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Frigates built for service during world war two, were laid down from 1941 to 1943, being completed between 1942 and 1944,  These frigates were designed for use as Ocean Going escort Frigates with with anti submarine capabilities. Being better suited for the job than the "Flower Class Corvettes" Frigate classes were River Class,  built in Britain, Canada and Australia and Loch Class, Bay Class, Captain Class.

 MODERN NAVAL FRIGATES

SHIP NAME

LAUNCHED

FATE

     RIVER CLASS FRIGATES

Aire  22nd April 1943 Also known as Tamar between March and December 1946.  Wrecked 20th December 1946
Annan 29th December 1943 To Canada 1944 - 1945.  To Denmark 1945.
Avon 19th June 1943 To Portugal 1949
Awe 28th December 1943 To Portugal 1949
Ballinderry 7th December 1942 Broken up 1961 
Bann 29th December 1942 to India 1945 as Tir. Paid off 1979
Barle (ex US) 26th September 1942 To United States 1946
Braid 30th November 1943 To France 1944
Cam 31st July 1943 Broken up 1945
Chelmer 27th March 1943 Broken up 1957
Cuckmere (ex - US) 24th October 1942 To United States 1946
Dart 10th October 1942 Broken up 1957
Derg 7th January 1943 Broken up 1960
Deveron 12th October 1942 To India 1945 as Dhanush.  To Pakistan 1948 as Zulfiquar.  Broken up 1983
Dovey (ex - Lambourne) 14th October 1943 Broken up 1955
Ettrick 5th February 1943 To Canada 1944 - 1945.  Broken up 1953
Evenlode (ex - US Danville) 9th November 1942 To United States 1946
Exe 19th March 1942 Broken up 1956
Fal 9th November 1942 To Burma 1948 as Mayu.  Stricken 1979
Findhorn (ex - US) 5th December 1942 To United States 1946
Frome 1st June 1943 To France 1944
Halladale 28th January 1944 Sold 1949
Helford 6th February 1943 Broken up 1956
Helmsdale 5th June 1943 Broken up 1957

HMS Helmsdale, 1943.

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Inver (ex - US) 15th December 1942 To United States 1946

HMCS Inver, October 1943.

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Itchen 29th July 1942 Sunk 22nd September 1943
Jed 30th July 1942 Broken up 1957

HMS Jed, 1942.

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Kale 24th June 1942 Broken up 1957

HMS Kale, laid up, June 1950.

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Lagan 28th July 1942 Constructive loss 20th September 1943.  broken up 1946
Lochy 30th October 1943 Broken up 1956
Lossie (ex - US) 29th April 1943 To United States 1946
Meon 4th August 1943 To Canada 1944 - 1945. Broken up 1966
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HMS Meon 1963/64.

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HMS Meon, August 1950.

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The Crew of HMS Meon - a River Class Frigate, 1963/64.  Sent in by Chris Smithson.

Monnow 4th December 1943 To Canada 1944 - 1945.  To Denmark 1945
Mourne 24th September 1942 Sunk 15th June 1944
Moyola 27th August 1942 To France 1944
Nadder 15th September 1943 To India 1944 as Shamsher.  To Pakistan 1948.  Stricken 1960
Nene 9th December 1942 To Canada 1944 - 1945.  Broken up 1955
Ness 30th July 1942 Broken up 1956

HMS Ness, May 1950.

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Nith 25th September 1942 To Egypt 1948.  1st November 1956

Domiat (ex HMS Nith), June 1950.

Ex- British River Class Frigate HMS Nith.  Acquired 1948, Sunk 1st November 1956 by HMS Newfoundland, with 69 survivors.

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Odzani 19th May 1943 Broken up 1957
Parret (ex - US) 29th April 1943 To United States 1946
Plym 4th February 1943 Became drillship 1048.  discarded 3rd October 1952
Ribble 23rd April 1943 To Netherlands 1943
Ribble (ex - Duddon) 10th November 1943 To Canada 1944 - 1945.  Broken up 1957
Rother 20th November 1941 Broken up 1955
Shiel (ex - US) 26th May 1943 To United States 1946
Spey 18th December 1941 To Egypt 1948
Strule (ex - Glenarm) 8th March 1943 To France 1944
Swale 16th January 1942 Broken up 1955
Taff 11th September 1943 Broken up 1957
Tavy 3rd April 1943 Broken up 1955
Tay 18th March 1942 Broken up 1956
Tees 20th May 1943 Broken up 1955
Teme 11th November 1943 To Canada 1944 - 1945. Constructive loss 29th March 1945.  Broken up 1946
Test 30th May 1942 To India 1946 - 1947 as Neza.  Broken uo 1955
Teviot 12th October 1942 Broken up 1955
Torridge 16th August 1943 To France 1944
Towy 4th March 1943 Broken up 1956
Trent 10th October 1942 To India 1946 as Kukri.  Became survey vessel Investigator 1951.

Investigator (ex - RIN Khukri, ex - HMS Trent), 1951.

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Tweed 24th November 1942 Sunk 7th January 1944
Usk 3rd April 1943 To Egypt 1948.  Scuttled 1956
Waveney 30th April 1942 Broken up 1957
Wear 1st June 1942 Broken up 1957
Windrush 18th June 1943 To France 1944
Wye 16th August 1943 Broken up 1955

     LOCH CLASS FRIGATES

Loch Achanalt (ex - Naver) 23rd March 1944 To Canada 1944 - 1945.  To New Zealand 1948. Broken up 1966
Loch Achray 7th July 1944 To New Zealand 1948.  Broken up 1967.
Loch Alvie 14th April 1944 To Canada 1944 - 1945.  Broken up 1965

HMS Loch Alvie, June 1951.

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HMS Loch Alvie

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HMS Loch Alvie in Floating Dock, April 1950.

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Loch Arkaig 7th June 1945 Broken up 1960

HMS Loch Arkaig, July 1947.

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Loch Craggie 23rd May 1944 Broken up 1963
Loch Dunvegan 25th March 1944 Broken up 1960
Loch Eck 25th April 1944 To New Zealand 1948. Broken up 1966
Loch Fada 14th December 1943 Sold 1968

HMS Loch Fada, July 1947.

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HMS Loch Fada, laid up, February 1970.

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HMS Loch Fada

Loch Fyne 24th May 1944 Broken up 1970

HMS Loch Fyne, May 1959.

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Loch Glendhu 18th October 1944 Broken up 1944
Loch Gorm 8th June 1944 Sold 1961
Loch Insh 10th May 1944 To Malaysia 1964

HMS Loch Insh, June 1951.

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Loch Katrine 21st August 1944 To New Zealand 1949.  Broken up 1967
Loch Killin 29th November 1943 Broken up 1960
Loch Killisport 6th July 1944 Broken up 1970

HMS Loch Killisport, June 1951.

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HMS Loch Killisport, August 1965.

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HMS Loch Killisport.

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HMS Loch Killisport

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Loch Lomond 19th June 1944 Broken up 1968

HMS Loch Lomond. 

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HMS Loch Lomond, laid up, June 1950.

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Loch More 3rd October 1944 Broken up 1963
Loch Morlich 25th January 1944 To Canada 1944 - 1945.  To New Zealand 1949.  Broken up 1961
Loch Quoich 2nd September 1944 Broken up 1957
Loch Ruthven 3rd June 1944 Broken up 1966

HMS Loch Ruthven, at the breakers, April 1969.

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Loch Scavaig 9th September 1944 Broken up 1963
Loch Shin 23rd February 1944 To New Zealand 1948.  Broken up 1961

F421 HMS Loch Shin, Loch Class AS Frigate 

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Loch Tarbert 19th October 1944 Broken up 1959

HMS Loch Tarbert.

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Loch Tralaig 12th February 1945 Broken up 1963

HMS Tralaig, July 1947.

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Loch Veyatie 8th October 1945 Broken up 1965

HMS Loch Veyatie, July 1947.

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Derby Haven (ex - Loch Assynt) 14th December 1944 Completed as depot ship.  to Iran 1949
Woodbridge Haven (ex - Loch Torridon) 13th January 1945 Completed as Depot Ship.  Broken up 1965

     BAY CLASS FRIGATES

Bigbury Bay (ex - Loch Carloway) 16th November 1944 To Portugal 1959
Burghead Bay (ex - Loch Harport) 3rd March 1945 To Portugal 1959

F622 HMS Burghead Bay, July 1950.

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Cardigan Bay (ex - Loch Laxford) 28th December 1944 Broken up 1962

HMS Cardigan Bay, March 1948.

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F630 HMS Cardigan Bay sent in by Warren Swaine 

F630 HMS Cardigan Bay sent in by Warren Swaine 

Carnarvon Bay (ex - Loch Maddy) 15th march 1945 Broken up 1959
Cawsand Bay (ex - Loch Roan) 26th February 1945 Broken up 1959
Enard Bay (ex - Loch Bracadale) 31st October 1944 Broken up 1957
Largo Bay (ex - Loch Fionn) 3rd October 1944 Broken up 1958

HMS Largo Bay, laid up, June 1950.

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Morecambe Bay (ex - Loch Heilen) 1st November 1944 To Portugal 1961

HMS Morecambe Bay, 1950.

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Mounts Bay (ex - Loch Kilbirnie) 8th June 1945 To Portugal 1961

Bay Class Frigate HMS Mounts Bay, built by Pickersgill and launched 8th June 1945.  Later sold to Portugal in 1961

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Padstow Bay (ex - Loch Coulside) 24th August 1945 Broken up 1959

HMS Padstow Bay

Porlock Bay (ex - Loch Seaforth, ex - Loch Muick) 14th June 1945 To Finland 1962
St Austell Bay (ex - Loch Lydoch) 18th November 1944 Broken up 1959

HMS St Austell Bay, April 1948.

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St Brides Bay (ex - Loch Achilty) 16th January 1945 Broken up 1962

HMS St Brides Bay, April 1948.

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Start Bay (ex - Lock Arklet) 15th February 1945 Broken up 1958

HMS Start Bay, June 1953.

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Tremadoc Bay (ex - Loch Arnish) 29th March 1945 Broken up 1959
Veryan Bay (ex - Loch Swannay) 11th November 1944 Broken up 1959
Whitesand Bay (ex - Loch Lunaig) 16th December 1944 Broken up 1956

HMS Whitesand Bay.

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Widemouth Bay (ex - Loch Frisa) 19th October 1944 Broken up 1957

HMS Widemouth Bay, August 1947.

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Wigtown Bay ( ex - Loch Garasdale) 26th April 1945 Broken up 1959
Alert (ex - Dundrum Bay, ex - Loch scamadale) 10th July 1945 Completed as Despatch Vessel.  Broken up 1971

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HMS Alert

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HMS Alert, 1948.

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Surprise (ex - Gerrans Bay, ex - Loch Carron) 14th March 1945 Completed as Despatch Vessel.  Broken up 1965

HMS Surprise, June 1953.

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HMS Surprise.

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Cook (ex - Pegwell Bay, ex - Loch Mochrum) 24th September 1945 Completed as survey vessel

HMS Cook, June 1953.

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HMS Cook of the Bay class frigates. She was converted to a survey vessel. Picture sent in by Carl Proctor.

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HMS Cook

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Dalrymple (ex - Luce Bay, ex - Loch Glass) 12th April 1945 Complete as survey vessel.  To Portugal 1966
Dampier (ex - Herne Bay, ex - Loch Eil) 15th May 1945 Completed as survey vessel

HMS Dampier of the Bay class frigates. She was converted to a survey vessel. Picture sent in by Carl Proctor.

Owen (ex - Thurso Bay, ex - Loch Muick) 19th October 1945 Completed as survey vessel

 HMS Owen  (built at Chatham and completed as a Survey vessel) seen here leaving the harbour in Malta in 1955 on its way to the Gulf. captained at the time by Commander Hall

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HMS Owen of the Bay/Loch class frigates. She was converted to a survey vessel. Picture sent in by Carl Proctor.

     CAPTAIN CLASS FRIGATES (first group) - Ex US GMT Class          View Class

Bayntum (ex BDE1) 1943 - 1944 -
Bazely (ex BDE2) 1943 - 1944 -
Berry (ex BDE3) 1943 - 1944 -
Blackwood (ex BDE4) 1943 - 1944 Sunk 15th June 1944
Burges (ex BDE12) 1943 - 1944 -
Capel (ex DE266 Wintle) 1943 - 1944 Sunk 26th December 1944
Cooke (ex DE267 Dempsey) 1943 - 1944 -
Dacres (ex DE268 Duffy) 1943 - 1944 -
Domett (ex DE269 Eisner) 1943 - 1944 -
Drury (ex Cockburn, ex BDE46) 1943 - 1944 -
Foley (ex DE270 Gillette) 1943 - 1944 -
Gardiner (ex DE274 O'Toole) 1943 - 1944 -
Garlies (ex DE271 Fleming) 1943 - 1944 -
Goodall (ex DE275 Reybold) 1943 - 1944 Sunk 29th April 1945
Goodson (ex DE276 George) 1943 - 1944 Damaged by U boat, never repaired
Gore (ex DE277 Herzog) 1943 - 1944 -
Gould (ex DE272 Lovering) 1943 - 1944 Sunk 1st March 1944
Grindall (ex DE273 Sanders) 1943 - 1944 -
Hoste (ex - Mitchell, ex DE521) 1943 - 1944 -
Inglis (ex DE525) 1943 - 1944 -
Inman (ex DE526) 1943 - 1944 -
Keats (ex DE278 Tisdale) 1943 - 1944 -
Kempthorne (ex DE279 Trumpeter) 1943 - 1944 -
Kingsmill (ex DE280) 1943 - 1944 -
Lawford (ex DE516) 1943 - 1944 Sunk 8th June 1944
Lawson (ex DE518) 1943 - 1944 -
Loring (ex DE520) 1943 - 1944 -
Louis (ex DE517) 1943 - 1944 -
Manners (ex DE523) 1943 - 1944 Damaged by U boat, never repaired
Moorsom (ex DE522) 1943 - 1944 -
Mounsey (ex DE524) 1943 - 1944 -
Pasley (ex Lindsay, ex DE519) 1943 - 1944 -

     CAPTAIN CLASS FRIGATES (second group) - Ex US TE Class                    View Class

Affleck (ex DE71 Oswald) 1943 - 1944 Damaged by U boat, never repaired
Aylmer (ex DE72 Harmon) 1943 - 1944 -
Balfour (ex DE73 (McAnn) 1943 - 1944 -
Bentinck (ex DE52 Bull) 1943 - 1944 -
Bentley (ex DE74 Ebert) 1943 - 1944 -
Bickerton (ex DE75 Eisele) 1943 - 1944 Sunk 22nd August 1944
Bligh (ex DE76 Liddle) 1943 - 1944 -
Braithwaite (ex DE77 Straub) 1943 - 1944 -
Bullen (ex DE78) 1943 - 1944 Sunk 6th December 1944
Byard (ex DE55 Donaldson) 1943 - 1944 -
Byron (ex DE79) 1943 - 1944 -
Calder (ex DE58 Formoe) 1943 - 1944 -
Conn (ex DE80) 1943 - 1944 -
Cosby (ex Reeves, ex DE94) 1943 - 1944 -
Cotton (ex DE81) 1943 - 1944 -
Cranstoun (ex DE82) 1943 - 1944 -
Cubitt (ex DE83) 1943 - 1944 -
Curzon (ex DE84) 1943 - 1944 -
Dakins (ex DE85_ 1943 - 1944 Damaged by mine, never repaired.
Deane (ex DE86) 1943 - 1944 -
Duckworth (ex DE61 Gary) 1943 - 1944 -
Duff (ex DE64 Lamons) 1943 - 1944 Damaged by mine, never repaired.
Ekins (ex DE87) 1943 - 1944 Damaged by mine, never repaired.
Essington (ex DE67) 1943 - 1944 -
Fitzroy (ex DE88) 1943 - 1944 -
Halsted (ex DE91 Reynolds) 1943 - 1944 Damaged by E Boat, never repaired
Hargood (ex DE573) 1943 - 1944 -
Holmes (ex DE572) 1943 - 1944 -
Hotham (ex DE574) 1943 - 1944 -
Narbrough (ex DE569) 1943 - 1944 -
Redmill (ex DE89) 1943 - 1944 Damaged by U boat., never repaired.
Retalick (ex DE90) 1943 - 1944 -
Riou (ex DE92) 1943 - 1944 -
Rowley (ex DE95) 1943 - 1944 -
Rupert (ex DE96) 1943 - 1944 -
Rutherford (ex DE93) 1943 - 1944 -
Seymour (ex DE98) 1943 - 1944 -
Spragge (ex DE563) 1943 - 1944 -
Stayner (ex DE564) 1943 - 1944 -
Stockham (ex DE97) 1943 - 1944 -
Thornbrough (ex DE565) 1943 - 1944 -
Torrington (ex DE568) 1943 - 1944 -
Trollope (ex DE566) 1943 - 1944 Damaged by E boat, never repaired.
Tyler (ex DE567) 1943 - 1944 -
Waldegrave (ex DE570) 1943 - 1944 -
Whittaker (ex DE571) 1943 - 1944 Damaged by torpedo, never repaired.

     COLONY CLASS FRIGATES  - Ex US TACOMA Class 

Anguilla (ex Hallowell, PF72) 1944 -
Antigua (ex Hammond, PF73 1944 -
Ascension (ex Hargood, PF74) 1944 -
Bahamas (ex Hotham, PF75) 1944 -
Barbados (ex Halsted, PF76) 1944 -
Caicos (ex Hannam, PF77) 1944 -
Cayman (ex Harland, PF78) 1944 -
Dominica (ex Harman, PF79) 1944 -
Labuan (ex Gold Coast, Harvey, PF80) 1944 -
Montserrat (ex Hornby, PF82) 1944 -
Nyasaland (ex Hoste, PF83) 1944 -
Papua (ex Howett, PF84) 1944 -
Perim (ex Sierra Leone, Phillimore, PF89) 1944 -
Pitcairn (ex Pilford, PF85) 1944 -
St Helena (ex Pasley, PF86) 1944 -
Sarawak (ex Patton, PF87) 1944 -

HMS Sarawak, 1943.

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Seychelles (ex Peard, PF88) 1944 -
Somaliland (ex Popham, PF90) 1944 -
Tobago, (ex Hong Kong, Holmes, PF81) 1944 -
Tortola (ex Peyton, PF91) 1944 -
Zanzibar (ex Prowse, PF92) 1944 -

     RAPID CLASS FRIGATES

Grenville (F197) 12th October 1942 Broken up 1983
Rapid (F138) 16th July 1942 Sunk as target 3rd September 1981

HMS Rapid.

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Relentless (F185) 15th July 1942 Broken up 1971
Rocket (F191) 28th October 1942 Broken up 1967
Roebuck (F195) 10th December 1942 Broken up 1968
Troubridge (F09) 23rd September 1942 Broken up 1970
Ulster (F83) 9th November 1942 Broken up 1980

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HMS Ulster

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Ulysses (F17) 22nd April 1943 Broken up 1970
Undaunted (F53) 19th July 1943 Sunk as target November 1978

HMS Undaunted.

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Undine (F141) 1st June 1943 Broken up 1965

HMS Undine.

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Urania (F08) 19th May 1943 Broken up 1971

Rapid Class Frigate HMS Urania

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HMS Urania.

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Urchin (F196) 8th March 1943 Broken up 1967

HMS Urchin.

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Ursa (F200) 22nd July 1943 Broken up 1967

HMS Ursa.

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Venus (F50) 23rd February 1943 Broken up 1972

HMS Venus.

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Verulam (F29) 22nd April 1943 Broken up 1972

HMS Verulam.

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Vigilant (F93) 22nd December 1942 Broken up 1965
Virago (F76) 4th February 1943 Broken up 1965
Volage (F41) 15th December 1943 Broken up 1976

HMS Volage.

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Wakeful (F159) (ex - Zebra) 10th June 1943 Broken up 1971

HMS Wakeful

Whirlwind (F187) 20th August 1943 Sunk as target 1974
Wizard (F42) 29th September 1943 Broken up 1967

HMS Wizard.  closing to fuel from RFA Wave Chief off Iceland (Cold War) 1962.

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Wrangler (F157) 30th December 1943 To South Africa 1956
Zest (F102) 14th October 1943 Broken up 1970

     TENACIOUS CLASS FRIGATES

Orwell (F98) 2nd April 1942 Broken up 1965
Paladin (F169) 11th June 1941 Broken up 1962
Petard (ex Persistent) (F26) 27th March 1941 Broken up 1967
Teazer (F23) 7th January 1943 Broken up 1965

HMS Teazer.

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Tenacious (F44) 24th March 1943 Broken up 1965

HMS Tenacious.

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Termagent (F189) 22nd March 1943 Broken up 1965

HMS Termagent

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Terpsichore (F19) 17th June 1943 Broken up 1966

HMS Terpsichore.

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Tumult (F121) 9th November 1942 Broken up 1965
Tuscan (F156) 28th May 1942 Broken up 1966

HMS Tuscan.

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Tyrian (F67) 27th July 1942 Broken up 1965

     WHITBY CLASS FRIGATES   VIEW CLASS

HMS Blackpool (F77)  14th August 1958  Scrapped 1978
HMS Eastbourne  (F73) 9th January 1958  Scrapped 1986
HMS Scarborough   (F63) 10th May 1957  Scrapped 1977
HMS Tenby  (F65) 18th December 1957   Scrapped 1977
HMS Torquay   (F43) 10th May 1956  Scrapped 1987
HMS Whitby  (F36) 10th July 1956   Scrapped 1979

    BLACKWOOD CLASS FRIGATES    VIEW CLASS

HMS Blackwood (F78)  22nd August 1957  Scrapped 1976
HMS Duncan  (F80) 21st October 1958  Scrapped 1985
HMS Dundas   (F48) 9th March 1956  Scrapped 1983
HMS Exmouth  (F84) 20th December 1957   Scrapped 1979
HMS Grafton   (F51) 11th January 1957  Scrapped 1971
HMS Hardy  (F54) 15th December 1955  Used for harbour duties 1971 finally sunk in 1983 as a target
HMS Keppel (F85)  6th July 1956  Scrapped 1979
HMS Malcolm  (F88) 12tth December 1957  Scrapped 1978
HMS Murray   (F91) 5th June 1956  Scrapped 1970
HMS Palliser  (F94) 13th December 1957   Scrapped 1983
HMS Pellew   (F62) 26th July 1957  Scrapped 1971
HMS Russell  (F97) 7th February 1957  Scrapped 1985

      LEOPARD CLASS FRIGATES    VIEW CLASS

HMS Leopard (F14)  30th September 1958  Scrapped 1977
HMS Lynx  (F27) 14th March 1957  Sold to Bangladesh 1982
HMS Puma   (F34) 27th April 1957  Scrapped 1976
HMS Jaguar  (F37) 12th December 1959   Sold to Bangladesh 1978

    TRIBAL CLASS FRIGATES       VIEW CLASS

HMS Ashanti (F117)  23rd November 1961  Used for harbour duties 1980 and finally sunk 1988
HMS Eskimo  (F119) 21st February 1963  Scrapped 1992
HMS Gurkha   (F122) 13th February 1963  Sold to Indonesia 1984
HMS Mohawk  (F125) 29th November 1963   Scrapped 1983
HMS Nubian   (F51) 9th October 1962  Sunk as a target in 1987
HMS Tartar  (F133) 26th February 1962  Sold to Indonesia 1985
HMS Zulu  (F124)  17th April 1964  Sold to Indonesia 1985

      SALISBURY CLASS FRIGATES      VIEW CLASS

HMS Salisbury (F32)  27th February 1957  Sunk as a target in 1985
HMS Chichester  (F59) 16th May 1958  Scarped 1981
HMS llandaff   (F42) 11th April 1958  Sold to Bangladesh 1976
HMS Lincoln  (F99) 7th July 1960   Sold to Bangladesh 1982

     ROTHESAY CLASS FRIGATES         VIEW CLASS

HMS Rothesay (F107)  23rd April 1960  Scrapped 1988
HMS Londonderry  (F108) 18th October 1961  used as a target and sunk 1989
HMS Brighton   (F106) 28th September 1961   Scrapped 1985
HMS Falmouth  (F113) 25th July 1961   Scrapped 1989
HMS Yarmouth   (F101) 26th march 1960 Sunk 1987
HMS Rhyl  (F129) 31st March 1960  Sunk 1985
HMS Lowestoft  (F103)  26th September 1961  Used as a target and sunk  1986
HMS Berwick  (F115)  1st June 1961  Used as a target and sunk  1986
HMS Plymouth  (F126)  11 May 1961 preserved in April 1989 Warship preservation trust and taken to the Clyde in 1990

      LEANDER CLASS FRIGATES       VIEW CLASS

HMS Leander (F109)  27th March 1963  sunk as a target in 1989
HMS Ajax (F114)  11th December 1963  Scrapped 1988
HMS Dido (F104)  18th September 1963  Sold to New Zealand 1983
HMS Aurora (F10)  9th April 1964  Scrapped 1990
HMS Euryalus (F15)  16th September 1964  Scrapped 1993
HMS Galatea  (F18)  25th April 1964  Sunk as a target 1988
HMS Arethusa (F38)  29th September 1965  Sunk in 1991
HMS Naiad (F39)  15th March 1965  Sunk in 1990
HMS Cleopatra (F28)  1st March 1966  Scarped 1994
HMS Sirius  (F40) 15th June 1966  went for disposal 1992
HMS Phoebe   (F42) 15th April 1966  sold for scrap in 1992
HMS Argonaut  (F56) 17th August 1967   went for disposal 1993

      LEANDER CLASS FRIGATES, (Batch 2) Exocet group      VIEW CLASS

HMS Minerva   (F45) 13th May 1966  Scrapped 1994
HMS Danae  (F47) 10th October 1967   Sold to Ecuador in 1991
HMS Juno   (F52)  18yj July 1967   Scarped 1993
HMS Penelope  (F127) 1st November 1963 . Modernized November 1989   Sold to Ecuador in 1991

      LEANDER CLASS FRIGATES (Batch 3A) Broad Beamed Group    VIEW CLASS

HMS Andromeda   (F57) 4th July 1968  Sold to India 1995
HMS Hermione  (F58) 11th July 1969   For disposal 1992
HMS Jupiter   (F60) 13th August 1969  For Disposal 1991
HMS Scylla    (F71) 14th February 1970  For Disposal 1994
HMS Bacchante (F69) 29th February 1968 Sold to New Zealand 1982
HMS Charybdis  (F75) 6th June 1969  Sunk as a target in June 1993
HMS Achilles (F12)  9th June 1970   Sold to Chile 1990
HMS Ariadne  (F72) 10th February 1973  Sold to Chile  1992
HMS Diomede (F16)  2nd April 1971   Sold to Pakistan 1988
HMS Apollo  (F70) 28th May 1972  Sold to Pakistan 1988

 Mermaid  CLASS FRIGATES

HMS Mermaid   (F76) 16th May 1973  Sold to Malaysia 1977

HMS Mermaid, June 1974.

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 TYPE 21 AMAZON CLASS FRIGATES       VIEW CLASS

HMS Amazon   (F169) 11th May 1974  Sold to Pakistan 30th September 1993
HMS Antelope   (F170) 19th July 1975  Sunk 24th May 1982 after being hit by bombs on the 23rd. she blew up while a explosive expert was defusing a unexploded bomb during the Falklands war
HMS Ardent   (F184) 13th October  1977  Sunk by air rockets and was badly damaged only to sink a few hours later 22nd May 1982, Falklands war
HMS Active   (F171) 17th June 1977  Sold to Pakistan 23rd September 1994
HMS Ambuscade  (F172)  5th September 1975  Sold to Pakistan 28th July 1993
HMS Arrow   (F173) 29th July 1976  Sold to Pakistan 1st March 1994
HMS Alacrity   (F174) 2nd July 1977  Sold to Pakistan 1st March 1994
HMS Avenger  (F185)  19th July 1978   Sold to Pakistan 23rd September 1994

  TYPE 22 BROADSWORD CLASS FRIGATES      VIEW CLASS

HMS Broadsword (F88)  3rd May 1979  Sold to Brazil 30th June 1995
HMS Battleaxe   (F89) 28th March 1980   Sold to Brazil 1997
HMS Brilliant   (F90) 15th May 1981  Sold to Brazil 1996 
HMS Brazen   (F91)  2nd July 1982  Sold to Brazil 1996

(BATCH 2)     TYPE 22  BROADSWORD  (BOXER ) CLASS FRIGATES  VIEW CLASS

HMS Boxer (F92)  14th January 1984  
HMS Beaver  (F93) 18th December 1984  
HMS Brave   (F94) 4th July 1986  
HMS London   (F95) (ex Bloodhound) 5th June 1987 Transferred to Romania.  Renamed Regina Maria.
HMS Sheffield   (F96) 26th July 1988  
HMS Coventry  (F98) 14th October 1988  

(BATCH3)     TYPE 22  CORNWALL CLASS FRIGATES     VIEW CLASS

HMS Cornwall (F99)  23rd April 1988  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS Cumberland  (F85) June 1989  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS Campbletown   (F86) 27th May 1989  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS Chatham   (F87) February 1990   Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004

      TYPE 23  DUKE CLASS FRIGATES       VIEW CLASS

HMS Kent (F78)  2000  In service
HMS Portland  (F79) 2000   In service
HMS Grafton   (F80) 1996   In service
HMS Sutherland (F81) 1997    In service
HMS Somerset   (F82) 1996   In service
HMS St Albans  (F83) 2001   In service
HMS Lancaster (F229)  1991  In service
HMS Norfolk  (F230) November 1989  In service
HMS Argyll   (F231) 1991  In service
HMS Marlborough  (F233) 1991  In service
HMS Iron Duke   (F234) 1992   In service
HMS Monmouth  (F235) 1993   In service
HMS Montrose (F236)  1993  In service
HMS Westminster  (F237) 1993  In service
HMS Northumberland   (F238) 1994  In service
HMS Richmond  (F239) 1994  In service
 

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 Developed from the Supermarine Seagull, the Walrus was to prove itself a useful and capable workhorse in almost every theatre of the Second World War. Here, HMS Rodney despatches her Shagbat from the catapult atop C turret.

Ships Company by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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On an RAF airfield in the early evening, a squadron of Lancaster bombers of Bomber Command prepare for another bombing sortie against targets of the German war machine.  A fitting tribute to all Bomber Command aircrew who flew in the Avro Lancatser.

Distant Dispersal by Graeme Lothian. (E)
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 RAF Hastings drop men of 3 PARA battalion on the Egyptian airfield of El Gamil as part of the Airborne element of Operation Musketeer, (Anglo-French plan to re-open the Suez Canal after its closure by Egyptian President Nasser) Carried to their target by 18 Valettas and 9 Hastings of RAF Transport Command, and supported by Air strikes by Fleet Air Arm Sea Venoms and Seahawks they quickly succeeded in securing their objective.

Suez Drop, 5th November 1956 by David Pentland. (P)
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Hurricane LK-M of No.87 Squadron piloted by Flt Lt Alex Thom DFC limps over the south coast of England on 19th August 1942. While supporting troops on the ground at Dieppe, the Hurricane was hit by ground fire and lost oil pressure. Alex Thom got the damaged aircraft back to Britain, making a forced landing at East Den. Ferried back to 87 Sqn's airfield, he immediately set off once more for Dieppe in Hurricane LK-A.

A Welcome Shore by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 The C-17 Globemaster III is the newest, and the most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force.  It is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area.  The aircraft is also able to perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions when required.  The inherent flexibility and performance characteristics of the C-17 force improve the ability of the total airlift system to fulfill the worldwide air mobility requirements of the United States.  The ultimate measure of airlift effectiveness is the ability to rapidly project and sustain an effective combat force close to a potential battle area.  Threats to U.S. interests have changed in recent years, and the size and weight of U.S.-mechanized firepower and equipment have grown in response to improved 
capabilities of potential adversaries.  This trend has significantly increased air mobility requirements, particularly in the area of large or heavy outsize cargo.  As a result, newer and more flexible airlift aircraft are needed to meet potential armed contingencies, peacekeeping or humanitarian missions worldwide.  The C-17 was designed and built with this new world order in mind.

The Globemasters by Dru Blair.
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 Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob is shown claiming his 5th victory – a Blenheim – 60km west of Rotterdam on 26th June 1940.  Bob went on to serve with JG.54, JG.51, JG.3, EJG2.2 and JV.44, scoring a total of 60 confirmed victories in the course of his Luftwaffe service.  The Blenheim claimed as his 5th victory is likely to have been R3776 of No.110 Squadron, which was the only Blenheim recorded to have been lost participating in Operation Soest on that day - while another returned to base damaged and crash landed.  The three crew of the Blenheim were all missing in action - P/O Cyril Ray Worboys, Sgt Gerald Patterson Gainsford and Sgt Kenneth Cooper.

Ltn. Hans-Ekkehard Bob of JG21 Becomes an Ace by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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B129.  Concorde over Manhattan by Ivan Berryman.

Concorde over Manhattan by Ivan Berryman.
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 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1As of No.610 (County of Chester) Sqn RAAF, intercept incoming Heinkel 111H-16s of the 9th Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 53 Legion Condor during the big daylight raids on London of August and September 1940 – the climax of the Battle of Britain.  Spitfire N3029 (DW-K) was shot down by a Bf109 on the 5th of September 1940 and crash-landed near Gravesend, Kent, thankfully without injury to Sgt Willcocks, the pilot.  For the record, N3029 was rebuilt and, following some brief flying in the UK, was sent overseas by convoy to the Middle East.  Ironically, the ship carrying this aircraft was torpedoed en route and both ship and all its cargo were lost.

Close Encounter by Ivan Berryman (P)
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HMS Ark Royal  part of Force H along with the Battleship HMS Renown and Cruiser HMS Sheffield departs Gibraltar to take part in the search for the Bismarck in the Atlantic. During the hunt HMS Ark Royal, Swordfish mistakenly attack the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Sheffiled. Fortunately, the torpedoes were not primed properly and crusier recieived no major damage. Spotter planes from HMS Ark Royal eventually found the Bismarck. and a attack commenced, crippling the Bismarcks rudder. The damage sustained lead to the rest of the Royal Navy surface fleet catching up with the Bismarck and sinking her. HMS ark Royal returns to the mediteranean. later on 13 November 1941: While on her return to Gibraltar in company with the HMS Malaya,  HMS Argus,  and HMS Hermione supported by Seven destroyers,  HMSArk Royal is attacked by the U-81  under the command of Kapitänleutnant Guggenberger  in the Mediterranean., and at 1541, a torpedo strikes the starboard side and the ship immediately takes a 10º list. within 20 minutes this list has increased to 18 degrees and Captain Maund orders all only essential crew to remain aboard  with the rest of the crew to abandon ship. Destroyer HMS  Legion under the command of Commander R. S. Jessel comes alongside and takes most of her crew on board, leaving 250 crew and t Captain Maund to try and save the ship but they have to also abndon ship,  and just 14 hours after the torpedo strike HMS Ark Royal  rolls over and sinks.  from the entire crew their was only only one fatality,Able Seaman E. Mitchell was killed.

HMS Ark Royal by Brian Wood (P)
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 HMS Tiger is shown under full steam.

Battle of the Dogger Bank 1915 by Randall Wilson.
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Key ships of the British task force sail in close formation in the Mediterranean sea during the build up to the coalition invasion of Iraq in march 2003, nearest is the flagship HMS Ark Royal with the commando carrier HMS ocean to her port side. other ships include a Type 42 destroyer , the Fleet Auxiliary Fort Victoria and an LSL  

NTG03 - Task Force to Iraq by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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Launched in January 1915, the Revenge-class battleship HMS Resolution was to enjoy a 33 year career during which she served in the Atlantic, home and Eastern Fleets as well as serving repeated spells in the Mediterranean, being both bombed and torpedoed along the way. She is depicted off Gibraltar with HMS Wolverine, the destroyer perhaps best remembered for destroying the U-47 which sunk Resolutions sister ship Royal Oak in Scapa Flow.

HMS Resolution at Gibraltar by Ivan Berryman (P)
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The pride of the British fleet, The Mighty Hood as she was known, was launched in 1918.  Weighing in at over 40,000 tons she was 860 feet long and had eight 15 inch guns, at her launch she was more than a match for any adversary.  Hood sailed the world in the inter-war years and was admired in every foreign port she visited, however with a lack of major refits in this time the second world war found the Hood unprepared for a major battle,  On the 24th of May 1941 the German battleship Bismarck found Hoods achilles heel within only a few salvos, namely her inadequate deck armour.  Hood exploded in a huge fireball from which only three sailors survived.  Here HMS Hood is seen with Force H in the Mediterranean.  Winston Churchill knew that the powerful French fleet at Mers-el-Kebir could fall into German hands at any time and that the threat had to be removed by any means.  On the 3rd of July 1940 the French fleet was duly dispatched by Force H.  The Strasbourg being the only French battleship able to make her escape.  Hodd is depicted opening fire at 17.55 hours with the battleships Resolution and the destroyer HMS Foxhound to her stern.

HMS Hood - Operation Catapult by Anthony Saunders (P)
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Depicting Titanic with the sun going down for the last time.

Titanic by Robert Barbour.
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 Type 42 HMS Southampton (D90), Type 22 Beaver (F93), Type 42 Manchester (D95) and Type 21 Amazon (F169) formate during a World cruise on which they visited 17 countries in 9 months.

Around the World by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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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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 Bastogne, Ardennes, Belgium, 20th December 1944.  Newly arrived 81mm Mortars of 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division, fire in support of U.S. Paratroopers defending against German probes to the north of Bastogne.

Fire for Effect by David Pentland. (AP)
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A dynamic work showing Napoleon mounted on his favourite horse Marengo, under a surprise attack from Russian Cossacks.
Napoleons Peril at Brienne Le Chateau by Robert Hillingford. (B)
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 Unterscharfurher Karl-Heinz Turk of the Schwere SS Panzerabteilung 503, in one of the units few remaining Kingtigers, defends the Potsdammer Platz along with elements of the Munchberg Division against the rapidly encroaching Soviet forces.

The Last Battle, Berlin, April 30th 1945 by David Pentland. (GL)
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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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Captain Fields 2 Scimitar and 2 Scorpion light tanks of 3 Troop The Blues and Royals along with the Milan platoon, provide vital covering fire for 2 Paras assault on the North Spur Wireless Ridge (Apple Pie)  Following lessons learned at Goose Green additional support was available from artillery, mortars, machine guns and even HMS Ambuscade.  Despite the attack being conducted at night, with frequent snow flurries, and minefields, all the objectives were taken, and at first light the road to Port Stanley lay open and unopposed.

Battle for Wireless Ridge, Falklands, 13th June 1982 by David Pentland. (P)
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The Battle of Waterloo.18 June 1815.  The Scots Greys (The Royal North British Dragoons ), as the rest of the British heavy cavalry advanced against the French infantry, just after 1:30 p.m., Lieutenant-Colonel Hamilton witnessed Pack's Brigade beginning to crumble, and the 92nd Highlanders (The Gordon Highlanders ) were falling back in disorder.  On his initiative, Lieutenant-Colonel Hamilton ordered the Scots Greys forward at the walk.  Because the ground was muddy and uneven, The Scots Greys remained at the walk until they had passed through the Gordon Highlanders.  The arrival of the Scots Greys helped to rally the Gordons, who turned to attack the French Infantry.  Even without attacking at a full gallop, the weight of the Scots Greys charge proved to much for the French column attacking Pack's Brigade.
Scotland yet onto Victory by Richard Caton Woodville.
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DHM621GL. Headquarters 4th Armoured Brigade on Objective Copper South, Iraq 27th February 1991 by David Rowlands.

Headquarters 4th Armoured Brigade on Objective Copper South, Iraq 27th February 1991 by David Rowlands. (GL)
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 Braving intense enemy fire, Lt. Col. RB Mayne, Commanding Officer 1st SAS Regiment devastated a German ambush and subsequently rescued wounded troops of his own unit who had been pinned down while on a reconnaissance mission for the 4th Canadian Armoured Division.

Paddys Fourth DSO, The Olderburg Raid, 9th April 1945 by David Pentland. (GS)
Half Price! - £250.00

 

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Click above to see all of our sport art index - Eight random half price sport items are displayed to the right.

Some Current Half Price Sport Art Offers

 Jacques Villeneuve.

The Maple Leaf Maestro by Stuart Coffield
Half Price! - £20.00
SPC5008. Neil Lennon by Gary Brandham.

Neil Lennon by Gary Brandham.
Half Price! - £47.00
 Eddie Irvine.  Jaguar-Cosworth 2002
Green Giant by Michael Thompson.
Half Price! - £25.00
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.
Half Price! - £50.00

 Rothmans Williams Renault FW18.  World Champion 1996.
Damon Hill by Michael Thompson.
Half Price! - £25.00
SP4.  Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.

Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.
Half Price! - £35.00
 Michael Schumacher celebrates another win for Ferrari.
Dream Team by Franklin.
Half Price! - £25.00
B41. Nigel Mansell, McLaren MP4/10/B by Ivan Berryman.

Nigel Mansell, McLaren MP4/10/B by Ivan Berryman.
Half Price! - £40.00

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