB London supported the 27 Ordnance Depot and the First Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment.

On November 1, 1968, CFB London transferred to Mobile Command. In 1971, the Highbury Complex, located on Highbury Avenue, became CFB London's maintenance and supply facility; the Highbury Complex was built during the Second World War as a military vehicle assembly plant and it was used for DND vehicle maintenance and supply activities after the war. In 1992 the base was downsized from a Canadian Forces Base to a detachment of CFB Toronto. 1RCR moved that year to CFB Petawawa. On 1 April 1996 Detachment London closed. Garrison Support Unit London was subsequently established at Wolseley Barracks to provide the local Reserve and remaining Regular Force units with administrative and logistical support as an element of Land Force Central Area. GSU London was renamed Area Support Unit London in 1998. In addition to its 4th Battalion at ASU London, The Royal Canadian Regiment continues to maintain the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum at Wolseley Barracks, in the historic Wolseley Hall. A new ASU complex was built at Wolseley Barracks in 2006, replacing the Highbury Complex and some buildings on site.

The south half of the Wolseley Barracks and associated properties were sold off and redeveloped for housing. The former base gym is now the Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre; the buildings at the Highbury Complex were demolished in 2012. In April 2012, the Department of National Defence announced that ASU London would be closed in the near future and their services transferred to ASU Toronto; as of July 2015 the closure and demolition plans are on indefinite hold. CFB London contains a recognized and a classified Federal Heritage building on the Register of the Government of Canada Heritage Buildings. Block A Classified - 1989.

The Olympus Academy Trust

The Olympus Academy Trust was set up in 2012. Situated within the districts of Bradley Stoke, Filton and surrounding areas the Trust comprises nine South Gloucestershire schools; the Trust is responsible and accountable for the education of in excess of 6400+ students between the ages of 4 and 19 and for the employment and support of over 800+ staff. The Trust is a charitable company run on a non-profit basis. In January 2013 the trust commenced sponsorship of Abbeywood Community School, a local secondary school placed in Special Measures; the school was subsequently judged to be'GOOD' in all areas in a 2015 Ofsted inspection, judged to have no change to their previous'GOOD' rating in 2018. In January 2015 Meadowbrook and Charborough Road primaries joined the Trust, followed by Callicroft, Filton Hill, Stoke Lodge primary schools in September 2016. Bradley Stoke secondary became an all-through school with its own primary phase in September 2015. Jan 2012 - Bradley Stoke Community School Jan 2013 - Abbeywood Community School Jan 2015 - Meadowbrook and Charborough Road Primary Schools Sep 2016 - Stoke Lodge, Filton Hill and Callicroft Primary Schools Sep 2017 - Patchway Community School Feb 2018 - Winterbourne Academy The name Olympus originates from the Olympus Concorde engine.

This is significant because it was produced locally. The Trust is governed by a Board of Directors; the Board is responsible for holding CEO Dave Baker to account. The Board is made up of 13 people – a mixture of parents, community members and experts who are appointed based on their skills and knowledge, they work on a voluntary basis. Dave Baker - Chief Executive Officer Richard Sloan - Chair of the Board of Trustees Diane Ault - Winterbourne International Academy Governor Mike Fry - Chair of Governors, Filton Hill Primary School Phil Haslett - Bradley Stoke Community School, Chair of Governors Isabel Marsden - Chair of Governors, Abbeywood Community School Paul Davies- Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee Paul Roberts - Governor, Stoke Lodge Primary School. Chair of Remuneration and Nominations Committee Sarah Williams - Chair of the Education Strategy and Standards Committee, Chair of Governors at Charborough Road Primary School Bob Smyth - Independent Trustee Katie Stobbart - Clerk to the Board of Trustees and Governance Coordinator Tim Williams - Governor, Bradley Stoke Community School The Olympus Academy Trust is a partnership of schools comprising nine South Gloucestershire schools.

All-through Schools: Bradley Stoke Community SchoolPrimary Schools: Charborough Road Callicroft Filton Hill Meadowbrook Stoke LodgeSecondary Schools: Abbeywood Community School Patchway Community School Winterbourne Academy Dave Baker, Chief Executive Officer/Headteacher David Howe, Abbeywood Community School Steve Moir, Bradley Stoke Community School Karen Cornick, Patchway Community School Jason Beardmore, Winterbourne International Academy Richard Clark, Callicroft Primary Academy Nicola Bailey, Charborough Road Primary Kirsten Lemming, Filton Hill Primary Sharon Bishop, Meadowbrook Primary Nicki Antwis, Stoke Lodge Primary Executive Leadership: Dave Baker - Chief Executive Officer Claire Banks - Executive HeadteacherBusiness and Premises: Julia Anwar - Head of Business Operations Simon Hyett - Operations Manager School Improvement Practitioners: Erica Wolstenholme - SENCo Andy Davies - Lead Practitioner: Maths Natasha Finch - Lead Practitioner: English Asima Qureshi - Lead Practitioner: ScienceIT Support: Sam Hill - IT Senior Technician Mike Jeanes - Network Operations Manager Joe Johnson - OAT IT Support Technician Mark Rudman - OAT eLearning Coordinator Steve Tell - OAT ICT Technical Director Sarah Barker - Data and Assessment LeadSafeguarding: Susie Beresford-Wylie - Safeguarding LeadHealth and Safety: Peter Stafford - Health & Safety LeadAdmissions and Marketing: Lisa Stevens - Admissions Coordinator Katie Stobbart - Marketing LeadTeacher Training: Jenny Sutton Kirby - Co-ordinator for Initial Teaching Training