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  2. Flagstaff House - Wikipedia

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    Flagstaff House, built in 1846, is the oldest example of Western-style architecture remaining in Hong Kong. It is located at 10 Cotton Tree Drive , Central – within the Hong Kong Park . It has been a longtime residence of the Commander of the British forces in Hong Kong during colonial times .

  3. Flagstaff, Arizona - Wikipedia

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    Flagstaff (/ ˈ f l æ ɡ. s t æ f / FLAG-staf) is a city in, and the county seat of, Coconino County in northern Arizona, in the southwestern United States. In 2019, the city's estimated population was 75,038. Flagstaff's combined metropolitan area has an estimated population of 139,097.

  4. Military colours, standards and guidons - Wikipedia

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    In the Army, most regiments, battalions of regiments, and separate battalions also have a stand of colours. The first is the National Color, which is a 36 in × 48 in (91 cm × 122 cm) version of the national flag trimmed with a 2 + 1 ⁄ 2 in-wide (6.4 cm) gold fringe, and is the equivalent of the Queen's Colour in the British Army.

  5. Ensign - Wikipedia

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    An ensign is the national flag flown on a vessel to indicate nationality.The ensign is the largest flag, generally flown at the stern (rear) of the ship while in port. The naval ensign (also known as war ensign), used on warships, may be different from the civil ensign (merchant ships) or the yacht ensign (recreational boats).

  6. United States Naval Observatory - Wikipedia

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    A new Navy command, now called the USNO Flagstaff Station (NOFS), was established there. Those operations began in 1955. Within a decade, the Navy's largest telescope, the 61 inch "Kaj Strand Astrometric Reflector" was built; it saw light at Flagstaff in 1964. USNO continues to maintain its dark-sky observatory, NOFS, near Flagstaff.

  7. Common Riding - Wikipedia

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    A common riding is an equestrian tradition mainly in the Scottish Borders in Scotland. Typically male riders ride out of the town and along its borders to commemorate the practice from 13th and 15th centuries where there were frequent raids on the Anglo-Scottish border known as the Border Reivers and also to commemorate the Scottish defeat at the Battle of Flodden.

  8. Lance - Wikipedia

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    Use as flagstaff. The United States Cavalry used a lance-like shaft as a flagstaff. Mounted police use. When the Canadian North-West Mounted Police was established, it was modeled after certain British cavalry units that used lances. It made limited use of this weapon in small detachments during the 1870s, intended to impress indigenous peoples.

  9. Meteor Crater - Wikipedia

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    Meteor Crater is a meteorite impact crater about 37 mi (60 km) east of Flagstaff and 18 mi (29 km) west of Winslow in the northern Arizona desert of the United States.The site had several earlier names, and fragments of the meteorite are officially called the Canyon Diablo Meteorite, after the adjacent Cañon Diablo.

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