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Short S.27

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The Short S.27 and its derivative, the Short Improved S.27 (sometimes called the Short-Sommer biplane), were a series of early British aircraft built by Short Brothers. [1]

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The Admiralty, originally known as the Office of the Admiralty and Marine Affairs, was the government department responsible for the command of the Royal Navy firstly in the Kingdom of England, secondly in the Kingdom of Great Britain, and from 1801 to 1964, the United Kingdom and former British Empire.

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An aileron (French for "little wing" or "fin") is a hinged flight control surface usually forming part of the trailing edge of each wing of a fixed-wing aircraft.

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Army Reserve (United Kingdom)

The Army Reserve is the active-duty volunteer reserve force and integrated element of the British Army.

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Arthur Longmore

Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Murray Longmore, (8 October 1885 – 10 December 1970) was an early naval aviator, before reaching high rank in the Royal Air Force.

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Bascule bridge

A bascule bridge (sometimes referred to as a drawbridge) is a moveable bridge with a counterweight that continuously balances a span, or "leaf", throughout its upward swing to provide clearance for boat traffic.

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A battleship is a large armored warship with a main battery consisting of large caliber guns.

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A biplane is a fixed-wing aircraft with two main wings stacked one above the other.

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Blackfriars Bridge

Blackfriars Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames in London, between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge, carrying the A201 road.

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Calais (Calés; Kales) is a city and major ferry port in northern France in the department of Pas-de-Calais, of which it is a sub-prefecture.

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Cecil Grace

Cecil Stanley Grace (1880 – 22 December 1910) was a pioneer aviator who went missing on a flight across the English Channel in 1910.

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Central Flying School

The Central Flying School (CFS) is the Royal Air Force's primary institution for the training of military flying instructors.

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Charles Rumney Samson

Air Commodore Charles Rumney Samson, (8 July 1883 – 5 February 1931) was a British naval aviation pioneer.

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

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E.N.V. Motor Syndicate

E.N.V. was an early manufacturer of aircraft engines, originally called the London and Parisian Motor Company their first model appearing in 1908.

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Elevator (aeronautics)

Elevators are flight control surfaces, usually at the rear of an aircraft, which control the aircraft's pitch, and therefore the angle of attack and the lift of the wing.

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The empennage, also known as the tail or tail assembly, is a structure at the rear of an aircraft that provides stability during flight, in a way similar to the feathers on an arrow.

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English Channel

The English Channel (la Manche, "The Sleeve"; Ärmelkanal, "Sleeve Channel"; Mor Breizh, "Sea of Brittany"; Mor Bretannek, "Sea of Brittany"), also called simply the Channel, is the body of water that separates southern England from northern France and links the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Eugene Gerrard

Air Commodore Eugene Louis Gerrard, (14 July 1881 – 7 February 1963) was an officer in the Royal Marines and Royal Air Force.

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Experimental aircraft

An experimental aircraft is an aircraft that has not yet been fully proven in flight.

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Farman III

The Farman III, also known as the Henry Farman 1909 biplane, was an early French aircraft designed and built by Henry Farman''Flight'', 24 April 1909, p. 235.

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Fiji (Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी), officially the Republic of Fiji (Matanitu Tugalala o Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी गणराज्य), is an island country in Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean about northeast of New Zealand's North Island.

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Fleet Air Arm Museum

The Fleet Air Arm Museum is devoted to the history of British naval aviation.

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Flight International

Flight International (or simply Flight) is a weekly magazine focused on aerospace, published in the United Kingdom.

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Francis McClean

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Francis Kennedy McClean, AFC, DL (1876–1955) was a British civil engineer and pioneer aviator.

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George Bertram Cockburn

George Bertram Cockburn OBE (8 January 1872 – 25 February 1931) was a research chemist who became an aviation pioneer.

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George Cyril Colmore

George Cyril Colmore (1885–1937) was an English aviator and the first Royal Naval Air Service officer to gain a Royal Aero Club Aviators Licence.

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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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Gnome et Rhône

Gnome et Rhône was a major French aircraft engine manufacturer.

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Gnome Lambda

The Gnome 7 Lambda was a French designed, seven-cylinder, air-cooled rotary aero engine that was produced under license in Britain and Germany.

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Gnome Omega

The Gnome 7 Omega (commonly called the Gnome 50 hp) is a French seven-cylinder, air-cooled aero engine produced by Gnome et Rhône.

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Goodwin Sands

Goodwin Sands is a long sandbank at the southern end of the North Sea lying off the Deal coast in Kent, England.

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History of the Royal Marines

The history of the Royal Marines began on 28 October 1664 with the formation of the Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot soon becoming known as the Admiral's Regiment.

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HMS Africa (1905)

HMS Africa was a pre-dreadnought battleship of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Hibernia (1905)

HMS Hibernia was a ''King Edward VII''-class pre-dreadnought battleship of Britain's Royal Navy.

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HMS London (1899)

HMS London was a ''Formidable''-class battleship in the British Royal Navy, often considered to be part of the ''London'' class or subclass.

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John Moore-Brabazon, 1st Baron Brabazon of Tara

Lieutenant-Colonel John Theodore Cuthbert Moore-Brabazon, 1st Baron Brabazon of Tara, (8 February 1884 – 17 May 1964) was an English aviation pioneer and Conservative politician.

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Landing gear

Landing gear is the undercarriage of an aircraft or spacecraft and may be used for either takeoff or landing.

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A lieutenant (abbreviated Lt, LT, Lieut and similar) is a junior commissioned officer in the armed forces, fire services, police and other organizations of many nations.

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A lightvessel, or lightship, is a ship which acts as a lighthouse.

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List of aircraft of the Royal Naval Air Service

This is a list of military aircraft used by the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS).

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A monoplane is a fixed-wing aircraft with a single main wing plane, in contrast to a biplane or other multiplane, each of which has multiple planes.

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A nacelle is a housing, separate from the fuselage, that holds engines, fuel, or equipment on an aircraft.

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Nieuport, later Nieuport-Delage, was a French aeroplane company that primarily built racing aircraft before World War I and fighter aircraft during World War I and between the wars.

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The Nile River (النيل, Egyptian Arabic en-Nīl, Standard Arabic an-Nīl; ⲫⲓⲁⲣⲱ, P(h)iaro; Ancient Egyptian: Ḥ'pī and Jtrw; Biblical Hebrew:, Ha-Ye'or or, Ha-Shiḥor) is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, and is commonly regarded as the longest river in the world, though some sources cite the Amazon River as the longest.

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Oswald Short

Hugh Oswald Short, AFRAeS (16 January 1883 – 4 December 1969) was an English aeronautical engineer.

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Pusher configuration

In a vehicle with a pusher configuration (as opposed to a tractor configuration), the propeller(s) are mounted behind their respective engine(s).

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RAF Eastchurch

RAF Eastchurch was a Royal Air Force station near Eastchurch village, on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England.

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RAF Upavon

Trenchard Lines is a major British Army headquarters.

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Ramsgate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in east Kent, England.

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River Medway

The River Medway is a river in South East England.

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River Thames

The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England, most notably through London.

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RNAS Yeovilton (HMS Heron)

Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, or RNAS Yeovilton, (HMS Heron) is an airfield of the Royal Navy and British Army, sited a few miles north of Yeovil, somerset, just off the Dorset border.

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Rotary engine

The rotary engine was an early type of internal combustion engine, usually designed with an odd number of cylinders per row in a radial configuration, in which the crankshaft remained stationary in operation, with the entire crankcase and its attached cylinders rotating around it as a unit.

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Royal Aero Club

The Royal Aero Club (RAeC) is the national co-ordinating body for Air Sport in the United Kingdom.

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Royal Naval Air Service

The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) was the air arm of the Royal Navy, under the direction of the Admiralty's Air Department, and existed formally from 1 July 1914Admiralty Circular CW.13963/14, 1 July 1914: "Royal Naval Air Service – Organisation" to 1 April 1918, when it was merged with the British Army's Royal Flying Corps to form a new service, the Royal Air Force, the first of its kind in the world.

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Royal Navy

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

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A rudder is a primary control surface used to steer a ship, boat, submarine, hovercraft, aircraft, or other conveyance that moves through a fluid medium (generally air or water).

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Shadwell Basin

The Shadwell Basin is a housing, leisure complex and an disused dock which is named after neighboring district of Shadwell.

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Sheerness is a town beside the mouth of the River Medway on the north-west corner of the Isle of Sheppey in north Kent, England.

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Short Brothers

Short Brothers plc, usually referred to as Shorts or Short, is an aerospace company based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Short Cockle

The Short S.1 Cockle was a single-seat sport monoplane flying boat, with a novel monocoque duralumin hull.

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Short S.38

The Short S.38 was an early British aircraft built by Short Brothers.

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Short S.41

The Short S.41 was a British single-engined biplane built for the Royal Naval Air Service in 1912.

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Short S.80

The Short S.80 was an early British floatplane built by Short Brothers for Frank McClean to undertake an aerial expedition up the Nile to investigate the cataracts between Aswan and Khartoum.

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Société pour l'aviation et ses dérivés

SPAD (Société Pour L'Aviation et ses Dérivés) was a French aircraft manufacturer active between 1911 and 1921.

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Solar eclipse

A solar eclipse (as seen from the planet Earth) is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and when the Moon fully or partially blocks ("occults") the Sun.

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A strut is a structural component commonly found in engineering, aeronautics, architecture and anatomy.

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Tasmania (abbreviated as Tas and known colloquially as Tassie) is an island state of Australia.

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Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built between 1886 and 1894.

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Trainer aircraft

A trainer is a class of aircraft designed specifically to facilitate flight training of pilots and aircrews.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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Waterloo Bridge

Waterloo Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge crossing the River Thames in London, between Blackfriars Bridge and Hungerford Bridge.

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Westminster is an area of central London within the City of Westminster, part of the West End, on the north bank of the River Thames.

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Weymouth, Dorset

Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast.

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Wing loading

In aerodynamics, wing loading is the total weight of an aircraft divided by the area of its wing.

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The wingspan (or just span) of a bird or an airplane is the distance from one wingtip to the other wingtip.

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Wolverhampton is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.

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1910 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1910.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_S.27

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