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Libyan Navy.  Photos and history of the ships of the Libyan Navy

MAJOR SURFACE SHIPS

DAT ASSAWARI frigate (missile)          Displacement: 1325t standard; 1625t full load           Armament: 1-4.5in/55 Mk 8, 2-40mm/70, 2-35mm/90 Oerlikon, 2 Seacat SAM, 1 Limbo Mk 10 ASW mortar           Complement: 132

Dat Assawari 13.10.69 In service 1995

Ex-Soviet KONI III class frigates

Al Hani - In service 1995

212 Al Hani at Malta.

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212 Al Hani at Malta.

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212 Al Hani at Malta, 1st August 1991.

Soviet built Koni III Class Frigate, commissioned 28th June 1986.  In service 2003.

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212 Al Hani at Malta, 20th July 1991.

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Al Ghardania - In service 1995
SUBMARINES

Soviet FOXTROT class submarines 

Al Badr - -
Al Fatah - -
Al Ahad - -
Al Matrega - -
Al Khyber - -
Al Hunyan - -
AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE VESSELS

IBN OUF class landing ships          Displacement: 2200t standard; 2800t full load        Armament: 6-40mm/70 Breda AA, 1-81mm mortar      Complement: 35 (+ 240 troops)

IBN OUF 22.10.76 In service 1995
IBN Haritha 18.10.77 In service 1995

Soviet POLNOCNY-C class landing ships        

Ras el Hillel 7 Dec 1979 In service 1995
El Kobayat 7 Dec 1979 In service 1995
Ibn al Idrissi 7 Dec 1979 In service 1995
Ibn Marwhan 7 Dec 1979 In service 1995
SMALL SURFACE COMBATANTS

TOBRUK corvette        Displacement: 440t standard; 500t full load            Armament: 1-4in/40 Mk 23 LA, 4-40mm/60 Mk 9, 2-2in RFL, 2-12.7mm MG       Complement: 63

Tobruk 29.7.65 Hulked 1989

WADI M'RAGH class missile corvettes          Displacement: 545t light; 670 t full load            Armament: 4 Otomat Mk 1 SSM, 1-76mm/62 OTO Melara compact, 2-35mm/90 Oerlikon, 6-12.75in ASW            complement: 58  

Assad Al Tadjier 29.9.77 Deleted 1993
Assad Al tougour 20.4.78 Deleted 1993
Assad Al Kalij 14.12.79 Deleted 1993
Assad Al Hudud 21.6.79 Deleted 1993
Soviet NANUCHKA II class missile corvettes
Tariq Ibn Ziyad Oct 1981 Damaged 25 March 1986, repaired in USSR 1990

416 Tariq Ibn Ziyad at Malta.

Soviet Nanuchka II Class Missile Corvette, transferred to Libya, October 1981.  Damaged 25th March 1986.  repaired in Russia, 1990.

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416 Tariq Ibn Ziyad at Malta.

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Ain al Galaza 1983 In service 1995
Ain Zaara 1983 In service 1995
Ain Zanquit 1983 Sunk by US aircraft 24 March 1986
SUSA class fast attack craft (missile)            Displacement: 95t standard; 114t full load         Armament: 8 SS12 SSM, 2-40mm/690 Mk 9, 2 RFL        Complement: 20
Susa 31.8.67 In service 1995
Sirte 10.1.68 In service 1995
Sebha 29.2.68 In service 1995
Ex-Soviets OSA II class fast attack craft (missile)
Al Katum Oct 1976 In service 1995
Al O'Work 1977 In service 1995
Al Rwae 1977 In service 1995
Al Baida 1977 In service 1995
Al Nabhaa 1977 In service 1995
Al Fikar 1978 In service 1995
Al Safhaa Oct 1979 In service 1995
Al Zakab Oct 1979 In service 1995
Al Zuara Oct 1979 In service 1995
BEIR GRASSA class fast attack craft (missile)          Displacement: 258t standard; 311t full load        Armament: 4 Otomat Mk 1 SSm, 1-76mm/62 OTO Melara Compact, 2-40mm/70 Breda Bofors            Complement: 27
Beir Grassa (became Sharara 1983) 28.6.79 In service 1995
Beir Gzir (became Shehab 1983) 22.1.80 In service 1995

522 Shehab at Malta, July 2001.

Beir Grassa Class Fast Missile Attack Craft, launched 22nd January 1980.  No longer in service.

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Shehab at Malta, July 2001.

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Shehab at Malta, July 2001.

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Shehab at Malta, July 2001.

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Shehab at Malta, July 2001.

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Beir Gtifa (became Wahg 1983) 20.5.80 In service 1995
Beir Glulud  30.9.80 Sunk 24.3.86
Beir Algandula (became Shouaiai 1983) 14.1.81 In service 1995
Beir Ktitat (became Shoula 1983) 22.4.81 In service 1995
Beir Alkarim (became Shafak 1983) 23.6.81 In service 1995

534 Shafak at Malta, July 2001.

Beir Grassa Class Fast Missile Attack Craft, launched 23rd June 1981.  No longer in service.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD323

Beir Alkardmen (became Bark 1983) 23.6.81 In service 1995
Beir Alkur (became Rad 1983) 30.11.81 In service 1995
Beir Alkuesat (became Laheeb 1983) 28.1.82 In service 1995

542 Laheeb (or Laahibe) at Malta, July 2001.

Beir Grassa Class Fast Missile Attack Craft, launched 28th January 1982.  No longer in service.

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Laahibe at Malta, July 2001.

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Laahibe at Malta, July 2001.

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GARIAN class large patrol craft            Displacement: 12.t standard; 159t full load          Armament: 1-40mm/60 Mk 9, 1-20mm, 2-2in RFL       Complement: 15-22
Garian 21.4.69 In service 1995
Khawlan 29.5.69 In service 1995
Merawa 30.9.69 In service 1995
Sabratha 25.10.69 In service 1995
FARWA class large patrol craft           Displacement: 100t full load        Armament: 1-20mm Oerlikon Mk 7      Complement: 18
Ar Rakib 1967-68 Transferred to Malta 1978
Farwa 1967-68 Transferred to Malta 1978
Benina 1967-68 In service 1995
Misurata 1967-68 In service 1995
Akrama 1967-68 Transferred to Malta 1978
Homs 1967-68 In service 1995
MINE WARFARE VESSELS

Ex-British HAM class inshore minesweeperse

Brak 1963 Was loaned to Libyan Navy as their first ships 1963, transferred permanently & renamed, Sep 1966, Stricken 1973
Zuara 1963 Was loaned to Libyan Navy as their first ships 1963, transferred permanently & renamed, Sep 1966, Stricken 1973

Soviet NATYA class ocean minesweepers

Al'lsar 1981-86 -
Al Tayyer 1981-86 -
Ras al Hamman 1981-86 -
Ras al Falluga 1981-86 -
Ras al Oula 1981-86 -
Ras al Dawar 1981-86 -
Ras Massad 1981-86 -
Ras al Hani 1981-86 -
 

Nour at Malta, March 2002.

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Nour, Oceanographic Research Ship launched 1970.  

Ex - Fishing Trawler, French built.

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134 Ibn Harissa at Malta.

PS700 Class Landing Ship Tank, commissioned 1977.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD071

134 Ibn Harissa at Malta.

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134 Ibn Harissa at Malta.

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134 Ibn Harissa at Malta.

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134 Ibn Harissa at Malta.

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134 Ibn Harissa at Malta.

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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. (B)
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Albert Ball in his Nieuport 17 having just shot down a German LVG.  His aircraft, A134, was distinctive in having a bright red spinner.  He was the first Royal Flying Corps pilot to score a hat-trick (3 kills on a single mission) and, in the course of his career, scored another two on his way to his outstanding 44 victories.

Albert Ball by Ivan Berryman. (APB)
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 A swordfish from HMS Warspite on patrol off the coast of Egypt, near the port of Alexandria.

Out of Alex by David Pentland.
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 Aircraft number 2247, flown by Lt McElroy, attacks the Yokosuka Yard near Tokyo. He was one of the 18 B25 Mitchell bombers which took part in the famous retaliatory raid on Japan.

Doolittle Raider, Tokyo, April 18th 1942 by David Pentland.
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 A pair of P51D Mustangs of the 361st Fighter Group, 8th Air Force, escort a damaged B17G Flying Fortress of the 381st Bomb Group back to its home base of Ridgewell, England, during the Autumn of 1944.

Last One Home by Ivan Berryman. (F)
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 To commemorate Shuttleworths Golden Jubilee in 1994. A Spitfire leads a Hawker Hind and a Gloster Gladiator in formation over Old Warden. The Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden aerodrome is recognised as one of the finest private collections of vintage aircraft in the world.  Many of the exhibits have direct connections with the all too short but lively career of Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth himself, and all the aircraft are flown regularly - from the frail and endearing Bristol Boxkite to what is regarded as the most genuine Spitfire flying today.  Here, this Spitfire leads a Vic-3 formation of the Collections Hawker Hind and Gloster Gladiator over Old Warden during a typical flying display to Commemorate Shuttleworths Golden Jubilee in 1994.

Shuttleworth Salute by Ivan Berryman.
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 Sopwith Camel with 65 Squadron, on routine patrol, meet head-on with the unmistakable Albatross fighters of the German air force.

The Sky Warriors by Anthony Saunders. (Y)
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 The success of the attack on the Möhne dam on the night of 16th/17th May 1943 meant that the remaining three 617 Sqn Lancasters of the First Wave could turn their attention to the Eder, some twelve minutes flying time away.  Wing Commander Guy Gibson first called in Flight Lieutenant D J Shannon, flying AJ-L (ED929G) to make the initial run, but he had great difficulty achieving the correct height and approach, so Gibson now ordered Squadron Leader H E Maudslay in AJ-Z (ED937G) to make his run.  Again, the aircraft struggled to find the correct height and direction, so Shannon was again brought in, AJ-L finally releasing its <i>Upkeep</i> on the third attempt. The bomb bounced twice before exploding with no visible effect on the dam. Now Maudslay made another attempt, but released his bomb too late.  The mine bounced off of the dam wall and exploded in mid air right behind AJ-Z, the Lancaster limping away, damaged, from the scene, only to be shot down on the way home with the loss of all crew.  Finally, Pilot Officer Les Knight was called in for one final attempt. AJ-N (ED912G) released its <i>Upkeep</i>  perfectly, the mine bouncing three times before striking the dam slightly to the south.  In the ensuing explosion, the dam was seen to shake visibly before the masonry began to crumble and a massive breach appeared.  With the Möhne and Eder dams both destroyed and the Sorpe demonstrated to be equally vulnerable, <i>Operation Chastise</i> had been a remarkable success and will stand forever as one of the most heroic and audacious attacks in the history of aerial warfare.

The Eder Breaks by Ivan Berryman.
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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.
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Seen here from the deck of an escorting destroyer.
HMS Prince of Wales by Ivan Berryman.
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 Viewed from beneath the blistered guns of the damaged X and Y turrets of her sister HMS Ajax, Achilles come sunder fire from the pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee during what was to become known as the Battle of the River Plate on the 13th December 1939. Shells from Achilles are closing on her opponent as the Graf Spee alters course at the start of the doomed battleships flight to Montevideo.

The Pursuit of the Graf Spee by Ivan Berryman.
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VAR344B.  H.M.A.S. Nizam 1943 by Brian Wood.
H.M.A.S. Nizam 1943 by Brian Wood (B)
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 HMS Illustrious slips quietly away from the docks at Devonport, Plymouth with the Fiji class cruiser in the middle distance, 1941.

HMS Illustrious and HMS Kenya at Devonport by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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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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 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 (AP)
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 HMS Intrepid embarks some of her landing craft during the Falklands conflict of 1982.
HMS Intrepid by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 The Jacobite army led by Lord George Murray having fired their first devastating volley, cast down their muskets and pistols to engage Cobhams Dragoons in fierce close quarter combat.

Battle of Falkirk by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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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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 On the night of 6th April 1812 Wellingtons Army, surrounding the walled Spanish town of Badajoz (garrisoned by Napoleons soldiers under general Baron Philippon) is ready to attack! The men of the 45th regiment from Pictons 3rd Division launch themselves in a desperate and bloody assault against the north castle wall. Carrying improvised ladders, the men have their top buttons undone, overalls rolled up and are stripped for action. The castles defenders (Germans, allied to Napoleon of the Graf und Erbprinz Regiment from Hesse-Darmstadt) partroling the walls in their greatcoats are intially surprised by the bold assault from this sector but they have been preparing the strong defenses for some time. Soon the night air is full of musketry, falling masonry, burning bundles of ropes and exploding grenades or mines. Despite the horrific casualties suffered the attackers press home. As the first scaling ladders are raised near a small bell tower the young Lt. James Macpherson reaches for the top of the wall. The ladders are too short! Undaunted he cries to his men below to lift the base of the ladder closer to the wall. This rapid, vertical movement suddenly propels him to a height several feet above the Germans heads. A shot rings out as one of the defenders fires point blank into the young mans chest. Fortunately the lead ball only strikes a glancing blow, cleaving in two a button of the officers waist coat and dislocating one of his ribs. Despite his fortunate escape, the force of the impact nearly sends him tumbling from the ladder. Somehow he maintains his grasp but the ladder itself gives way under the weight of the men following. Some unfortunates are impaled on the bayonets of their comrades below. Leaping from the rungs of another ladder, Corporal Kelly is the first man over the top and gradually the 45th gain a foothold on the ramparts. The rest of the regiment is ordered to unfix bayonets. Using the few remaining ladders, others also manage to scale the walls. Through the carnage they climb, club and shoot their way into the castle itself! Maepherson now regains consciousness at the foot of the wall and revived with a cup of coco from his friend A.A. General Hercules Packenham, who was directly behind him on the ladder when it broke. Though winded by the shot he rises to his feet. This sudden movement relocates his rib and he is able to climb the ladders once more. Once over the defense he sees the old towers of Apendez and Albar-rana to his left and the cathedral illuminated by gun fire in the distance. However his objective is directly ahead. Atop the abandoned tower of Santa Maria before him still flies the French tricolour. Macplierson seizes the opportunity, mounts the spiral stairway to the top turret and pulls down the enemy flag. For want of a substitute he flies his own red jacket from the pole, signifying that the castle has fallen. In the rest of the town the fighting continues and turns into a blood lust. Badajoz is one of the bloodiest and violent sieges of the Peninsula War. On the following day Maepherson presents his trophy to the Duke of Wellington himself but his bravery is not rewarded with a promotion.

Badajoz by Mark Churms. (Y)
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 During the morning of June 7th the 82nd Airborne were attacked by a mixed German battle group. Supported by 4th Division armour the Paratroopers and Glider troops repelled the attack which lasted most of the day.

Fighting for a Foothold, 82nd Airborne at St Mere Eglise, 1944 by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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In 1895, Leander Starr Jameson assembled a private army outside the Transvaal with the aim of invading and overthrowing the Boer government.  The idea had been to encourage civil unrest among foreign workers (Uitlanders), and use the outbreak of open revolt as an excuse to invade and take over the territory.  But Jameson grew impatient and so launched the Jameson Raid on 29th December 1895, and managed to push within twenty miles of Johannesburg before superior Boer forces compelled him and his men to surrender at Doornkop on the 2nd of Janaury 1896.
Jameson's Last Stand, Battle of Doornkop 2nd January 1896 by Richard Caton Woodville
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 Second in the series of British Army units in Northern Ireland.

Deployment from Palace Barracks by David Pentland.
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 Icy rain adds its misery to the bitter conflict on Drumossie Moor. In the shadow of the Black Isle, two English ships on the waters of the Moray Firth, await the outcome of the decisive battle. Pounded by Cumberlands gunners and raked by steady musketry, the Princes brave men can make no headway. Although the Irish and French regulars refuse to give ground, the Jacobite lines gradually disintegrate. Tired, cold and hungry men flea past Culloden House for the relative safety of Inverness. On the Scottish right the Argyll Militia, supported by Hawleys Dragoons, tear down the walls of the Culwiniac and Culchunaig enclosures in an outflanking attack. Avochies men offer some resistance but Major Gillies McBean stands alone on the breach. He cuts down more than a dozen Argylls, including Lord Robert Kerr, who lies mortally wounded, but his foes are too many. The hero eventually falls to a vicious cut to the forehead, his thigh bone is also broken. Despite the cries of a mounted officer to save that brave man, the major is ruthlessly bayonetted, his back against the wall. The victory is complete and nothing more can be done. In the distance, the Young Pretender is forced to abandon the field and Scotlands hope of claiming the British Throne.

Battle of Culloden by Mark Churms.
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The Charge of the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons at Tolnay by William Barnes Wollen. (Y)
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 Michael Schumacher wins again!

From Pole to Flag by Graham Bosworth
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 The legendary Welsh rugby union captain Gareth Edwards is brought to life in the triple portrait. Gareth Edwards is revered in Wales and considered one of the finest players ever. in part of the montage he is shown going over for a try against England.
Gareth Edwards by Darren Baker. (AP)
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Epsom Trophy, Polo Championship

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

Tribute to Eddie Irvine by Stuart McIntyre.
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SPC5008. Neil Lennon by Gary Brandham.

Neil Lennon by Gary Brandham.
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 In 1992 Matthew graduated in Geography from St. Catherine's College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford Rowing Club.  He took part in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race in 1990 and 1991, when Oxford beat Cambridge by substantial distances.  Also in 1992, at the age of only 21, Matthew had his first taste of Olympic success, when in a coxless pair with partner Sir Steve Redgrave, he won the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics.  Prior to that Olympic win he and Redgrave had enjoyed an unbeaten international season, and it was already obvious that Matthew was developing to become one of the world's greatest oarsmen.  At the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 the Pinsent / Redgrave duo won another gold medal and throughout the nineties their outstanding combination also brought them seven world championship golds.  Their unbroken run of success continued through to the millennium Olympic games in Sydney when Pinsent, again with Redgrave (now in a coxless four with James Cracknell and Tim Foster) again triumphed earning Pinsent his third Olympic gold medal.  The race in which he did it was voted Britain's greatest sporting moment and the crew secured themselves a very special place in the heart of the nation.  After Sydney, Matthew formed a seemingly invincible coxless pair partnership with James Cracknell MBE.  Undefeated throughout 2001, they went on to complete a unique feat in the history of rowing, by winning the coxless pair at the world championships in Lucerne, a mere two hours after winning the coxed pairs.  In the 2002 world championships in Seville they defended their coxless pairs title, beating an experienced Australian crew who had beaten them in Lucerne earlier in the year and breaking the world record by 4 seconds in the process.  On Saturday 21st August 2004 at the Athens Olympic games, Matthew Pinsent CBE entered Olympic history.  In one of the classic sporting moments of all time, he led the Great Britain coxless four to victory over the Canadian world champions by only eight hundredths of a second.  Matthew was awarded the MBE in the 1993 New Year's Honours List and the CBE in the New Year's Honours List 2003.  In the 2005 New Year's Honours List he was awarded a knighthood.

Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE by James Owen.
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 Valentino Rossi at speed on his Repsol Honda.
Rossi at Speed by Derrick Mark.
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