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Moon (M) Class Destroyers.   History and photos of the Moon Class destroyers of the Royal Navy, launched 1915 - 1916, including HMS Mons, HMS Maenad, HMS Moresby, HMS Marmion, HMS Mary Rose, HMS Mounsey, HMS Nepean, HMS Obedient, HMS Obdurate, HMS Oracle, HMS Orpheus, HMS Ossory, HMS Nicator, HMS Orcadia, HMS Plover, and many more.
HMS Mons 1st May 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Marne 29th May 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Mystic 26th June 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Maenad 10th August 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Manners 15th June 1915 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Mandate 27th April 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Magic 10th September 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Moresby 20th November 1915 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Marmion 28th May 1915 Sunk after colliding with another vessel on 21st October 1917.
HMS Martial 1st July 1915 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Mary Rose 8th October 1915 Sunk on 17th October 1917 by German cruisers Brummer and Bremse.
HMS Menace 9th November 1915 Sold for scrapping in 1921.
HMS Michael 19th May 1915 One of four Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Milbrook 12th July 1915 One of four Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Minion 11th September 1915 One of four Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Munster 24th November 1915 One of four Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Moon 23rd April 1915 One of four Yarrow specials. Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Morning Star 26th June 1915 One of four Yarrow specials. Sold for scrapping in December 1921.
HMS Mounsey 11th September 1915 One of four Yarrow specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Musketeer 12th November 1915 One of four Yarrow specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Mameluke 14th August 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Marvel 7th October 1915 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Mischief 12th October 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Mindful 24th August 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Nonsuch 8th December 1915 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Negro 8th March 1915 Sunk after colliding with HMS Hoste in the North Sea on 21st December 1916. Depth charges from Hoste exploded and blew out her hull plating, this accident cost many lives.
HMS Nessus 24th August 1915 Sunk after colliding with HMS Amphitrite in the North Sea on 8th September 1918.
HMS Nepean 22nd January 1916 One of two Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Nereus 24th February 1916 One of two Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Nerissa 9th February 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Noble 25th November 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Nizam 6th April 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Nomad 7th February 1916 Sunk on 31st May 1916 at Battle of Jutland.
HMS Nonpareil 16th May 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Norman 20th March 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Northesk 5th July 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS North Star 9th November 1916 Sunk on 23rd April 1918 at Zeebrugge.
HMS Nugent 23rd January 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Obedient 6th November 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Obdurate 21st November 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Onslaught 4th December 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Onslow 15th February 1916 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Opal 11th September 1916 Wrecked on 21st January 1918.
HMS Ophelia 13th October 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Opportune 20th November 1915 Sold for scrapping in December 1923.
HMS Oracle 23rd December 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Orestes 21st March 1916 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Orford 19th April 1916 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Orpheus 17th June 1916 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Octavia 21st June 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Ossory 9th October 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Nestor 9th October 1915 Sunk on 31st May 1916 at Battle of Jutland.
HMS Napier 27th November 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Narborough 2nd March 1916 Wrecked on 12th January 1918.
HMS Narwhal 30th December 1915 Collided with another vessel in 1919 and broken for scrap in 1920.
HMS Nicator 3rd February 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Norseman 15th August 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Oberon 29th September 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Observer 1st May 1916 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Offa 7th June 1916 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Orcadia 26th July 1916 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Oriana 23rd September 1916 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Oriole 31st July 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Osiris 28th September 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Paladin 27th March 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Parthian 3rd July 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Partridge 4th March 1916 Sunk on 12th December 1917 by gunfire from German destroyers.
HMS Pasley 15th April 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Patrician 5th June 1916 Transferred to Canadian Navy in 1920 subsequently scrapped in 1929.
HMS Patriot 20th April 1916 Transferred to Canadian Navy in 1920 subsequently scrapped in 1929.
HMS Plucky 21st April 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Portia 10th August 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Pheasant 23rd October 1916 Mined on 1st March 1917.
HMS Phoebe 20th November 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Pigeon 3rd March 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Plover 3rd March 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Penn 8th April 1916 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Peregrine 29th May 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Pelican 18th March 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Pellew 8th May 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Petard 24th March 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Peyton 2nd May 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Prince 26th July 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Pylades 28th October 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Medina 8th March 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Medway 19th April 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Rapid 15th July 1916 Sold for scrapping in April 1927.
HMS Ready 26th August 1916 Sold for scrapping in July 1926.
HMS Relentless 15th April 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1926.
HMS Rival 14th June 1916 Sold for scrapping in July 1926.
HMS Mons

HMS Mons, July 1919.

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HMS Mystic

HMS Mystic, 1915.

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HMS Mystic, aground with SS Oriana, 1918.

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HMS Martial

HMS Martial, 1915.

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HMS Milbrook

HMS Milbrook, 1915.

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HMS Moon

HMS Moon, 1917.

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HMS Moon, 1918.

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HMS Morning Star

HMS Morning Star, 1915.  

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HMS Mounsey

HMS Mounsey, laid up, 1920.

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HMS Nepean

HMS Nepean.

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HMS Nizam

HMS Nizam, June 1917.

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HMS Northesk

HMS Northesk, 1916.

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HMS Nugent

HMS Nugent, 1917.

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HMS Obdurate

HMS Obdurate. 

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The photo alleged to be of HMS Stonghold (an Admiralty S class destroyer) is almost certainly not of her - the photo is of an Admiralty R or possbily an M.  The pennant number (H50) was certainly used by Stronghold from about 1920 on; but pennants were changed frequently before that.   It seems H50 was applied to HMS Obdurate, a Repeat Admiralty M class, late in WW1 - that may well be who the "Stronghold" photo is actually of. My records suggest that H50 was applied to Stronghold on commissioning (ie in early 1919); as Obdurate was broken up in 1921 she presumably surrendered the H50 pennant at one of the general pennant number changes (around Sep/Nov 1918, then again in Sep/Nov 1919); although if she was a minelayer, they changed numbers more frequently than other ships - see for example Valhalla, 5 changes between Jan 1918 and Nov 1919)    ---   Information from Steve Pearson.   

HMS Opal

HMS Opal, 1916.

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HMS Oracle

HMS Oracle.

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HMS Oracle, 1916.

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HMS Orestes

HMS Orestes, 1917.

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HMS Orpheus

HMS Orpheus, 1916.

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HMS Ossory

HMS Ossory, 1915.

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HMS Nicator

HMS Nicator, 1919.

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HMS Observer

HMS Observer, 1916.

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HMS Offa

HMS Offa, 1916.

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HMS Orcadia

HMS Orcadia.

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HMS Orcadia, 1916.

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HMS Oriana

HMS Oriana, 1919.

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HMS Partridge

HMS Partridge, 1916.

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HMS Partridge, hit by torpedo, December 1917.

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HMS Pasley

HMS Pasley, 1916.

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HMS Patrician

HMS Patrician, 1918.

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HMS Patriot

HMS Patriot, 1916.

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HMS Plucky

HMS Plucky, 1916.

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HMS Portia

HMS Portia, 1916.

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HMS Phoebe

HMS Phoebe, 1917.

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HMS Pigeon

HMS Pigeon, 1916.

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HMS Penn

HMS Penn, 1916.

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HMS Pellew

HMS Pellew, 1916.

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HMS Peyton

HMS Peyton.

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HMS Rapid

HMS Rapid, 1920.

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HMS Ready

HMS Ready. ©Walker Archive

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HMS Ready, 1916.

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HMS Rival

HMS Rival.   ©Walker Archive

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HMS Rival.

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 In support of the American landings at Utah and Omaha beaches, the USS Texas slugs it out with German heavy gun emplacements during the D-Day landings.

Gunline Omaha - USS Texas by Randall Wilson.
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Showing visible signs of her tangle with British cruisers at the Battle of the River Plate, the German pocket battleship Graf Spee slips into the neutral waters of the Montevideo roadstead accompanied by the Uruguayan gunboat Rio Negro for light repairs. (Damage can be seen on the hull and behind the Conning tower ) . This was to be the last haven for the Graf Spee which was later scuttled at the harbour mouth, her commander Kapitan zur See Langsdorff believing a large British fleet to be waiting for attempted escape into the South Atlantic.

Admiral Graf Spee enters Montevideo by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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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
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 The pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, leaves Portsmouth on her way to the Fleet Review of King George V in July 1935. HMS Hood is followed by the destroyer HMS Express.

HMS Hood and HMS Express Departing from Portsmouth 1935 by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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MILITARY PRINTS

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Rome AD52, Gladiatorial Combat under the eyes of the Emperor Claudius (actual name, Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero) a great supporter of the games. Seen are the Net and Trident fighter Retiarius matched with a more heavily armed Mirmillone, whilst in the background a successful Secutor seeks permission for the killing stroke.

Morituri Te Saluttant (For Those About to Die Salute You) by Chris Collingwood (GL)
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 Troops of the 1st Hampshires assaulting Gold Beach during the Normandy Landings. Gold beach was one of the British beaches on D-Day. Gold beach was the western most beach of the British beaches, on D-Day. Gold beach was between two twenty metre high cliffs where German fortifications had been built. The beach had been protected by concrete casemates which took some time to break through. This happened with support form British tanks in the afternoon of D-day 6th June. The British tanks and reinforcements moved off the beaches towards Saint-Come-de-Fresene and Arromanches which were both liberated by 9pm.

D-Day Gold Beach, 6th June 1944 by Simon Smith. (AP)
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Private Thomas Brown of the 3rd kings own regiment of Dragoons, is knighted by King George the II, (The last reigning British Monarch to be at a Battle) Brown had recaptured the regimental guidon from the French during the battle.

King George II Knighting Trooper Brown After the Battle of Dettingen by J P Beadle (B)
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VAR636. 6th Inniskilling Dragoon by Chris Collingwood.
6th Inniskilling Dragoon by Chris Collingwood.
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 When 250 well armed and trained rebel tribesmen attacked the small SAS outpost at Mirbat few would have given good odds on their survival. At the height of the battle Corporal Labalaba and Trooper Savesaki, both Fijians and both wounded fought off relentless assaults by the attacking Adoo. Firing a World War II vintage 25pdr field gun at point blank range Labalaba finally fell to a snipers bullet just as Captain Kealy and Trooper Tobin reached the gunpit to aid its defence. Within minutes however Tobin was dead, but Kealy and the remaining defenders critical position was saved by the timely arrival of 2 Omani Strikemaster jets, and helicopters carrying 24 men of G Squadron.

Sacrifice at Mirbat, Dhofar, Oman, 19th July 1972 by David Pentland. (Y)
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 After a major victory at Salamanca (22 July 1812) Wellington occupied Madrid and then advanced to capture Burgos - unfortunately with insufficient siege equipment he was compelled to retire and forced to experience a harrowing retreat, it was, he said The worst scrape. However, when the campaigning season ended, Spain, south of the Tagus, was free of the French.

The Worst Scrape - Retreat from Burgos October/November 1812 by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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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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 Oberssturmbannfuhrer Jochim Peiper, commander of the armoured spearhead of 1st SS Panzer Division, in conference with some of the officers of other units under his command. Aside form men and tanks of his own division, these included King tigers of the 501st heavy tank battalion and paratroops of 1st battalion, 9th Fallschrimjager regiment.

Kampfgruppe Peiper by David Pentland. (E)
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SPORT PRINTS

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B50. Jean Alesi/ Ferrari 412 by Ivan Berryman.

Jean Alesi/ Ferrari 412 by Ivan Berryman.
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 Michael Schumacher and Ferrari.
Encore by Graham Bosworth
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 Twickenham, March 16th 1996.  England return to the running game to clinch victory in style over Ireland and retain the Five Nations Championship.

In Full Flight by Keith Fearon.
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 TWR Jaguar XJR 9LM - Winner of the 1988 Le Mans.  The car in this image is shown at maximum speed on the Mulsanne Straight (240mph)  Drivers: Jan Lammers, Johnny Dumfries and Andy Wallace.  This was the first win for Jaguar since 1957.  Previous victories at Le Mans were in 1951 and 1953 with C types and in 1955, 1956 and 1957 with D types.  Jaguar also won Le Mans in 1990 with the XJR 12LM.
Top Cat by Graham Bosworth.
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David Coulthard made his Grand Prix debut at the Spanish Grand Prix in 1994.  Only an electrical problem with his Williams Renault stopped Coulthard finishing 3rd in his first ever Grand Prix.  This performance was enough to confirm his potential and earn a drive for the 1995 season.  Winning at Estoril, on the podium at Interlagos, Magny-Cours, Silverstone, Hockenheim, Hungaroring and T I Aida, placed him third in the championship in his first full Grand Prix season.  Coulthard moved to McLaren for the 1996 season proving on many occasions that he could match the pace of team leader Mika Hakkinen, who has a reputation as one of the fastest.  For 1997, Coulthard took over the mantle of Britains No.1 driver and was well qualified to do so.  Winning at Melbourne and Monza, second at A1 Ring and Jerez.  Fourth in the championship prior to Schumachers exclusion.  Coulthard drives with a balance of flair and aggression which earned him considerable respect.  After nearly fifteen years as a top flight driver, Coulthard has now retired from driving, leaving a remarkable legacy behind him.  Twice winner of the British Grand Prix in 1999 and 2000, he has represented Scotland and Great Britain at the highest level of motorsport for well over a decade.

Tribute to David Coulthard by Stuart McIntyre
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Beckhams Golden Generation by Darren Baker. (Y)
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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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B41. Nigel Mansell, McLaren MP4/10/B by Ivan Berryman.

Nigel Mansell, McLaren MP4/10/B by Ivan Berryman.
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