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History of the old Acheron Class Destroyers of the Royal Navy
HMS Goshawk 18th October 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in November 1921.
HMS Hind 28th July 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in May 1921.
HMS Hornet 20th December 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in May 1921.
HMS Hydra 19th February 1912 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in May 1921.
HMS Defender 30th August 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in November 1921.
HMS Druid 4th December 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in May 1921.
HMS Sandfly 26th July 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Converted to minelayer in 1917 and served with 20th Flotilla. Sold for breaking in May 1921.
HMS Jackal 9th September 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in September 1920.
HMS Tigress 20th December 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in May 1921.
HMS Lapwing 29th July 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in October 1921.
HMS Lizard 10th October 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in November 1921.
HMS Phoenix 9th October 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Torpedoed and sunk on 14th May 1918.
HMS Ferret 12th April1 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Converted to minelayer in 1917 and served with 20th Flotilla. Sold for breaking in May 1921.
HMS Forester 1st June 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in November 1921.
HMS Archer 21st October 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in May 1921. She was one of two Yarrow Specials. 
HMS Attack 12th December 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Mined and sunk on 30th December 1917. She was one of two Yarrow Specials. 
HMS Acheron 26th July 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in May 1921. She was one of two Thornycroft Specials. 
HMS Ariel 26th September 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Converted to minelayer in 1917 and served with 20th Flotilla. She rammed and sunk U12 near Aberdeen on 10th March 1915 along with HMS Attack and HMS Acheron. Mined and sunk on 2nd August 1918.  She was one of two Thornycroft Specials.
HMS Badger 11th July 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Rammed a German U-boat off the Dutch Coast damaging her her bows. Sold for breaking in May 1921. She was one of two Parsons Specials. 
HMS Beaver 6th October 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in May 1921. She was one of two Parsons Specials. 
HMS Firedrake 9th April 1912 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in October 1921. She was one of three Yarrow Friedrake Specials. 
HMS Lurcher 1st June 1912 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in June 1922. She was one of three Yarrow Friedrake Specials. 
HMS Oak 5th September 1912 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Sold for breaking in May 1921. She was one of three Yarrow Friedrake Specials. 
Australian type Acheron Class
HMS Parramatta 9th February 1910 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Broken up in 1929.
HMS Warrego 4th April 1911 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Hulked in 1929 and sunk on 22nd July 1931.
HMS Yarra 8th April 1910 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Broken up in 1929.
HMS Huon (ex Derwent) 19th December 1914 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Used for target practice and sunk on 9th April 1930.
HMS Swan 11th December 1915 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Broken up in 1929.
HMS Torrens 28th August 1915 Part of the 1st Flotilla from 1911-12 joining the Grand Fleet in 1914 until 1916. Transferred to the 3rd Battle Squadron. Used for target practice and sunk on 24th November 1930.
HMS Goshawk

HMS Goshawk.

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HMS Goshawk, October 1920.

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HMS Badger

HMS Badger which rammed a German submarine off the Dutch Coast with Commander Charles Fremantle shown

HMS Badger.  Photo published 1915.

HMS Badger.

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HMS Hornet

HMS Hornet.  Sent in by Allan Lloyd

HMS Hornet.

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HMS Hydra 

HMS Hydra c.1912.

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HMS Hydra, 1915.

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HMS Defender

HMS Defender, laid up, 1920.

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HMS Druid

HMS Druid.

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HMS Sandfly

HMS Sandfly, laid up, 1920.

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HMS Jackal

HMS Jackal.

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HMS Tigress

HMS Tigress.

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HMS Tigress.  Sent in by Terence Malone

HMS Tigress.

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HMS Lizard

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HMS Phoenix

HMS Phoenix, 1916.

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HMS Phoenix.

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HMS Forester

HMS Forester.

HMS Acheron

HMS Acheron.

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HMS Ariel

HMS Ariel.

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HMS Oak

HMS Oak

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HMS Oak, with HMS Inflexible, 1918.

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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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 Piloted by RAAF skipper T.N.Scholefield, No. 467 Squadrons Lancaster S For Sugar, one of RAF Bomber Commands most famous Lancs, heads out on her 100th mission on May 11, 1944. Embellished with a bomb symbol painted on the fuselage signifying each raid completed, and the infamous Hermann Goering quotation No enemy plane will fly over the Reich Territory, the mighty bomber leads a formation bound for Germany. In total she completed 137 bombing raids. Today, beautifully restored, S For Sugar proudly rests in the RAF Bomber Command Museum at Hendon, London.

One Hundred Up! by Simon Atack (AP)
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 Britain's highest scoring Typhoon ace, Wing Commander J R Baldwin sweeps above Utah Beach on a sortie in support of the Allied forces' drive into mainland Europe following D-Day in June 1944.  He is shown flying one of his personal aircraft, Typhoon 1b MN935 'JBII'.

Wing Commander J R Baldwin by Ivan Berryman.
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 A pair of F18 Hornets overfly the Nimitz-class carrier USS Dwight Eisenhower (CV-69) with the surface combatant USS Arleigh Burke (DDF-51) off her port bow.

USS Dwight Eisenhower by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 The 79 Sqn Hurricane of P/O E J Morris receiving hits from a Dornier 17 on 31st August 1940.  Morris was forced to crash land his aircraft and was slightly wounded following the combat.

Revenge of the Raider by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Under the watchful eye of his more experienced tutor a trainee pilot gets his first taste of the Spitfire Mk.IIa, airborne from Tangmere early in 1941. the nearest aircraft is P7856 (YT-C) which enjoyed a long career, surviving until 1945.

The Fledgling by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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 The Douglas Dakota was undoubtedly one of the most important allied aircraft of the Second World War. The aircraft served in a variety of roles including paratroop-dropping, glider-towing, casualty evacuation to transporting all sorts of materials from food to weapons of war. It did it all and in doing so, helped win the war.
Together we Stand by Philip West. (Y)
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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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 HMS Norfolk and HMS Belfast of Force I are shown engaging the Scharnhorst which has already been hit and disabled by both HMS Duke of York and the cruiser HMS Jamaica.  Scharnhorst was never to escape the clutches of the British and Norwegian forces for, having been slowed to just a few knots by numerous hits, fell victim to repeated torpedo attacks by the allied cruisers and destroyers that had trapped the German marauder.

HMS Norfolk at the Battle of the North Cape by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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A class submarine, HMS Anchorite, swings away from the depot ship Adamant during work up exercises in the Firth of Clyde. In the mid fifties the depot ship was moored in Rothesay Bay providing a base for the 3rd Submarine Squadron. Leaving the moorings ahead of Anchorite is the frigate HMS Termagant which will day part in the days exercise.

Group Up- Half Ahead Starboard by Robert Barbour.
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B219.  Deutschland Passing Through the Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman.

Deutschland Passing Through the Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman.
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 The Dido class cruiser HMS Naiad is pictured together with the cruiser HMS Leander during the encounter with the French Guepard in 1941 whilst they were both engaged in operations against the Vichy-French forces in Syria.

HMS Naiad by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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Two F14 Tomcats of VF-1 pass in close formation over the stern of the veteran USS Ranger (CV-61)

USS Ranger by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Royal Fleet Auxiliary Olna prepares to receive HMS Active (F171) during the Falklands campaign of 1982.  HMS Coventry (D118) is in the background
RFA Olna by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Known as the Silent Service, the men of the United States Submarine Force were the unsung heroes of the US Navy.  In World War Two, Submarine Force alone was responsible for sinking over fifty percent of Japanese Shipping - but the success came at a high price - one in five submarines did not survive the war.  Here USS Wahoo, arguably the most famous US Submarine of the war, is seen surveying a kill during her fifth war patrol in 1943.  USS Wahoo (SS-238)  would also fall victim, sunk by Japanese aircraft and Japanese submarine chasers 15 and 43 in Soya Strait, Japan on the 11th of October 1943.

Night of the Hunter, USS Wahoo by Anthony Saunders. (P)
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 The E-class light cruiser HMS Emerald is shown off the Newfoundland coast in company with a Flower class corvette.  Between October 1939 and August 1940, HMS Emerald carried £58 million in gold from Britain to Canada.

HMS Emerald by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Lt Gonville Bromhead stands over Private Hitch, B Co. 2/24th. Rorkes Drift, front barricade

Plugging the Gap by Mark Churms. (P)
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 Depicting soldiers of the French Second Empire dreaming of the victorious French Army of the Napoleonic period.
La Reve (The Dream) by Edouard Detaille. (Y)
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9th (Irish) Field Battery firing on the Run-in-shoot to Queen Beach. They were the first rounds fired at the Normandy Coast, D-Day 6th June, 1944. Queen Beach, one of the 4 sectors of Sword Beach, where most of the landings of D-Day were carried out. The Queen Beach sector which extended for 1.5km between Lion-sur-Mer and the western edge of Ouistretham. The attack was thus concentrated on a narrow one-brigade front. For once the DD tanks and other armour came in exactly on time and ahead of the infantry. The 8th brigade, with the 1st Battalion of the South Lancashire Regiment on the right and the 2nd East Yorkshire on the left.

Operation Overlord by David Rowlands (GL)
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 Depicting French Cuirassiers charging onto the British squares during the Battle of Waterloo.

The Battle of Waterloo by Felix Philippoteaux. (Y)
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 Superb figure study of the 82nd Airborne in 1944.

82nd Airborne by Chris Collingwood.
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 The men of the US 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment ambushed the German 1st Battalion, 6th Fallschrimjager Regiment making their way to Carentan, the Battle of Hells Corner ensued.

Hells Corner, 7th June 1944 by David Pentland. (GL)
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The 16th Lancers were part of General Sir Harry Smith's army consisitng of the British and Bengali army of 12,000 men and 30 guns against the Sikh army of 30,000 men and 67 guns of Ranjodh Singh during the First Sikh War which was fought on the  28th January 1848 in the Punjab in the North West of India.  This painting depicts the 16th Lancers which were part of Brigadier Macdowell's brigade consisitng of the 16th Queen's Lancers, 3rd Bengal Light Cavalry and 4th Bengal Irregular Cavalry.  The 16th Lancers charged several times during the action, breaking a number of Sikh infantry squares and overrunning a battery of Sikh artillery.  The Lancers are shown wearing over their chapkas the white cotton cover which had been adopted for service in the tropics.

Officer 16th Lancers India, 1846 by Mark Churms.
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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. (Y)
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Patrick Vieira by Gary Brandham. (Y)
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 Jacques Villeneuve.

The Maple Leaf Maestro by Stuart Coffield
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 Eddie Irvine and Johnny Herbert.  Jaguar Cosworth R1s

Return of the Cat by Michael Thompson
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 Eddie Irvine.  Jaguar-Cosworth 2002
Green Giant by Michael Thompson.
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 Damon Hill, World Champion

King of the Track by Stuart Coffield
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 Three Steps To Heaven pays tribute to one of the greatest strikers to play for Liverpool and in particular, the historic Cup treble in 2001. It contains details of the FA Cup triumph over Arsenal, Worthington Cup win over Birmingham City and the unforgettable 5-4 defeat of Spanish side Alaves to complete the cup treble and bring back the UEFA Cup to Merseyside.

Three Steps to Heaven by Robert Highton. (Y)
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Whilst flat-racing enthusiasts may argue which horse was the best Derby Winner, artist Peter Deighan was deciding for himself, he made a short list of six.  His canvas entitled Derby Winners depicts these six. They include the great Shergar, who ran the fastest Derby in history and won by a record ten lengths.  Also included are Golden Fleece, Reference Point, Teenoso, The Minstrel and the fantastic Nashwan.  Any of these could be classified as the greatest.

Derby Winners by Peter Deighan.
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