Royal sails were normally found only on larger ships with masts tall enough to accommodate the extra canvas. Royals were introduced around the turn of the 18th century, but were not usually flown on the mizzenmast until the end of that century. It gave its name to a Dutch term for a light breeze—the Royal Sail Breeze or bovenbramzeilskoelte was a Force 2 wind on the Beaufort Scale.
In peacetime the rank of Full General is reserved for the Commander of Finnish Defence Forces. Sometimes a General's branch of service is indicated in the rank. So far Finland has had seventeen of jalkaväenkenraali (General of Infantry), a few of jääkärikenraali (Jägergeneral), two of ratsuväenkenraali (General of Cavalry) and one tykistönkenraali (General of Artillery). Marshal Mannerheim himself was the other one of the two Generals of Cavalry before his promotion to Field Marshal.
The General was inaugurated in 1937, and carried coaches and Pullmans. It received some new lightweight equipment in 1938 as part of the fleet of modernism, but it was mostly heavyweight until 1940. It was the only "Fleet of Modernism" train to be streamlined without an observation car. It lost its coaches when the Advance General was inaugurated in 1940. It was re-equipped with lightweight sleeping cars from both the pre-war Broadway, and new cars from post-war orders. At this time, it also carried the Broadway's pre-war observation cars. In 1951 the General lost its all-Pullman status when it was combined with the all-coach Trail Blazer for non-peak travel periods only. In 1952 this consolidation became permanent, and by 1960, the Trail Blazer name was dropped. In 1967 the General was renamed the Broadway Limited when that train lost its numbers and all-Pullman status.
The Prince Andrew debacle has caused reputational chaos to the wider RoyalFamily, and it is generally hoped that the Queen’sPlatinum Jubilee celebrations this year will act as a soft reset, reminding the world that the monarchy is still a much-treasured international institution.
“In the RoyalCanadian Air Force, we have an incredible respect and strong sense of pride for the aircrew, maintenance and support personnel who have dutifully served alongside the CC-115 Buffalo aircraft over the past 55 years,” said Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
An anti-vax GP has lashed out at a trainee doctor who raised concerns about misinformation in patient notes ...RoyalNew Zealand College of General Practitioners medical director Dr Bryan Betty told RNZ last week that if the patient notes were digital, it was unlikely they could be removed ... The vaccine is safe." ... ....
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern said it's "too early to tell" whether anyone has lost their life in the volcanic eruption and tsunami that hit Tonga... Ardern said there were not yet any official reports of deaths or injuries after yesterday's disaster ... Sio said the Consul-General in Tonga had reported that the royal family was "well and fine" ... .
SecretaryGeneral of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri announced that the Egyptian-German mission headed by Hourig Sourouzian discovered blocks from a pair of huge limestone statues of king Amenhotep III in the shape of sphinxes wearing the nemes headdress, the royal beard, and a wide collar around his neck.
Dr Laurence Dorman is the chair of the RoyalCollege of General Practitioners and practices in Kilkeel in Co Down. “If you remember back to the very first vaccine this time last year when general practice was rolling out AstraZeneca, we did that by age and it was quite funny ...