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Aberdare Class Minesweepers.  Photos and history of the minesweepers of the Aberdare Class, World War One.  HMS Aberdare, HMS Albury, HMS Alresford, HMS Badminton, HMS Caterham, and all other ships of the Aberdare Class.
Aberdare 1917 Sold in 1947.
Abingdon 1917 She was beached at Malta after taking heavy bomb damage from Italian aircraft on 5th April 1942. Scrapped in 1950.

Albury

1917 Sold in 1947.
Alresford 1917 Sold in 1947.
Appledore 1917 Sold in 1920.
Badminton 1917 Sold in 1923.
Bagshot 1917 Became depot ship named Medway II from April 1945- February 1946 until she was sold in 1949. She was mined while in tow on 1st September 1951.
Barnstaple 1917 Sold in 1921.
Banchory 1917 Sold in 1922.
Blackburn 1917 Sold in 1922.
Bootle 1917 Sold in 1923.
Bradford 1917 Sold in 1920.
Burslem 1917 Sold in 1928.
Bury 1917 Sold in 1923.
Caerleon 1917 Sold in 1922.
Camberley 1917 Sold in 1923.
Carstairs 1917 Renamed Dryad in 1924 before being sold in April 1935.
Caterham 1917 Sold in April 1935.
Cheam 1917 Sold in 1922.
Clonmel 1917 Sold in 1922.
Craigie 1917 Sold in 1922.
Cupar 1917 Mined and sunk on 5th May 1919.
Derby 1917 Sold in 1946.
Dorking 1917 Sold in 1928.
Dundalk 1917 Mined 16th and sunk on 17th October 1940.
Dunoon 1917 Mined and sunk on 30th April 1940.
Elgin 1917 Sold in 1945.
Fairfield 1917 Sold in 1920.
Fareham 1917 Became depot ship St Angelo II from 1944-45 before being sold in 1948.
Faversham 1917 Sold in 1927.
Fermoy 1917 Bombed and sunk on 4th May 1941 while at Malta. Raised and scrapped.
Forfar 1917 Sold in 1922.
Fitzroy 1917 Completed as a survey vessel she was converted to minesweeper in 1939 but was mined and sunk on 27th May 1942.
Ford 1917 Sold in 1928.
Forres 1917 Sold in 1935.
Gaddesdon 1917 Sold in 1922.
Gainsborough 1917 Sold in 1928.
Gretna 1917 Sold in 1928.
Harrow 1917 Sold in 1947.
Havant 1917 Sold to Thailand and renamed Chow Phraya in August 1922.
Huntley 1917 Sank after coming under fire from aircraft on 31st January 1941
Instow 1917 Sold in 1920.
Irvine 1917 Sold in 1923.
Kendal 1917 Sold in 1928.
Kinross 1917 Mined and sunk on 16th June 1919.
Leamington 1917 Sold in 1928.
Longford 1917 Sold in 1923.
Lydd 1917 Sold in 1947.
Marlow 1917 Sold in 1928.
Mistley 1917 Unknown
Monaghan 1917 Sold in 1920.
Mallaig 1917 Sold in 1927.
Malvern 1917 Sold in 1928.
Marazion 1917 Sold in 1933.
Munlochy 1917 Sold in 1922.
Nailsea 1917 Sold in 1927.
Newark 1917 Sold in 1928.
Northolt 1917 Sold in 1928.
Pangbourne 1917 Sold in 1947.
Penarth 1917 Mined and sunk on 4th February 1919.
Petersfield 1917 Wrecked on Tung Yung Island on 11th November 1931.
Pontypool 1917 Sold in 1922.
Prestatyn 1917 Sold in 1923.
Repton 1917 Sold in 1920.
Ross 1917 Sold in 1947.
Rugby 1917 Sold in 1927.
Salford 1917 Sold in 1920.
Saltash 1917 Unknown
Saltburn 1917 Sold in 1946.
Selkirk 1917 Unknown
Sherborne 1917 Sold in 1928.
Shrewsbury 1917 Sold in 1927.
Sligo 1917 Sold in 1922.
Stafford 1917 Sold in 1928.
Stoke 1917 Sunk by aircraft on 7th May 1941.
Sutton 1917 Sold in 1947.
Swindon 1917 Sold in 1921.
Tiverton 1917 Sold in 1938.
Tonbridge 1917 Sold in 1928.
Tralee 1917 Sold in 1929.
Tring 1917 Sold in 1927
Truro 1917 Sold in 1928.
Wem 1917 Sold in 1921.
Wexford 1917 Sold in 1921.
Weybourne 1917 Sold in 1928.
Widnes 1917 Took heavy damage from aircraft on 20th May 1941 and beached at Suda Bay in Crete. She was repaired and refloated by the German Navy - renamed UJ2109 but sunk on 17th October 1943.
Yeovil 1917 Sold in 1928.
 

Aberdare Class Minesweepers HMS Sutton (near), HMS Albury and HMS Ross (far), with Anchusa Class Sloop HMS Harebell.

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HMS Albury

HMS Albury.

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HMS Albury pictured c.1930s. 

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HMS Albury, 1919.

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HMS Albury, July 1935.

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HMS Alresford

HMS Alresford, 1919.

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HMS Alresford

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HMS Alresford, 1934.

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HMS Alresford, 1934.

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HMS Badminton

HMS Badminton an Aberdare class minesweeper

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HMS Burslem

HMS Burslem, 1925.

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HMS Carstairs

HMS Carstairs, 1932.

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HMS Caterham

HMS Caterham, 1932.

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HMS Clonmel

HMS Clonmel, 1918.

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HMS Dunoon

HMS Dunoon

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HMS Dunoon, 1934.

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HMS Dunoon, May 1938.

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HMS Fareham

HMS Fareham, dismantled, February 1948.

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HMS Fermoy

HMS Fermoy, September 1938.

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HMS Forres

HMS Forres.

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HMS Huntley

Some of the crew from the Aberdare class minesweeper, HMS Huntley at Malta in 1925.

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HMS Lydd

HMS Lydd, July 1935.

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HMS Marazion

HMS Marazion, 1923.

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HMS Newark

HMS Newark.   

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HMS Newark, October 1923.

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HMS Northolt

The crew of HMS Northolt. 

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HMS Pangbourne

HMS Pangbourne (with HMS Renown), 1934.

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HMS Petersfield

HMS Petersfield, wrecked on Tung Yung Island, November 1931.

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HMS Ross

Aberdare Class minesweeper, HMS Ross, built by Lobnitz in 1917 and sold in 1947.

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HMS Saltash

HMS Saltash, July 1935.

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HMS Saltburn

HMS Saltburn, January 1937.

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HMS Selkirk

HMS Selkirk.

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HMS Selkirk, July 1935.

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HMS Sutton

HMS Sutton.

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HMS Tiverton

HMS Tiverton, July 1935.

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HMS Tiverton.

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 On the 20th of April 1918, just one day before his death, the legendary Red Baron, Mannfred von Richthofen, claimed his final victory.  His famous Flying Circus was engaged in battle by Sopwith Camels of No.3 and No.201 Squadron.  Claiming his 79th victory, he had shot down Major Richard Raymond-Barker earlier in the dogfight - the British pilot being killed in the resulting crash.  However, it is his 80th and final victory that is depicted here.  In the centre of the painting, the Sopwith Camel of David Lewis has been brought into the firing line of von Richthofen, and is about to be sent down in flames from the sky - Lewis was fortunate to survive the encounter relatively unscathed.  Meanwhile the chaos of the dogfight is all around this duel, with aircraft of both sides wheeling and diving in combat.  The other pilots depicted are Weiss, Bell, Riley, Steinhauser, Mohnicke, Hamilton and Wenzl.

The Final Curtain by Ivan Berryman.
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 Maurice <i>Peter</i> Brown damages a Dornier Do.17 in his 41 Squadron Spitfire on 30th September 1940.

Dorniers Demise by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Routine, though essential, maintenance is carried out on a 501 Sqn Hurricane at the height of the Battle of Britain during the Summer of 1940.  Hurricane P3059 <i>SD-N</i> in the background is the aircraft of Group Captain Byron Duckenfield.

Ground Force by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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 Designed by the great Ernst Heinkel, the diminutive D.1 was an essential stop-gap that provided the Austro-Hungarian pilots with a front line fighter until they were able to re-equip with Albatros scouts in the Summer of 1917. This little aircraft performed well and was generally held in high regard by its pilots, although it did have some shortcomings, namely that forward vision was extremely limited and the Schwarzloses gun was completely concealed in the overwing pod that made it inaccessible in the air. Most unusual of all was its interplane strut arrangement, designed to reduce drag, which gave it the nicknames Starstrutter or Spider. These examples are shown passing above the German cruiser Derfflinger. 

Brandenburg D.1 by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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 Two Bristol Brigand B1s of 8 Squadron RAF based at Khormaksar are depicted off the Aden Peninsular in 1950.  Nearest aircraft is VS814 (L), flown by Sgt Pilot Vic Campden.

8 Sqn Bristol Brigands by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Two Fairey Firefly fighter-bombers of 810 Sqn, Fleet Air Arm, overfly the carrier HMS Theseus during the Korean War.

HMS Theseus by Ivan Berryman.
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 Sadly, but two examples of the Handly page Halifax exist today - the unrestored W1048 at the RAF Museum at Hendon, and the Yorkshire Air Museums pristine LV907 Friday the 13th, a rebuild from the remains of HR792. In this portrait of one of Bomber Commands oft-forgotten workhorses, the original Friday the 13th is set against a stunning evening cloudscape.

Friday the 13th by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 A C130 Hercules MK1 from RAF Lynham Transport Wing, delivers a low level Brigade drop of Airbourne forces over Salisbury Plain.

Dawn Descent by David Pentland. (Y)
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The moment shortly after dawn on 24th May 1941 when HMS Hood, in company with HMS Prince of Wales, opens fire on the Bismarck, setting in motion one of the greatest sea dramas the world had seen.

HMS Hood Engages Bismarck by Ivan Berryman.
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On Sunday October 25th 1992, HMS Vanguard, the Royal Navys first Trident equipped submarine, arrived off the Clyde Submarine Base, Faslane on the Gareloch. She was escorted by a Sea King helicopter from HMS Gannet, the RN shore base at Prestwick Airport, and a mixed surface flotilla, including Defence Police and Royal Marines.

Trident by Robert Barbour.
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HMS Thunderbolt by Ivan Berryman. The submarine HMS Thunderbolt moves away from the depot ship Montcalm.  Another submarine, HMS Swordfish is alongside for resupply.

HMS Thunderbolt by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 A splendid little war was how John Hay, ambassador to Britain, described the Spanish-American war of 1898. Though the war was small in scope it was large in consequences; it promoted the regeneration of the American Navy and the emergence of the United States as a major world power. Fought primarily at sea, the war created an American naval legend in its opening encounter between the pacific squadrons of Spain and the United States at Manila Bay on the 1st of May 1898. At sunrise Admiral Dewey, leading the American fleet in his flagship the USS Olympia, had caught the Spanish fleet, under Admiral Patricio Montojo, by surprise - still anchored off Sangley Point at Manila Bay in the Philippine Islands. Defeat for the Spanish was total and heralded the end of a once extensive Spanish empire in the Americas. Montojos flagship, Reina Cristina, is seen here under fire from the Olympia.

The Battle of Manila Bay by Anthony Saunders (Y)
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 The Flower Class corvette HMS Sunflower at sea in 1942. One of thirty ordered on 31st August 1939, K41 was built by Smiths Dockyard in just 9 months and 6 days, completed on 25th January 1941.

HMS Sunflower by Ivan Berryman.
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 The first submarine to carry the name, HMS Vengeance (S31) is the fourth and last of the Vanguard class, entering service with the Royal Navy on 27th November 1999.  This nuclear-powered vessel has 16 tubes for launching the Trident D5 missile and four tubes in her bow, firing Spearfish Torpedoes.

HMS Vengeance by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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HMS Ark Royal  part of Force H along with the Battleship HMS Renown and Cruiser HMS Sheffield departs Gibraltar to take part in the search for the Bismarck in the Atlantic. During the hunt HMS Ark Royal, Swordfish mistakenly attack the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Sheffiled. Fortunately, the torpedoes were not primed properly and crusier recieived no major damage. Spotter planes from HMS Ark Royal eventually found the Bismarck. and a attack commenced, crippling the Bismarcks rudder. The damage sustained lead to the rest of the Royal Navy surface fleet catching up with the Bismarck and sinking her. HMS ark Royal returns to the mediteranean. later on 13 November 1941: While on her return to Gibraltar in company with the HMS Malaya,  HMS Argus,  and HMS Hermione supported by Seven destroyers,  HMSArk Royal is attacked by the U-81  under the command of Kapitänleutnant Guggenberger  in the Mediterranean., and at 1541, a torpedo strikes the starboard side and the ship immediately takes a 10º list. within 20 minutes this list has increased to 18 degrees and Captain Maund orders all only essential crew to remain aboard  with the rest of the crew to abandon ship. Destroyer HMS  Legion under the command of Commander R. S. Jessel comes alongside and takes most of her crew on board, leaving 250 crew and t Captain Maund to try and save the ship but they have to also abndon ship,  and just 14 hours after the torpedo strike HMS Ark Royal  rolls over and sinks.  from the entire crew their was only only one fatality,Able Seaman E. Mitchell was killed.

HMS Ark Royal by Brian Wood (P)
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Westland Wyverns go vertical over HMS Eagle during the Suez Crisis of 1956

Up and Over by Randall Wilson.
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 Icy rain adds its misery to the bitter conflict on Drumossie Moor. In the shadow of the Black Isle, two English ships on the waters of the Moray Firth, await the outcome of the decisive battle. Pounded by Cumberlands gunners and raked by steady musketry, the Princes brave men can make no headway. Although the Irish and French regulars refuse to give ground, the Jacobite lines gradually disintegrate. Tired, cold and hungry men flea past Culloden House for the relative safety of Inverness. On the Scottish right the Argyll Militia, supported by Hawleys Dragoons, tear down the walls of the Culwiniac and Culchunaig enclosures in an outflanking attack. Avochies men offer some resistance but Major Gillies McBean stands alone on the breach. He cuts down more than a dozen Argylls, including Lord Robert Kerr, who lies mortally wounded, but his foes are too many. The hero eventually falls to a vicious cut to the forehead, his thigh bone is also broken. Despite the cries of a mounted officer to save that brave man, the major is ruthlessly bayonetted, his back against the wall. The victory is complete and nothing more can be done. In the distance, the Young Pretender is forced to abandon the field and Scotlands hope of claiming the British Throne.

Battle of Culloden by Mark Churms.
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The body of King Charles the first  is brought by his supporters to St Georges Chapel at Windsor after his execution at Whitehall on the  January 30th, 1649.
Funeral of Charles I, St Georges Chapel, Windsor by Ernest Crofts. (Y)
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 The Black Watch advance up the slopes of the hills overlooking the River Alma, defeating the Russian defenders. A British Victory in the Crimean Campaign.

Alma Forward the 42nd by Robert Gibb. (Y)
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The first fight for independence of the American Revolution. The Battle of Lexington, known as Lexington Common, is where the opening shots of the American Revolution of 1775 took place. The Common had been purchased by subscription of some of the towns leading citizens in 1711.  The engagement took place oon April 19th 1775.  Lt Col Francis Smith wiith 700 men under his command was given secret orders to capture and destroy military supplies that were reportedly stored by the Massachusetts militia at Concord. But Patriot colonials had received word weeks before the expedition that their supplies might be at risk, and had moved the supplies to other stores.  They were also given word that the British were on their way and a rapid deployment of the militia was undertaken. The first shots were fired just as the sun was rising at Lexington. The Minutemen were outnumbered and withdrew, as the British proceeded on to Concord. At the North Bridge in Concord they were meet by a force of several hundred militiamen who defeated the British three companies of the Kings troops, who withdrew  More Minutemen arrived soon thereafter and inflicted heavy damage on the regulars as they marched back towards Boston. Upon returning to Lexington, Smiths expedition was rescued by reinforcements.  The whole British force of some 1700 men withdrew back to Boston.

Battle of Lexington by William Barnes Wollen. (Y)
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 Juno Beach, Normandy, 6th June 1944.  Sdkfz 232 armoured cars of 12th SS Reconnaissance Battalion commanded by  Obersturmfuhrer Peter Hansmann observe the Canadian beachhead at Juno Beach.  His small team was tasked with finding out if an invasion was actually underway and it drove some 80km, arriving at the coast near Tracy at 7.30 in the morning to witness the landings in progress.

D-Day Recce by David Pentland. (P)
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 The Mark IV Tank of Lt. F. MItchell MC, 1st battalion Tank Corps engages A7V tanks at Villers-Bretonneux, 24th April 1918.

The First Tank versus Tank Action by David Rowlands. (GL)
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 Crocket is shown at the Barricades at 6am on the 5th March 1836. The siege of the Alamo ended on March 6th, when the Mexican army attacked while the Alamo defenders were sleeping.   The garrison defenders awakened,  and the final fight began.  One of the women who were gathered in the chapel witnessed Crockett  running to his post, Crockett paused briefly in the chapel to pray.  But when the Mexican soldiers breached the outer walls of the Alamo complex, most of Crocket and the defending Texians fell back to the barracks and the chapel area which had been the plan.  Davy Crockett and his men were too far from the barracks to be able to take shelter and were the last remaining defenders within the mission to be in the open. The men desperatly defended the low wall in front of the church,  using their rifles as clubs and using there knives in close combat as the Mexican troops were too close and made it impossible to reload their rifles. After a volley of fire and a charge with fixed bayonets, Mexican soldiers pushed the few remaining Texans back toward the church and soon after the Battle for the Alamo had ended after lasting 90 minutes.  It is said that the body of Crockett was surrounded by up to 12 Mexican soldiers bodies and one with Crocketts knife in him.

Crocketts Last Sunrise, at the Battle of the Alamo by Mark Churms. (P)
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 Panzer IIs and IIIs of the African Korps, 15th Panzer Division drive towards Arcoma during the epic battles for the Gazala line.

Battle for Gazala by David Pentland. (GL)
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 The legendary Welsh rugby union captain Gareth Edwards is brought to life in the triple portrait. Gareth Edwards is revered in Wales and considered one of the finest players ever. in part of the montage he is shown going over for a try against England.
Gareth Edwards by Darren Baker. (AP)
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David Coulthard driving the 1998 McLaren MP4/13.

The Silver Arrow by Ray Goldsbrough
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 Ferrari Pit Stop 2001.
Masters of Strategy II by Michael Thompson.
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Passing the stand in the Galway Plate.

With a Circuit To Go by Chris Howells.
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From behind 17th green looking back to hotel, clubhouse and 18th hole.

Gleneagles - Kings Course by Mark Chadwick
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Patrick Vieira by Gary Brandham. (Y)
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 England 31 - New Zealand 28. Played at Twickenham, November 9th 2002. England : Robinson, Simpson Daniel, Greenwood, Tindall, Cohen, Wilkinson, Dawson, Woodman, Vickery, Thompson, Grewcock, Johnson, Moody, Hill, Dallaglio. (Subs) Back, Healey, B. Johnson, Kay, Leonard, Regan, Stimpson. Scores: Try - Moody, Try - Wilkinson, Try - Cohen, Drop Goal - Wilkinson, 2 Conversions - Wilkinson, 3 Penalties - Wilkinson. <br><br>New Zeland: Blair, Howlett, Lowen, Umaga, Lomu, Spencer, Devine, McDonnell, Meeuws, Hore, Williams, Robinson, Randell, Holah, Broomhall, (Subs) Hayman, Lee, Mealamu, Mehrtens, Mika, Robinsom, So oialo. Scores: 2 Tries - Lomu, Try - Howlett, Try - Lee, 2 Conversions - Blair, 2 Conversions - Mehrtens.

England versus New Zealand - Investec 2002 by Doug Harker. (Y)
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FAR635. Muirfield - 13th Hole by Mark Chadwick

Muirfield - 13th Hole by Mark Chadwick
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