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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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 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.

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 Bristol Blenheim Mk.IVF of No.68 Squadron.  The night-fighter squadron flew Blenheims from mid1941 to early 1942 before converting to Beaufighters.  Aircraft WM-Z is shown in combat with a marauding Dornier Do17.

Blenheim Mk.IVF of No.68 Sqn by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Portsmouth August 26th 1940, the lone spitfire of Squadron Leader Sandy Johnstone breaks the ranks and picks off one of the menacing Heinkels only to encounter an equally determined attack from a BF109. <br><br>We were brought to readiness in the middle of lunch and scrambled to intercept mixed bag of 100+ Heinkel IIIs and DO 17s approaching Portsmouth from the South.  The controller did a first class job and positioned us one thousand feet above the target. with the sun  behind us, allowing us to spot the raiders from a long way off. No escorting Messchersmitts were in sight at the time, although a sizable force was to turn up soon after. then something strange happened.  I was about to give a ticking off to our chaps for misusing the R/T when I realised I was listening to German voices. It appeared we were both using the same frequency and, although having no knowledge of the language it sounded from the monotonous flow of the conversation that they were unaware of our presence. as soon  as we dived towards the leading formation, however we were assailed immediately to loud shouts of  Achtung Spitfuern Spitfuern! as our bullets began to take their toll.  In spite of having taken jerry by surprise our bag was only six, with others claimed as damaged, before the remainder dived for cloud cover and turned for home. In the meantime the escorting fighters were amongst us when two of our fellows were badly shot up. Hector Maclean stopped a cannon shell on his cockpit, blowing his foot off above the ankle although, in spite of his grave injuries, he managed to fly his spitfire back to Tangmere to land with wheels retracted. Cyril Babbages aircraft was also badly damaged in the action. forcing him to abandon it and take to his parachute. He was ultimately picked up by a rescue launch and put ashore at Bognor, having suffered only minor injuries.  I personally accounted for one Heinkel III in the action (Sandy Johnson) . <br><br>No. 602 City of Glasgow auxiliary squadron was a household name long before WWII began. It had been the first auxiliary squadron to get into the air in 1925, two of its members, Lord Clydeside and David McIntyre  were the first to conquer Mount Everest in 1933, the squadron sweeped the board in gunnery and bombing in 1935, beating the regular squadrons at their own game. It was the first auxiliary Squadron to be equipped with Spitfire Fighters as far back as March 1939 and it was the first squadron to shoot down the first enemy aircraft on British soil.  The squadron moved south from Drem airfield in East Lothian on August 14th 1940 to relieve the already battered no. 145 squadron at Westhampnett, Tangmeres satelitte station in Sussex. The squadron suffered 5 casualties during the battle. The squadron remained at Westhampnett until December 1940 to be replaced by no. 610 auxiliary airforce squadron. No 602 squadron itself remained active up until 1957 when it was put into mothballs.

Gauntlet by Anthony Saunders (P)
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 The early months of 1942 saw Sqn Ldr Derek Ward flying several sorties a day, many of them at night with 73 Sqn in the skies above Egypt. He claimed a Heinkel 111 destroyed on 9th February and a Bf.109 just a few days later. Then, on the night of 1st May, Ward spotted a Focke-Wulf Fw.200 Condor heading out to sea. Alone, he pursued the German four-engined bomber in his Hurricane and shot it down, flames streaming from its wing. For this action, Sqn Ldr Ward was awarded the DFC.

Tribute to Squadron Leader Derek Ward by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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 2 Mk7 Lynx of 664/661 sqn. AAc, providing Top Cover for an UN PROFOR Convoy in Bosnia Herzegovina.

Op Grapple by John Wynne Hopkins.
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 Even the most faithful of Messerschmitt Me 109 pilots that also flew the Focke-Wulf Fw190 grudgingly admitted the well-proportioned and aesthetically pleasing Fw190 was the finest single-seat fighter in the Luftwaffes armoury during World War II. Soon after its arrival on the Channel Front in 1941, when initial bugs were ironed out, this superb fighter came close to fighter design perfection by the standards of the day. Just as the Mk IX Spitfire held the mantle as Britains most outstanding combat fighter of the war, so was the Fw190 regarded by experienced Luftwaffe pilots. Within months of its operational debut the Fw190 was causing widespread consternation among RAF pilots, the new fighter equal to the Mk IX Spitfire in all but its ability in the tightest of turning circles. By 1944 the technically superb Fw190 came into its own in the great air battles against the USAAFs massed daylight raids. The defence of the Reichs western airspace rested on the shoulders of a few Jagdgschwarden who, against steadily increasing odds, were tasked with interception and destruction of the attacking American heavy bombers. Flying alongside the two established Channel fighter wings JG2 Richthofen and JG26 Schlageter, equipped with Fw190s and led by the great fighter ace Oberst Walter Oesau, JG1 joined the battle in defence of northern Germany. Nicolas Trudgians painting Storm Chasers depicts the Fw190As of I./JG1, distinguished by their distinctive black and white striped cowls, scrambling from the snow-covered Dortmund airfield on 10 February 1944 to intercept another inbound American daylight raid. Nicks dramatic view of this technically supreme fighter conveys its true class as it hurtles over the airfield, its undercarriage retracting as the Fw190 accelerates into the climb. Below, sharing the airfield with I./JGI, are the Fw190s of the newly formed Sturmstaffel 1, identified by their black-white-black tail bands, seen taxiing out to join in the interception. Despite bad weather conditions the Luftwaffes defending fighters scored heavily that day, inflicting severe losses on the Americans, claiming 29 bombers and 8 fighters shot down in the action.

Storm Chasers by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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DHM925.  Harrier in a Hyde by Geoff Lea.

Harrier in a Hyde by Geoff Lea.
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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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NAVAL PRINTS

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The Pedestal Convoy of August 1942 was one of the most heavily protected convoys in the history of sea warfare.  Fourteen of the fastest cargo ships of the time were protected by 4 carriers, 2 battleships, 7 cruisers and 32 destroyers.  The destroyer HMS Ashanti is in the foreground of the painting.  Also depicted are the carrier HMS Indomitable, with her Hurricanes cirling the convoy overhead, and the cargoe ship Port Chalmers to the right of the picture.

Pedestal Convoy by Anthony Saunders (Y)
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 The destroyer HMS Kelly passes close to the battleship HMS Royal Sovereign as she escorts a convoy in the Mediterranean near Malta.

HMS Kelly passes HMS Royal Sovereign by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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Having taken terrible punishment from the guns of the allied French and Spanish fleet as she broke through the line, HMS Victory found herself engaged by the French Redoutable, a bitter battle that saw the two ships locked together, pouring shot into one another with terrifying ferocity and which left the British Admiral, Lord Horatio Nelson fatally wounded. In the background, HMS Neptune is emerging through the gunsmoke and is about to pass the wreck of the French flagship Bucentaure which Victory so spectacularly routed as she passed through the allied line. HMS Temeraire, which followed Victory through, and which was also to become embroiled on the Redoutables fight, is obscured by the smoke beyond the British flagship.

The Battle of Trafalgar, 1.00pm by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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B61AP.  USS Oakland Escorting the Damaged USS Lexington by Ivan Berryman.
USS Oakland Escorting the Damaged USS Lexington by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 HMS Prince of Wales is shown firing on the Bismarck and in the background a huge black cloud is all that is left of HMS Hood.

HMS Prince of Wales by Brian Wood (P)
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 The elegant but ill-fated jewel in the White Star crown Titanic was a technical marvel of engineering in its day. At 882 ft long, her perfect proportions and magnificent profile were the envy of other shipping companies. her tragic loss on her maiden voyage was a crushing blow to the White Star Line that left the whole world in shock.

RMS Titanic by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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B114.  HMS Carmania sinking the German armed liner SS Cap Trafalgar off Ilha da Trindade, South Atlantic. 14th September 1914.  By Ivan Berryman.
HMS Carmania sinking the German armed liner SS Cap Trafalgar off Ilha da Trindade, South Atlantic. 14th September 1914. 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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MILITARY PRINTS

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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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 King Tigers of Kampfgruppe von Rosen, 3rd Company Heavy Tank Battalion 503, preparing to move out from the Tisza bridgehead to counter Soviet pressure on German forces attacking to the northwest at Debrecen during the first battles to defend the Hungarian capital of Budapest.

Tigers in the Mist by David Pentland. (B)
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Knightsbridge No. 1 Turnout by Mark Churms. (B)
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 A Voltigeur corporal, 2nd battalion, 4th regiment etranger, Holland 1813.

Tireur D Elite by Mark Churms. (P)
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Confederate Infantryman of the 19th Virginia by Chris Collingwood.
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 Soldier of the 24th Regiment of Foot (South Wales Borderers) loads his last round at the Battle of Isandhlwana.

Last of the 24th by Bud Bradshaw. (Y)
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 On the 1st of August 1798, thirteen French ships of the line sat anchored in Aboukir Bay off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt, in support of Napoleon who was inland with his troops attempting to conquer the country. As nighttime approached so did Lord Horatio Nelson and the British fleet. Nelson had been hunting Napoleon at sea for months; at Aboukir Bay he had found the French fleet, trapped and unprepared for battle. Nelsons audacious plan was to attack the French on their unprotected prot side, the plan had its risks; the whole of the British fleet could run aground in the shallows - but Nelson knew the waters too well. The Battle of the Nile was one of the most decisive in the history of naval warfare. By the end of the battle nearly all the French ships were sunk or captured. The 124-gun flagship - and the pride of the French navy - LOrient, had exploded with such ferocity that it halted the battle for over ten minutes. Napoleons ability to dominate the region had been crushed, whilst Nelson was to become a hero throughout the whole of Britain.

Battle of the Nile by Anthony Saunders. (Y)
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Described as the Deathknell of the Confederacy - Sharpsburg (Antietam to the North) was a savage bloodletting for both sides. It was said to be the bloodiest day of the American Civil War. In the painting, below the Dunkard church confederate General John Bell Hoods Texas Division - or what was left of it- stand in line of battle. In the distance Union Major General John Sedgwicks division can be seen advancing on the rebel lines. During the ghastly four hour struggle the Confederates managed to hold and then repel the bloodied remnants of Sedgwicks division back to the east woods and at about 10.30am, the carnage around the Dunkard church had ended. Eventually though, the Confederate forces were in retreat, loosing Sharpsburg to the Union but prepared to fight on for two and a half more years, bloodied but unbeaten.

Bloodied But Unbeaten (The Battle for the Dunkard Church During the Battle of Sharpsburg, September by Chris Collingwood. (P)
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SPORT PRINTS

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Lester Piggott by Gary Keane. (Y)
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 A cricketing genius, Sir Garfield Sobers excelled at all aspects of the game.  One of his most memorable moments being the six consecutive sixes hit off one over. 

Sir Garfield Sobers by Gary Keane.
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 Marcus Gronholm.  Peugeot 206 WRC.
Reflections of a Champion by Michael Thompson.
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A montage of moments from the outstanding Welsh 6 Nation Championship Grand Slam Victory of 2005.
The Perfect Year - Wales Grand Slam Champions 2005 by Darren Baker. (Y)
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SPC5008. Neil Lennon by Gary Brandham.

Neil Lennon by Gary Brandham.
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 Richard Burns and Robert Reid.  Subaru Impreza WRC 99
Rain or Shine by Michael Thompson
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Whilst flat-racing enthusiasts may argue which horse was the best Derby Winner, artist Peter Deighan was deciding for himself, he made a short list of six.  His canvas entitled Derby Winners depicts these six. They include the great Shergar, who ran the fastest Derby in history and won by a record ten lengths.  Also included are Golden Fleece, Reference Point, Teenoso, The Minstrel and the fantastic Nashwan.  Any of these could be classified as the greatest.

Derby Winners by Peter Deighan.
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Patrick Vieira by Gary Brandham. (Y)
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