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ID: 1771884
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Article: Rockall
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On 15 September 1955, Sergeant Brian Peel, Lieutenant Commander Desmond Scott, Corporal Anthony Fraser and the naturalist James Fisher, all attached to the Royal Navy's HMS Vidal, were winched from a helicopter onto Rockall with the intention to formally annex the islet for the United Kingdom. The group erected a flagpole on Rockall made from old propeller shafts to which they bolted a brass plaque commemorating the event, and raised a Union Flag.
 
On 15 September 1955, Sergeant Brian Peel, Lieutenant Commander Desmond Scott, Corporal Anthony Fraser and the naturalist James Fisher, all attached to the Royal Navy's HMS Vidal, were winched from a helicopter onto Rockall with the intention to formally annex the islet for the United Kingdom. The group erected a flagpole on Rockall made from old propeller shafts to which they bolted a brass plaque commemorating the event, and raised a Union Flag.
   
In 1971, Captain T R Kirkpatrick RE led the landing party on an government expedition mounted from RFA Engadine to establish that the rock was part of the United Kingdom and to prepare the islet for the installation of a light beacon. The landing party included Royal Engineers, Royal Marines and civilian members from the Institute of Geological Sciences in London. The party was landed by winch line from the Wessex 5 helicopters of the Royal Naval Air Services Commando Headquarters Squadron, commanded by Lt Cmdr Neil Foster RN. As well as collecting samples of the aegerine granite, Rockallite, for later analysis in London, the top of the rock was blown off using a newly developed blasting technique, Precision Pre-Splitting. This created a level area that was drilled to take the anchorages for the light beacon that was installed the following year. There was no evidence of the brass plate thought to have been installed in 1955 and 2 phosphor bronze plates were chased into the wall above Hall's Ledge, each secured by four 80-tonne rock-anchor bolts.
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In 1971, Captain T R Kirkpatrick RE led the landing party on an government expedition mounted from RFA Engadine to establish that the rock was geologically part of the United Kingdom and to prepare the islet for the installation of a light beacon. The landing party included Royal Engineers, Royal Marines and civilian members from the Institute of Geological Sciences in London. The party was landed by winch line from the Wessex 5 helicopters of the Royal Naval Air Services Commando Headquarters Squadron, commanded by Lt Cmdr Neil Foster RN. As well as collecting samples of the aegerine granite, Rockallite, for later analysis in London, the top of the rock was blown off using a newly developed blasting technique, Precision Pre-Splitting. This created a level area that was drilled to take the anchorages for the light beacon that was installed the following year. There was no evidence of the brass plate thought to have been installed in 1955 and 2 phosphor bronze plates were chased into the wall above Hall's Ledge, each secured by four 80-tonne rock-anchor bolts.
   
 
Establishing that the rock is part of the United Kingdom and its development as a light beacon facilitated the incorporation of the island into the District of Harris in the County of Inverness in the Island of Rockall Act 1972 and reinforced the UK Government's position with regard to seabed rights in the area.
 
Establishing that the rock is part of the United Kingdom and its development as a light beacon facilitated the incorporation of the island into the District of Harris in the County of Inverness in the Island of Rockall Act 1972 and reinforced the UK Government's position with regard to seabed rights in the area.
Reason: ANN scored at 0.856218
Reporter Information
Reporter: Robert the Devil (anonymous)
Date: Friday, the 4th of December 2015 at 11:57:06 PM
Status: Reported
Friday, the 4th of December 2015 at 11:57:06 PM #102462
Robert the Devil (anonymous)

This may not be constructive or accurate, but it seems to be good faith, not vandalism.

Wednesday, the 13th of July 2016 at 07:08:04 AM #105099
Anonymous (anonymous)

Might be good faith, but still questionable and very hard to measure as valuable. Seeing that the edit was made long time ago, how did community react to the revert? Did someone reintroduce the word? If so, did bot revert again? I'd say bot did a good faith revert. It could have left it in, but that would be borderline too.

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