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Mary Talbot (WRNS officer)

Commandant Mary Irene Talbot, was a British naval officer who served as Director of the Women's Royal Naval Service from 1973 to 1976. Talbot was born on 17 February 1922, she studied philosophy and economics at the University of Bristol, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In November 1943, Talbot joined the Women's Royal Naval Service as a naval recruiting assistant, she undertook the officer training course in 1944, she was made an acting third officer with seniority from 10 September. She was stationed at HMS Eaglet, where she served as an education and resettlement officer for the remainder of the Second World War. From 1945 to 1961, Talbot served on the staff of three separate commanders-in-chief: Mediterranean Fleet, The Nore, Portsmouth, she was promoted to second officer in March 1946 with seniority from 1 January, to first officer in 1952, to chief officer in 1960. From 1963 to 1966, she served on the staff of the Director of Naval Manning. In 1969, she was promoted to superintendent and assigned to the staff of the Commander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command.

She was superintendent-in-charge of HMS Dauntless, the WRNS' training establishment, from 1972 to 1973. From July 1973 to July 1976, she served as Director of the WRNS; as director, she was promoted to commandant. In 1974, she instigated a Ministry of Defence Study Group to investigate the role of the WRNS: the report would lead to the women being integrated in the all-male Royal Navy. Talbot was appointed an Honorary Aide-de-Camp to Queen Elizabeth II in 1973 and, in the 1975 New Year Honours, was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath. Talbot retired from the WRNS on 18 October 1976. Talbot was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by the University of Bristol in July 1993, she died, aged 90, on 11 May 2012

Celly Cel

Marcellus McCarver, better known by his stage name Celly Cel, is an American rapper from Vallejo, California. He released his first single, "Lifestyle of a Mack", on his independent record label Realside Records in 1992, he released his debut studio album, Heat 4 Yo Azz, in 1994, released a second album, Killa Kali, a year later. In 1996, he appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation CD, America is Dying Slowly, alongside Biz Markie, Wu-Tang Clan, Fat Joe, among many other prominent hip hop artists; the CD, meant to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic among African American men, was heralded as "a masterpiece" by The Source magazine. His next appearance wasn't with his third album: The G Filez. Deep Conversation followed in mid-2000. Celly has collaborated with fellow Bay Area rappers B-Legit on several occasions. Criminal Activity with Criminalz Bad Influence with The Hillside Stranglaz The Best of Celly Cel Live From the Ghetto Song'z U Can't Find The Wild West The Gumbo Pot Cali Luv Best of Celly Cel 2: Tha Sick Wid It Dayz The Lost Tapes Big Faces EP Celly Cel on Myspace