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RAF Halton

Royal Air Force Halton, or more RAF Halton, is one of the largest Royal Air Force stations in the United Kingdom. It is located near the village of Halton near Buckinghamshire; the site has been in use since the First World War but is due to close by 2025. The Duchess of Cornwall is the Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Halton; the first recorded military aviation at Halton took place in 1913 when the owner of the Halton estate, Alfred de Rothschild, invited No 3 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps to conduct manoeuvres on his land. Following a gentlemen's agreement between Rothschild and Lord Kitchener, the estate was used by the British Army throughout the First World War. In 1916 the Royal Flying Corps moved its air mechanics school from Farnborough, Hampshire to Halton, in 1917, the school was permanently accommodated in workshops built by German PoWs; the estate was purchased by the British Government for the nascent Royal Air Force at the end of the First World War for £112,000. In 1919 Lord Trenchard established the No. 1 School of Technical Training at RAF Halton for RAF aircraft apprentices, which remained at the station until it moved to RAF Cosford in the early 1990s.

In 1919, Halton House – a French-style mansion built for Lionel de Rothschild – was re-opened as the station's Officers' Mess, a role which the grade II listed building continues as today. During the Second World War, RAF Halton continued its training role. Additionally No 112 Squadron and No 402 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force were based at Halton for part of the war. No. 1448 Flight was converted into No. 529 Squadron at Halton in June 1943. The squadron flew the Cierva C.30 and the de Havilland Hornet Moth and by the end of the war, the squadron was competent with autogyro aircraft. In July 1952 the uncrowned Queen Elizabeth II performed one of her first duties as Sovereign by presenting a colour to Number 1 School of Technical Training; when No. 1 School of Technical Training moved to RAF Cosford in 1993, they took over guardianship of the Queen's Colour and on 31 October 1997, Her Majesty presented RAF Halton with its second colour. RAF Halton was the only station to be granted the dignity of two Queen's colours.

The move of No. 1 School of Technical Training to RAF Cosford afforded space for the RAF School of Recruit Training to be moved from RAF Swinderby to RAF Halton in July 1993, where it has been since. In the year 2004-2005, RAF Halton trained 24,000 personnel. From 1917–1963, a spur railway line ran from Wendover to Halton to supply coal and goods to the station; the history of the RAF station and apprenticeship training over the years is preserved by the Trenchard Museum located at RAF Halton, managed by the RAF Halton Apprentices Association. In 2010 a major project by members of the station re-excavated the training trenches used during the First World War and made them available as an educational exhibit. No. 613 Volunteer Gliding Squadron, which operated the Grob Vigilant T1, was disbanded in November 2016 by the MoD as part of its Better Defence Estate strategy. In July 2018, the headquarters of the Logistics Specialist Training Wing relocated to the new Defence College of Logistics and Administration at Worthy Down in Hampshire.

It is expected that the remaining element of the LSTW, the Logistics Supply Training Squadron, will move to Worthy Down during 2019 or 2020. Princess Mary's RAF Hospital Halton was opened in 1927 as a large purpose-built military hospital, replacing an earlier makeshift medical facility housed in wooden huts, opened in 1919; the hospital was the second unit in the United Kingdom to have a renal facility, besides developing a cure for Sandfly fever, the hospital was the first in the world to use penicillin on a large scale in 1940, just after its discovery. The hospital was closed in 1995 due to Government defence cuts; the buildings remained derelict until 2007–08 when they were demolished for new housing in a development called Princess Mary Gate. On 7 November 2016, in a speech to the House of Commons by the Defence Secretary, it was announced that the RAF Halton airfield would cease to be part of the Ministry of Defence estate and was scheduled to be disposed of by 2022; the following month, a letter from the Defence Secretary to MP David Lidington confirmed the planned phases prior to disposal of the site: Phase 1 – Airfield disposal.

Phase 2 – Relocation of School of Recruit Training and Airmen's Command School to RAF College Cranwell. Phase 3 – Relocation / rationalisation of lodger units. On 28 February 2019, after a revision of the Defence Estates Optimisation Plan, MoD minister Tobias Ellwood MP announced that RAF Halton would not close until at least 2025; this was confirmed in letters sent from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation in May 2019 to local residents, stating that phased withdrawal would commence in 2022 with full disposal achieved in 2025. Halton is the RAF's centre for recruit training and airmen's development training, hosts other independent units. Units based at Halton include: Recruit Training Squadron – initial training for all non-commissioned entrants to the RAF. Airmen's Command Squadron – leadership and management training for non-commissioned officers. Specialist Training School – Health and Safety, Environmental Protection, Quality Management and Managem

Arakkonam Junction railway station

Arakkonam Joint Junction railway station is a largest railway station in Ranipet district, Tamil Nadu. It is one of the oldest railway stations in India, located on the first railway line in South India, it is located on the Guntakal-Chennai Egmore section of Mumbai-Chennai line of the Southern Railway zone. The South Line, Chennai Suburban between Chennai Beach and Tambaram; the West Line, Chennai Suburban between Chennai Central and Arakkonam Junction. Arakkonam has an Electric Loco Shed that holds 232 locos, which include WAP-1, WAP-4, WAM-4, WAG-5 Loco's. Chennai Suburban Railway

Hot Girls, Bad Boys

Hot Girls, Bad Boys is the debut studio album by German band Bad Boys Blue released on 28 August 1985 by Coconut Records. The album includes two international hit songs "You're a Woman" and "Pretty Young Girl"; the record released three singles. The debut single, "L. O. V. E. in My Car", failed to make an impression in the pop charts, but the follow-up "You're a Woman" was a success, reaching the top 10 in many European countries and peaking at No. 1 in Israel. "You're a Woman" – 5:28 "I Live" – 4:52 "Pretty Young Girl" – 5:43 "L. O. V. E. in My Car" – 5:20 "Kiss You All Over, Baby" – 5:58 "Hot Girls - Bad Boys" – 4:09 "For Your Love" – 5:58 "People of the Night" – 5:00 Credits for Hot Girls, Bad Boys adapted from liner notes. Bad Boys BlueTrevor Taylor – lead vocals Andrew Thomas – backing vocals, lead vocals John McInerney — backing vocalsAdditional personnelClaus-Robert Kruse – all keyboards John Parsons – guitars Tony Hendrik – drum programming Andreas Martin – additional vocal Wolfgang Remling – additional vocals Manfred Vormstein – photo design Herman Schulte – artists photos ALBUM - Hot Girls Hot Boys German charts Bad Boys Blue

Stephen Warfield Gambrill

Stephen Warfield Gambrill was an American politician. Born near Savage, Maryland, to Stephen Gambrill and Kate Gambrill, he attended the common schools and Maryland Agricultural College (now the University of Maryland, College Park, he graduated from the law department of Columbian College, Washington, D. C. in 1896, was admitted to the bar in 1897, practiced in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1900, he married Haddie D. Gorman. Gambrill served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1920 to 1922, served in the Maryland State Senate in 1924, he was elected from the fifth district of Maryland as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Sidney E. Mudd II and was reelected to the Sixty-ninth and to the six succeeding Congresses, serving from November 4, 1924 until his death in Washington, D. C, he died on December 19, 1938 and is interred in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Maryland. List of United States Congress members who died in office United States Congress. "Stephen Warfield Gambrill".

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Carbenoid

In chemistry a carbenoid is a reactive intermediate that shares reaction characteristics with a carbene. In the Simmons–Smith reaction the carbenoid intermediate is a zinc / iodine complex that takes the form of I-CH2-Zn-IThis complex reacts with an alkene to form a cyclopropane just as a carbene would do. Carbenoids appear as intermediates in many other reactions. In one system a carbenoid chloroalkyllithium reagent is prepared in situ from a sulfoxide and t-BuLi which reacts the boronic ester to give an ate complex; the ate complex undergoes a 1,2-metallate rearrangement to give the homologated product, further oxidised to a secondary alcohol. The enantiopurity of the chiral sulfoxide is preserved in the ultimate product after oxidation of the boronic ester to the alcohol indicating that a true carbene was never involved in the sequence; the silicon pendant: Silylenoids

Ricky Duran

Ricky Duran is an American pop singer. He is the runner-up of season 17 of the American talent competition The Voice behind the winner Jake Hoot. Ricky Duran was born on August 1989, in Worcester, Massachusetts, he is of Guatemalan descent. He grew up in Grafton, MA, his parents and Odette Duran, immigrated to Massachusetts from Guatemala. He is the youngest of four, having three older sisters, he was given a scholarship to attend Berklee School of Music. He graduated in 2011. Both his parents died, his father died in 2012 by suicide and his mother died from breast cancer in 2018. In 2019, Duran entered the 17th season of The Voice after an unsuccessful attempt in the 6th season. In his blind audition, He sang "River" by Leon Bridges. All four coaches gave a standing ovation. Ricky chose to become a member of Team Blake, he made it to the finale and became the runner-up on December 17, 2019. Https://www.telegram.com/news/20191211/nothing-but-celebration-for-the-voice-finalist-ricky-duran https://www.masslive.com/worcester/2019/12/worcesters-ricky-duran-talks-2nd-place-victory-on-nbcs-the-voice-exciting-offers-for-his-career.html The Voice 2019 Blind Audition - Ricky Duran: "River" on YouTube - The Voice 2019 Ricky Duran - Finale: "A Woman Like Her" on YouTube -