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Staff captain

In the Royal Navy the master of the fleet was ranked as a "Staff Captain" after 1864, just below the Captain, but he was not considered an executive branch officer and was not eligible for further promotion. Some exceptions were made to this rule ...

Tage Olihn

Lieutenant General David Tage Olihn was a senior officer of the Swedish Army. Olihns senior commands include Inspector of the Swedish Armoured Troops and military commander of the I Military District and of the Lower Norrland Military District. O ...

Military history of Ethiopia

The military history of Ethiopia dates back to the foundation of early Ethiopian Kingdoms in 980 BC. Ethiopia has been involved many of the major conflicts in the horn of Africa, and was one of the few native African nations which remained indepe ...

Aphilas

Aphilas was a King of the Kingdom of Aksum in East Africa modern day northern Ethiopia and Eritrea. He is known from the coins he minted, which are characterized by a number of experiments in imagery on the obverse, and being issued in fractions ...

Armah

Armah, known in some Muslim sources as Al-Najashi, was the ruler of the Kingdom of Aksum. He is primarily known through the coins that were minted during his reign. It has been suggested that it was either he or more probably his father who gave ...

Degna Djan

Degna Djan was an Emperor of the Kingdom of Aksum. Paul B. Henze states that his throne name was "Anbasa Wedem", which tradition states was his oldest sons name. His younger son was Dil Naod. E. A. Wallis Budge provides an account of the most fam ...

Dil Naod

Dil Naod was the last negus of Aksum before the Zagwe dynasty of Ethiopia. He lived in either the 9th or 10th century. Dil Naod was the younger son of Geda Jan, and succeeded his older brother Anbasa Wedem as negus. According to E. A. Wallis Budg ...

Endubis

Endubis was a King of the Kingdom of Aksum in East Africa. He was among the earliest rulers in the Horn region to mint coins. This Aksumite currency was issued in gold and silver denominations. On the coins of Endubis so far recovered, either of ...

Eon of Axum

Eon was a King of the Kingdom of Aksum. He is primarily known through the coins minted during his reign, where his name is written in Greek as Eon Bisi Anaaph ".

Ezana of Axum

Ezana of Axum was ruler of the Kingdom of Aksum located in present-day Northern Ethiopia, Yemen, part of southern Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, and parts of Sudan. He himself employed the style "king of Saba and Salhen, Himyar and Dhu-Raydan". Tradition ...

GDRT

GDRT was a King of the Kingdom of Aksum, known for being the first king to involve Axum in the affairs of what is now Yemen. He is known primarily from inscriptions in South Arabia that mention him and his son BYGT. GDRT is thought to be the same ...

Israel of Axum

Israel was a king of Axum. He is primarily known through the coins minted during his reign. The Kebra Nagast and Ethiopian historical tradition states that Kaleb had two sons, Gabra Masqal and Israel. Skeptical that this Israel was actually the s ...

Ouazebas

Ouazebas was a King of the Kingdom of Aksum. He is primarily known through the coins that were minted during his reign. Ouazebas coins were found beneath the remains of the largest stela in the city of Axum. This suggests that the stele had falle ...

Ousanas

Ousanas was a King of Axum. S. C. Munro-Hay believes that it is "very likely" that Ousanas is the king to whom Aedesius and Frumentius were brought. In Ethiopian tradition, this king is called Ella Allada or Ella Amida. Ella Amida would then be h ...

Saifu

Saifu was a king of Axum. He is known from a chance mention in a Chinese biography of Mohammed, the Tien-fang Chih-sheng shih-lu, written between 1721 and 1724 by Liu Chih. This work uses older materials that have been traced to a biography of th ...

Sembrouthes

Sembrouthes was a King of the Kingdom of Aksum. He is known only from a single inscription in Ancient Greek that was found at Dekemhare Hamasien in modern-day Eritrea, which is dated to his 24th regnal year. Sembrouthes is the first known ruler i ...

Wazeba of Axum

Wazeba was a King of the Kingdom of Aksum, centered in the highlands of modern Ethiopia and Eritrea. He succeeded Aphilas atop the throne. Wazeba is primarily known from the coins that he minted during his reign. He was the first Aksumite ruler t ...

W`ZB

W`ZB or Ella Gabaz was a king of Axum. He uses the name "Ella Gabaz" on his coinage, but calls himself W`ZB in an inscription where he states he is the "son of Ella Atsbeha", or king Kaleb. In his discussion of this king, Munro-Hay draws on mater ...

Zoskales

The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea mentions Zoskales as the ruler of the port of Adulis in Eritrea. According to the ancient sources he was miserly but otherwise upright. He also knew Greek. At least as early as Henry Salt, some scholars, includi ...

Menen Liben Amede

Menen Liben Amede was an empress and wife of Emperor Yohannes III of Ethiopia. After the death of RAS Kinfu, the people fought for control of his lands in Gojjam, and eventually Menen Liben Amede gained the upper hand in the battle of Chenti ber ...

`Abd al-Karim ibn Muhammad

`Abd al-Karim ibn Abu Bakr was the Emir of Harar, Ethiopia. According to the British explorer Richard F. Burton, he was the brother of `Abd ar-Rahman ibn Muhammad. On the death of his brother, Emir Ahmad II ibn Muhammad, `Abd al-Karim and his oth ...

Ahmad ibn Ali

Ahmad ibn Ali was the son of Jamal ad-Din I. The Emperor of Ethiopia Newaya Krestos made him Governor of Ifat after his father Ali ibn Sabr ad-Din unsuccessfully revolted against the Emperor and was put into prison.

Amda Seyon (usurper)

Amda Seyon was the Emperor of Ethiopia for less than one month. Amda Seyon was proclaimed negusa nagast in September 1707 at Yebaba in Gojjam. He made his way to Gondar, where he had himself crowned, and within a short time gained the support of ...

Atse Baeda Maryam

Atse Baeda Maryam was proclaimed Emperor of Ethiopia in Tigray and Gojjam by Dejazmach Wolde Gabriel, the son of Ras Mikael Sehul, who was opposed to Ras Ali of Begemder.

Atse Iyasu

Iyasu or Joshua was proclaimed nəgusa nagast of Ethiopia in Tigray and Gojjam by enemies of Ras Ali I of Yejju. He was defeated in battle against Ras Ali.

Tekle Haymanot of Gondar

Tekle Haymanot was proclaimed Emperor of Ethiopia by the Emperor Baede Maryams courtiers. He established his palace in Gondar, and ruled there for around a year. He may be identical with the Emperor "Haimanot" mentioned by Henry Salt, who ruled f ...

Tsehaiwork Darge

Woizero Tsehaiwork Darge was the daughter of Ras Darge Sahle Selassie, Prince of Selale, and granddaughter of Sahle Selassie, King of Shewa. She was a first cousin to Emperor Menelik II. Tsehaiwork was favored by her cousin Menelik and his wife T ...

Nebahne Yohannes

Nebahne Yohannes claimed the imperial title nəgusa nagast "King of Kings" of Ethiopia during the reign of Emperor Tewoflos. According to E. A. Wallis Budge, he was supported by Satuni Yohannes and Mamo. Nebahne was caught in flight at Ebenat, and ...

Director of Public Prosecutions (Fiji)

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions of Fiji is an independent prosecuting service, responsible for the conduct of criminal prosecutions in Fiji.

Law enforcement in Fiji

Fiji has a unified national police force, the Fiji Police, whose motto is Salus Populi meaning "Health of the People". The Fijian Commissioner of Police title had been held by Australian police officer Andrew Hughes since 2003 but after the 2006 ...

Ravuama Vunivalu

Ravuama Vunivalu was a Fijian civil servant and politician. He served as a member of the Legislative Council in two spells between 1950 and his death in 1964.

Law enforcement in Finland

Law enforcement in Finland is the responsibility of several agencies. The Police of Finland, a national police agency, is responsible for most tasks. The two other main agencies are the Finnish Border Guard and the Finnish Customs. Examples of ot ...

Krogerus

Krogerus is one of the largest business law firms in Finland. It is headquartered in Helsinki and has offices in Kuopio and Turku. The firm’s revenue was approximately EUR 36 million, as of the financial period ending 31 March 2019. Krogerus empl ...

Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces

The Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces is a military band founded in Hamina in 1990 where it was a company-level unit in the Kymi Anti-Aircraft Regiment. In 1996, the Band was transferred to the Hame Regiment in Lahti as a company-level ...

SAKO

SAKO, Limited is a Finnish firearm and ammunition manufacturer located in Riihimaki, Tavastia Proper in southern Finland. It also has owned the Tikka brand of bolt-action rifles since 1983, and is now owned by the Italian firearm holding company ...

Sisu Auto

Sisu Auto is a truck manufacturer based in Raseborg, Finland. Its name comes from the Finnish word sisu meaning guts, grit and determination. Sisu Auto has a subsidiary company, "Sisu Defence", producing high mobility tactical vehicles for milita ...

Valtion Kivaaritehdas

Valtion Kivaaritehdas, State Rifle Factory in English, was a Finnish state-owned firearms manufacturer that existed independently in the Tourula district of Jyvaskyla 1926–1946. The first serial product in the factory was the Lahti-Saloranta M/26 ...

Former equipment of the Finnish Army

PT-A: 8 converted to driver training tanks of BTR-50 after PT-76 decommission PT-76: In use between 1963–1994, 12 units T-72M1K 3 T-72M1 157 T-72: In use between 1984–2006, 97 from ex-East Germany. 162 units T-72M1K1 2 T-55: In use between 1966 a ...

Air Force Academy, Finnish Air Force

The Air Force Academy is located at Tikkakoski in Jyvaskyla, Finland. It is a Finnish Air Force pilot training school, which gives initial pilot training for conscripts of the Finnish Air Force. The pilots fly Vinka aircraft and training is provi ...

Finnish Air Force Band

The Finnish Air Force Band is the official representative band of the Finnish Air Force serving from its headquarters in the northernmost city of Tikkakoski. The band operates in the area of the Luonetjarvi garrison in Jyvaskyla. The 21-member ba ...

Karelia Air Command

The Karelia Air Command is the peace-time Finnish Air Force unit responsible for the protection of the airspace of Eastern and South-Eastern Finland. In spite of its name, the headquarters of the air command is not located in the Finnish historic ...

Lapland Air Command

The Lapland Air Command Finnish: Lapin Lennosto, abbr. LapLsto ; Swedish: Lapplands flygflottilj is the peace-time Finnish Air Force unit responsible for the protection of the airspace of northern Finland. The headquarters of the air command is l ...

Midnight Hawks

The history of the Midnight Hawks began before World War II, when the Finnish Air Force Academy used Gloster Gamecocks and other aircraft for display flying. The tradition of formation flying continued after the war and it became a trademark of t ...

Satakunta Air Command

The Satakunta Air Command is a peace-time Finnish Air Force unit. Its headquarters is not located in the present-day province of Satakunta, but in historical Satakunta and in the present-day province of Pirkanmaa, at the Tampere-Pirkkala Airport ...

Training Air Wing, Finnish Air Force

The Training Air Wing was the Finnish Air Force pilot jet aircraft training school. It is located at Kauhava Airport in Kauhava, in Southern Ostrobothnia. The unit trains pilots for the Finnish Defence Forces, as well as for the Finnish Border Guard.

Army Academy (Finland)

Army Academy is a brigade-level unit of the Finnish Army responsible for: organising other training for Army career personnel organising the reserve officer training of the Army in the Reserve Officer School organising the service-specific and br ...

List of Finnish Army units

The Finnish Army is organised into four Military Provinces: southern, western, eastern and northern. The military provinces are responsible for defence and planning in their areas. The four military provinces are further divided into 22 regional ...

Finnish Navy Band

The Finnish Navy Band is the official representative band of the Finnish Navy serving from its headquarters in the southwestern coastal city of Turku. The band’s area of responsibility includes Turku and western Finland. Rehearsals are usually he ...

Military history of Finland

Finland was first settled around 8300 BC, immediately after the last ice age. Archaeological evidence of prehistoric warfare is largely incomplete, primarily because prehistoric skeletons, which might bear traces of violent traumas, rarely surviv ...

Finnish Guards Rifle Battalion

Finnish Guards Rifle Battalion, colloquially known as Guard of Finland was a Finnish military unit during 1829-1905 based in Helsinki. Continuing the legacy of Finnish Training Battalion, it was part of the Imperial Russian Army and the only Finn ...