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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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 Whilst flying with A Flight of 85 Squadron on 30th July 1940, Geoffrey Allard encountered a pair of Messerschmitt Bf.110s about 40 miles from the coast, apparently patrolling near a convoy.  After Squadron Leader Townsend, flying  Red 1, had made two unsuccessful attacks, Allard closed to 150 yards and began to fire continuously, eventually closing to just 25 yards, whereupon the starboard engine of the Bf.110 began to disintegrate. This was just one of eight victories that Allard claimed during the Battle of Britain to add to a previous eight that he had scored flying Hurricanes during the Battle of France.

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

The Fledgling by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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 As the four P51D Mustangs of Major William T Haltons Yellow Flight, 487th Fighter Squadron took off from Asch, they found themselves in the middle of a massive German attack.  That New Years Day the Luftwaffe had launched hundreds of aircraft in low level raids against the allied airfields across Northern France and Belgium.  The unexpected take-off by the 487th however, ended Jagdgeswader 11s chances of success, with Yellow Flight alone claiming 9 enemy aircraft destroyed.

Dogfight over Asch, Belgium, 09.20 a.m., New Years Day, 1st January 1945 by David Pentland. (P)
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 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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 Royal Flying Corps SE5As of 56 squadron engaged in air combat with flying circus Fokker Dr1s commanded by the great German ace Baron von Richthofen, France 1917.

Brief Encounter by Gerald Coulson.
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 A pair of English Electric Lightning F3s of 111 squadron depart. Reheat selected, they accelerate rapidly to blast off, cascading spray from a rain-soaked runway. This is the classic interceptor, with superb handling qualities and unmatched climb-to-height performance. The Lightning is the only British-designed and built fighter capable of achieving twice the speed of sound. The RAF took delivery in 1960 and they remained in front-line service until phased out in 1988. The last of the classic single-seat fighters, the Lightning enters the hall of fame alongside the Camel, Fury, Hurricane and Spitfire. The artist was once able to fly a two-seat version- Lightning T5- at just over 1000mph- which he describes as an unforgettable experience.

Thunder & Lightnings by Gerald Coulson. (Y)
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 Shown in the colours of Jasta Boelke and carrying Baumers personal red / white /  black flash on the fuselage, Fokker DR.1 204/17 was the aircraft in which he scored many of his 43 victories. Although the Sopwith Triplane had been withdrawn from service, German pilots frequently found their DR.1s being mistakenly attacked by their own flak batteries and, sometimes, by other pilots. For this reason, in march 1918, Baumers aircraft bore additional crosses on the centre of the tailplane and on the lower wings to aid identification. For some reason, his rudder displayed what appeared to be an incomplete border to the national marking. Nicknamed Der Eiserne Adler – The Iron Eagle – Paul Baumer survived the war, but died in a flying accident near Copenhagen whilst testing the Rohrbach Rofix fighter.  He is shown in action having just downed an RE.8 while, above him, Leutnant Otto Lofflers DR.1 190/17 banks into the sun to begin another attack.

Leutnant Paul Baumer by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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B20.  Red Arrows Break Left by Ivan Berryman.

Red Arrows Break Left by Ivan Berryman.
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NAVAL PRINTS

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DHM120.  The Battle of Trafalgar by W Stuart.

The Battle of Trafalgar by William Stuart.
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Seen here from the deck of an escorting destroyer.
HMS Prince of Wales by Ivan Berryman.
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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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 HMS Medway was the first Royal navy submarine Depot ship that was designed for the purpose from the outset. She is shown here with a quintet of T-class submarines on her starboard side, whilst an elderly L-Class begins  to move away having completed replenishment. HMS Medway was sunk on 30th June 1940 having been torpedoed by U-372 off Alexandria.

HMS Medway by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 The allied invasion of Normandy Operation Overlord was the greatest sea-bourne military operation in history. Key to its success and at the heart of the invasion were the Landings of the British 50th division on Gold beach and the Canadian 3rd Division on Juno beach. They provided a vital link between the landings of the British 3rd Division on Sword beach and the Americans on Omaha and Utah beaches. They were also crucial in securing the beachhead and the drive inland to Bayeux and Caen.
Glosters Return by David Griffin (Y)
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 HMS Intrepid embarks some of her landing craft during the Falklands conflict of 1982.
HMS Intrepid by Ivan Berryman
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 The submarine depot ship HMS Maidstone is pictured off Hong Kong with a quintet of British submarines alongside for replenishment, namely (left to right) an S-class, a U-class, a T-class and two more U-class.

HMS Maidstone by Ivan Berryman
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The nuclear-powered submarine HMS Repulse (S23) manoeuvres in preparation to berth at HMS Dolphin in Portsmouth harbour in the late 1970s.

HMS Dolphin by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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MILITARY PRINTS

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 The year is 1807, the French Empire is at the pinnacle of its power. Although not yet 38 years of age the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte is marching towards the heights of his military career. It is the anniversary of his great victory against the Austrians at Marengo seven years before. Since then the soldiers of The Grand Armee have faithfully followed The Little Corporal from victory to victory across Europe.  Now, in eastern Prussia, the Russians alone are holding out against the might of France. Bennigsens army is strung out on a four mile front along the banks of the river Alle, near the town of Friedland. With their backs to the unfordable river the brave Russian soldiers are drawn up in a poor position to give battle.  It is already midday when Napoleon arrives on the field. Much of the French force is still some miles away but the commanders keen eye immediately perceives an opportunity for victory. He decides to attack. The vigourous assault on the Russian lines commences at about 5.30 pm. Bennigsen, anticipating an engagement on the following day, is completely surprised by this ferocious attack so late in the afternoon. The fighting begins as his divisions are preparing to withdraw across the river Alle, to a stronger position. Napoleons master stroke throws the enemy into confusion. By 8.30 pm the French are masters of the field, the Russians have lost nearly a third of their army and 80 cannons. The town of Friedland is ablaze and the Tsars army in full retreat.  In simple attire and characteristically astride a nimble arab grey, Napoleon Bonaparte rides forward with his reserves of the Guard to survey the final victory.  Within a few days the defeated Tsar Alexander will embrace the French Emperor on a raft anchored in the middle of the Niemen at Tilsit. At their monumental meeting they will talk of peace, co-operation against the British, the division of Prussian Territories and France with Russia will form their uneasy alliance that will quickly collapse into open hostility and present Napoleon with his greatest challenge: The invasion of Russia itself.

Napoleon at Friedland by Mark Churms. (AP)
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Saint Joan of Arc ca. 1412 – 30 May 1431.   In France  she is a national heroine and a catholic saint.  Joan of Arc was a peasant girl born in eastern France, she led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years War, claiming divine guidance, and was indirectly responsible for the coronation of Charles VII.  Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, sold to the English, tried by an ecclesiastical court, and burned at the stake when she was nineteen years old.

Joan of Arc by Sir John Gilbert.
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 On 27th November 1950, thousands of Chinese troops swarmed over the frozen Yalu river on the North Korean /Chinese border, cutting off US Marines in the Chosin Reservoir area. Over the next ten days the marines with air support from both the Navy and Marine Air Wings fought their way out of the trap to Hungnam and safety.

Frozen Chosin, Korea, December 1950 by David Pentland. (GL)
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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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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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 It is August 1944, barely two months since the Allies landed their first troops on the beaches of Normandy. After the failed Operation Lüttich (codename given to a German counterattack during the Battle of Normandy, which took place around the American positions near Mortain from 7 August to 13 August, 1944 ) The German Panzer Divisions were in full retreat, The British and American Generals believed it to be critical to halt them before they cauld regroup. Caught in the Gap at Falaise, the battle was to be decisive. Flying throughout a continuous onslaught, rocket-firing Typhoons kept up their attacks on the trapped armoured divisions from dawn to dusk. The effect was devastating: at the end of the ten day battle the 100,000 strong German force was decimated. The battle of the Falaise Pocket marked the closing phase of the Battle of Normandy with a decisive German defeat. It is believed that between 80,000 to 100,000 German troops were caught in the encirclement of which 10,000 to 15,000 were killed, 45,000 to 50,000 taken prisoner, and around 20,000 escaped . Shown here are German Tiger I tanks under continues attack by Royal Aoir Force Typhoons.

Taming the Tiger by Geoff Lea. (Y)
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 British 15th Light dragoons (and Hussars) and 16th Light Dragoons engage the French 1st Provincial Chasseurs during the Peninsula War.

Incident on the Peninsula by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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 A Viking raiding party comes ashore from their Viking longboat on the western coast of England, 890 A.D.

Sons of Odin by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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SPORT PRINTS

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Race horses gallop to the finish shown in this racing painting by Mark Churms.

The Finish by Mark Churms.
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Unarguably the most famous Flying Finn of the past years has been Mika Häkkinen who won the F1 championship twice 1998-1999 and also raced in DTM between 2005 and 2007.

The Flying Finn by Ray Goldsbrough
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SFA7.  Galileo by Stephen Smith.

Galileo by Stephen Smith.
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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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 Valentino Rossi at speed on his Repsol Honda.
Rossi at Speed by Derrick Mark.
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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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B46. Damon Hill/ Williams FW.16 by Ivan Berryman
Damon Hill/ Williams FW.16 by Ivan Berryman
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 The Welsh Six Nations Grand Slam of 2005 is completed as Wales beat Ireland in their final game. <br>Results : Cardiff, 5th February : Wales 11 - 9 England<br>Rome, 12th February : Italy 8 - 38 Wales<br>Paris, 26th February : France 18 - 24 Wales<br>Edinburgh, 13th March : Scotland 22 - 46 Wales<br>Cardiff, 19th March : Wales 32 - 20 Ireland.

Grand Slam 2005 by James Owen. (Y)
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