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Charles R. Burton
Charles Robert Burton (13 December 1942 – 15 July 2002) was an English explorer, best known for his part in the Transglobe Expedition, the first expedition to circumnavigate the globe from pole to pole.[1] Serving as cook, radio operator, and mechanic, he was the only member of the team to accompany the expedition's leader, Ranulph Fiennes, on the entire route.[2][3] Burton was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He attended Millfield school in Somerset, where he excelled more in sports than academics.[4] From 1961-1967, he was a soldier in the British Army, serving with the elite Special Air Service
Special Air Service
and traveling to the Middle East, Northern Ireland, Malta, and Germany. After his military career, Burton held odd jobs, mainly with various private security firms.[5] While bartending at The Admiral Codrington pub in Chelsea in 1975, he met Fiennes, with whom he spent some four years organizing and raising money for the Transglobe Expedition
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Sussex
Sussex
Sussex
(/ˈsʌsɪks/), from the Old English
Old English
Sūþsēaxe (South Saxons), is a historic county in South East England
South East England
corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. It is bounded to the west by Hampshire, north by Surrey, northeast by Kent, south by the English Channel, and divided for many purposes into the ceremonial counties of West Sussex
West Sussex
and East Sussex. Brighton and Hove, though part of East Sussex, was made a unitary authority in 1997, and as such, is administered independently of the rest of East Sussex. Brighton and Hove
Brighton and Hove
was granted City status in 2000. Until then, Chichester
Chichester
was Sussex's only city. Sussex
Sussex
has three main geographic sub-regions, each oriented approximately east to west
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Cape Town
Cape Town
Cape Town
(Afrikaans: Kaapstad, [ˈkɑːpstat]; Xhosa: iKapa) is a coastal city in South Africa. It is the second-most populous urban area in South Africa
South Africa
after Johannesburg.[6] It is also the capital and primate city of the Western Cape
Western Cape
province.[7] As the seat of the Parliament of South Africa, it is also the legislative capital of the country.[8] It forms part of the City
City
of Cape Town
Cape Town
metropolitan municipality. The city is famous for its harbour, for its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region, and for such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain
Table Mountain
and Cape Point
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South Africa
[Note 1]11 languagesAfrikaans Northern Sotho English Southern Ndebele Southern Sotho Swazi Tsonga Tswana Venda Xhosa ZuluEthnic groups (2014[3])80.2% Black 8.8% Coloured 8.4% White 2.5% AsianReligion See Religion in South AfricaDemonym South AfricanGovernment Unitary dominant-party parliamentary constitutional republic• PresidentCyril Ramaphosa• Deputy PresidentDavid Mabuza• Chairperson of the National Council of ProvincesThandi Modise• Speaker of the National AssemblyBaleka Mbete• Chief JusticeMogoeng MogoengLegislature Parliament• Upper houseNational Council• Lower houseNational AssemblyIndependence from the United Kingdom• Union31 May 1910• Self-governance11 December 1931• Republic31 May 1961•
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Millfield
Millfield
Millfield
is a co-educational independent (i.e. fee-paying) school for pupils aged 13–18 years based in Street, Somerset, England. It was founded in 1935. Millfield
Millfield
is a registered charity and is the largest co-educational boarding school in the UK with approximately 1,240 pupils, of whom over 950 are full boarders of over 65 nationalities. Millfield Development and the Millfield
Millfield
Foundation raise money to fund scholarships and bursaries
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Somerset
Somerset
Somerset
(/ˈsʌmərsɛt/ ( listen)) (or archaically, Somersetshire) is a county in South West England
England
which borders Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire
and Bristol
Bristol
to the north, Wiltshire
Wiltshire
to the east, Dorset
Dorset
to the south-east and Devon
Devon
to the south-west. It is bounded to the north and west by the Severn Estuary
Severn Estuary
and the Bristol
Bristol
Channel, its coastline facing southeastern Wales
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British Army
The British Army
Army
is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces. As of 2017, the British Army comprises just over 80,000 trained regular (full-time) personnel and just over 26,500 trained reserve (part-time) personnel.[4] Since April 2013, Ministry of Defence publications have not reported the entire strength of the Regular Reserve; instead, only Regular Reserves serving under the fixed-term reserve contracts have been counted.[5] The modern British Army
Army
traces back to 1707, with an antecedent in the English Army
Army
that was created during the Restoration in 1660
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Special Air Service
The Special
Special
Air Service (SAS) is a special forces unit of the British Army. The SAS was founded in 1941 as a regiment, and later reconstituted as a corps in 1950.[5] The unit undertakes a number of roles including covert reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, direct action and hostage rescue
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Framfield
Framfield
Framfield
is a village and civil parish in the Wealden
Wealden
District of East Sussex, England. The village is located two miles (3 km) east of Uckfield; the settlements of Blackboys, Palehouse and Halland form part of the parish area of 6,700 acres (2,706 ha).Contents1 History 2 Governance 3 Geography 4 The Framfield
Framfield
Show 5 Blackboys 6 Religion 7 Education 8 Leisure and sport 9 Economy 10 ReferencesHistory[edit] It is likely that Framfield
Framfield
came into existence in the 9th century. Saxon invaders established many settlements along the Weald: the final -field in its name means a clearing in the forest to build such a place
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HMS Discovery (1874)
HMS Discovery was a wooden screw storeship, formerly the whaling ship Bloodhound. She was purchased in 1874 for the British Arctic Expedition of 1875–1876 and was sold in 1902.Contents1 Design and Construction 2 Career2.1 British Arctic
Arctic
Expedition 2.2 Storeship at Portsmouth3 Disposal 4 Legacy 5 Bibliography 6 References 7 External linksDesign and Construction[edit] Built in Dundee
Dundee
by Stephens & Sons[1] as the whaler Bloodhound in 1873, she was ideally suited to Arctic
Arctic
exploration. She was purchased by the Admiralty on 5 December 1874[1] and converted for exploration, commissioning on 13 April 1875
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Lady Franklin Bay Expedition
The 1881–1884 Lady Franklin Bay Expedition (officially the International Polar Expedition)[1] into the Canadian Arctic
Arctic
was led by Lt. Adolphus Greely
Adolphus Greely
and was promoted by the United States Army Signal Corps. Its purpose was threefold: to establish a meteorological-observation station as part of the First International Polar Year,[2] to collect astronomical data, and polar magnetic data. During the expedition, two members of the crew reached a new "Farthest North" record, but of the original twenty-five men only seven survived to return to the United States. The expedition was under the auspices of the Signal Corps at a time when the Corps' Chief Disbursements Officer, Henry W. Howgate, was arrested for embezzlement
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Albert Hastings Markham
Admiral Sir Albert Hastings Markham, KCB (11 November 1841 – 28 October 1918) was a British explorer, author, and officer in the Royal Navy. In 1903 he was made Knight Commander
Commander
in the Order of the Bath. He died in London, England at the age of 76. He is also remembered for designing the flag of New Zealand.Contents1 Family and background 2 Naval career2.1 Sinking of HMS Victoria3 Exploration 4 Writings 5 Birds discovered by Markham 6 Posthumous homage 7 See also 8 Notes 9 References 10 External linksFamily and background[edit] Albert Markham was the fifth son of Captain John Markham, who had retired from the navy because of ill health with the rank of lieutenant. John Markham's grandfather, William Markham, had been Archbishop of York.[citation needed] Albert was born in Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Bagnères-de-Bigorre
in the Hautes-Pyrénées department of France, where the family lived before moving to a farm on Guernsey
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Henry Frederick Stephenson
Admiral
Admiral
Sir Henry Frederick Stephenson
Henry Frederick Stephenson

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Robert Peary
Rear Admiral
Rear Admiral
Robert Edwin Peary Sr. (May 6, 1856 – February 20, 1920) was an American explorer and United States
United States
Navy officer who made several expeditions to the Arctic
Arctic
in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is best known for claiming to have reached the geographic North Pole
North Pole
with his expedition on April 6, 1909. Peary was born in Cresson, Pennsylvania, but raised in Portland, Maine, following his father's death at a young age. He attended Bowdoin College, then joined the National Geodetic Survey as a draftsman. Peary enlisted in the navy in 1881, as a civil engineer
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George Nares
Vice-Admiral Sir George Strong Nares KCB FRS (24 April 1831 – 15 January 1915) was a British naval officer and Arctic
Arctic
explorer. He commanded the first ship to pass through the Suez Canal, the Challenger Expedition
Challenger Expedition
and the British Arctic
Arctic
Expedition. He was highly thought of as a leader and scientific explorer
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HMS Alert (1856)
HMS Alert was a 17-gun wooden screw sloop of the Cruizer class of the Royal Navy, launched in 1856 and broken up in 1894. It was the eleventh ship of the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
to bear the name (or a variant of it), and was noted for her Arctic
Arctic
exploration work; in 1876 it reached a record latitude of 82° North
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