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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.

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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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 The Sopwith Dolphin was a radical departure from previous Sopwith design philosophies, embodying a reverse-stagger on the wings, a water-cooled Hispano-Suiza engine and an unusual, but highly popular positioning of the cockpit which gave the pilot unprecedented views. One exponent of this purposeful looking machine was Canadian Major A D Carter who claimed many of his 31 victories flying the Dolphin. He is shown here sending an Albatross to the ground on 8th May 1918 whilst flying C4017. Carter was himself shot down soon after became a prisoner of war. He was killed in 1919 whilst test flying a Fokker D.VII at Shoreham, Sussex.

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 Spitfires of No. 132 Squadron rush towards the Front to give ground support to the advancing Allied forces following breakout from the Normandy beaches, June 1944. <br><br><b>Published 2003.<br><br>Signed by three highly decorated fighter pilots who flew combat missions on D-Day, 6 June 1944, and during the Battle for Normandy.</b>

Normandy Breakout by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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 Two Fairey Firefly F Mk1s of 1770 NAS embarked on HMS Indefatigable are shown outbound on Operation Meridian I on 24th January 1945.  The nearest aircraft is DT947, flown by Vin Redding.  Operation Meridian was a series of two air attacks on Japanese-held oil refineries at Palembang on Sumatra.  The huge aviation fuel output of these refineries was reduced to only a quarter of their output after the two raids on the 24th and 29th January 1945.

Fairey Firefly F Mk.Is of 1770 Sqn, 1945 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Leutnant Klaus Bretschneider, Staffelkapitan of 5./JG300 kicks up the dust as he taxies his Fw190 A-8 Red One from its forest hiding place into the sunlight in preparation for take-off. The scene is northern Germany, November 1944. The Staffelkapitan will lead his 190s in a massed sturm intercept upon incoming American bombers. With Allied fighters dominating the skies, Luftwaffe fighter units took desperate measures to conceal their whereabouts. Commonplace were these hurriedly prepared strips, often near dense forests.

Timber Wolf by Nicolas Trudgian.
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 Equipped with the experimental <i>Monica IIIE</i> detection device, Hawker Tempest EJ535 was deployed to the Fighter Interception Unit at Newchurch for evaluation in July 1944.  Originally developed as the AN/APS 13, <i>Monica</i> had been intended as a rear-looking device to warn crews of attacks from behind.  Now modified to face forward, it became a valuable aid in the battle against Hitler's terror weapons, notably the V-1 Flying Bomb.  In the hands of the Fighter Interception Unit's then Commanding Officer Joseph Berry, this became a winning combination with no fewer than 52 <i>Doodlebugs</i> falling to Berry's guns – on one occasion, seven V1s being shot down by Berry in a single night.

Bug Killer by Ivan Berryman.
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NAVAL PRINTS

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Germanys U-boat fleet had almost brought Britain to its knees in the First World war, twenty years later the story was very similar. the German U-boat arm came perilously close to cutting the lifeline that crossed the Atlantic between North America and Britain. in the early years of the war Donitz realised that keeping his U-boats at sea for as long as possible would greatly increase their chances of success. here U-93 (left) and U-94 take fuel from the auxiliary cruiser Kormoran whilst in the mid-Atlantic during 1941

Dawn Rendezvous by Anthony Saunders (P)
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 The Battle ship HMS Barham in company with the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle between the two World Wars. Both fell victim to German U-Boats during World War Two.

HMS Barham with HMS Eagle in Valetta Harbour in Malta during the 1930s by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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The pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, passes Gibraltar on her way to join HMS Prince of Wales at Scapa Flow and onto her short and tragic engagement with the German battleship Bismarck.

HMS Hood Passing Gibraltar by Brian Wood (B)
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Having taken terrible punishment from the guns of the allied French and Spanish fleet as she broke through the line, HMS Victory found herself engaged by the French Redoutable, a bitter battle that saw the two ships locked together, pouring shot into one another with terrifying ferocity and which left the British Admiral, Lord Horatio Nelson fatally wounded. In the background, HMS Neptune is emerging through the gunsmoke and is about to pass the wreck of the French flagship Bucentaure which Victory so spectacularly routed as she passed through the allied line. HMS Temeraire, which followed Victory through, and which was also to become embroiled on the Redoutables fight, is obscured by the smoke beyond the British flagship.

The Battle of Trafalgar, 1.00pm by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Admiral von Spees Flagship SMS Scharnhorst leads SMS Gneisenau in the opening stages of engaging the Royal Naval ships east of the Falklands, 8th December 1914.

Battle of the Falkland Islands by Randall Wilson (P)
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 Late October 1942 in the waters east of Guadalcanal, the Battle of Santa Cruz saw the sinking of the US carrier Hornet, in what proved to be the last major carrier battle of the South Pacific theatre.

USS Hornet, Eye of the Storm by Anthony Saunders
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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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 Having departed the Namsen Fjord in Norway, on a course home to England across the North Sea, HMS Arab was intercepted by a Heinkel He.115 and ordered to sail due east or be attacked.  His orders ignored, the German pilot began a series of passes over the trawler, raking the small vessel with continuous fire from both of its guns.  The gallant crew of the Arab returned fire with all Lewis and Oerlikon guns blazing, the Heinkel being mortally wounded as it made a low pass across the bow of Arab, finally plunging into the sea some two miles astern of the trawler who continued, without further incident, to her destination at Scapa.

Tribute to the Royal Navy Trawler Crews - HMS Arab by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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MILITARY PRINTS

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 British Vickers MKV1B Light tanks of the 3rd Hussars, 7th Armoured Division celebrate their part in the momentous victory over Italian forces in North Africa, February 1941.

Victory at Beda Fomm by David Pentland. (Y)
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DHM557P.  2nd Virginia Cavalry 1861, by Jim Lancia.
2nd Virginia Cavalry 1861, by Jim Lancia (P)
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 There is no retreat from here, men! said General Sir Colin Campbell (who at that moment may have said to have commanded the regiment in person) as he cantered along the front of the 93rd You must die where you stand To which some of the Highlanders replied cheerily Ay Ay, Sir Colin if needs be well do that. Nearer and nearer the Russian Squadrons approached - the ground trembling beneath their horses feet, and gathering speed at every stride, they galloped on towards that thin red streak, topped with steel the Sutherland Highlanders awaited the onslaught of the enemys horsemen in line, without a movement in their ranks. I would not even form four deep! was the reply of Sir Colin, when remonstrated with for giving the Russians such a chance. Cool as if on Birthday parade The Sutherlands stood until their foes were within 600 yards, then down on their knees they dropped the front rank, and delivered a steady volley. But the distance was too great, and, though a few saddles were emptied, the Russians pressed forward unchecked. On they rode, till scarcely 200 yards separated them from the intrepid Highlanders. When the rear rank brought their Minies to the present and over the heads of their kneeling comrades pourd a withering fire into the enemys masses.Shaken to their very centre, the Russian Squadrons fell back, but, encouraged by their gallant leaders, they determined to make one last bid for victory, and wheeling around, endeavored to turn the Highlanders right flank. here they were checkmated by the grenadier Company, which received the charge with such a volley, that the Russians went Files about and scampered off to seek the shelter of their guns.

The Thin Red Line by Robert Gibb. (Y)
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 22 SAS Squadron in the Gulf, having been dropped by Chinook of the 7th Squadron RAF.

The Winged Dagger by Simon Smith. (Y)
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 The painting shows a gun team of the Royal Horse Artillery with wounded soldiers on the Limber during the retreat to Corunna in the winter of 1808-1809, during the Peninsula War.

Halt on a Forced March by Lady Elizabeth Butler. (Y)
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 This painting was commissioned by Napoleon in September 1804 and completed in 1807. The original painting is 10 metres by 6 metres, and the official title is : Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris on 2nd December 1804.
Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques Louis David. (Y)
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 Men of the US 381st Infantry Regiment, 96th Division supported by the tanks of 763rd and 713th Flamethrower Tank Battalions, during the assault on Yaeju Dake. This escarpment, known as Big Apple was the last in a series of tough Japanese defence lines on the south of the Island.

Taking of Big Apple, Okinawa, 10th - 14th June 1945 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Central Russia, 4th-12th July 1943. For Operation Citadel the Heavy tank battalion 503 was split into separate companies and attached to various panzer divisions. Rubbels 1st company went to 6th Panzer Division, and as such take part in the epic breakthrough on the 10th and 11th which came close to the collapse of the soviet southern front!

Alfred Rubbel at Kursk by David Pentland.
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SPORT PRINTS

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 A great tribute to one of the all time greats in golf who will be sadly missed.

Seve Ballesteros by Peter Deighan. (Y)
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 Sir Bobby played more than 750 games for Manchester United, scoring 247 goals. He also played 106 times for his country and scored a record 49 goals. One of only two Englishmen to have won World Cup and European Cup medals his name will always remain synonymous with some of the greatest moments in the English game.

Sir Bobby Charlton by Gary Keane. (Y)
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 The English football team for 2002.
England by Peter Deighan.
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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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 It was Saturday 4th May 2002, the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.  Wonderful goals by Ray Parlour and Freddie Ljungberg for Arsenal were too much for their London rivals Chelsea to capture the FA Cup.  Four days later, on Wednesday 8th, Arsenal rode into Old Trafford.  This time a goal by Sylvain Wiltord on his 100th appearance for the club was enough for Arsene Wenger's team to overcome Manchester United and clinch the Premiership title, maintaining a record of scoring in every league game of the season.  For the second time in four years under their long-serving and inspirational captain Tony Adams, Arsenal had performed the classic double of English football, the third in their history making 2001-02, a season never to be forgotten.

The Double 2001 / 2002 by Gary Keane. (Y)
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 England Captain martin Johnson lifts the World Rugby Cup, as winners of the 2003 World Rugby Cup in Australia.

Martin Johnson by Chris Howells.
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Beckhams Golden Generation by Darren Baker. (Y)
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 M. Schumacher / JP Montoya.  Brazilian GP 2001.

Close Encounters by Michael Thompson.
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