beaufort In 1941 the Boy Scout movement started a new branch called the 'Air Scouts', I joined possibly the first troop in the UK. The local RAF station was called 'Bramcote' and we some times had RAF officers come to give us talks. I remembered something about wind-force called the 'Beaufort Scale' and remember something about the naval officer who thought it up whose name was 'Beaufort' and a wierd ships name I thought sounded German so, I just took a long shot at it ; remembering Michael Fish and his weather wind forecast a few years ago but I don't know the Amundson connection. For those who don't know the Fish connection he was a TV Weather Presenter who said somthing about light winds that eventually blew down many trees in southern England. How's that for a long shot?