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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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 One of 6,176 Halifaxes built during World War II, NA337(2P-X) was shot down over Norway on 23rd April 1945.  In 1995 it was recovered from the lake that had been its watery home for fifty years and has now been restored by the Halifax Aircraft Association in Ontario, Canada.

Halifax Mk.III NA337 by Ivan Berryman. (E)
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 Group Captain Billy Drake in Hurricane JX-P of No.1 Sqn scoring his first victory, an Me109 during the Battle of France, on 20th April 1940.

Billy Drake - First of Many by Ivan Berryman.
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 Guy Gibsons Lancaster having unsuccessfully dropped its bomb, draws enemy fire from the aircraft of Sqn Ldr Young as his bomb explodes spectacularly on the Mohne Dam during the audacious Dams Raids of 16th/17th May 1943.

The Night They Broke the Dams - Operation Chastise by Ivan Berryman.
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 The afternoon of 25th July 1940 was a desperate one for the already exhausted fighter pilots of the RAF defending the South coast of England.  As convoy CW8 made its way through the English Channel, sixty JU.87 Stukas and forty JU.88 bombers launched a brutal attack on the ships below, backed up by fighter cover of over 50 Messerscmitt Bf.109s.  Eight Spitfires of 64 Sqn (Kenley) were scrambled, together with twelve Spitfires of 54 Sqn (Hornchurch) and Hurricanes of 111 Sqn from Croydon.  The British pilots found themselves massively outnumbered, but nevertheless put up a spirited fight against the teeming enemy.  This painting shows Spitfires of 54 Sqn entering the fray, the pilots scattering as they choose their targets and go after the JU.87s. To the right of this, Bf.109Es of JG.26 are roaring in to join battle, whilst Adolf Gallands aircraft engages a Hurricane of 111 Sqn.

A Day for Heroes by Ivan Berryman.
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Lancaster CF-X (LM384) of 625 Squadron.  On the Leipzig raid on the evening of 19th/20th February 1944 approx 47 Lancasters were shot down or failed to return, that is over 300 airmen.  Lancaster CF-X (LM384) was taking part in the bombing raids that were a build up to the D-Day landings of June 1944.  Leipzig was seen as a high value target due to its oil and synthetic fuel production.  The Lancaster took off from Kelstern in Lincolnshire just before midnight.  Unfortunately LM384 did not come back as was the case with many others - the aircraft was lost and crashed just outside the tiny village of Bledeln in Germany.  The Pastor of the village, Herr Duncker, kept a diary throughout the war and has an account of the plane crash and the subsequent burial of the crew.  All of the crew died in the crash except one - bomb aimer George Paterson who was interned in Stalag 357 Kopernikus.  The rest of the crew were given a Christian burial and stayed there until the end of the war, when the war graves commission disinterred the crew and reburied them in the Hannover war cemetery.

Last Long Shadow by Anthony Saunders. (B)
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 Messerschmitt Me262B-1a/U1 of 10 Staffel, Natchjagdgeschwader 11.

Messerschmitt Me262B-1a/U1 by Ivan Berryman.
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 High in its element, a lone BAE Lightning F.6 glints in the evening sunshine as it returns from a sortie over the North Sea in the late 1970s.

The Sentinel by Ivan Berryman.
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 Byron Duckenfield and his 501 Squadron wingman struggle to get airborne in their Hurricanes as the spectacle of the scrambling squadron draws a group of passing motorists out of their vehicle to witness the thunderous noise of the aircraft.

501 Sqn Scramble by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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NAVAL PRINTS

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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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Bismarck, now complete and newly painted in full Baltic camouflage, returns to Hamburg for the last time as the harsh winter of 1940/41 relents and the pride of the German Kriegsmarine prepares for real action.  In the distance, the pre-Dreadnought Schleswig-Holstein awaits her next commission, the old ship alternating between vital ice-breaker and air defence duties at this time.  The Bismarck would in May 1941 put to sea and engage and sink HMS Hood only to be caught by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  Bismarck was pounded into a floating wreck, finally being sunk by the torpedoes of HMS Dorsetshire.  From her crew of 2300 only 110 would be rescued by HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori.

Bismarck Entering Hamburg Harbour by Ivan Berryman
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 Besstrashniy (meaning Fearless) 434 heavy rocket ASW Destroyer is shown swinging to the port side of Pyotr Velikiy (meaning Peter the Great) a Kirov Class Cruiser as they clear a path for the carrier Minsk.

Arctic Waters by Randall Wilson.
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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.
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 Japanese Torpedo destroyers, rush in to finish off the Russian battleships near the end of the Battle of Tsushima.

Battle of Tsushima by Anthony Saunders. (Y)
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Seen here from the deck of an escorting destroyer.
HMS Prince of Wales by Ivan Berryman.
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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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 Sunset over Aboukir Bay on 1st August 1798 as ships of the Royal Navy, led by Nelson, conduct their ruthless destruction of the anchored French fleet. Ships shown from left to right. HMS Orion, Spartiate, Aquilon, Peuple Souvrain, HMS Defence, HMS Minotaur and HMS Swiftsure.

Battle of the Nile by Ivan Berryman. (YB)
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MILITARY PRINTS

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Confederate cavalry with the battle flag of the Confederacy gallop into battle.  The battle flag was also known as the Southern Cross.

Southern Steel by Simon Smith.
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DHM953.  An Incident During the Peninsula War by Robert Hillingford.

An Incident During the Peninsula War by Robert Hillingford.
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 During the morning of June 7th the 82nd Airborne were attacked by a mixed German battle group. Supported by 4th Division armour the Paratroopers and Glider troops repelled the attack which lasted most of the day.

Fighting for a Foothold, 82nd Airborne at St Mere Eglise, 1944 by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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 Lieutenant of the Royal Navy commands marines and crew during a sea battle with the French during the battle of Cape St Vincent.

In the Thick of Battle by Chris Collingwood.
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 Alfred was born in 849 at Wantage, Oxfordshire He was the youngest son of King Ethelwulf of Wessex, he became King of the Anglo Saxon Kingdom of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred is known for his great defence of the Kingdoms of southern England against the Vikings. Eventually in 871 he made peace with the Vikings who agreed to a withdrawal out of his kingdom. It is likely a large payment of gold was made. Alfred was awarded the epithet The Great, and was the only king to be awarded this title. Alfred the Great was a learned man and improved the education and legal and military systems and structure. Alfred died on the 26th October 899.

Alfred The Great by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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The Battle of Barnet was fought in a heavy mist, on Easter Sunday 14th April 1471. Due to a misalignment of the opposing armies, all became confusion. The centre of the battle (as depicted here) was fought at close quarters, a mass of struggling knights and men at arms with comrade fighting comrade, their vision of the battle obscured by mist. The Yorkists under the leadership of King Edward IV triumphed, leaving the Lancastrians with hopes dashed. Their champion and leader, the great Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick The King Maker lay dead, cut down while struggling to regain his charger. In the painting Edward IV charges toward the banner of Henry Holland, Duke of Exeter, while in the foreground soldiers of the Houses of York and Lancaster hack and slash at each other in terrified butchery.

Battle of Barnet by Chris Collingwood.
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 Lieut-Colonel W, Scott, the Kings (Liverpool) Regiment leads his men from the first glider, during operation broadway.

Chindits landing at Broadway, Burma, 5th / 6th March 1944 by David Rowlands (Y)
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Knightsbridge No. 1 Turnout by Mark Churms. (B)
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SPORT PRINTS

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DHM1480. Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman.
Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman.
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In the final moments of extra time of the game, the England number 10, Jonny Wilkinson slotted a perfect drop goal which clinched victory over Australia, winning 20 points to 17. 

Rugby World Cup Final 2003 by David Pentland.
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 Following the success of several French imports to Highbury, Arsene Wenger again turned to his home country in search of another midfield maestro.  Robert Pires was duly signed from Marseille in July 2000 in a £6 million deal.  Robert Pires has adjusted quickly to the English game.  Pires and his love affair with English football comes from the intensity of the game teamed with the passion from the Highbury fans.  On describing the fans' reaction when he scores, he said, <i>It's an unbelievablesensation to be standing on the pitch when the whole crowd erupts.</i>  For a man who played in a European championship final, and who won the World Cup, these words must sound sweet to the Highbury faithful.  Robert Pires received the recognition his talent deserved on winning the Football Writer's Player of the Year Award in the 2001/02 season.

Robert Pires by Gary Brandham.
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Michael Atherton by Keith Fearon.
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This signed art print was produced at the end of 2000 after the Olympics of that year, and has been sold out from the publisher for many years.  We have the last few publishers proofs of this edition available.  This superb art print celebrates the ultimate achievement for any athlete, the winning of an Olympic gold medal.  In the modern era athletes from Great Britain have won 178 gold medals and Gary Keane's montage celebrates some of the highlights from those achievements.  It captures the determination and effort required to win, as well as the euphoria when the realisation that a life long dream has finally become a reality.  This print is not only a tribute to those featured but also to all other competitors and medal winners who have strived to bring glory and honour to Great Britain.  As the Olympic Games enter a new century and a new chapter in history, it is hoped that this reminder of past glories will also help to inspire those competing for gold in the future.  This limited edition print is signed by six gold medal winners : <br>LYNN DAVIES - 1964 TOKYO Men's Long Jump.<br>MARY PETERS - 1972 MUNICH Pentathlon.<br>DALEY THOMPSON - 1980 MOSCOW Decathlon & 1984 LOS ANGELES Decathlon.<br>TESSA SANDERSON - 1984 LOS ANGELES Javelin.<br>SALLY GUNNELL - 1992 BARCELONA 400 metre Hurdles.<br>STEVEN REDGRAVE - 1984 LOS ANGELES Rowing Coxed Fours, 1988 SEOUL Rowing Coxless Pairs, 1992 BARCELONA Rowing Coxless Pairs, 1996 ATLANTA Rowing Coxless Pairs (and since signing this print, also 2000 SYDNEY Rowing Coxless Fours).

British Olympic Legends by Gary Keane
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Eddie Irvine raced Formula Ford from 1983 to 1988.  Driving a variety of different chassis, he won two Formula Ford championships by the end of 1987.  In 1988, Eddie drove in the British Formula Three championship and then joined the Jordan Formula 3000 team for 1990.  He won his first race at Hockenheim, finishing third overall in the championship that year.  The following three years saw Eddie driving in the Japanese F3000 series, almost winninh the title in 1993.  He also drove for Toyota at Le Mans holding the lap record for several years.  At the end of 1993 Eddie drove for the Jordan F1 team and gained notoriety by overtaking Ayrton Senna having only just been lapped by him.  In 1996, Eddie took on the unenviable role as number two to Michael Schumacher at Ferrari but in 1999 became the number one driver for Ferrari following a serious accident for Schumacher.

Tribute to Eddie Irvine by Stuart McIntyre.
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 Jacques Villeneuve.

The Maple Leaf Maestro by Stuart Coffield
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 Kentucky - born Steve Cauthen was just 12 years old when his father Tex finally agreed to help the single-minded young man realise a burning ambition to become a jockey provided he didnt let success make him big-headed.  No parental proviso was ever more faithfully fulfilled.  In the year of his seventeenth birthday the kid rode 487 winners of 6 million dollars, including the U.S. Triple Crown on Affirmed.  He went on to captivate British hearts two years later.  By 1984 he was champion. But better was to come. No wonder the fairytale ingredients of 1985 have fired the imagination and talent of Peter Deighan to such compelling effect.

The Golden Boy by Peter Deighan.
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