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Horsa

(ˈhɔːsə)
n
(Biography) died ?455 ad, leader, with his brother Hengist, of the first Jutish settlers in Britain. See also Hengist
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Hor•sa

(ˈhɔr sə)

n.
died a.d. 455, Jute chief. Compare Hengist.
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``my followers bear them bravely my walls are strong and high my comrades in arms fear not a whole host of Saxons, were they headed by Hengist and Horsa! The war-cry of the Templar and of the Free Companions rises high over the conflict!
It supplies the names of the earliest Saxon leaders, Hengist and Horsa (who also figure in the 'Anglo-Saxon Chronicle'), and narrates at length their treacherous dealings with Vortigern.
"Part of the work undertaken at the airfield at the time involved storage, and later dismantling of Horsa gliders, which included moving the gliders around the airfield to various hangars.
It was very humble beginnings but the need for the service saw the VCP move in 2012, when Warwickshire County Council offered the Horsa Building off Bentley Road to use as a headquarters on peppercorn rent.
Dropping on French soil minutes into D-Day, parachutists and gliders from the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and the Glider Pilot Regiment joined the Royal Engineers, who were towed across the Channel in 28-men Horsa gliders, pulled by bombers, before gliding to their small landing area with pinpoint accuracy from 6,000 feet.
03.35: 55 Horsa gliders containing forces destined for the British 6th Airborne Division land as part of Operation Tonga in the Ranville area.
AIR ATTACK: Horsa gliders by a bridge over the Caen canal
But, for me, the real stars were the Horsa gliders which took the Allied soldiers deep into France.
Flying over Kenya in 1935, this photograph shows a Handley Page H.P.42E aircraft, named Horsa, on one of its early flights through Africa.
The Veterans Contact Point (VCP), based in the Horsa Building, off Bentley Road, closed at the end of August for works to start on an extension and refurbishment scheme.
Horsa, el lider de los varones, organiza una expedicion alrededor de la isla, en la que parten los varones adultos, las mujeres que asi lo desean y ninos mayores de ocho anos.
The funding will see the existing Horsa Hut replaced with a new building which is larger and more accessible.