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W. N. T. Beckett

Captain Walter Napier Thomason Beckett, MVO, DSC, RN (1893 – 1941) was a noted Royal Navy officer in both the First World War and the Second World War. [1]

110 relations: Armistice, Australia, Bateman's, Battle of Dogger Bank (1915), Battle of Heligoland Bight (1914), Battle of the River Plate, Bengal Engineer Group, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, Bolsheviks, British Raj, Captain (Royal Navy), Central Provinces, Chennai, China, Civil engineer, Clifford Thomason Beckett, Coastal Motor Boat, Commander, Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth, Commodore (Royal Navy), County of Moray, Distinguished Service Cross (United Kingdom), Distinguished Service Order, Dover, Dover Patrol, Dunkirk, Duxford, East Sussex, Edward VIII, Fishery Protection Squadron, Frederick Walton (engineer), George V, Grantown-on-Spey, Harwich Force, History of rail transport in India, HM Coastal Motor Boat 4, HMAS Vendetta (D69), HMNB Devonport, HMS Amazon (D39), HMS Amphion (1911), HMS Centurion (1911), HMS Cockchafer (1915), HMS Exeter (68), HMS Hindustan (1903), HMS Legion, HMS Ramillies (07), HMS Velox (D34), HMS Winchester (L55), HMY Britannia (Royal Cutter Yacht), Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, ..., Ibn Saud, Imperial War Museum, India, Institution of Civil Engineers, Isle of Wight, Jeddah, John Green (Royal Navy officer), John I. Thornycroft & Company, John Kelly (Royal Navy officer), Kent, Khartoum, Kolkata, Lee Stack, Lewis gun, Lieutenant commander, Magdalen College, Oxford, Malta, Mary of Teck, Mediterranean Sea, Mentioned in dispatches, Midshipman, Military Cross, North Russia Intervention, North Sea, Northern Dvina River, Odisha, Order of the Bath, Order of the British Empire, Osborne House, Osea Island, Philip Hunloke, Port Sudan, Portsmouth, Prince George, Duke of Kent, Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, Queensland, Red Sea, Reginald Tyrwhitt, Rhyd-y-gors, Roger Keyes, 1st Baron Keyes, Royal Artillery, Royal Navy, Royal Victorian Order, Rudyard Kipling, Rugby football, Rugby union positions, Scotland, Scuttling, Shrapnel shell, South Eastern Railway zone, Southampton, Sub-lieutenant, Terschelling, Volunteer Officers' Decoration, White movement, William Beckett (engineer), World War I, World War II, Yangtze, Zeebrugge. Expand index (60 more) »

Armistice

An armistice is a formal agreement of warring parties to stop fighting.

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Australia

Australia (colloquially), officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.

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Bateman's

Bateman's is a 17th-century house located in Burwash, East Sussex, England.

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Battle of Dogger Bank (1915)

The Battle of Dogger Bank was a naval battle fought near the Dogger Bank in the North Sea on 24 January 1915, during the First World War, between squadrons of the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet.

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Battle of Heligoland Bight (1914)

The First Battle of Heligoland Bight was the first naval battle of the First World War, fought on 28 August 1914, between the United Kingdom and Germany.

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Battle of the River Plate

The Battle of the River Plate was the first naval battle in the Second World War and the first one of Battle of the Atlantic in South American waters.

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Bengal Engineer Group

The Bengal Engineer Group (BEG) or the Bengal Sappers or Bengal Engineers as they are informally known, are remnants of British Indian Army's Bengal Army of the Bengal Presidency in British India; now a regiment of the Corps of Engineers in the Indian Army.

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Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh

Bilaspur is a city in Bilaspur District in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, situated 133 km (83 miles) north of the state capital, Naya Raipur.

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Bolsheviks

The Bolsheviks, originally also Bolshevists or Bolsheviki (p; derived from большинство bol'shinstvo, "majority", literally meaning "one of the majority") were a faction of the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP) which split apart from the Menshevik faction at the Second Party Congress in 1903.

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British Raj

The British Raj (rāj, meaning "rule" in Hindi) was the rule of Great Britain in the Indian subcontinent between 1858 and 1947.

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Captain (Royal Navy)

Captain (Capt) is a senior officer rank of the Royal Navy.

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Central Provinces

The Central Provinces was a province of British India.

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Chennai

Chennai (also known as Madras) is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

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China

China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia.

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Civil engineer

A civil engineer is a person who practices civil engineering – the application of planning, designing, constructing, maintaining, and operating infrastructures while protecting the public and environmental health, as well as improving existing infrastructures that have been neglected.

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Clifford Thomason Beckett

Major-General Clifford Thomason Beckett CB, CBE, MC (1891–1972) of the Royal Artillery, had a distinguished military career including being Acting General Officer Commanding Malta in 1942.

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Coastal Motor Boat

During the First World War, following a suggestion from three junior officers of the Harwich destroyer force that small motor boats carrying a torpedo might be capable of travelling over the protective minefields and attacking ships of the Imperial German Navy at anchor in their bases, the Admiralty gave tentative approval to the idea and, in the summer of 1915, produced a Staff Requirement requesting designs for a Coastal Motor Boat for service in the North Sea.

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Commander

Commander is a naval officer rank.

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Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth

The Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth was a senior commander of the Royal Navy for hundreds of years.

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Commodore (Royal Navy)

Commodore (Cdre) is a rank of the Royal Navy above captain and below rear admiral.

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County of Moray

Moray (or Elginshire) (pronounced "Murray" and spelled Moireibh in Gaelic) is one of the registration counties of Scotland, bordering Nairnshire to the west, Inverness-shire to the south, and Banffshire to the east.

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Distinguished Service Cross (United Kingdom)

The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) is a third level military decoration awarded to officers, and (since 1993) other ranks, of the British Armed Forces, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and British Merchant Navy and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries.

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Distinguished Service Order

The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations and British Empire, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.

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Dover

Dover (Douvres) is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England.

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Dover Patrol

The Dover Patrol was a Royal Navy command of the First World War, notable for its involvement in the Zeebrugge Raid on 22 April 1918.

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Dunkirk

Dunkirk (Duinkerke(n)) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

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Duxford

Duxford is a village in Cambridgeshire, England, about south of Cambridge.

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East Sussex

East Sussex is a county in South East England.

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Edward VIII

Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December the same year.

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Fishery Protection Squadron

The Fishery Protection Squadron is a front-line squadron of the Royal Navy with responsibility for patrolling the UK's Extended Fisheries Zone.

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Frederick Walton (engineer)

Frederick Thomas Granville Walton CIE, M. Inst C.E., Telford Medal, was a notable British railway engineer in India.

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George V

George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936.

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Grantown-on-Spey

Grantown-on-Spey (Baile Ùr nan Granndach) is a town in the Highland Council Area, historically within the county of Moray.

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Harwich Force

The Harwich Force was a squadron of the Royal Navy, formed during the First World War and based in Harwich.

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History of rail transport in India

The history of rail transport in India began in the mid-nineteenth century.

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HM Coastal Motor Boat 4

HM Coastal Motor Boat 4 was one of a large series of small, fast, shallow draught Coastal Motor Boats used during the First World War.

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HMAS Vendetta (D69)

HMAS Vendetta (D69/I69) (formerly HMS Vendetta (FA3/F29/D69)) was a V class destroyer that served in the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

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HMNB Devonport

Her Majesty's Naval Base, Devonport (HMNB Devonport), is one of three operating bases in the United Kingdom for the Royal Navy (the others being HMNB Clyde and HMNB Portsmouth).

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HMS Amazon (D39)

HMS Amazon was a prototype design of destroyer ordered for the Royal Navy in 1924.

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HMS Amphion (1911)

HMS Amphion was an scout cruiser of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Centurion (1911)

HMS Centurion was the second battleship of the ''King George V'' class, built at HM Dockyard, Devonport.

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HMS Cockchafer (1915)

HMS Cockchafer was a Royal Navy.

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HMS Exeter (68)

HMS Exeter, pennant number 68, was a heavy cruiser of the Royal Navy that served in World War II.

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HMS Hindustan (1903)

HMS Hindustan was a ''King Edward VII''-class pre-dreadnought battleship of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Legion

Two destroyers of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Legion, after the Roman legion.

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HMS Ramillies (07)

HMS Ramillies (pennant number: 07) was one of five s built for the Royal Navy during World War I. She was completed after the Battle of Jutland in 1916 and saw no combat during the war.

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HMS Velox (D34)

HMS Velox (D34) was a V-class destroyer built in 1918.

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HMS Winchester (L55)

HMS Winchester was an Admiralty W-class destroyer of the Royal Navy.

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HMY Britannia (Royal Cutter Yacht)

His Majesty's Yacht Britannia was a gaff-rigged cutter built in 1893 for Commodore Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII.

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Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca

Hussein bin Ali, GCB (الحسين بن علي الهاشمي, al-Ḥusayn ibn ‘Alī al-Hāshimī; 18544 June 1931) was the Emir and Grand Sharif of Mecca from 1908 until 1917, when he proclaimed himself King of the Hejaz.

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Ibn Saud

Abdulaziz ibn Abdul Rahman ibn Faisal ibn Turki ibn Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al Saud (عبد العزيز بن عبد الرحمن آل سعود,; 15 January 1875 – 9 November 1953), usually known within the Arab world as Abdulaziz and usually known outside it as Ibn Saud, was the first monarch and founder of Saudi Arabia, the third Saudi State.

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Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museums (IWM) is a British national museum organisation with branches at five locations in England, three of which are in London.

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India

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia.

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Institution of Civil Engineers

Founded on 2 January 1818, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is an independent professional association, headquartered in central London, representing civil engineers.

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Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight, is a county and the largest and second most populous island of England.

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Jeddah

Jeddah (sometimes spelled Jiddah or Jedda ;; جدة or) is a city in the Hijaz Tihamah region on the coast of the Red Sea and is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia.

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John Green (Royal Navy officer)

Admiral Sir John Frederick Ernest Green KCMG CB (8 August 1866 – 30 October 1948) was a Royal Navy officer who became Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland.

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John I. Thornycroft & Company

John I. Thornycroft & Company Limited, usually known simply as Thornycroft was a British shipbuilding firm founded by John Isaac Thornycroft in Chiswick in 1866.

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John Kelly (Royal Navy officer)

Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Donald Kelly GCB, GCVO (13 July 1871 – 4 November 1936) was a Royal Navy officer.

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Kent

Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties.

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Khartoum

KhartoumThe name Khartoum comes from الخرطوم / /, literally "the hose".

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Kolkata

Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.

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Lee Stack

Major-General Sir Lee Oliver Fitzmaurice Stack, GBE, CMG (1868 – 19 November 1924) was a British army officer and Governor-General of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.

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Lewis gun

The Lewis gun (or Lewis automatic machine gun or Lewis automatic rifle) is a World War I-era light machine gun of American design that was perfected and widely used by the British Empire.

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Lieutenant commander

Lieutenant commander (also hyphenated lieutenant-commander and abbreviated Lt Cdr, LtCdr. or LCDR) is a commissioned officer rank in many navies.

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Magdalen College, Oxford

Magdalen College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.

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Malta

Malta, officially the Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta), is a Southern European island country comprising an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Mary of Teck

Mary of Teck (Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes; 26 May 1867 – 24 March 1953) was Queen consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Empress consort of India, as the wife of King-Emperor George V. Although technically a princess of Teck, in the Kingdom of Württemberg, she was born and raised in England.

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Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by the Mediterranean region and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa, and on the east by the Levant.

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Mentioned in dispatches

A member of the armed forces mentioned in dispatches (or despatches, MiD) is one whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high command, in which is described his or her gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy.

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Midshipman

A midshipman is an officer cadet or a commissioned officer candidate of the junior-most rank, in the Royal Navy, United States Navy, and many Commonwealth navies.

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Military Cross

The Military Cross (MC) is the third-level military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) other ranks of the British Armed Forces; and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries.

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North Russia Intervention

The North Russia Intervention, also known as the Northern Russian Expedition, the Archangel Campaign, and the Murman Deployment, was part of the Allied Intervention in Russia after the October Revolution.

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North Sea

The North Sea is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean located between Great Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.

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Northern Dvina River

The Northern Dvina (Се́верная Двина́,; Вы́нва / Výnva, Vienanjoki) is a river in northern Russia flowing through the Vologda Oblast and Arkhangelsk Oblast into the Dvina Bay of the White Sea.

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Odisha

Odisha (or Orissa)(odia:ଓଡ଼ିଶା) is one of the 29 states of India, located in the east of India.

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Order of the Bath

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (formerly the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath) is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725.

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is the "order of chivalry of British democracy", rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations and public service outside the Civil Service.

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Osborne House

Osborne House is a former royal residence in East Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK.

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Osea Island

Osea Island (Ōsgȳþes īeg, "Osyth's island"), formerly also Osey, is an inhabited island in the estuary of the River Blackwater, Essex, East England.

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Philip Hunloke

Philip Hunloke né Perceval (November 26, 1868 – April 1, 1947) was a British sailor who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics.

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Port Sudan

Port Sudan (بور سودان) is a port city in Sudan, and the capital of the state of Red Sea.

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Portsmouth

Portsmouth is the second largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire on the south coast of England.

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Prince George, Duke of Kent

Prince George, Duke of Kent (George Edward Alexander Edmund; 20 December 1902 – 25 August 1942) was a member of the British Royal Family, the fourth son and fifth child of King George V and Queen Mary, and younger brother of Kings Edward VIII and George VI.

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Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom

The Princess Victoria (Victoria Alexandra Olga Mary; 6 July 1868 – 3 December 1935), also called "Toria", was a member of the British Royal Family, the fourth child and second daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra; the younger sister of King George V. Until 1901 she was officially known as Princess Victoria of Wales.

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Queensland

Queensland (abbreviated as Qld) is the second-largest and third-most-populous state in Australia.

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Red Sea

The Red Sea, (also the Erythraean Sea), is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia.

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Reginald Tyrwhitt

Admiral of the Fleet Sir Reginald Yorke Tyrwhitt, 1st Baronet, GCB, DSO (/ˈtɪrɪt/, 10 May 1870 – 30 May 1951) was a Royal Navy officer.

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Rhyd-y-gors

The name Rhyd-y-gors or Rhydygors has been associated with two historic sites near the market town of Carmarthen in Southwest Wales.

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Roger Keyes, 1st Baron Keyes

Admiral of the Fleet Roger John Brownlow Keyes, 1st Baron Keyes, (4 October 1872 – 26 December 1945) was a Royal Navy officer.

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Royal Artillery

The Royal Regiment of Artillery, commonly referred to as the Royal Artillery (RA), is the artillery arm of the British Army.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's principal naval warfare force.

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Royal Victorian Order

The Royal Victorian Order (Ordre royal de Victoria) is a dynastic order of knighthood recognising distinguished personal service to the monarch of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms or to members of the monarch's family, or to any viceroy of the monarch.

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Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936)The Times, (London) 18 January 1936, p. 12 was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist.

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Rugby football

Rugby football is a style of football that developed at Rugby School in Rugby, Warwickshire and was one of many versions of football played at English public schools during the 19th century.

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Rugby union positions

In the game of rugby union, there are 15 players on each team, comprising eight forwards (numbered 1–8) and seven backs (numbered 9–15).

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Scotland

Scotland (Scots:; Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Scuttling

Scuttling is the act of deliberately sinking a ship by allowing water to flow into the hull.

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Shrapnel shell

Shrapnel shells were anti-personnel artillery munitions which carried a large number of individual bullets close to the target and then ejected them to allow them to continue along the shell's trajectory and strike the target individually.

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South Eastern Railway zone

The South Eastern Railway (SER) is one of the seventeen railway zones in India.

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Southampton

Southampton is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire on the south coast of England, and is situated south-west of London and north-west of Portsmouth.

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Sub-lieutenant

Sub-lieutenant is a junior military officer rank.

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Terschelling

Terschelling (Skylge; Terschelling dialect: Schylge) is a municipality and an island in the northern Netherlands, one of the West Frisian Islands.

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Volunteer Officers' Decoration

The Volunteer Officers' Decoration, post-nominal letters VD, was instituted in 1892 as an award for long and meritorious service by officers of the United Kingdom's Volunteer Force.

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White movement

The White movement (p) and its military arm the White Army (Бѣлая Армiя/Белая Армия, Belaya Armiya), also known as the White Guard (Бѣлая Гвардiя/Белая Гвардия, Belaya Gvardiya) or the Whites (Белые and белогвардейцы, "White Guardsmen"), was a loose confederation of Anti-Communist forces that fought the Bolsheviks (большевики, "Majority") in the Russian Civil War (1917–1922/3) and, to a lesser extent, continued operating as militarized associations both outside and within Russian borders until roughly the Second World War.

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William Beckett (engineer)

Brigadier-General William Thomas Clifford Beckett CBE DSO VD (1862 – 4 March 1956) was a British railway engineer in India and a British Army officer.

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World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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Yangtze

The Yangtze River, (Chinese: 长江, Cháng Jiāng), known in China as the Chang Jiang or the Yangzi, is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world.

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Zeebrugge

Zeebrugge (from: Brugge aan zee meaning "Bruges on Sea", Zeebruges) is a village on the coast of Belgium and a subdivision of Bruges, for which it is the modern port.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._N._T._Beckett

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