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"From Ancient Empires to Modern Marvels: A Journey through Time and Technology" Delve into the past with an antique map of the Roman Empire

Background imageEquipment Collection: HMS Invincible Returns from the Falklands in 1982

HMS Invincible Returns from the Falklands in 1982
HMS Invincible returns to massive celebrations following the Falklands Conflict in 1982. Lined up on deck are Sea King helicopters from 820 Naval Air Squadron

Background imageEquipment Collection: Antique map of the Roman Empire

Antique map of the Roman Empire, with a detail on Rome

Background imageEquipment Collection: HMS Bulwark

HMS Bulwark is the Flagship of the Royal Navy and the nation. She led the Navys key deployment, Cougar 2012, to the Mediterranean and returned to British shores at the end of November 2012

Background imageEquipment Collection: Antique map of Britain under the Anglo Saxons

Antique map of Britain under the Anglo Saxons

Background imageEquipment Collection: Soldiers from 3 Para Parachute from a Hercules Aircraft

Soldiers from 3 Para Parachute from a Hercules Aircraft
Paratroopers descend to earth from a Royal Air Force Hercules aircraft during a demonstration of their skills. Over 120 troops from A Company, 3 PARA, ( 3rd Battalion)

Background imageEquipment Collection: 18th century surgical equipment

18th century surgical equipment
Bone saw 1, pincers 2, 3, scissors 4, lead mallet 5 and hook for childbirth 6. Copperplate engraving by Robert Benard from Denis Diderots Encyclopedia, Pellet, Geneva, 1779

Background imageEquipment Collection: IBM Electronic Composer, 1970s

IBM Electronic Composer, 1970s
IBM Electronic Composer. This model of typewriter is an example of an IBM Selectric typewriter, all of which used typeballs (one see at centre left)

Background imageEquipment Collection: Medieval urine wheel

Medieval urine wheel. Labelled in Latin, this 15th century diagram shows some of the possible colours of urine (outer edge of circle) to help doctors diagnose urine-related diseases

Background imageEquipment Collection: Image of HMS Vengeance returning to HMNB Clyde, after completing Operational Sea Training

Image of HMS Vengeance returning to HMNB Clyde, after completing Operational Sea Training. The trials were conducted in Scottish exercise areas

Background imageEquipment Collection: Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Illustrious Returns To Portsmouth Folllowing Refit

Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Illustrious Returns To Portsmouth Folllowing Refit
Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Illustrious is escorted by tugs as she returns to Portsmouth following her refit in Scotland

Background imageEquipment Collection: HMS Superb

HMS Superb is pictured with the Rock of Gibraltar in the background

Background imageEquipment Collection: Plague doctor, 17th century artwork

Plague doctor, 17th century artwork
Plague doctor. 17th century artwork titled Doktor Schnabel von Rom (Beak Doctor from Rome). The text is in Latin. The costumes bronze mask contained aromatic herbs and reduced exposure to bad air

Background imageEquipment Collection: US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter

US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter
Pictured are two US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Multi-Mission Helicopters at Kandahar Airfield in 2010. The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine

Background imageEquipment Collection: HMS Ambush

HMS Ambush
Astute class submarine HMS Ambush is pictured during sea trials near Scotland. Ambush, second of the nuclear powered attack submarines

Background imageEquipment Collection: Nuclear Submarine HMS Vanguard Returns to HMNB Clyde, Scotland

Nuclear Submarine HMS Vanguard Returns to HMNB Clyde, Scotland
Nuclear submarine HMS Vanguard arrives back at HM Naval Base Clyde, Faslane, Scotland following a patrol

Background imageEquipment Collection: Cockpit of Grob Tutor Two Seat Training Aircraft

Cockpit of Grob Tutor Two Seat Training Aircraft
The cockpit of a Grob Tutor light aircraft is pictured at Middle Wallop, the home of the Army Air Corps. Elementary Flying Training for prospective Army pilots lasts for 13 weeks

Background imageEquipment Collection: Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate HMS Argyll

Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate HMS Argyll
Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll is pictured at the end of Exercise Goalkeeper in the Middle East. Based in Plymouth, HMS Argyll is the longest-serving Type 23 frigate in the Royal Navy

Background imageEquipment Collection: Type 23 frigate HMS KENT at Sea, south of the Isle of Wight

Type 23 frigate HMS KENT at Sea, south of the Isle of Wight
Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate HMS KENT at Sea, south of the Isle of Wight. HMS Kent is one of the newest of the Type 23 frigates within the Royal Navy arsenal

Background imageEquipment Collection: HMS Vigilant

HMS Vigilant
Royal Navy Vanguard Class submarine HMS Vigilant returning to HMNB Clyde after her extended deployment. The four Vanguard-class submarines form the UKs strategic nuclear deterrent force

Background imageEquipment Collection: C17 Transport Aircraft Taking Off from RAF Brize Norton

C17 Transport Aircraft Taking Off from RAF Brize Norton
A Royal Air Force 99 Squadron C17 aircraft taking off from RAF Brize Norton providing air transport assistance to France for the Central African Republic (CAR)

Background imageEquipment Collection: Spitfire Fighter Aircraft Hot Starting Engines

Spitfire Fighter Aircraft Hot Starting Engines
Spitfire TE311 of the Royal Air Force Memorial Flight (RAFMF) piloted by Wg Cdr " Godders" Godfrey performs a " hot start" during the RAFMF Public Display Authority (PDA)

Background imageEquipment Collection: Craster harbour, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Craster harbour, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageEquipment Collection: HMS Ocean at sea

HMS Ocean at sea
Pictured is HMS OCEAN, the Royal Navys Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH) and Fleet Flagship. She is pictured with Merlin and Chinook Helicopters on her deck

Background imageEquipment Collection: Map of the Byzantine Empire in the 9th Century

Map of the Byzantine Empire in the 9th Century
Vintage engraving of a Map of the Byzantine Empire in the 9th Century

Background imageEquipment Collection: British submarines during 50 years

British submarines during 50 years
A sectional view of the British Navys first submarine, and the development of the British submarine from 1900 to 1950. The illustration does not show every type built but depicts some of the most

Background imageEquipment Collection: Royal Navy Merlin Helicopter

Royal Navy Merlin Helicopter
A Royal Navy Merlin helicopter taking part in an exercise over the south of England. Merlin Mk1 the worlds most potent submarine hunting helicopter

Background imageEquipment Collection: Royal Navy Harrier Jet High Over RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus

Royal Navy Harrier Jet High Over RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus
LA(Phot) Luis Holden won the Navy News Award in the 2011 Peregrine Trophy Photographic Competition with this image. A Joint Force Harrier jet is pictured high over RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus shortly

Background imageEquipment Collection: Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank patrolling outside Basra, Iraq

Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank patrolling outside Basra, Iraq
Soldiers of 1 A Squadron, Queens Royal Lancers (QRL) patrolling outside Basra, Iraq onboard a Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank during Operation Telic 4

Background imageEquipment Collection: Antique map, Liverpool and Birkenhead, England, 19th Century

Antique map, Liverpool and Birkenhead, England, 19th Century
Vintage engraving of a Antique map, Liverpool and Birkenhead, England, 19th Century

Background imageEquipment Collection: The Interport Field Gun Competition - Royal Navy

The Interport Field Gun Competition - Royal Navy
The Royal Navys field gun competition is a contest between teams from various Royal Navy commands, in which teams of sailors compete to transport a field gun and its equipment over

Background imageEquipment Collection: Antique map, Scotland, Jura, Mull, Argyll, Islay 19th Century

Antique map, Scotland, Jura, Mull, Argyll, Islay 19th Century
Vintage engraving of a Antique map, Scotland, Jura, Mull, Argyll, Islay 19th Century

Background imageEquipment Collection: Display of JCB Extradig diggers in a field

Display of JCB Extradig diggers in a field
Display of bright yellow JCB Extradig Sitemaster diggers in a field, with a Turbo 4x4 underneath. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageEquipment Collection: Prayer flags at Everest Base Camp, Solu Khumbu Everest Region, Sagarmatha National Park

Prayer flags at Everest Base Camp, Solu Khumbu Everest Region, Sagarmatha National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nepal, Himalayas, Asia

Background imageEquipment Collection: Eyesight test chart

Eyesight test chart

Background imageEquipment Collection: Antique Map of Tasmania

Antique Map of Tasmania
Antique map of Tasmania from 1867

Background imageEquipment Collection: Mass spectrometer, 1954

Mass spectrometer, 1954
Mass spectrometer. Researchers adjusting the controls of a mass spectrometer. This is an all-metal demountable mass spectrometer

Background imageEquipment Collection: Vanguard-class submarine HMS Victorious

Vanguard-class submarine HMS Victorious
Pictured is the Vanguard-class submarine HMS Victorious. The Royal Navy has operated the UKs Continuous at Sea Deterrent since 1967 when the first SSBN or Ship Submersible Ballistic Nuclear HMS

Background imageEquipment Collection: Falconry equipment

Falconry equipment
Plate from Hermann Schlegel and A.H. Verster de Wulverhursts Traite de Fauconnerie (1844-1853)

Background imageEquipment Collection: ATLAS detector, CERN

ATLAS detector, CERN
ATLAS detector. Engineer standing on a platform in front of the ATLAS (a torodial LHC apparatus) detector (circular) at CERN (the European particle physics laboratory) near Geneva, Switzerland

Background imageEquipment Collection: A selection of copper border and jelly moulds

A selection of copper border and jelly moulds

Background imageEquipment Collection: HMS Montrose

HMS Montrose
Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose is pictured at speed in the Mediterranean Sea during Exercise Cougar 12. The Duke Class ship is taking part in Cougar

Background imageEquipment Collection: Antique map of New Zealand in the 19th Century, 1873

Antique map of New Zealand in the 19th Century, 1873
Vintage engraving of a Antique map of New Zealand in the 19th Century, 1873

Background imageEquipment Collection: Marconi radio apparatus

Marconi radio apparatus
Marconi radio equipment on a ship. The equipment includes headphones and a Morse code key (lower centre). The equipment is labelled (left-right)

Background imageEquipment Collection: Photographic enlarger

Photographic enlarger being used to produce an enlarged copy of a photograph

Background imageEquipment Collection: Wardian case with plants

Wardian case with plants
A Wardian case, containing several plants

Background imageEquipment Collection: French Bathroom 1906

French Bathroom 1906
A chambermaid helps her mistress take a shower in this elaborate bathroom containing bath, shower, bidet and loo, as well as the geyser to supply the hot water

Background imageEquipment Collection: An RAF Chinook helicopter in silhouette, flying over Afghanistan

An RAF Chinook helicopter in silhouette, flying over Afghanistan
A Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter firing flares over Afghanistan. Synonymous with operations in Afghanistan over the last thirteen years, the Chinook Force flew over 41, 000 hours, extracted 13

Background imageEquipment Collection: HMS Dragons Lynx Helicopter Firing Flares

HMS Dragons Lynx Helicopter Firing Flares
HMS Dragons Lynx helicopter fires infra red flares during an exercise over the Type 45 destroyer. As well as flying her own Lynx helicopter - of 815 Naval Air Squadron based in Yeovilton - Dragon has



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"From Ancient Empires to Modern Marvels: A Journey through Time and Technology" Delve into the past with an antique map of the Roman Empire, tracing the footsteps of ancient civilizations. Explore Britain's rich history under the Anglo Saxons as depicted on a captivating antique map. Feel the adrenaline rush as soldiers from 3 Para parachute from a Hercules Aircraft, showcasing their unwavering courage and precision. Witness the triumphant return of HMS Invincible from the Falklands in 1982, symbolizing resilience and victory. Uncover medieval ingenuity with a glimpse at a urine wheel - an unconventional yet effective piece used during that era. Get behind-the-scenes access to the cockpit of Grob Tutor Two Seat Training Aircraft, where aspiring pilots hone their skills for future missions. Stand in awe before HMS Superb, an impressive vessel embodying naval power and strength. Experience the fiery roar as Spitfire Fighter Aircraft hot start their engines, ready to take flight and defend freedom. Witness Royal Navy's pride as HMS Illustrious returns to Portsmouth following a meticulous refit, exemplifying dedication to excellence. Soar high above RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus with a Royal Navy Harrier Jet capturing breathtaking views while safeguarding national security. Immerse yourself in Byzantine grandeur through a detailed map depicting its vast empire during its zenith in the 9th century Step into modern construction prowess with an expansive display of JCB Extradig diggers transforming fields into thriving landscapes. In this captivating journey through time and technology, witness how equipment has shaped our world - be it ancient empires or cutting-edge machinery.