click links in text for more info
SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

RAF Digby

Royal Air Force Digby otherwise known as RAF Digby is Royal Air Force station located near Scopwick and 11.6 mi south east of Lincoln, in Lincolnshire, England. The station is home to the tri-service Joint Service Signals Organisation, part of Joint Forces Intelligence Group of Joint Forces Command. Other units include No. 54 Signals Unit and No. 591 Signals Unit. An RAF training and fighter airfield it is the site of one of the country's older Royal Air Force stations, predated only by RAF Northolt, the oldest and predates the Royal Air Force by three years having opened in 1915. Flying at Digby ceased in 1953. There are dated photographs that show that the airfield was in use for flying training by Royal Naval pilots in the summer of 1917, although no documents supporting this have been found; the photographs show contemporary hangars and aircraft in place around grassed runways and uniformed Royal Naval trainee pilots from the HMS Daedalus facility at Cranwell receiving instruction. What is on record is the minutes of a conference held at the Scopwick airfield in November 1917 that confirmed its suitability for conversion to a training depot station in its own right.

On 12 January 1918 the War Office issued the authority notice for the site to be formally taken over under the Defence of the Realm Regulations. Early accommodation for personnel was under canvas and the first pilots arrived on 28 March 1918, commanded by Major John H D’Albiac a former Royal Marines aviator; the party left Royal Flying Corps Portholme Meadow aerodrome in Huntingdonshire and moved to Scopwick, bringing Handley Page bombers with them. RAF Scopwick aerodrome was deemed open with their arrival, although the newly established Royal Air Force did not formally come into existence until four days on 1 April 1918. D’Albiac was appointed as RAF Scopwick's first commanding officer. A works report dated November 1918 shows. Designated as No. 59 Training Depot Station RAF, its initial establishment of 10 x Handley Page 0/100s, 18 x FE2EB/DS and 30 x Avro 504Ks indicates that it was a night bomber training unit. The only action seen by RAF Scopwick during World War I was when a German Zeppelin attempted a bombing raid, with its bombs missing the station and falling in a nearby field.

In April 1920 No. 59 TDS handed over to No. 3 Flying Training School RAF whose first commander was Squadron Leader A T Harris to become known as Air Marshal'Bomber' Harris. Five months the name of the station changed from Scopwick to RAF Digby, after several instances of aircraft spares being delivered in error to RAF Shotwick in North Wales; the role of the station switched from training bomber pilots to training fighter pilots. In April 1922 the school was disbanded and the station placed on care and maintenance, when the RAF contracted further after the end of the war; the closure was short-lived and in June 1924 No. 2 Flying Training School RAF arrived from RAF Duxford. The school flew Avro 504s, Bristol Fighters, Sopwith Snipes and specialised in training novice pilots to fly in fighter-type aircraft, rather than the usual practice of learning on basic trainers and converting to fighters; the school was commanded by Wing Commander Sidney'Crasher' Smith DSO AFC, so named because of his habit of landing his aircraft rather more robustly than they were designed for.

Smith returned to Digby five years as a Group Captain, for a second stint as station commander. Smith's replacement as station commander was an officer due for greater things, Wing Commander Arthur Tedder became Lord Tedder and Marshal of the Royal Air Force. In 1934 the station was commanded by Group Captain T Leigh-Mallory, to become Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory and one of the most notable commanders in Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain. Between 1929 and 1936 the appearance of the station changed and most of the original wooden 1917/1918 hangars, barrack blocks and offices were demolished and replaced with substantial brick structures; the seven original hangars were replaced by two new ones, although a planned third hangar was first delayed and never built. Most of the domestic barrack blocks, officers' mess, station headquarters, squadron offices and married quarters built at this time still stand and remain in use; the No. 12 Group RAF Lima Sector Operations bunker, now the station museum, was constructed at a cost in 1936 of £5,000.

The following year saw a major change to the station's function. On 7 September 1937 No. 2 Flying Training School relocated to RAF Brize Norton, Digby was handed to No. 12 Group Fighter Command as an operational fighter station intended to provide fighter cover for the cities of Lincoln and Leicester. Two months there were two squadrons of fighters at Digby, No. 73 Squadron RAF flying Gloster Gladiators and No. 46 Squadron RAF equipped with Gloster Gauntlets. In 1938 both squadrons were re-equipped with Hawker Hurricanes and joined by another Hurricane squadron No. 504 Squadron RAF, an auxiliary squadron from Nottingham. RAF Digby entered the war with some of its squadrons operating from nearby satellite fields under its control at RAF Coleby Grange and RAF Wellingore; the first squadron scrambled from Digby was No. 46 Squadron on 3 September. October 1939 saw a number of arrivals at the station. On 10 October No. 611 Squadron RAF flying Supermarine Spitfires and No. 229 Squadron RAF operating Bristol Blenheims arrived at Digby.

No. 611 Squadron flew affiliation exercises with the other two squadrons and with other new arrivals No. 44 Squadron R

Wolf O'Donnell

Wolf O'Donnell is a fictional character in Nintendo's Star Fox video game series. In the series, Wolf O'Donnell is an anthropomorphic wolf, both the leader of the Star Wolf mercenary team and rival to Fox McCloud. Star Wolf is hired by Andross to take down the Star Fox team. Wolf was supposed to debut in Star Fox 2 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. In Star Fox 2, Star Wolf is introduced as a mercenary group consisting of its leader Wolf and his wingmates Leon Powalski, Pigma Dengar and Algy. Due to the team's tenacious and unscrupulous methods, they have become feared throughout the Lylat System, with Wolf in particular being noted as someone, willing to betray anyone for the right price. In order to ensure that his second attempt at conquering the Lylat System succeeds, Andross hires Star Wolf to intercept and kill Star Fox. Although Star Fox 2 was finished, it was canceled because of the Nintendo 64's impending launch and said system being more cost effective in regard to developing polygonal games.

Despite this, some of Star Fox 2's features were carried over to Star Fox 64, including Star Wolf, while Star Fox 2 itself would be included as part of the Super NES Classic Edition in 2017. Wolf made his first canonical appearance in Star Fox 64. Like in Star Fox 2, he is the leader of Star Wolf, his team is hired by Andross to kill Star Fox. Unlike in Star Fox 2, Wolf sports an eyepatch on his left eye instead of a large scar on his right eye, while Algy is replaced by Andrew Oikonny, Andross' nephew. Throughout the game, the player can battle Star Wolf up to two times, though there are three different battles with them overall, depending on which routes are taken on the map. In this game Wolf and company will taunt the Star Fox team, with Fox being pursued by Wolf specifically. If the player encounters Star Wolf by going through Venom's second route his team have more difficult ships, Wolf appearing with only an additional facial bandage as opposed to the rest of his teams' cybernetic implants.

Shortly after Andross' defeat on Venom, Star Wolf abandoned Andrews Army and resumed being mercenaries willing to take on any mission regardless of legality. However, at some point and Pigma left the team: the former sought to succeed Andross as Venom's ruler, while the latter was kicked out because of his insatiable greed. Nine years after the events of Star Fox 64, Wolf reappeared in Star Fox: Assault. During these intervening years, Wolf assumed control over the Sargasso Space Zone, an illegal hub for criminals and former members of the Venomian Army, recruited Panther Caroso to replace Andrew and Pigma; when Star Fox went looking for Pigma, Star Wolf proceeded to face Star Fox in a dogfight over what Wolf presumed to be an invasion of his territory. Upon being defeated, Wolf called off their dogfight, but would arrive on Corneria alongside Leon and Panther in order to save Fox McCloud from the rising threat of the Aparoids. Although Wolf said the only reason for doing this was so he could defeat Fox himself, Wolf's advice and grudging respect toward Fox signaled his transition into an honorable, albeit still unlawful, anti-hero.

After that event, Star Wolf provided backup to Star Fox at the Beltino Orbital Gate and the Aparoid Homeworld. After Star Fox destroyed Aparoid Queen and the Homeworld, Star Wolf was nowhere to be found. During Krystal's acknowledgement of their sacrifice as being among the many lives lost during the conflict, Fox speculated that Wolf and Panther were still alive. In Assault's multiplayer mode, Wolf can be unlocked if the player finishes every mission without a wingmate being forced to retreat. In addition to having maximum speed and health, he is the only character capable of piloting the unlockable Wolfen. However, Wolf has poor statistics including Arwing piloting. In Star Fox Command, Fox's assumption of Star Wolf's survival was proven correct. Following the destruction of the Aparoids, Star Wolf resumed their status as illicit mercenaries; as a result, the Cornerian Military placed a bounty for each member, with Wolf having the highest bounty set at $30,000. To avoid attention, Star Wolf set up a base on Fichina before seeking to remove their bounties and improve their reputations.

Soon after, Wolf recruited Krystal into Star Wolf following her expulsion from Star Fox over Fox's fear of her dying while on the team like his father James McCloud. With the advent of the Anglar army, Star Wolf sought to remove their bounties by plotting a way to defeat them and their emperor. Although Command features multiple branching storylines that see Star Wolf having varying degrees of success in their bid to stop the Anglar Empire, Command's director Dylan Cuthbert stated that the game is non-canon because of said storylines rendering it as an alternate timeline-style game. After being teased to appear in Star Fox Zero during its reveal at Nintendo's E3 2015 digital event, Star Wolf was confirmed by Zero's director, Yusuke Hashimoto, to appear in the game. Due to Zero being a re-imagining of Star Fox 64, Wolf and his team reprise their roles as illicit mercenaries hired by Andross to stop Star Fox by any means necessary. Like Star Fox's Arwing, Star Wolf's Wolfen is now capable of transforming into an all-terrain configuration.

Wolf appears as a secret playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. According to Super Smash Bros. series creator Masahiro Sakurai, Wolf's inclusion was requested by fans because of his

2012–13 Rochdale A.F.C. season

The 2012–13 season is the 92nd season of competitive football for Rochdale A. F. C. A professional English football club based in Greater Manchester. Rochdale return to Football League Two for 2012-13 following a two-season stint in League One which ended with a last-place finish in 2011-12. Rochdale began their 2012–13 Football League Two season with a 0-0 draw with Northampton, they entered into three cup competitions in the first round due to the league table. John Coleman's and Jimmy Bell's contracts were terminated by Rochdale on 21 January 2013 following a poor run in form. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Last updated: 12 June 2013 Last updated: 11 June 2016

Murano Lighthouse

Murano Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located in the south east part of the island of Murano in the Venetian Lagoon on the Adriatic Sea. The first lighthouse, built in 1912, was a metal skeletal tower on piles, deactivated in 1934 when became operational the current; the lighthouse consists of a two-stages cylindrical stone tower, 35 metres high, with double balcony and lantern. The tower is painted white, on the upper stage are painted two black horizontal bands facing the range line, on the east side, in order to have the lighthouse more visible during the day; the Range Rear light is positioned at 37 metres above sea level and emits an occulting white light in a 6 seconds period, visible up to a distance of 17 nautical miles. The lighthouse is automated and managed by the Marina Militare with the identification code number 4177.2 E. F; the Directional light is positioned at 35 metres above sea level and emits one white flash in a 6 seconds period, visible up to a distance of 20 nautical miles.

The lighthouse is automated and managed by the Marina Militare with the identification code number 4177.1 E. F. List of lighthouses in Italy Murano Servizio Fari Marina Militare

Susan McGalla

Susan McGalla is an American businesswoman and executive consultant from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is best known as the former president of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. and former chief executive officer of Wet Seal Inc.. McGalla sits on the boards of HFF Inc. a publicly traded company that provides commercial real estate services, the Magee-Womens Hospital Research Institute and Foundation. She is a former trustee of the University of Pittsburgh and director of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. Susan McGalla began her career at Joseph Horne Company, where she worked in various marketing and managerial positions from 1986 until 1994, she joined American Eagle Outfitters that year. McGalla started her career at American Eagle as a divisional merchandise buyer for women's clothing and worked at the company in various managerial roles until she became the company's president and chief merchandising officer, she had worked as president and CMO for the company's flagship American Eagle brand prior to her becoming president and CMO of the entire company.

As company president of American Eagle, McGalla oversaw the launch of the company's aerie and 77kids brands. McGalla left American Eagle Inc. in January 2009 and became a private consultant for the retail and financial investment industries. She was appointed to the Board of Directors of HFF Inc. in October 2009. McGalla succeeded Ed Thomas as chief executive officer of Wet Seal Inc. in January 2011. In the beginning of her tenure as CEO of Wet Seal, Inc, McGalla was pregnant and worked both remotely before starting full-time in August 2011, she was terminated "effective immediately" by the board in July 2012 after the company reported 11 months of declining sales. Following her departure from Wet Seal Inc. McGalla founded P3 Executive Consulting, she is Creative Development for the Pittsburgh Steelers. McGalla was raised with her two brothers in East Liverpool, Ohio, her father was a local football coach. She received a bachelor's degree in business and marketing from Mount Union College, where she serves on the college's Board of Advisors.

She is married to Stephen McGalla, a wealth manager

Mono Band

Mono Band is an Irish electronic rock band. Mono Band has a rather unusual approach in utilising a different lead vocalist for every song; the group first appeared when Noel Hogan's website announced the name of his new project on 9 October 2004. Mono Band's first gig was 13 March 2005 at Dolan's in Limerick. On vocals that night were Richard Walters, Alexandra Hamnede, Fin Chambers; this was followed by a performance at the 2005 SXSW Festival in TX on 17 March. The band consists of various guest artists on a track-by-track basis. Mono Band traces its roots back to. Noel had been working on tracks. Using his home studio, at West London's Town House Studios with Matthew Vaughan, Noel set about exploring more electronic music of various genres. With Noel writing and producing all of the music for each track the moniker'Mono Band' is rather appropriate. Guest artists include Richard Walters, Marius De Vries, Alexandra Hamnede, Kate Havnevik, Nicolas Leroux, Fin Chambers, Angie Hart, two fellow cranberries, Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawler.

In May 2005, Mono Band released their debut EP, Mono Band EP, shortly before releasing their first album, Mono Band. With the touring that followed the release of their first album it became apparent that the concept of Mono Band did not translate as favourably to touring as it did to studio recording. Not every vocalist was available for every tour date, with two of the vocalist performing at any given show. Over the course of touring Richard Walters began to emerge as the primary vocalist. With their touring commitment completed Noel and Richard decided to work together and formed Arkitekt; as of February 2011 there is no word on any upcoming projects by Mono Band. Noel Hogan - guitar, backing vocals various guest artists on a track-by-track basis Mono Band "Mono Band EP" "Remixes" "Waves" "Run Wild" mono band official site Gohan Records Noel's label's site