Bishop Rock Lighthouse in a gale
The Bishop Rock Lighthouse in a Force 8 gale. Bishop Rock is a small rock at the westernmost tip of the Isles of Scilly. It is the smallest island in the world to have a building on it. Because of landing difficulties a helipad was built at the top of the lighthouse in 1976.
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Halford lecture at the Hatfield Branch
Halford lecture at the Hatfield Branch, 10 March 1976. From left: Charles Abell, OBE, FSLAET, CEng, FRAeS, RAeS President 1976-1977; Dr M. Parker, deputy chief engineer, BA Helicopters Ltd; Capt Jock A. Cameron, md BA Helicopters Ltd, holding a model of the British Airways Chinook, and Cyril Bethwaite, Chairman of the Hatfield Branch. Date: 1976
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GLC-LFB Fire boat- Fire Hawk
Entering service in February 1976, the Fire Hawk was built by Watercraft of Shoreham at a cost of £60, 000. Measuring 45 feet in length, 13.5 inch beam and with a 3.5 foot draft, she had a top speed of 17 knots. With a single fixed monitor forward, the twin portable pumps provided a pumping capacity of 1200 gpm (5400 litres per minute). The Fire Hawk was sold off in 2000.
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