Jedward's Big Adventure

Jedward's Big Adventure is a children's television programme airing on CBBC. It is hosted by Irish twins Jedward and follows them as they visit various UNESCO historical sites around the United Kingdom; each teaming up with celebrity guests, the twins are tasked with learning as much about each site as possible, before leading a tour of real tourists and passing on what they've learned. Two series of five episodes each were produced and broadcast, whilst a third series was extended to 10 episodes, broadcast in January 2014; each episode sees the twins taken on guided tours around various historical landmarks where there are given facts to learn. After this, each twin is given a celebrity helper forming Team Edward, they must relay the facts first to their celebrity helper, later on to a group of tourists, trying to make the facts as clear and memorable as possible. At the end of each tour, the tourists are given a quiz to test their knowledge on what they have learnt, with questions corresponding to the subjects taught by each team.

The winner is the team. The losing team faces a forfeit. For the second and third series, the winning team won a special treat. Jedward's Big Adventure on IMDb Jedward's Big Adventure at BBC Online Jedward's Big Adventure at BBC Programmes Jedward's Big Adventure at

USS General LeRoy Eltinge (AP-154)

USS General LeRoy Eltinge was a General G. O. Squier-class transport ship for the US Navy in World War II, she was named in honor of US Army general LeRoy Eltinge. She was transferred to the US Army as USAT General LeRoy Eltinge in 1946. On 20 July 1950 she was transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service as USNS General LeRoy Eltinge, she was sold for commercial use and operated under the names SS Robert E. Lee and SS Robert Toombs, before being scrapped in 1980. General LeRoy Eltinge was launched 20 September 1944 by Kaiser Shipbuilding Co. Inc. Yard 3, California. After shakedown out of San Diego, General LeRoy Eltinge departed San Pedro 23 March with 3,100 troops for Calcutta, arriving 27 April via Melbourne, Australia. Underway 7 May with more troops, she debarked some at Tinian and others at Guam, before arriving San Francisco 27 June with 1,161 troops embarked at Pearl Harbor, she sailed 20 June for Magic-Carpet duty in the Atlantic. Between 30 July and 14 September she made two round trips from Norfolk to Marseille, France, to transport 6,206 home-bound veterans.

On 29 September she departed Norfolk for Karachi, where she embarked veterans for Magic-Carpet passage to the United States, arriving New York 11 November. Clearing New York 29 November for further duty in the Pacific, General LeRoy Eltinge carried replacement troops to the Canal Zone, proceeded to Shanghai and the Philippines and returned to Seattle, Washington, 26 January 1946 with veterans embarked at Manila. On a voyage from 3 March to 6 April she carried rotation troops to Korea and returned veterans to Seattle, before departing 27 April for New York, she arrived 13 May, decommissioned 29 May, was returned to the Maritime Commission and stricken from the Navy List June 1946. In 1949, the General LeRoy Eltinge was used to transport emigrants from Displaced Persons camps of World War II. Reacquired 20 July 1950, from Maritime Commission General LeRoy Eltinge joined MSTS 1 August while operating in the Western Pacific. After joining MSTS, she participated in several major refugee operations.

For more than a year she transported troops from San Francisco to Japan and Korea. In October 1951 she supported the International Refugee Program, making two trips from New York to Bremerhaven, Germany; the following year she made several runs for the United Nations, including the transportation of Dutch troops from Rotterdam to Korea. During 1953 she carried additional refugees from Bremerhaven to New York and transported Ethiopian and Greek troops to Korea, her MSTS service continued until she was placed in reduced operational status 26 November 1955 at New York. General LeRoy Eltinge resumed operations between the United States and Europe 18 May 1956. Following the Hungarian Revolution 23 October – 4 November 1956, she supported the refugee relief program; the 2007 documentary film Freedom Dance, which follows artist Edward Hilbert and his wife, during their escape from Hungary includes an account of this voyage of General LeRoy Eltinge. The ship suffered through a large storm during the crossing of the Atlantic.

From May to September 1957 she made UN runs to Thailand. After the Lebanon crisis of July 1958, she conducted two voyages to Beirut during October to return troops to France and Germany, she continued to operate in support of UN programs through 1959. While en route from New York to İzmir Turkey and under the command of Capt John C Nissen-Wiis, 24 August 1960 she assisted in the rescue of 26 survivors from SS Halcyon Mediterranean, which had collided with tanker SS Esso Switzerland off the coast of Spain. Returning to New York 1 September, she again assumed reduced operational status 26 September. Following the outbreak of violence in the Belgian Congo in July 1960, General LeRoy Eltinge departed New York 20 February 1961 to support the UN peace mission. After lifting a cargo of famine relief supplies to Pointe-Noire, Congo Republic 11 March. Departing Bombay 15 April, she debarked troops and supplies at Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, Tanganyika. After operating along the African coast from Nigeria to South Africa, she was released from UN operations and departed Cape Town for the United States 13 May, arriving New York 30 May.

She returned to reduced operational status 29 June. Departing New York 16 July 1962, she sailed via the Panama Canal to San Francisco where she arrived 1 August to resume reserve status. In response to the mounting crisis in South Vietnam, she returned to service 13 May 1965 and embarked from Oakland, CA 2,497 troops of the 101st Airborne Division, an Engineering Battalion, the 510th Engineer Co. Maintenance DS, for Southeast Asia. Painted gray, not in the best of condition, the ship lost all power on seven occasions and was stranded at sea until it was towed to Midway Island; the troops were allowed to relax on the beach. They waited for another World War II carrier to take them to Cam Ranh Bay, after stops in Manila and Subic Bay, the Philippines. One of the paratroopers, many others, wondered what battle General Eltinge had lost to have such an sorry ship named after him. In late November 1965 General LeRoy Eltinge again supported the US escalation in South Vietnam and Southeast Asia through sealifts of men and supplies from wes