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Wessex

The Kingdom of Wessex or Kingdom of the West Saxons was an Anglo-Saxon kingdom in south-west England, from the 6th century until the emergence of a unified English state in the 10th century. The Anglo-Saxons believed that Wessex was founded by Cerdic and Cynric, but it is possible that this account is a legend. The two main sources for the kings of Wessex are the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and the West Saxon Genealogical Regnal List, which conflict and cannot be fully reconciled. After Cenwealh was baptised, Wessex became a Christian kingdom....

Wessex Ridgeway

The Wessex Ridgeway is a long distance footpath in England. It runs from Marlborough in Wiltshire to Lyme Regis in Dorset via the edge of Salisbury Plain and Cranborne Chase. The footpath was opened in 1994. It is one of four long distance footpaths which, when combined, run from Lyme Regis to Hunstanton and are referred to as the Greater Ridgeway....

1981 Bristow Helicopters Westland Wessex crash

G-ASWI was a Westland Wessex 60, operated by Bristow Helicopters operating between Bacton Gas Terminal, in Norfolk, and gas rigs in the North Sea. On 13 August 1981 the helicopter lost power to the main rotor gearbox, going out of control during the ensuing autorotation. The flight was carrying 11 gas workers from the Leman gas field to Bacton. All people on board were lost. Aircraft G-ASWI had previously been the Westland Helicopters Company demonstrator before being purchased by Bristow Helicopters Ltd. in April 1970....

HMS Wessex (D43)

The first HMS Wessex (D43) was a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the final months of World War I and the early months of World War II. Construction and commissioning Wessex was ordered on 9 December 1916 as part of the 10th Destroyer Order of the 1916-1917 Naval Programme and was laid down by Hawthorn Leslie and Company at Tyneside, England, on 25 May 1917. She was launched on 12 March 1918, completed on 11 May 1918, and commissioned the same day. She was assigned the pennant number F32 in June 1918; it was changed to D43 during the interwar period....

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