Eddie the Eagle : 1988
PA NEWS PHOTO 25/1/88 : CHELTENHAM PLASTERER EDDIE EDWARDS (24) IN LONDON BEFORE FLYING OUT TO TRAIN WITH THE AMERICAN TEAM BEFORE THE WINTER OLYMPICS IN CALGARY. EDDIE IS TO BECOME BRITAIN'S FIRST OLYMPIC SKI-JUMPER. * 17/07/03 Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, Britain's most famous ski-jumper, who has taken off in a new direction - by graduating from university as a mature student. The 39-year-old former plasterer, shown here in training before he shot to fame in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, has spent the last three years studying law at De Montfort University, Leicester, and achieved a 2:2.
Falklands War - relaxing aboard HMS Hermes
Taking it easy from the rigours of training, men aboard the HMS Hermes take time out for a little sunbathing on the carrier's flight deck as she heads south with the British naval task force for the Falklands.
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Motorcycling - Eric Fernihough - Brooklands
Eric Fernihough on his supercharged streamlined Brough Superior machine when he made a practice run at Brooklands. Using the same supercharged streamlined Brough Superior machine on which he will attack the world's motorcycle record, he is to give a demonstration run in the first meeting of the season at Brooklands track. He is holder of the Brooklands Motorcycle lap record.
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