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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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 Hawker Hurricane IIc of top Czech ace Flt. Lt. K.M. Kuttlewascher, No.1 Fighter Squadron on a night intruder sortie from RAF Tangmere. On this mission he destroyed three Heinkel IIIs over their own airfield, St. Andre, in occupied France.

Night Reaper, 4th May 1942 by David Pentland. (D)
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The crew of Lynx (pilot, Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineer and Door Gunner) prepare for a mission.

Aldergrove Dispersal by John Wynne Hopkins. (Y)
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 On 20th October 1943, Wildcat and Avenger aircraft from the Carrier US Core, on patrol north of the Azores, surprised U378, a type VIIC U-boat which had been active in that area. The element of surprise was so complete that the submarines guns remained unmanned throughout the action.
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 The success of Operation Bodenplatte, on January 1, 1945, was to be achieved by mass surprise attacks on British and American bases in France, Belgium and Holland. It was a battle fought at great cost to the Luftwaffe. During the battles some 300 Luftwaffe aircraft were lost. Though 200 Allied aircraft were destroyed, most on the ground, pilot losses were light. Nicolas Trudgians brilliant painting takes us right into the action above the Allied air base at Eindhoven. Me262 jets join a concentration of Me109s and Fw190s of JG-3 fighter wing, as they hurtle across the airfield in an assault that lasted 23 minutes, while Spitfires from 414 Sqn RCAF do their best to repel the attack. On the ground Typhoon fighters of 439 Sqn take a hammering.

Operation Bodenplatte by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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Hawker Hurricanes of 249 squadron (RAF) departing off HMS Ark Royal in June 1941 as par tof Force H. The Hurricanes were to become part of the Defence of Malta against the onslought and non stop bombing by the Axis Bombers and HMS Ark Royal would be sunk only a few months later when on the 13th November 1941 HMS Ark Royal was hit by a single torpedo from the German U-boat U81. The torpedo hit  on the starboard side near the starboard boiler room causing a 130ft by 30ft hole. Water poured in causing a 10% list immediately. The flooding spread quickly to the middle of the ship and then to the port boiler room, eectric power failed,  and after 14 hours while in tow to Gibraltar she capsized and sunk the following day.

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 The Sopwith Camel was with the mainstay of the Royal Flying Corps.  It is shown here downing an Albatros over the Western Front.

Sopwith Camel by Anthony Saunders. (P)
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 B-17G 42-37755 NV-A 325th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group from Poddington crash landing in Switzerland on 25th February 1944 after sustaining damage over enemy territory after a raid on Augsburg and Stuttgart.

Safe Pastures by Mark Postlethwaite. (Y)
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NAVAL PRINTS

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Some Current Half Price Naval Art Offers

 Swordfish of 825 Sqn led by Lt-Cdr Esmonde begin their heroic attack on the battlescruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen as they make their way up the English Channel from Brest during Operation Cerberus on 12th February 1942.  Although all the aircraft were lost and no significant damage was done to the German fleet, all the pilots were decorated for their bravery and Lt-Cdr Esmonde received the first Fleet Air Arm VC to be awarded, albeit posthumously.  The painting depicts the first wave of Swordfish attacking the Scharnhorst with Gneisenau taking avoiding action in the distance.  A German torpedo boat has turned to confront the attacking aircraft.

Attack on the Scharnhorst by Ivan Berryman.
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HMS Glowworm, burning severely after receiving hits from the mighty Admiral Hipper, is depicted turning to begin her heroic sacrifice off the Norwegian coast on 8th April 1940. Hugely out-gunned and already crippled, Glowworms captain, Lieutenant-Commander Roope rammed his destroyer into the side of the Admiral Hipper, inflicting a 40 metre rip in its armour belt before drifting away and exploding. 38 British sailors were rescued from the sea and Roope was awarded a posthumous VC for his bravery, the first earned by the Royal Navy in WWII.

HMS Glowworms Attack on the Admiral Hipper by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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Viewed across the damaged stern of the 80-gun San Nicholas, Nelson drives HMS Captain onto the Spanish vessel in order that she can be boarded and taken as a prize, the British marines and men scrambling up the Captains bowsprit to use it as a bridge.  The San Nicholas then fouled the Spanish three decker San Joseph (112), allowing Nelson and his men to take both ships as prizes in a single manoeuvre.  A British frigate is moving into a supporting position in the middle distance.

HMS Captain at the Battle of Cape St Vincent by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 The elegant but ill-fated jewel in the White Star crown Titanic was a technical marvel of engineering in its day. At 882 ft long, her perfect proportions and magnificent profile were the envy of other shipping companies. Her tragic loss on her maiden voyage was a crushing blow to the White Star Line that left the whole world in shock.

RMS Titanic. Ship of Dreams by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 The heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire is brought up to sink the blazing wreck of the Bismarck with torpedoes at around 10:30 hours on the morning of May 27th 1941.  The once proud German ship had been ruthlessly pounded into a twisted and burning wreck by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori combed the area of the sinking for survivors, between them picking up a total of 110 out of an original complement of 2,300.

HMS Dorsetshire (The End of the Bismarck) by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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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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Over 150 years of the Royal Navy are encapsulated in this view of the mighty HMS Nelson, moored at Portsmouth in 1945. Beyond the 16in guns of A turret, the masts of Admiral Nelsons flagship at Trafalgar, HMS Victory rise into the skyline whilst in the foreground MTB 507 cruises past on its way to the Solent.

HMS Nelson by Ivan Berryman (P)
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B151P. HMS Durban Escorts the Troopship RMS Queen Mary by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Durban Escorts the Troopship RMS Queen Mary by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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MILITARY PRINTS

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<b>Ex-display prints in near perfect condition. </b>
Death of Major Hadelin by Carl Rochling. (Y)
Half Price! - £25.00
DHM327.  Portrait of Napoleon by J David.

Portrait of Napoleon by Jacques Louis David.
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 Depicting one of the nighttime Zulu attacks on Rorkes Drift. The South Wales Borderers defend the outpost by the light of the burning hospital building.

Night of the Zulu by Bud Bradshaw. (Y)
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 Captain W Macleods Company, 1st Battalion Royal Artillery. Battle of Quebec 13th September 1759 was Wolfs final attempt to take the city. His army scaled the cliffs from Wolfes cove and fought the French army which was larger than Wolfes on the Plains of Abraham. During this battle General Wolfe was hit twice and eventually mortally wounded when a bullet passed through his lungs. As he lay dying he heard someone shout They run - see how they run. Wolfe gave his last order to cut of the enemies retreat and his last words being Now God be praised. I will die in peace.

The Battle of Quebec, 13th September 1759 by David Rowlands. (Y)
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 St Mere Eglise, Normandy, 6th June 1944.  U.S. Paratroops of the 82nd <i>All American</i> Airborne Division, descend on occupied France.

First to Fight by David Pentland. (AP)
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DHM709.  Men of the United States Navy During the Battle of Lake Erie 1813 by Chris Collingwood.

Men of the United States Navy During the Battle of Lake Erie 1813 by Chris Collingwood.
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 M3 Lee tanks and troops from General Slims 14th Army clear Japanese resistance form the village of Ywathitgyi in their drive to Mandalay.

Road to Mandalay, Burma, February 1945 by David Pentland. (Y)
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MARK2. Original Oil Study of the Union Brigade painting by Mark Churms.
Original Oil Study of the Union Brigade painting by Mark Churms. (P)
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SPORT PRINTS

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Some Current Half Price Sport Art Offers

 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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 A celebration of Nigel Mansells success in winning the Formula 1 World Championship and the Indy Car Championship in successive years. A celebration of the magnificent talents of Nigel Mansell. He made his debut in Formula 1 in 1981 and his superb driving technique made an instant impact. He recorded victory after victory coming agonisingly close to being world champion many times before gaining his well deserved Formula 1 title in 1992. The following year he recorded an unprecedented double, gaining the Indy Car championship in 1993. A feat that reserves his name quite rightly in the record books.
Mansell by Peter Deighan.
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 M. Schumacher / JP Montoya.  Brazilian GP 2001.

Close Encounters by Michael Thompson.
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FAR635. Muirfield - 13th Hole by Mark Chadwick

Muirfield - 13th Hole by Mark Chadwick
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Epsom Trophy, Polo Championship

Epsom Trophy by Mark Churms. (AP)
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 Michael Schumacher and Ferrari.
Encore by Graham Bosworth
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SFA19.  Laytown Beach by Chris Howells.
Laytown Beach by Chris Howells.
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MC0042P. Tomahawk by Mark Churms.

Tomahawk by Mark Churms. (P)
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