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RAF Bramcote

RAF Bramcote is a Royal Air Force station located 4 miles south-east of Nuneaton, England during the Second World War. It became HMS Gamecock and Gamecock Barracks; the airfield was built by John Son in the late 1930s. The first unit to use the airfield was No. 215 Squadron RAF who joined on 10 September 1939 with the Vickers Wellington and the Avro Anson before leaving on 8 April 1940. The next unit to use the station was No. 18 Operational Training Unit flying the Vickers Wellington which arrived from RAF Hucknall during June 1940. The unit used RAF Bitteswell and RAF Nuneaton as satellites between February 1942 and February 1943; however soon after this the OTU moved to RAF Finningley during March 1943. During the Battle of Britain No. 300 Polish Bomber Squadron was formed at the airfield on 1 July 1940 with the Fairey Battle I before moving to RAF Swinderby on 22 August 1940 accompanied by No. 301 Polish Bomber Squadron which formed 21 days and left for Swinderby 6 days on the 28th. These squadrons were replaced by No. 304 Polish Bomber Squadron and No. 305 Polish Bomber Squadron which formed at the airfield during August 1940 flying Battle I's and switched to Vickers Wellington IC's during November 1940 before moving to RAF Syerston on 2 December 1940.

No. 151 Squadron RAF moved in on 28 November 1940 with the Hawker Hurricane with a detachment going to RAF Wittering. On 22 December 1940 the unit moved to Wittering to equip with the Boulton Paul Defiant I. Sometime in 1941 No.1513 BAT Flight arrived using Airspeed Oxfords but after five years the unit moved out. During April 1943 No. 105 Operational Training Unit formed at the airfield flying Vickers Wellingtons these were supplemented with Douglas Dakotas in March 1945. Between November 1944 and July 1945 Bitteswell was used as a satellite providing some relief for the busy station before the unit was renamed 1381 Conversion Unit in August 1945 and moved out to RAF Desborough; the gap was somewhat filled by 1510 BAT Flight using the Oxford who arrived during July 1946. However, after four months the flight moved out. With the airfield being transferred to the Royal Navy being renamed HMS Gamecock. RNAS Bramcote was given the ships name HMS Gamecock following RN normal practice and it was used by flying units of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve between August 1947 and October 1957.

The first unit to be based was 1833 Squadron equipped with Supermarine Seafire fighters. The Seafire F15 and F.17 were used, but from June 1952, the unit became the only RNVR squadron to be equipped with the Seafire FR.47, fitted with contra-rotating propellers. These were replaced by the Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 in February 1954. The jet-powered Supermarine Attacker was received in October 1955, because these required better runway facilities, the squadron moved to nearby RAF Honiley; the Midland Air Division was formed on 1 July 1953 to control Bramcote-based squadrons. 1844 Squadron formed at Bramcote on 15 February 1954, being equipped with Fairey Firefly AS.6 anti-submarine aircraft. Grumman Avenger AS.5 aircraft replaced the Fireflies in March 1956. Both squadrons ceased to exist on 10 March 1957 when all of the United Kingdom's reserve flying units were disbanded as an economy measure. In 1959 the airfield was transferred to the British Army as Gamecock Barracks. No. 151 Squadron RAF Hawker Hurricane I Boulton Paul Defiant.

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My Magic

My Magic is a 2008 Singaporean Tamil language drama film directed by Eric Khoo and produced by Zhao Wei Films in association with Infinite Frameworks. My Magic was the first Singapore film to be nominated for the Palme D'Or, the top award for film at the Cannes Film Festival, it has been selected as Singapore's official entry for the Oscars in 2009. It was released in Singapore cinemas on 25 September 2008. A single father takes a job as a magician to provide for his son, only to be pressured into dangerous acts. Bosco Francis Jathisweran as Rajr Grace Kalaiselvi Jason Lim Seet Keng-yew Derek Elley of Variety wrote that it "walks a thin line... between sympathy with and exploitation of its main character's woes". Maggie Lee of The Hollywood Reporter called it a "one trick pony" that engages in schadenfreude and sentimentality instead of living up to the premise's possibilities as a heartbreaking father-son story. Bosco Francis was named best actor at the Asian Festival of First Films. Official website My Magic on IMDb My Magic at Rotten Tomatoes


Unclogged is a live album by the American rock band X, released in 1995 by Infidelity Records. Recorded in 1994 at the Noe Valley Ministries Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, California over two nights of performances, it presented acoustic arrangements of past X material, along with two new songs: "Lying in the Road" and "The Stage." The album's title was a play on the title of the MTV Unplugged television show and album series, which featured bands playing acoustic arrangements of their most popular songs. "White Girl" – 4:02 "Because I Do" – 3:05 "Lying in the Road" – 3:34 "Unheard Music" – 3:39 "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts" – 4:50 "Burning House of Love" – 3:51 "The Stage" – 4:17 "See How We Are" – 4:49 "True Love" – 2:23 "The Have Nots" – 4:21 "The World's a Mess, It's in My Kiss" – 4:43 "I See Red" – 3:31 "What's Wrong w/ Me" – 4:11 Exene Cervenka - vocals, guitar John Doe - vocals, bass Tony Gilkyson - guitar, vocals D. J. Bonebrake - percussion, vibraphone Album Review at Sputnik Music

Shigeyuki Kihara

Yuki Kihara is a contemporary visual and performance artist and the first New Zealander to hold a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Titled [Shigeyuki Kihara: Living Photographs, the exhibition opened from 7 October 2008 to 1 February 2009. Kihara's self-portrait photographs in the exhibitions included nudes in poses that portrayed colonial images of Polynesian people as sexual objects. Much of Kihara's work challenges cultural stereotypes and dominant norms of sexuality and gender found across the globe. Kihara is a fa'afafine, the third gender of Samoa. Born in Samoa, Kihara's mother is their father Japanese. Kihara immigrated to New Zealand at the age of fifteen to further their studies, they trained in fashion design at Wellington Polytech. In 1995, while still a student, Kihara's Graffiti Dress – Bombacific was purchased by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Kihara's exhibition Teuanoa'i: Adorn to Excess was composed of twenty six t-shirts that took large corporations' logos and " to subvert the system of power, which governs the lives of Indigenous peoples today.

The work reflect the pride and frustration amongst Pacific island youth living in an urban environment, what I was when I first started making them back in 1996." Kihara has exhibited their work extensively in New Zealand and internationally with solo exhibitions including: Fa'a fafine: In a manner of a woman, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, 2005. They collaborated with Banaban scholar and artist Katerina Teaiwa on Project Banaba, at Carriageworks, NSW, November–December 2017. Kihara's work can be found in the public collections of. Kihara's solo performance entitled Taualuga. Shigeyuki Kihara was the recipient of the Creative New Zealand Emerging Pacific Artist Award at the 2003 Arts Pasifika Awards. In 2007, they were the first artist-in-residence at The Physics Rooms Art Residency in Christchurch. In 2012 they were awarded the Wallace Art Awards Paramount Award. Clifford, Yuki Kihara: A Study of a Samoan Savage, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, 2016 ISBN 9780473349684APT8: The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, 2015 ISBN 9781921503771 Brownson, Home AKL, Auckland Art Gallery, 2012 ISBN 9780864632906 Yuki Kihara: Official Website

Air Création

Air Création is a French manufacturer of ultralight and light-sport aircraft. The company has since produced more than 5,500 aircraft. Current product portfolio includes the GTE Trek; the single-seat FAR 103 compliant Racer was produced for 25 years, from 1985 to 2010. The company is located at Lanas Airport in France. Air Creation Racer Air Creation GT Air Creation Clipper Air Creation Tanarg Air Creation Trek Air Creation Twin Air Creation Pixel Air Creation Skypper Media related to Air Création at Wikimedia Commons Air Création Home Page