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Ham Class Minesweepers.  Photos, details and history of the Royal Navy Ham class minesweepers, including HMS Bassingham, HMS Bucklesham, HMS Cobham,  HMS Haversham, HMS Pulham, HMS Sandringham, and the rest of the class, launched 1952 - 1959.
Inglesham 23rd April 1952 Sold 1966
Altham 2nd December 1952 Transferred to Malaysia 1st April 1959. Renamed Sri Johore.  Broken up 1967
Arlingham 1st April 1953 Sold 1977
Asheldham 20th September 1959 Transferred to Malaysia, 1st April 1959. Renamed Sri Perlis. Broken up 1967.
Bassingham 24th June 1952 Sold 1966
Bedham 29th July 1953 Transferred to Malaysia 1959.  Renamed Lanka Suka.  Broken up 1967.
Bisham 6th March 1954 Destroyed by fire, 29th September 1956. Wreck sold 1957.
Blunham - -
Bodenham 21st August 1952 Transferred to Saudi Arabia, 4th March 1968. Stricken 1984.
Boreham 21st October 1952 Transferred to Malaysia, 5th March 1966. Renamed Jerong.  Broken up 1970.
Bottisham 16th February 1953 Sold 1973.
Brantingham 4th December 1953 Transferred to Malaysia, 1959. Renamed Temasek. Broken up 1966.
Brigham 17th January 1953 Sold 1968
Bucklesham 8th August 1952 Sold 1981
Cardingham 24th June 1952 Sold for breaking, 1967.
Chelsham 9th July 1952 Sold 1977.
Chillingham 19th December 1952 Sold August 1969.
Cobham 14th May 1953 Sold 1966.
Darsham 19th November 1952 Sold 1966.
Davenham 23rd March 1953 Sold 1966.
Dittisham October 1953 Given to Sea Cadets, 1983. Broken up 1997.
Downham 1st September 1955 Sold 1982.
Edlingham 21st July 1955 Destroyed by fire 29th September 1956. Wreck sold 1957.
Elsenham 25th May 1955 Sold to Arabian Federation, 1967. Stricken 1984.
Etchingham 9th December 1957 Sold for breaking 1967.
Everingham 4th March 1954 Sold 1983.
Felmersham 24th September 1953 Transferred to Malaysia, 5th March 1966. Renamed Todak. Broken up 1976.
Flintham 10th March 1955 Sold 1982
Damerham 15th June 1953 Sold September 1966.
Fritham 24th September 1953 Sold 1980.
Glentham 29th April 1957  Sold April 1966.
Greetham 19th April 1954 Transferred to Libya, 1962. Renamed Zuara. Broken up 1973.
Halsham September 1953 Sold 1981.
Harpham 14th September 1954 Transferred to Libya, 1962. Renamed Brak. Broken up 1973.
Haversham 3rd June 1954 Broken up 1985.
Lasham 31st May 1954 Sold 1981.
Hovingham 24th May 1956 Sold 1966.
Cranham 24th November 1953 Sold September 1966.
Frettenham 18th May 1954 Sold to France, 13th December 1954. Renamed Tulipe. Broken up 1989.
Isham 13th September 1954 Transferred to France 22nd April 1955. Renamed Oilette. Broken up 1989.
Kingham 26th January 1955 Transferred to France 1955. Renamed Paquerette. Broken up 1989.
Hildesham 5th February 1954 Transferred to India, 1955. Renamed Bimlipatan. Stricken 1994.
Ledsham 30th June 1954 Sold April 1971 for breaking.
Littleham 4th April 1954 Transferred to India, 15th June 1955. Renamed Bassein. Stricken 1994.
Ludham 16th June 1954 Sold March 1967.
Mersham 5th April 1954 Transferred to France, 1955. Renamed Violette. Stricken 1987.
Mickleham 11th March 1954 Sold August 1966.
Mileham 1st July 1954 Transferred to France, 1955.  Renamed Hortensia. Stricken 1983.
Neasham 14th March 1956 Transferred to Australia, 1968. Renamed Porpoise. Sold 1988.
Nettleham 19th December 1956 Sold November 1967.
Ockham 12th May 1959 Sold September 1967.
Ottringham 22nd January 1958 Transferred to Ghana, October 1959. Renamed Afadzato. Broken up 1977.
Pagham 4th October 1955 Sold 1983.
Fordham 7th August 1956 Sold 1981
Petersham 12th January 1955 Transferred to France 1955. Renamed Capucine. Stricken 1985.
Pineham 9th May 1955 Transferred to France, 10th November 1955. Renamed Petunia. Broken up 1985.
Powderham 27th November 1958 Became survey vessel Waterwirch, 1964. Sold 1986.
Pulham 10th January 1956 Sold August 1966.
Rackham 27th April 1956 Sold July 1967.
Reedham 19th August 1958 Sold August 1966.
Rendlesham 13th October 1954 Transferred to France, 1955. Renamed Aubepine. Sold 1974.
Riplingham 11th January 1955 Transferred to France 1955. Renamed Myosotis. Stricken 1985.
Shipham 14th July 1955 Sold 1986
Saxlingham 17th October 1955 Sold April 1968.
Shrivenham 28th March 1956 Sold February 1969
Sidlesham 25th March 1955 Sold July 1967.
Stedham 12th January 1955 Transferred to France, 1955. Renamed Jasmine. Stricken 1985.
Sparham 14th October 1954 Transferred to France, 30th September 1955. Renamed Hibiscus. Stricken 1986.
Sulham 24th March 1955 Transferred to France 1955. Renamed Jonquille. Broken up 1985.
Thakenham 9th September 1957 Sold 1977.
Tibenham 10th March 1955 Transferred to France 1955. Renamed Geranium. Stricken 1987.
Tongham 30th November 1955 Sold 1980.
Tresham 11th May 1954 Sold 1966.
Warmingham 23rd April 1954 Sold 1983.
Wexham 3rd April 1954 Transferred to France, 1955. Renamed Armoise. Stricken 1987.
Whippingham 28th August 1954 Transferred to France, 1955. Renamed Dahlia. Stricken 1992.
Wintringham 24th May 1955 Transferred to Australia, 1967. Renamed Seal. Diving Tender. Sold 1988.
Woldingham 30th November 1955 Sold September 1966.
Wrentham (ex - Edgeley) 8th February 1955 Sold August 1966.
Yaxham 21st January 1958 Became survey vessel Woodlark 1964. Used as target, 1986.
Portisham 3rd November 1955 Sold January 1989.
Popham 11th January 1955 Sold February 1976.
Odiham 21st July 1955 Sold 1980.
Puttenham 25th June 1956 Sold 1980.
Birdham 19th September 1955 Sold 1980.
Rampisham 1st May 1957 Renamed Squirrel December 1957. Reverted to Rampisham December 1959. Sold August 1966.
Abbotsham 16th December 1955 Sold June 1967
Georgeham 15th February 1957 Sold November 1967.
Malham 29th August 1958 Transferred to Ghana, October 1959. Renamed Yogada. Broken up 1977.
Thatcham 25th September 1957. Sold 1986.
Sandringham 16th April 1957 Sold 1986.
Polsham 13th October 1958 Sold February 1967.
Thornham 18th March 1957 Broken up 1985.
HMS Altham

HMS Altham, May 1956.

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HMS Asheldham

HMS Asheldham with HMS Appleton, September 1954.

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HMS Asheldham, May 1956.

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HMS Bassingham

HMS Bassingham, May 1956.

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HMS Dittisham

HMS Dittisham, 1972.

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HMS Lasham

HMS Lasham, February 1969.

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HMS Pagham

HMS Pagham, June 1977.

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HMS Powderham

HMS Waterwitch (ex - HMS Powderham), April 1969.

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HMS Shipham

HMS Shipham, September 1970.

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HMS Thakenham

HMS Thakenham, May 1969.

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HMS Yaxham

HMS Woodlark (ex - HMS Yaxham), May 1971.

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HMS Thatcham

HMS Thatcham, September 1971.

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HMS Sandringham

HMS Sandringham, 1975.

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AVIATION PRINTS

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Some Current Half Price Aviation Art Offers

 Flight Lieutenant Ian <i>Widge</i> Gleed is depicted in his personal Hurricane 1 P2798 (LK-A) of 87 Sqn shooting down a Messerschmitt Bf.110 on 15th August 1940.  Just visible beneath the cockpit of the Hurricane is his mascot, Figaro, shown kicking a swastika.  His aircraft was also easily identifiable by the red flash on its nose, a feature that was retained even when P2798 was painted all black for its night fighter role. Gleed scored many victories before being shot down and killed whilst flying a Spitfire Vc in the Western Desert in April 1943.

Tribute to Flt Lt Ian R Gleed by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Douglas C-47s of the 439th Troop Carrier Group, 94th Troop Carrier Squadron, approach the Drop Zone above Normandy on the night of 5th / 6th June 1944 at the start of Operation Overlord.

Drop Zone Ahead by Ivan Berryman.
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 Fw190A-4/U8 night bomber variant of SKG.10.

Focke Wulf Fw190A-4/U8 by Ivan Berryman.
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 Byron Duckenfield and his 501 Squadron wingman struggle to get airborne in their Hurricanes as the spectacle of the scrambling squadron draws a group of passing motorists out of their vehicle to witness the thunderous noise of the aircraft.

501 Sqn Scramble by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Two Hawker Furies of No.1 Sqm, based at Tangmere in 1937.

Cloud Dancers by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 George Beurling in Spitfire VC BR301 in action against a Macchi 202 over Malta in 1942.

Victory Over Malta by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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Our Gal Sal, a veteran of over a hundred ops, returning to base in the summer of 1944.  The peace of the  English country side is broken by the thunder of the mighty four engined bombers and keen observers will spot the rabbit scampering along the country lane as the Forts of the Bloody 100th circle the Airbase. With one engine feathered and showing signs of the gauntlet of Flak and fighters she has had to come through, the crew know they are only moments away from the safety of home.

The Veteran by Simon Smith.
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 Typhoons of 3 Squadron were in action during Operation ELLAMY in Libya in the Spring of 2011, helping to suppress the attacks on rebel forces by soldiers loyal to Colonel Gadaffi, working alongside RAF Tornadoes and other aircraft of the UN coalition.  The Typhoons carry the codes QO as an homage to 3 Sqn's Hawker Typhoons of WW2.

3 Squadron Typhoon, Operation ELLAMY, Libya 2011 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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NAVAL PRINTS

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 The newly converted Command Helicopter Cruiser HMS Blake leaves Grand Harbour Malta at the end of the 1960s.  In the background, the old Submarine Depot ship HMS Forth lies at anchor at the very end of her long career.

HMS Blake by Ivan Berryman.
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HMS Celandine flower class corvette escorting Atlantic convoy in the middle distance the carrier HMS Biter is shown.
HMS Celandine by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 HMS Benbow was completed in 1914, built by Beardmore (launched 12th November 1913). On the 10th of December she joined the Grand Fleet serving with the 4th Battle squadron. She was the flagship to Admiral Douglas Gamble until he was replaced in February 1915 by Sir Doveton Sturdee. During  the Battle of Jutland. she suffered no damage. After the war she served from 1919 in the Mediterranean providing Gun fire support to the white Russians in the Black Sea until 1920. She remained in the Mediterranean until 1926 joining the Atlantic fleet for the next three years until 1929 when she was paid off and scrapped in March 1931.

HMS Benbow at the Battle of Jutland by Anthony Saunders. 
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 Launched on Trafalgar Day, 1960, HMS Dreadnought was the Royal Navy's first nuclear powered submarine, entering service in 1963.  She is depicted here in the Firth of Forth with the iconic Forth Bridge in the background in December 1963 when she was docked at Rosyth for re-coating of her hull and a general examination.

HMS Dreadnought S101 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 HM submarine H.28 enters Scapa Flow anchorage, passing the forlorn Battle Cruiser SMS Derfflinger and a group of sunken destroyers H.28 was one of the H class submarines. Launched in March 1918, she was finally scrapped in 1944.

Scapa Flow Graveyard by Robert Barbour.
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 USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) refuels an Adams class Destroyer during a dusk operation off the Vietnam coast as a pair of E8 Crusaders are readied for launch on the forward catapults.

USS Kitty Hawk by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Japanese Torpedo destroyers, rush in to finish off the Russian battleships near the end of the Battle of Tsushima.

Battle of Tsushima by Anthony Saunders. (Y)
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B103.  HMS Royal Sovereign and HMS Warspite departing Malta by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Royal Sovereign and HMS Warspite departing Malta by Ivan Berryman
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MILITARY PRINTS

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 Private Robert Jones. Decorated for conspicuous bravery and devotion to the wounded at Rorkes drift. Private Robert and William Jones, posted in a room of the Hospital facing the hill, kept up a steady fire against enormous odds, and while one worked to cut a hole through the partition into the next room, the other shot Zulu after Zulu through the loophooled walls, using his own and his comrades rifle alternatively when the barrels became to hot to hold owing to the incessant firing. By their united heroic efforts six out of the seven patients were saved by being carried through the broken partition. the seventh, sergeant Maxwell being delirious, refused to be helped, and on Robert Jones returning to take him by force he found him being stabbed by the Zulus in his bed, Robert Jones died in 1898 in Peterchurch Herefordshire . Both men were awarded the Victoria Cross.

Last Man Out by Mark Churms. (Y)
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As the French regiment man the postion while under heavy attack, a French drummer boy and soldier are seen attending the wounded mascot dog of the regiment.
The Dog of the Regiment is Wounded by Horace Vernet. (Y)
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 Panzer v Ausf. D Panthers of SS Panther Division Das Reich make their debut during the initial stages of the German summer offensive for Kursk. This unit with others of the SS Panzer Korps made the deepest advances into the well-prepared Soviet lines. Complete success however, was to elude them when outrunning their supporting divisions at Prokhorovka they were forced to halt for six days.

Operation Zitadelle by David Pentland. (GL)
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Charles Edward Stuart on Board a French Warship bound for France, takes his last look at Scotland disappearing from view and reflects over the events of the previous year and what might have been.
The End of the Jacobite Dream by Brian Wood.
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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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 Oberfeldwebel Albert Kerscher, commander of 2nd company 511 Heavy Tank Battalion aided by a Panzer IV, two Hetzers, a Kingtiger and a Pak gun, successfully defended against concerted Soviet air and armoured attacks, his action buying valuable time for the evacuation of German wounded from Pilau and scoring his 100th victory in the process.

Kerschers Defence of Neuhauser Forest by David Pentland. (AP)
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First China War.

The Madras Foot Artillery at the Assault on Chin-Kiang-Foo, 21st July 1842 by David Rowlands. (B)
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 Displaying the captured standards from the Battles of Austerlitz and Ulm through the streets of Paris.
Remise Au Senat Des Trophees by Edouard Detaille. (Y)
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SPORT PRINTS

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B40. Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196

Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196 by Ivan Berryman
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 With his typical degree of accuracy, Martin Smith has produced this fantastic portrait of David Coulthard, smiling as he walks towards his car in anticipation of a forthcoming race, every detail in his papers showing.
David Coulthard by Martin Smith
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Saturday, 1 September, 2001.  Germany had only ever lost one World Cup qualifier at home in their history - but suddenly they were torn apart by an England team playing great attacking football  in Munich.  Coming from behind, Michael Owen blasted a stunning hat-trick, with Steven Gerrard  scoring England's 2nd and Heskey scoring the 5th goal, making the final score 5 - 1 to England.  This superb painting by Darren Baker shows Heskey celebrating his goal with a jubilant Owen and Beckham also celebrating.  <br><br>Germany: Kahn, Worns, Linke, Nowotny, Boehme, Hamann, Rehmer, Ballack, Deisler, Jancker, Neuville. <br><br>England: Seaman, G Neville, Ferdinand, Campbell, A Cole, Barmby, Scholes, Gerrard, Beckham, Heskey, Owen.
England v Germany 5 - 1 by Darren Baker
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 A quartet of Ferrari 801s are warmed up at Rouen-les-Essarts.  French Grand Prix 1957.

Thoroughbreds in the Paddock by Ray Goldsbrough.
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 Damon Hill, World Champion

King of the Track by Stuart Coffield
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 Eddie Irvine and Johnny Herbert.  Jaguar Cosworth R1s

Return of the Cat by Michael Thompson
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SFA18.  Going Home by Chris Howells.

Going Home by Chris Howells.
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 M. Schumacher / JP Montoya.  Brazilian GP 2001.

Close Encounters by Michael Thompson.
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