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Alec Issigonis
Sir Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis, CBE, FRS, RDI (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Αρνόλδος Κωνσταντίνος Ισηγόνης Alexandros Arnoldos Konstantinos Isigonis; 18 November 1906 – 2 October 1988) was a British-Greek[1][2][3][4][5] designer of cars, widely noted for the groundbreaking and influential development of the Mini, launched by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) in 1959.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Death and commemorations 4 Honours 5 Some of his cars 6 Notes 7 References 8 External linksEarly life[edit]The machine factory (shown here in a company letter of 1910) founded by Demosthenis Issigonis, Alec's grandfather, once a thriving Greek businesses in Smyrna
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Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
British Empire
is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.[2] It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V, and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female.[3] There is also the related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order. Recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire were at first made on the nomination of the United Kingdom, the self-governing Dominions
Dominions
of the Empire (later Commonwealth) and the Viceroy of India
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MG Y-type
The MG Y-Type is an automobile produced by MG in England
England
from 1947 to 1953. It was offered in four-door saloon and limited production open four-seat tourer versions. When production ceased, 8,336 "Y" Types had been produced, 6,131 of which were "YA" saloons, 904 were "YT" Tourers and 1,301 were "YB" saloons.Contents1 The YA1.1 Development and launch 1.2 Body and chassis 1.3 Engine 1.4 Interior 1.5 Performance and contemporary impressions2 The YT Tourer 3 The YB 4 Production numbers 5 References 6 External linksThe YA[edit]MG YAMG YAOverviewProduction 1947-1951Body and chassisBody style 4 door saloonPowertrainEngine 1250 cc XPAG 4-cylinder, single SU carburettorDevelopment and launch[edit] In the years immediately before the Second World War, MG had sought to supplement its popular range of ‘Midget’ sports cars with three saloons of various sizes and engine capacities. These were the "S", "V" and "W" models
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Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922)
Decisive Turkish victory[2][3][4] Population exchange between the two nationsTreaty of LausanneTerritorial changes Lands initially ceded to Greece
Greece
from the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
are incorporated into the Republic of TurkeyBelliger
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University Of Surrey
The University
University
of Surrey
Surrey
is a public research university located within the county town of Guildford, Surrey, in the South East of England, United Kingdom. The university specialises in science, engineering, medicine and business. It received its charter on 9 September 1966, and was previously situated near Battersea Park
Battersea Park
in south-west London. The institution was known as Battersea College of Technology before gaining university status
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Pure Mathematics
Broadly speaking, pure mathematics is mathematics that studies entirely abstract concepts. This has been a recognizable category of mathematical activity from the 19th century onwards,[1] at variance with the trend towards meeting the needs of navigation, astronomy, physics, economics, engineering, and so on. Another view is that pure mathematics is not necessarily applied mathematics: it is possible to study abstract entities with respect to their intrinsic nature and not be concerned with how they manifest in the real world.[2] Even though the pure and applied viewpoints are distinct philosophical positions, in practice there is much overlap in the activity of pure and applied mathematicians. To develop accurate models for describing the real world, many applied mathematicians draw on tools and techniques that are often considered to be "pure" mathematics
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Fellow Of The Royal Society
Fellowship of the Royal Society
Royal Society
(FRS, ForMemRS and HonFRS) is an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society
Royal Society
judges to have made a "substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowled
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Austin 7
The Austin 7
Austin 7
is an economy car that was produced from 1922 until 1939 in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
by Austin. It was nicknamed the "Baby Austin" and was at that time one of the most popular cars produced for the British market and sold well abroad. Its effect on the British market was similar to that of the Model T Ford in the US, replacing most other British economy cars and cyclecars of the early 1920s.[1] It was also licensed and copied by companies all over the world.[2] The very first BMW
BMW
car, the BMW
BMW
Dixi, was a licensed Austin 7, as were the original American Austins. In France they were made and sold as Rosengarts
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Morris 10
The Morris Ten announced 1 September 1932[1] is a medium-sized car introduced for 1933 as the company's offering in the important 10 hp sector of the British market
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Independent Suspension
Independent suspension
Independent suspension
is a broad term for any automobile suspension system that allows each wheel on the same axle to move vertically (i.e. reacting to a bump in the road) independently of the others. This is contrasted with a beam axle or deDion axle system in which the wheels are linked – movement on one side affects the wheel on the other side. "Independent" refers to the motion or path of movement of the wheels or suspension. It is common for the left and right sides of the suspension to be connected with anti-roll bars or other such mechanisms. The anti-roll bar ties the left and right suspension spring rates together but does not tie their motion together. Most modern vehicles have independent front suspension (IFS). Many vehicles also have an independent rear suspension (IRS). IRS, as the name implies, has the rear wheels independently sprung
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Royal Marines
The Corps of Royal Marines
Marines
(RM) is the amphibious light infantry of the Royal Navy.[2] The Royal Marines
Marines
were formed in 1755 as the Royal Navy's infantry troops. However, the marines can trace their origins back to the formation of the English Army's "Duke of York and Albany's maritime regiment of Foot" at the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company on 28 October 1664.[3] As a highly specialised and adaptable light infantry force, the Royal Marines
Marines
are trained for rapid deployment worldwide and capable of dealing with a wide range of threats
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Suez Crisis
Coalition military victory;[1][2][3] Egyptian political victory[1]Anglo-French withdrawal following international pressure (December 1956) Israeli occupation of Sinai
Sinai
(until March 1957) UNEF deployment in Sinai[4] Straits of Tiran
Straits of Tiran
re-opened to Israeli shipping
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British Leyland
British Leyland
British Leyland
was an automotive engineering and manufacturing conglomerate formed in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
in 1968 as British Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd (BLMC), following the merger of Leyland Motors and British Motor Holdings
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Lord Stokes
Lieutenant-Colonel Donald Gresham Stokes, Baron Stokes TD (22 March 1914 – 21 July 2008) was an English industrialist. He was the head of British Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd (BL) from 1968 to 1975.Contents1 Life and career 2 British Leyland under Stokes 3 Arms 4 References 5 External links and sourcesLife and career[edit] Stokes was born in Plymouth, and educated at Blundell's School in Tiverton, Devon. In 1930 he commenced an engineering apprenticeship with Leyland Motors, which included further education at the Harris Institute of Technology in Preston. During the Second World War, Stokes served with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, reaching the rank of lieutenant-colonel. In the early summer of 1939 he married Laura Elizabeth Courteney Lamb.[1][2] Excepting the break for military service between 1939 and 1945, Stokes stayed with Leyland throughout his career, although he also served in the Territorial Army
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Selly Oak
Selly Oak is an industrial and residential area in south west Birmingham, England. The area gives its name to Selly Oak ward and includes the neighbourhoods of: Bournbrook, Selly Park, and Ten Acres. The adjoining wards of Edgbaston and Harborne are to the north of the Bourn Brook, which was the former county boundary, and to the south are Weoley, and Bournville. A district committee serves the four wards of Selly Oak, Billesley, Bournville and Brandwood. The same wards form the Birmingham Selly Oak (UK Parliament constituency), represented[when?] by Steve McCabe (Labour). Selly Oak is connected to Birmingham by the Pershore Road (A441) and the Bristol Road (A38)
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Heritage Motor Centre
The British Motor Museum, is the World's largest collection of historic British cars in Warwickshire, England. There are over 300 Classic cars on display from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and the Jaguar Heritage Trust.Contents1 History 2 Vehicles in the collection 3 Research services 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] The collection, now cared for by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, was developed in the 1970s when a new division of the British Leyland Motor Corporation (BLMC) was formed to preserve and manage the company's collection of historic vehicles. In 1979, the company became BL Heritage Limited, adopting a new headquarters at Studley, Warwickshire. Two years later, a museum was opened at the London Transport Museum's former home of Syon Park, west of London, where some 100 vehicles from the collection were put on display. During the early 1980s, closer ties were made with other British motor manufacturers
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