Ducal hat of Styria

The ducal hat of the Duchy of Styria is a jagged crown made out of silver-gilt. Believed to have been produced in the 15th century, it was refashioned with pearls and enameled in 1766, it was kept in Vienna until 1790. In the 19th century, it was refitted again; the ducal hat is about 20.5 cm high, has a diameter of 20 cm. It is kept today at the Landesmuseum Joanneum in Graz, Austria; the ducal hat is featured on top of the coat of arms of the federal state of Styria. Feierliche Übertragung des steierm. Herzoghutes, Gr. Ztg. 11. Und 15. Juni 1750, Anh. Krauß, Ferd. Der steir. Herzogshut, Tagespost 1894, Nr. 346, p. 8. Joanneum-Festschrift 1911, p. 317. Bildführer des Kunstgew. Museums 1958. Smola, G. Sacrale und prof. Goldschmiedekunst aus der Steiermark. Alte und Mod. Kunst Nr. 49/1961, p. 6 and 11. Austrian Crown Jewels Austrian Imperial Crown Archducal hat KULT. DOKU | Styrian Ducal Hat

Olimpiada Bodiu

Olimpiada Bodiu was a Bessarabian activist in the former Moldovan SSR. Olimpiada Bodiu was born in Mândreşti. Between 1945-1950, she was a member of an anti-Soviet groups in Bessarabia, led by her husband Filimon Bodiu. On 16 November 1950, during a fight with the authorities, Bodiu was taken as prisoner, her husband and children were killed in fighting on 16 November 1950. She spent 15 years in the Dubrova concentration camp. Ţurcanu, Rezistenţa anticomunistă din Basarabia. Grupul Filimon Bodiu, 1946-1950, AT, nr. 2/1995. Elena Postică, Rezistenţa antisovietică în Basarabia, 1944-1950, Chişinău, Ed. Ştiinţa, 1997. I.Ţurcanu, E. Postică, V. Boldişor, Lupta antisovietică şi anticomunistă a grupării lui Filimon Bodiu, Literatura şi Arta, 1995, 6 iulie. Pasat, Trudnâe straniţî istorii Moldovî. 1940-1950, Moscova, Ed. Terra, 1994, p. 356 Articol despre mişcarea ilegalistă din Basarabia. Ion Ţurcanu, Foametea şi deportările din Basarabia Memoria Deportărilor's photostream

HMCS Queen Charlotte

HMCS Queen Charlotte is a Canadian Forces Naval Reserve Division located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Dubbed a stone frigate, HMCS Queen Charlotte is a land-based naval training establishment crewed by part-time sailors and serves as a local recruitment centre for the Royal Canadian Navy, it is one of 24 naval reserve divisions located in major cities across Canada. The current day naval reserve unit is named after HMS Queen Charlotte, a ship-rigged sloop constructed for the Upper Canada Provincial Marine in 1810 at Amherstburg, Ontario for service on Lake Erie. Established as the Charlottetown Half-Company of the Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve, by September 1923 the required minimum of 30 volunteers had been enrolled and Lieutenant George Buntain became the first Commanding Officer of Queen Charlotte. In the beginning, the unit occupied meagre accommodations housed alongside local militia units. However, as recruiting and training needs increased, a new location was approved and Queen Charlotte moved to the Navy League building located on Haviland Street in Charlottetown.

The unit moved once again to the Simms Building on the corner of Kent and Hillsborough Streets in Charlottetown in 1936 and on November 1, 1941 the unit was commissioned as a division. During the Second World War, Queen Charlotte not only served as training location for local recruits and was responsible for housing and training recruits from other naval divisions across the country. After the Second World War, Queen Charlotte became a demobilization centre. With the reorganization of the navy into the newly formed RCN, Queen Charlotte was reverted back to her original status as a reserve division. A new building was constructed for the division in 1959 but five years on December 15, 1964, Queen Charlotte was paid off and the facilities were turned over to the Canadian Militia. In the early 1990s, the Department of National Defence looked to revitalize the Canadian Navy and in 1993 the Minister of National Defence announced plans to re-establish HMCS Queen Charlotte as a Canadian Forces Naval Reserve Division.

The unit began training in June of 1994 and was re-commissioned on September 17, 1994. Housed at rented facility in the West Royalty Industrial Park, two years in September 1996, the ground breaking ceremony took place for a permanent facility and one year Queen Charlotte shifted ship on September 23, 1997. Today, Queen Charlotte trains sailors and teams for Canadian Armed Forces domestic and international operations, while at the same time supporting the Navy's efforts in connecting with Canadians through the maintenance of a broad national presence. Reservists employed at Queen Charlotte are individuals who are otherwise engaged in full-time civilian careers while pursuing a part-time military career as an officer or non-commissioned member, they work for the Navy in the evenings, on weekends and during the summer period. Most serve with no obligation to participate in any mission overseas. However, many full-time employment opportunities and deployments are available to those Reservists who volunteer for them