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    In 1941 the Boy Scout movement started a new branch called the 'Air Scouts', I joined possibly the first troop in the UK. The local RAF station was called 'Bramcote' and we some times had RAF officers come to give us talks. I remembered something about wind-force called the 'Beaufort Scale' and remember something about the naval officer who thought it up whose name was 'Beaufort' and a wierd ships name I thought sounded German so, I just took a long shot at it ; remembering Michael Fish and his weather wind forecast a few years ago but I don't know the Amundson connection.
    For those who don't know the Fish connection he was a TV Weather Presenter who said somthing about light winds that eventually blew down many trees in southern England.
    How's that for a long shot?
     
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    Your memory is a lot better than mine!

    Francis Beaufort was (among other things) captain of HMS Frederickssteen
    The Beaufort Sea is named after him
    The North West Passage ends (or starts) in the Beaufort Sea and was first sailed completely by Roald Amundsen in about 1904

    Francis Beaufort "invented" the wind scale that bears his name, hence the Michael "There will be no hurricane tonight" Fish connection

    Your quiz, I think!

    Tom
     
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    Very devious this!!!
    What is the connection between....'RBJ', Huntingdon and oil?
     
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    RBJ

    RBJ? what you want? Give it to you on first day? And No there's not a clue among that lot!
    OK, I'll be easy on you, think tank and the Alecto didn't have one!
     
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    Merlin.
    I wasn't asking for a clue, I just thought that I was missing something, that's all.
     
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    ANYTHING

    Good!
     
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    something to do with turrets...?
     
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    Richard, the 'RBJ' is, but that is only one part of the connection!
     
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    OK, thought you AFV geeks would know that RBJ stands for 'Rotary Base Junction' :roll:
    So' how many clues do you want?
     
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    Ahhhh... something about lubricants for the RBJ?
     
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    Are you asking me?
    Not really. I would not ask a 'technical' question that you would not know the answer, it would be like asking what is 'CS1117B', unless you've used it you'd have no chance.
    What about the Huntingdon connection?
    Clue. Think 1599.
     
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    anything goes.......gone!

    Have decided to give this Forum a break for a while so will knock this question on the head.
    Thanks for your interest shown in the past.
    OK, answer to Question.
    RBJ....Rotary Base Junction.... a stationary power unit that transfers power to moving unit.. ie.. the TURRET.
    Huntingdon 1599....Oliver CROMWELL was born.
    OIL....The Cromwell had a hydraulic RBJ to power turret traverse.
    So,,,, Connection ...Cromwell Tank.
     
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    Gonna try and jumpstart this quiz again.
    Who was known as the Vilnius Schoolmaster?
     
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    Whatever?

    I don't suppose it being the first of October today would be a clue?
     
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    Actually merlin,I hadn't thought of it.Obviously you know the answer.
     
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    Marko Ramius: (aka Sean Connery) the captain of the submarine in The Hunt for Red October.
     
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    You are correct.The forum is yours.
     
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    Thanks SturmTiger.

    A British tank was named after a Russian spy - which tank?
     
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    Churchill.

    :grin:
     

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