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Royal Armouries is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, and managed by a directorate under the leadership of the Director General and Master of the Armouries.

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Stainless Steel

Harry Brearley, chief metallurgist, of Thomas Firth & Sons of Sheffield, England, discovers martensitic chromium stainless steel in 1913 while seeking a corrosion-resistant alloy for gun barrels for the British Government.