On This Day…
On the 20th a successful FORTRAN program was run
On 20 September 1954 a team at led by John Backus ran the first successful FORTRAN program. FORTRAN, is short for for “FORmula TRANslator,” and was developed for programming the IBM 704 mainframe computer. It is a computer programming language that has been extensively used in scientific and engineering applications and is still in use today.
The Corps Centenary book ‘Roger So Far” celebrates many of the Corps’ achievements during its first 100 years.
This hardback, illustrated coffee table book is packed full of stories about people, units and events in the context of campaigns, technologies and equipment. RRP £30 with discounts for Regular, Reserve and Retired Corps members.
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