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Destroyer histories. Royal naval old escort destroyer V and W class. Destroyer website dedicated to the history of HMS Valentine, HMS Valorous, HMS Vanity, HMS Vega, HMS Verdun, HMS Vimiera, HMS Vivien, HMS Viceroy, HMS Westminster, HMS Whitley, HMS Winchester, HMS Wolfhound, HMS Wryneck, HMS Wolsey and HMS Woolston from their launch to their participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of V and W Class escort destroyers.

HMS Vancouver 28th December 1917 She was renamed Vimy in April 1928 and eventually sold for scrap in March 1947.
HMS Vanessa 16th March 1918 Sold for scrap in March 1947.
HMS Vanity 3rd May 1918 Sold for scrap in March 1947.
HMS Vanquisher 18th August 1917 Completed as a minelayer. Sold for scrap in March 1947.
HMS Vanoc (H33) 14th June 1916 Completed as a minelayer. Sold for scrap in July 1945.
HMS Vega 1st September 1917 Broken up for scrap in 1948 at Dunston.
HMS Velox 17th November 1917 Converted to a minelayer. Sold for scrap in February 1947.
HMS Vehement 6th July 1917 Completed as a minelayer. Mined and sunk on 1st August 1918.
HMS Venturous 21st September 1917 Completed as a minelayer. Sold for scrap in 1936 as part exchange for RMS Majestic.
HMS Vendetta 3rd September 1917 Transferred to Australia in October 1933, she was scuttled on 2nd July 1948.
HMS Venetia 29th October 1917 Mined and sunk on 19th October 1940.
HMS Verdun 21st August 1917 Sold for scrap in 1946.
HMS Versatile 31st October 1917 Converted to a minelayer. Sold for scrap in August 1948.
HMS Verulam 3rd October 1917 Mined and sunk on 4th September 1919.
HMS Vesper 15th December 1917 Decommissioned 29th May 1945. Sold for scrap.
HMS Vidette 28th February 1917 Sold for scrap in March 1947.
HMS Violent 1st September 1917 Sold for scrap in 1937 as part exchange for RMS Majestic.
HMS Vimiera 22nd June 1917 Converted to a minelayer. Mined and sunk on 9th January 1942.
HMS Vittoria 29th October 1917 Converted to a minelayer. Torpedoed and sunk on 1st September 1919 by the Bolshevik Pantera.
HMS Vivacious 3rd November 1917 Sold for scrap in March 1947.
HMS Vivien 16th February 1918 Sold for scrap in February 1947.
HMS Vortigern 15th October 1917 Converted to a minelayer. Torpedoed and sunk on 15th March 1942.
HMS Vectis 4th September 1917 Sold for scrap in 1936 as part exchange for RMS Majestic..
HMS Viceroy 17th November 1917 Sold for scrap in June 1948.
HMS Viscount 29th December 1917 Sold for scrap in March 1945, eventually broken in 1947.

HMS Vancouver

HMS Vimy (ex - HMS Vancouver), 1930s.

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HMS Vimy (ex - HMS Vancouver), 1930s.

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HMS Vimy (ex - HMS Vancouver), at the breakers, January 1948.

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HMS Vimy sent in by Dave Gray.

Dave Gray in Canada has sent this photo of a sailor on HMS Vimy.

HMS Vanessa

Some of HMS Vanessa's ships company c.1930  ©Walker Archive

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HMS Vanessa, smokescreening, 1927.

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HMS Vanquisher

HMS Vanquisher, 1935.

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HMS Vanquisher, July 1939.

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HMS Vanquisher.

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HMS Vanoc

HMS Vanoc, March 1939.

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HMS Vanoc, 1940.

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HMS Vanoc pictured c.1938.   ©Walker Archive

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HMS Vega

HMS Vega.

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HMS Vega was launched on 1st September 1917 and was sold for scrap in 1947.

HMS Vega.    ©Walker Archive

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HMS Velox

HMS Velox.

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HMS Velox, 1931.

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HMS Venetia

The Stokers Racing team from HMS Venetia in 1930.   ©Walker Archive

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HMS Venetia, 1934.

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HMS Verdun

HMS Verdun.Contributed by email.

HMS Verdun.

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HMS Versatile

HMS Versatile, 1927.

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HMS Versatile, 1931.

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The football team from HMS Versatile winners of the Football Shield 1922-23.  ©Walker Archive

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HMS Versatile.

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HMS Verulam

HMS Verulam, 1918.

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HMS Vesper

HMS Vesper with HMS Comus    ©Walker Archive

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HMS Vesper, 1920s.

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HMS Vesper Long Range Escort Vessel was at Omaha beach on D day and after escorted convoys to Arrowmanchs, Antwerp and Ostend.  Decommissioned at Rosyth 29th May 1945, and sold for scrap.  Please note, crew re-union to be held in Skipton Yorkshire, 12 - 13th September 2003.  Contact A T Crombie at atraill@earthlink.net for further detials.

HMS Vidette

HMS Vidette, July 1934.

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HMS Vidette, May 1937.

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Ship's company of HMS Vidette in 1920s.   ©Walker Archive

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HMS Vidette.

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HMS Violent

HMS Violent.

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HMS Violent.

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HMS Violent at Copenhagen c.1919  ©Walker Archive

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Some of the crew from HMS Violent on Armistice Day 11th November 1918.  ©Walker Archive

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HMS Vimiera

HMS Vimiera     ©Walker Archive

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HMS Vimiera's football team    ©Walker Archive

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HMS Vimiera in Manchester Docks c.1918.    ©Walker Archive

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Mascots of HMS Vimiera.

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HMS Vittoria

HMS Vittoria, 1918.

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HMS Vivacious

HMS Vivacious.

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HMS Vivacious, 1920.

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HMS Vivien

HMS Vivien, 1919.

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HMS Vivien, 1920s.

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HMS Vivien, July 1935.

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HMS Vivien.

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HMS Vivien.

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HMS Vortigern

D37 HMS Vortigern.

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HMS Vortigern (D37 first ship on right) at Liverpool c.1920    ©Walker Archive

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Some crew from HMS Vortigern pictured c.1920.   ©Walker Archive

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HMS Vortigern pictured c.1920.  ©Walker Archive

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An aft view of HMS Vortigern taken around 1920.  ©Walker Archive

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HMS Vectis

HMS Vectis.

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HMS Viceroy

HMS Viceroy, 1918.

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HMS Viceroy, 1937.

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HMS Viceroy pictured c.1924   ©Walker Archive

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HMS Viceroy.

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HMS Viceroy.

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HMS Venice

HMS Venice pictured here with HMS Vanessa at Venice.   ©Walker Archive

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HMS Vanity

HMS Vanity, 1918.

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HMS Vanity pictured c.1930

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HMS Vanity.

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HMS Viscount

HMS Viscount, 1918.

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HMS Viscount, July 1935.

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HMS Viscount, May 1937.

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HMS Viscount, June 1938.

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HMS Viscount. 

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HMS Viscount.

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Specifications for HMS Valentine, HMS Valorous, HMS Vanity, HMS Vega, HMS Verdun, HMS Vimiera, HMS Vivien, HMS Westminster, HMS Whitley, HMS Winchester, HMS Wolfhound and HMS Wryneck

 

Displacement: 1,090 tons (1,100 tons for Westminster, Whitley, Winchester, Wolfhound, Wryneck) 

Speed: 34kts    Complement: 125

Armament: Four 4 inch guns in pairs.   Two 2pdr anti-aircraft guns,  four 20mm anti-aircraft guns and eight 0.5 inch anti-aircraft guns in fours.

 

 

Specifications for Thornycroft V & W classes - HMS Viceroy, HMS Woolsey and HMS Woolston

 

Displacement: 1,120 tons   Speed: 35kts    Complement: 125

Armament: Four 4 inch guns in pairs.   Two 2pdr anti-aircraft guns,  four 20mm anti-aircraft guns and eight 0.5 inch anti-aircraft guns in fours.

 

Naval Historians, Crew & Family Noticeboard

Valentine Class destroyers, Message Board for naval enthusiasts and ex Crew families of the Valentine class escort destroyers. This website is not part of any governmental body or official websites of Valentine Class Escort Destroyers.

Photographs and information on historical events about the aforementioned destroyers requested for this new website. If you have any information you would like to send us including photographs of crew members serving on any of these destroyers and also photographs of the ship please USE OUR MESSAGE FORM 

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CAPTAIN JOHN LAINSON FIELD.. Information requested about Captain Field who commanded/served on HMS Verdun, HMS Vidette, HMS Vivid, HMS Vesper, HMS Sandhurst, HMS Petard and HMS Winchester during WWI. He commanded Winchester when she collided with SS NYmph in 1918 and was cautioned. Retired 1923, commanded shore establishments in WW2. Any other info contact me at Johnny956@aol.com 

HMS VANOC

I would like to hear from any crew or family of crew members from HMS Vanoc or anyone who can help with research into the events of 16th March 1941 when HMS Walker and HMS Vanoc engaged and sank U100 and U99.   Contact here 

HMS VANQUISHER

***.. I am PO(SCC) Chris Barlow of TS Vanquisher, Nuneaton & Bedworth Sea Cadet Unit.  I would like to hear from any members of the crew (or their relatives) of HMS Vanquisher as I am compiling the history of our Unit and would like to incorporate the ship's history too.  I especially would like to hear from anyone who may know where the Ship's Bell, Bridge Screen Badge and Battle Honours Board or Nameplate are located, as we would be very proud and pleased to house these in our unit.  Contact here 

HMS VANESSA.. 

 

HMS Vanessa. Photo supplied by D Moore

Original photo of HMS Vanessa's plaque. Photo supplied by D Moore

My father was a cook on the VANESSA at the time of it being sailed to be scrapped (and a few months before). Any other information on VANESSA I would be grateful. Contact Derek at moore@58pagets.fsnet.co.uk

HMS VIMIERA

STANLEY ADAMS.. My father Stanley was Chief PO on Vimiera for 3½ years until she was sunk. He would like to hear from other surviving crew. Contact him at paul@vincent11.freeserve.co.uk 

HMS VORTIGERN

JOHN (JACK) PARKINSON.. I am researching the life of my great uncle John killed in action when the Vortigern was sunk in the North Sea on 15th March 1942. Any information concerning the crew, memorials, decorations, state of the wreck today, and in particular the life of "Jack" Parkinson gratefully received. Are any onf the 7 survivors still living today? Contact Ivan at parkinsoni1@btconnect.com 

HMS VENETIA

GUY NORRINGTON.. I am trying to gather as much information about HMS Venetia for my wife. It was her late father's first command and named his daughter Venetia. Also I would like to gather information with reference to her father Guy Norrington, who passed away when she was only 4 yrs old. Contact me at karl@venetia75.freeserve.co.uk 

HMS VALENTINE

PO GILBERT   I am keen to get in touch with any surviving members of the crew of HMS Valentine D.49. HMS Valentine was hit and beached off the Dutch coast in May 1940. My Father was a PO on board and was awarded the DSM for rescue work.  contact Ian Gilbert at IandShiela@aol.com 

HMS VICEROY  

My Grandfather served on HMS Viceroy from 1942 onwards if anyone has photo's or information on this ship and its crew I would be very interested to hear from you. Please contact Garry Ross at garry@fastrade.co.uk    

HMS VERDUN

Can anyone help? I am looking for information on HMS Verdun/ HMS Wolfhound which my father served on. If any of the ex-crew from these ships knew my father or have photos of the ship I would love to hear from them. Contact G Gibson at ggibson@easyco.freeserve.co.uk 

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 R5689 (VN-N) - a Lancaster B.1 of 50 Squadron based at Swinderby. This aircraft crash-landed in Lincolnshire while returning from a mission on 19th September 1942, after both port engines failed as the aircraft was preparing to land.  The aircraft never flew again.  The crew on the final mission were : <br>Sgt E J Morley RAAF,<br>P/O G W M Harrison,<br>Sgt H Male,<br>Sgt S C Garrett,<br>Sgt J W Dalby,<br>Sgt J Fraser<br>and<br>Sgt J R Gibbons RCAF, the sole member of the crew killed in the crash.

Avro Lancaster B.1 by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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 The night of the 16th May 1943 saw 19 modified Lancasters of the specially formed 617 squadron set out to breach the Ennepe, Eder, Mohne and Sorpe dams in Westphalia, Germany. The mission was led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson.

The Dambusters by Graeme Lothian.
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 A tribute to the glider crews and airborne troops who participated in the glider operations during D-Day.  The British Horsa glider (known as the flying coffin) was used by British, Canadian and American airborne forces during the invasion.  Approximately 100 glider pilots were killed or wounded during the D-Day operations.

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 During the years of the German occupation of Holland in World War II, more than 20,000 Dutch civilians perished through starvation and lack of basic provisions. Operation Manna was set in motion on Sunday, 29th April 1945 when Lancasters of the Royal Air Force began the first of 2,835 sorties, dropping 6,672 tons of food, to relieve the crisis in the Netherlands.  These humanitarian missions continued until 8th May, saving many thousands of civilians from certain death by starvation and malnutrition.  Here, Lancaster 4K765, LS-Z of 15 Sqn piloted by Flying Officer Jack Darlow, releases its precious cargo over a sports field north of The Hague.  Also in the crew was Alistair Lamb the Rear Gunner.

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 As the Libyan people's uprising against Colonel Gadaffi's regime intensified at the end of February 2011, many British nationals found themselves isolated in the sprawling desert, many of them oil workers in some of the country's most remote areas.  As Libya deteriorated into rebellion, British Special Forces were dispatched to pluck the stranded workers from the desert and fly them to the safety of Malta.  Here, an RAF Lockheed C130 Hercules climbs away from a successful pickup on a remote airstrip.  In total, two operations involving five Hercules aircraft rescued over 300 British nationals and other foreign workers.

Libyan Rescue by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 A Douglas C-47 of the 91st Troop Carrier Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group gets away from the Devon airfield of Upottery on 5th June 1944 carrying paratroops of 101st Airborne Division.  The company departed from Upottery airbase in Devon, England, and dropped over the Cotentin Peninsula of Normandy, France in the early hours of the morning of June 6th, 1944 at the start of the Normandy invasion.

101st Airborne en route to Normandy 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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 American built, British inspired and once re-engined with the Merlin, the mighty Mustang became a supreme long-range escort fighter and close air support platform. Old Crow was the mount of Clarence E. Anderson based at Leiston, England, with the 357th FG, 363rd FS. Andersons personal victory score during WWII was 16.25 in air combat.
Winter of 45 by Philip West. (Y)
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NAVAL PRINTS

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 U-35 under the command of Kapitänleutnant Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière, the all time most successful u-boat captain sinking 194 ships, many of which were sunk by the u-boats 88mm deck gun.

Kapitänleutnant Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière, U-35 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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B65AP. HMS King George V by Ivan Berryman.

HMS King George V by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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B69AP. HMS Valiant and HMS Queen Elizabeth at Alexandria by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Valiant and HMS Queen Elizabeth at Alexandria by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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Harriers prepare to enter the landing pattern as Invincible steams in company with HMS Bristol with dusk closing in on day.

HMS Invincible by Randall Wilson. (Y)
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 The cruiser HMS Frobisher dominates this scene off Houlgate at the Normandy landings of 1944.  The monitor HMS Roberts lies beyond Frobisher with a Large Infantry Landing Ship or LSI (L) unshipping its LCAs on the extreme right of the picture.  In the foreground, a motor launch attends a group of LCP (L)s as they head for the French beaches.  Two Spitfire Mk.IXs conduct sweeps overhead as Operation Neptune gathers momentum.

HMS Frobisher and HMS Roberts at Normandy by Ivan Berryman
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 The largest and fastest of all the ships that took part in the Battle of Jutland, the elegant battle cruiser HMS Tiger was launched in 1913 and is easily recognisable by the unusual position of Q turret just aft of the third funnel, She is shown about  to pass beneath the Forth Bridge as she departs Rosyth for a sea trial

HMS Tiger by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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Showing visible signs of her tangle with British cruisers at the Battle of the River Plate, the German pocket battleship Graf Spee slips into the neutral waters of the Montevideo roadstead accompanied by the Uruguayan gunboat Rio Negro for light repairs. (Damage can be seen on the hull and behind the Conning tower ) . This was to be the last haven for the Graf Spee which was later scuttled at the harbour mouth, her commander Kapitan zur See Langsdorff believing a large British fleet to be waiting for attempted escape into the South Atlantic.

Admiral Graf Spee enters Montevideo by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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  Fairey Swordfish I, L9726 4M of 818 Sqn, HMS Ark Royal pulls a tight, climbing turn through a hail of anti-aircraft fire as its torpedo strikes home, jamming the steering gear of the mighty Bismarck and setting in motion the beginning of her dramatic end.

Bismarck by Ivan Berryman.
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MILITARY PRINTS

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DHM115B.  Storming of the Ratisbon by Charles Thevenin.
Storming of the Ratisbon by Charles Thevenin (B)
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 Wearing patched white trousers and gaiters made of mattress ticking. In the mid distance, officers of the Polish Lancers and the Guard. Napoleon stands on the distant cliff. To the right a ship flies a tricolour. The Elba battalion was Napoleons bodyguard in exile, comprising six companies of Guardsmen, 100 artillery men and a crew of 21 seamen, They formed the nucleus of the Imperial Guard in 1815.

A Grenadier of the Guard at Elba by Horace Vernet. (Y)
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 Medical Emergency Response Team.

Training Inside the MERT by Graeme Lothian. (P)
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 Alexander the Greats Victory at Hydaspes River During the Macedonian conquests in 326BC at the tributary at Hydaspes (now Jhelem) of the Indus River, King Porus and his Indian army blocked Alexander the Greats advance with some 50,000 troops leaving 40,000, the bulk of his army, on the west bank of the river. Alexander the Great crossed the Indus river using makeshift pontoons with 14,000 picked cavalry and infantry. The following day he attacked the flank of King Porus position, after 8 hours of hard fighting, Alexander the Greats army routed the Indians, taking 9,000 prisoner including King Porus and killing 12,000. The Macedonian army lost 980 men and this was the last battle of the Asian conquest as Alexanders army rebelled and refused to go further.

Alexander the Greats Victory at Hydaspes River by Brian Palmer. (Y)
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 Kursk, Central Russia, 1st July 1943.  Sdkfz 232 heavy armoured car and Sdkfz 247 light armoured car of the Reconnaissance battalion, 11th Panzer Division, scouting enemy dispositions prior to the Kursk offensive.

Scouting Ahead by David Pentland. (P)
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Captain Charles Vane was born in 1680, and was an English pirate who preyed upon English and French shipping.  Vane began piracy in 1716 and lasted 3 years. Vane captured a Barbados sloop and then a large 12-gun brigantine, which he renamed the Ranger.   Vane was among the pirate captains who operated out of the Bohama at the notorious base at New Providence after the colony had been abandoned by the British.  His pirate attacks made Captain Charles Vane well known to the Royal Navy and in February of 1718 Vincent Pearse, commander of HMS Phoenix cornered Vane on his ship the Lark.  Vane  had heard of the recent royal pardons that had been offered to pirates in exchange for a guarantee they would quit plundering, so Vane claimed he had actually been en route to surrender to Pearse and accepted the pardon on the spot,  Charle Vane gained his freedom but as soon as he was free of Pearse he ignored the pardon and resumed his pirate ways.  Charles Vane was again captured and in 1721 was executed by hanging at Gallows Point, Port Royal, Jamaica on March 29th 1721.

Captain Charles Vane by Chris Collingwood.
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Battle of Prestonpans.  Bonnie Prince Charlie, after landing at Glenfinnan, in his bid to gain the British Throne.  Lord George Murray with an army of 2,000 Jacobites marched southward where they were meet  at Prestonpans by General  Sir John Cope and a Royal army of 3,000 men  On the 21st September.  The Jacobites charged the  government troops and routed them. hundreds of Government troops were killed or wounded and over 1,000 were captured. with the Jacobite losses less than 150.  With this victory Charles Edward Stuart and the Jacobite army marched southwards into England capturing the towns of Carlisle, Penrith, Lancaster and Preston and getting as far as Nottingham before lack of supplies and new recruits forced him to heads back to Scotland. Through the early morning Autumn mist, Highlanders of the Appin Regiment abandon their plaids and rush headlong across fields of stubble into the stunned ranks of Jonny Copes army. The force sent by the Crown to destroy the rebellion and capture the Pretender is itself utterly routed in a matter of minutes.  The first major engagement of the uprising is a swift and complete victory for the Princes men. Except for the garrisons of Edinburgh, Stirling, Fort William and Fort Augustus, Scotland is now under the control of the Jacobites.

The Charge of the Highlanders at the Battle of Preston Pans, by Mark Churms. (AP)
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The 11th (North Devon) Regiment at the Battle of Salamanca, 22nd July 1812.

The Bloody Eleventh by David Rowlands (GL)
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SPORT PRINTS

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Beckhams Golden Generation by Darren Baker. (Y)
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 Jim Clark in his Lotus-Ford 38 winning in the record breaking 1965 Indianapolis 500 Mile Classic.

Jim Clark by Ray Goldsbrough.
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 Celebrating Englands 1980 Five Nations Grand Slam. After the 70s had been dominated by the Welsh, England battled through an exceptionally tough campaign to win their first Grand Slam in 23 years.

1980 Grand Slam by James Owen. (Y)
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 Neil Hodgson celebrates winning the World Superbike Championship at Assen, September 2003.
No.1 by Dave Foord. (Y)
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DH007. Steady Johnnie Steady by Erskine Nicol.
Steady Johnnie Steady by Erskine Nicol.
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SPC5002. Jeremy Guscott by Robert Highton.

Jeremy Guscott by Robert Highton.
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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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 England 1 Germany 0, Euro 2000.  On the 17th of June 2000 England once again faced their old nemesis Germany in a Group A qualifying match at Euro 2000.  England entered the game knowing that they had not defeated Germany in a competitive match since the famous World Cup victory in 1966.  Germany made four changes to the side that had drawn with Romania including the introduction of midfielder Sebastian Deisler, whilst England had been forced to replace Tony Adams and Steve McManaman with Martin Keown and Dennis Wise due to injury.  As expected the game started at a frenetic pace and Jancker made things difficult for England's central defenders early on with his height and strength.  England appeared to be lacking cohesion and allowed Germany to take control of the game.  Deisler brought the German crowd to their feet with a clever run down the right hand side and minutes later Hamaan had their first strike on goal which was hit directly at David Seaman.  England were looking for a flash of inspiration and it was very nearly delivered as Michael Owen managed to meet Phil Neville's cross with his head but only managed to direct the ball on to the post.  Paul Scholes in typical fashion drove a ferocious volley, which was tipped just over the bar, and suddenly it appeared that England were beginning to find some weaknesses in certain areas of the German side.  At the interval little separated the two sides however, England started the second half with a steely determination.  After just seven minutes David Beckham earned his side a free kick in a very dangerous position on the England right.  With good movement from the forwards in the German area Beckham swung a speculative cross into the six yard box.  Owen, beaten by the pace, failed to connect but man of the match Alan Shearer anticipated the kind bounce and without hesitation headed the ball back across Kahn and into the right hand side of the German goal.  The England captain had broken the deadlock and instilled in his side the belief that they could finally defeat their oldest rivals.  Germany threw everything they had at England but Keegan's team were equal to the task in every area of the pitch.  As the final whistle blew a huge roar erupted from the England supporters as Alan Shearer's goal had ended over thirty years of frustration and sealed his place in the history books as one of England's greatest ever strikers.

Perfect Finish by Peter Cornwell.
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