A striking picture of Cataline flying boat taking off on the 24-hour patrol over the Atlantic
A striking picture of Cataline flying boat taking off on the 24-hour patrol over the Atlantic. They perform splendidly, searching for U-boats and guarding Atlantic convoys. It was one of these flying boats that spotted the Bismarck and started the magnificent chase that led to her destruction.
It is a Consolidated PBY Catalina of No. 240 Squadron.
1941 *** Local Caption *** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._240_Squadron_RAF
Picture by Roger Bamber : 18 December 2006 : Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore, presenter
Picture by Roger Bamber : 18 December 2006 : Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore, presenter of 'The Sky at Night' for 50 years, looks through the clapper board held by cameraman David Evans in his study of his home as the BBC records its 650th show at the house in Selsey, West Sussex.
See story by Maev Kennedy
See story by Maev Kennedy.
© Roger Bamber / TopFoto
William Rysdyk's Hambletonian 1865, Father of the Trotting Horse. His employer, Seeley
William Rysdyk's Hambletonian 1865, Father of the Trotting Horse. His employer, Seeley, acquired a Charles Kent Mare, which had been permanently injured and was used only for breeding. Sired by Bellfounder, she was of Norfolk Trotter ancestry, a breed noted for its smooth gait. Seeley bred his mare to Abdullah, who was a grandson of Messenger, but a mean and ugly horse. The offspring of the Charles Kent Mare and Abdullah was a bay colt who was to be a keystone in the future of harness racing.
Rysdyk persuaded his employer to sell him the colt and named him Hambletonian. In all, Hambletonian was bred to some 1, 900 mares resulting in 1, 331 foals. Forty of these foals trotted the mile in less than 2 minutes 30 seconds. Among Hambletonian's many distinguished heirs were Dexter, Happy Medium, George Wilkes, Dictator, and Electioneer. The blood of Hambletonian is in most of today's distinguished trotters and pacers. The History of Horse Racing by Roger Longrigg, page 236.
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