Here’s the first quiz of 2021, set by Andy. Can you beat the best score of the night, 11.5? Answers in a couple of days.
Q1A. What is the name of this Battle of Trafalgar veteran on her way to the breaker’s yard? (See picture above)
Q1B. In what decade of the 19th Century was she broken up for scrap?
Q2A: What was the first major battle of the First English Civil War?
Q2B: In which month and year did it occur (half a point if you only get the year).
Q3A: Name the future Roman Emperor who commanded one of the Legions in the invasion of Britain in 43 AD.
Q3B: Name the Legion he commanded in that invasion
Q4A: What was the unique feature of 131 (County of Kent) Fighter Squadron in 1941/42
Q4B: With what type of aircraft was it equipped?
Q5A: How’s your Greek mythology? Bad things come in threes. Can you name any of the three Gorgons?
Q5B: Can you name any of the three Furies (Erinyes) appearing in Virgil’s Aeneid?
Q6A: Which Royal Navy officer is credited with the first recorded use of the expression “O.M.G.”, in 1917?
Q6B: One of the ships on which he served is preserved at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, can you name her?
Q7A: What was the name of the Royal Navy’s first nuclear powered submarine?
Q7B: In which month and year was she commissioned (half a point if you only get the year)?
Q8A: WW2: What role did Acting Major William Martin, Royal Marines, play in the Allied invasion of Sicily?
Q8B: Can you give this person’s real name?
Q9A: What is the name of the armour worn by this cavalryman?
Q9B: To which type of cavalry in Napoleon’s service does he belong?
Q10A. Can you identify the name of this space fighter, or the TV or film series in which it features?
Q10B. Can you identify the name of this space fighter, or the TV or film series in which it features?
Q11A: Can you identify this British tank, including the Mark? Half a point if you get the name of the tank but not the mark.
Q11B: Can you identify this Italian tank?
Q12A: Can you name the TV Series from the cast picture?
Q12B: What was the number of the unit depicted in the series?