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Royal Navy patrol craft were used among other things to destroy enemy submarines.

Displacement: 613 tons.  Armament: One 4 inch gun, one 2pdr anti aircraft gun, two 14 inch torpedo tubes.   Complement: 50-54.   Speed: 20knots.

Island Class offshore patrol vessels

HMS Jersey 18th March, 1976 To Bangladesh, 28th January 1984
HMS Guernsey 17th February 1977  
HMS Shetland 22nd November 1976  

HMS Shetland.  Closing to fuel from RFA Grey Rover, Mediterranean, May 1984.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM039

P298 HMS Shetland.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available.    PDX243

HMS Orkney 29th June 1976  

HMS Orkney.  At Rosyth, August 1989.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM040

HMS Lindifarne 1st June 1977  
HMS Anglesey 18th October 1978  

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HMS Anglesey, 1980.

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HMS Alderney 27th February 1979  

Castle Class offshore patrol vessels

HMS LEEDS CASTLE 29th October 1980 In Service

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HMS Leeds Castle.

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HMS DUMBARTON CASTLE 3rd June 1981 In Service

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HMS Dumbarton Castle, passing under the Forth Rail Bridge.

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HMS Dumbarton Castle in the Gareloch, Scotland, 18th June 2004

Another view of HMS Dumbarton Castle, Gareloch, 18th June 2004.

HMS Dumbarton Castle. 18th June 2004.

HMS Dumbarton Castle.  Closing to fuel from RFA Grey Rover, June 1984.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM007

HMS Dumbarton Castle, 21st June 2004.

P265 HMS Dumbarton Castle.

Image contributed by and copyright of Nicholas Newns.

P281 HMS Tyne.

Image contributed by and copyright of Nicholas Newns.

P282 HMS Severn.

Image contributed by and copyright of Nicholas Newns.

P296 HMS Jura. 

Scottish Fishery Protection Vessel.  Chartered in 1975 along with Westra, and proved successful in its role and became the design for the Island Class offshore patrol vessels.  Jura was armed with a 40mm gun.  Speed 17 knots.  Displacement 778 tons.  In 1977 she was returned to her previous owner, when HMS Jersey was commissioned.

River Class Patrol Boat shown leaving the Gareloch, Scotland, March 5th 2004.  

Thanks to Carl Proctor for Identification.

 

HMS Scimitar, passing HMS Kent at high speed off Portsmouth, June 1976.

HMS Scimitar of the Scimitar Class fast patrol boats.  Ordered in 1968 to serve as a target.  Sold commercially in 1983

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM096

HMS Sabre, passing HMS Kent at high speed off Portsmouth, June 1976.

One of the Scimitar class fast patrol boats.

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P1105 Dark Avenger.

Dark Class fast attack craft, ordered 18th December 1951, photographed July 1956.  Sold 1966.

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HMS Gay Bombadier, 17th March 1953.

Contributed by Trevor Piper.  © Vosper Thornycroft

P291 HMS Puncher.

Archer Class Patrol and Training Vessel.  fast training vessel during peacetime but transfers to a patrol vessel during wartime.  

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  PD484

HMS Explorer at the Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, June 2005.

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P281 HMS Attacker.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available.    PDX236

P281 HMS Attacker.

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P281 HMS Attacker.

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P282 HMS Chaser.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available.    PDX239

P285 HMS Striker.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available.    PDX240

P292 HMS Charger.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available.   

P292 HMS Charger.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available.    PDX242

P270 HMS Biter.

Image contributed by and copyright of Nicholas Newns.

P167 HMS Exploit.

Image contributed by and copyright of Nicholas Newns.

P163 HMS Express.

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P272 HMS Smiter.

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HMS Biter, Gareloch, May 2005.

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HMS Charger, Gareloch, May 2005.

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HMS Charger, Gareloch, May 2005.

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HMS Biter.

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HMS Puffin.

Kingfisher class patrol vessel.

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HMS Kingfisher.

Kingfisher Class patrol vessel.

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Patrol vessel P22 pictured c.1920 

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Patrol craft in Hong Kong include P1055, P1089, P1007, P1093.  

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Patrol boat P40 pictured in July 1935

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P40, September 1928.

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P50, at the breakers, 1920.

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P59, July 1935.

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PC74, July 1935.

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HMS Kingfisher pictured c.1935

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HMS Mallard pictured c.1936 

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Message Board for naval enthusiasts, crew & descendents. This website is not part of any governmental body or official websites.

Photographs and information on historical events about these ships requested for this new website. If you have any information you would like to send us including photographs of crew members serving on any of these ships and also photographs of the ship please  USE OUR MESSAGE FORM 

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P552..WILLIAM BERWICK REID.. JOHN BARRY CRESSWELL.. My father, William Reid, served on P552 during WW2, he also served on HMS Oberon and Bermuda. I am interested in any information about the ships and if anyone remembers my late father. I am trying to track his friend John Cresswell and if anyone can tell me how I can trace crew compliments/history please contact me at barry.jencons@virgin.net

We are unsure what HMS Pique was as we can only find a reference to a French coastal craft. If you can help us contact us at the e-mail address above.

HMS PIQUE.. JOHN MORRISON.. My father John Morrison served on HMS Pique 1943-1945. He would love to hear from any of the ships crew. Contact me at amorrison@nel.uk 

HMS KILMALCOLM.. My father served on HMS Bicester, HMS Kilmalcolm and HMS Pozarica during WWII. He is very much alive and well at the age of 81 years and if any of the crews of the above ships are still around, please would you contact me at Keith@lenehank.fsnet.co.uk 

HMS Kilham in Freetown, West Africa, 1944-45

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Crew member from HMS Kilham.   If you know who this is e-mail us at mail@militaryart.freeserve.co.uk 

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Patrol craft P59 was built sometime between 1915 and 1918. P59 was sold for scrap in June 1938. P59 photographed sometime in WWI

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Patrol craft P21 built between 1915 and 1918. She was sold in November 1921. 

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Patrol Boat 59 at Algiers.

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HMS Kilkeel, 1918.

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HMS Kildare, 1918.

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HMS Kildavin, 1918.

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HMS Kilmanahan, 1918.

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HMS Kilmun, 1919.

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HMS Kilkeel of the Kil Class Patrol Gunboats.

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Patrol Craft PC56. 

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HMS Shalford and F121 HMS Tumult. Contributed by Don Butler.

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HMS Shalford (P3101) was a Ford Class Seaward Defence Boat,  constructed 1951 - 1957.

Patrol Craft P24, 1917.

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HMS Kingfisher, July 1935.

 

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HMS Kinhfisher, July 1939.

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HMS Guillemot.

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HMS Mallard, May 1937.

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HMS Mallard, July 1939.

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HMS Mallard, laid up, July 1946.

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HMS Mallard, laid up with HMS Kingfisher, July 1946.

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HMS Puffin, May 1937.

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HMS Puffin, July 1939.

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HMS Puffin, with HMS Kittiwake, laid up, 1946.

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HMS Kittiwake, May 1937.

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HMS Kittiwake, June 1939.

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HMS Kittiwake, 1941.

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HMS Kittiwake, with HMS Puffin, laid up, July 1946.

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HMS Sheldrake, 1938.

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HMS Sheldrake, laid up, 1946.

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HMS Widgeon, HMS Guillemot and HMS Shearwater, laid up, 1946.

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 After service in the 96th Infantry Regiment, Smirnov joined the XIX Corps Air Squadron in 1914, shooting down twelve enemy aircraft in the course of two years. When revolution swept through Russia in November 1917, he escaped the Bolsheviks via a White counter-revolutionary route, eventually joining the RAF in England, serving at the Central Flying School at Upavon. He is shown here in his silver Nieuport 17, having just despatched a Roland C.II.

Captain Ivan Smirnov by Ivan Berryman.
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 D for Donald of 270 squadron, Royal Air Force, out of Freetown, West Africa operating in the Atlantic Ocean. It was during routine operation search that D for Donald surprised U515 on the surface and immediately attacked the submarine. U515 in putting up stiff resistance blew a large hole in the hull of D for Donald and the magazine of the starboard side 0.5 twin Browning was hit and the subsequent shrapnel wounded both blister gunners. U515 escaped but was sunk by an American naval hunter group a year later. D for Donald limped back to base and managed to make the beach before it would sink completely.
Catalina Attack by John Wynne Hopkins (P)
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 Over three years of continuous air combat the 91st Bombardment Group The Ragged Irregulars were based at Bassingbourn in England. They flew 340 missions with honor and bravery, over occupied Europe and bore such B-17 legends as Memphis Belle, Shoo Shoo Baby, General Ike and Nine O Nine. On this day, however, the Memphis Belle is going to have to wait for the snow to be cleared before it can depart on yet another dangerous mission over enemy territory. In the meantime, to enable the Memphis Belle to leave at the earliest opportunity when the weather clears, ground crew carry on with their maintenance work in support of a crew and aircraft they all look upon with affection and admiration.
The Memphis Belle by Philip West. (Y)
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 As the four P51D Mustangs of Major William T Haltons Yellow Flight, 487th Fighter Squadron took off from Asch, they found themselves in the middle of a massive German attack.  That New Years Day the Luftwaffe had launched hundreds of aircraft in low level raids against the allied airfields across Northern France and Belgium.  The unexpected take-off by the 487th however, ended Jagdgeswader 11s chances of success, with Yellow Flight alone claiming 9 enemy aircraft destroyed.

Dogfight over Asch, Belgium, 09.20 a.m., New Years Day, 1st January 1945 by David Pentland. (P)
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 On the night of 7th-8th June 1944, a Lancaster of No.207 Sqn piloted by Wing Commander John Grey was part of a force of 112 bombers and 10 Mosquitoes sent to attack a tank storage park near Cerisy-la-Foret. With the D-Day landings just 48 hours old, it was considered too risky to leave the tank park intact, should the Germans try to launch a counter thrust from this position, just 20 miles from the French coast near Bayeux. Shortly after crossing the coast, Greys aircraft was attacked by a JU.88 and both the mid upper gunner Sutherland and tail gunner McIntosh opened fire on their pursuer and sent it down in flames. No sooner had they recovered from this fright when a second JU.88 closed in on them. Again, both gunners combined their fire and destroyed the enemy aircraft in mid air. Grey pressed on to the target where their bombs fell on the enemy tank depot, also destroying some fuel dumps and an important road junction. Returning to the French coast to begin their journey home, they were attacked yet again, this time by a Messerschmitt Bf 110. With machine-like precision, McIntosh and Sutherland opened fire together, claiming their third victim in a single night. For this extraordinary feat, both gunners were awarded the DFC.

Gunners Moon by Ivan Berryman.
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DHM683.  Alouette III Helicopter of Rhodesian Fireforce 1979 by John Wynne Hopkins.

Alouette III Helicopter of Rhodesian Fireforce 1979 by John Wynne Hopkins.
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 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1As of No.610 (County of Chester) Sqn RAAF, intercept incoming Heinkel 111H-16s of the 9th Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 53 Legion Condor during the big daylight raids on London of August and September 1940 – the climax of the Battle of Britain.  Spitfire N3029 (DW-K) was shot down by a Bf109 on the 5th of September 1940 and crash-landed near Gravesend, Kent, thankfully without injury to Sgt Willcocks, the pilot.  For the record, N3029 was rebuilt and, following some brief flying in the UK, was sent overseas by convoy to the Middle East.  Ironically, the ship carrying this aircraft was torpedoed en route and both ship and all its cargo were lost.

Close Encounter by Ivan Berryman (P)
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Depicting the morning after a gruelling operation during the autumn of 1944. As day breaks a returning crew awaits the crew bus at their aircraft dispersal, grouped before their mighty bomber which shows fresh scars of battle from an arduous mission over occupied Europe. The exhausted men are clearly relieved and thankful to be safely home at their in Lincolnshire base.

Mission Completed by Simon Smith.
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The moment shortly after dawn on 24th May 1941 when HMS Hood, in company with HMS Prince of Wales, opens fire on the Bismarck, setting in motion one of the greatest sea dramas the world had seen.

HMS Hood Engages Bismarck by Ivan Berryman.
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 To increase the strength of the US fleet in the Pacific during the critical early months of the war, USS Indiana went through the Panama Canal. On the 28th of November 1942 USS Indiana joined Rear Admiral Lee's aircraft carrier screening force. For the next 11 months, USS Indiana helped protect USS Enterprise and USS Saratoga, which had been supporting the US invasion on the Solomon Islands. On the 21st of October 1943 USS Indiana went to Pearl Harbor, but after only a couple of weeks left to support forces designated for the invasion of the Gilbert Islands. The battleship protected the carriers which supported the Marines during the bloody fight for Tarawa atoll. Then, in late January 1944, she bombarded Kwajalein for eight days prior to the Marshall Island landings on 1st February 1944. USS Indiana collided with the battleship USS Washington while refuelling destroyers, killing several men. Temporary repairs to her starboard side were made at Majuro and USS Indiana returned to Pearl Harbor on 13th February 1944 for additional repair work. The painting shows USS Indiana with one of the two carriers she protected.

USS Indiana, First Tour of Duty by Anthony Saunders. (Y)
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Over 150 years of the Royal Navy are encapsulated in this view of the mighty HMS Nelson, moored at Portsmouth in 1945. Beyond the 16in guns of A turret, the masts of Admiral Nelsons flagship at Trafalgar, HMS Victory rise into the skyline whilst in the foreground MTB 507 cruises past on its way to the Solent.

HMS Nelson by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 The French battleship Richelieu with the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Cumberland, shown during Operation Crimson after bombarding Sabang during July 1944. Grumman Avengers from the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Vengeance shown overhead.

Richelieu and HMS Cumberland 1945 by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
Half Price! - £50.00

 Erich Topps notorious Red Devil Boat, U-552, slips quietly away from the scene of another victory in the North Atlantic in 1941.

U-552 by Ivan Berryman.
Half Price! - £65.00
At 12.30pm on the 21st of October 1805, Admiral Lord Nelson on board his flagship, HMS Victory, breaks the line of the combined French and Spanish fleets.  The Victory is delivering a devastating stern rake to the 80 gun French ship Bucentaure, the flagship of the combined fleets, commanded by Vice-Admiral P. C. J. B. S. Villeneuve.  Starboard to the Victory is the 74 gun Redoutable.  This ship, the Victory and HMS Temeraire, seen left, became locked together soon after, the unequal exchange resulting in the Redoutable having the highest casualties during the entire battle.

Breaking the Line at the Battle of Trafalgar by Graeme Lothian. (AP)
Half Price! - £75.00
 Spearheading the Falklands Task Force as it heads south in 1982, the carrier HMS Hermes is shown in company with two Type 21 frigates, HMS Arrow on the left and HMS Ardent in the near foreground.  In the far distance, HMS Glamorgan glints in the sun as Type 42 HMS Sheffield cuts across behind Hermes.

HMS Hermes by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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HMS Dreadnought passes Spice Island as she heads for the open sea escorted by a torpedo boat destroyer.

HMS Dreadnought at Portsmouth by Randall Wilson.
Half Price! - £50.00

 

MILITARY PRINTS

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

Some Current Half Price Military Art Offers

The Siege of Paris lasted from September 19th 1870 to January 28th 1871, and borught about the French surrender and the end of the Franco-Prussian War.
The Siege of Paris by Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier (Y)
Half Price! - £30.00
<b>Ex display prints in near perfect condition. </b>

The Charge of the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons at Tolnay by William Barnes Wollen. (Y)
Half Price! - £25.00
DHM805.  Episode during the Siege of Paris by E Detaille.
Episode during the Siege of Paris by Edouard Detaille.
Half Price! - £20.00
 Sturmgeschutz IIIF of Stug Battalion Grossdeutschland, and supporting infantry from GD Regiment 1 battle against Soviet forces defending the strategically important city of Voronezh on the Don. Combined arms operations such as this proved the value of the assault gun, which took a terrible toll on enemy armour and men alike.

Assault on Voronezh, Russia, 2nd - 7th July 1942 by David Pentland. (F)
Half Price! - £120.00

 Aubers / Neuve Chapelle -1500-The 1st battalion, Black Watch, brought in to relieve the shattered 2nd Brigade, go over the top and advanced at the double across no -mans land. Suffering heavy casualties from the incessant German machine gun fire, elements of the regiment plunged into  the German trenches just as the bombardment lifted. A desperate battle then took place for the German position, the outnumbered Highlanders fighting tenaciously; elements of the regiment even reached the German second line. In spite of their superhuman bravery, and being reinforced by two companies of the Camerons, sheer German numbers proved to be overwhelming for the Black Watch; every single highlander being killed or wounded in defending this hard won position.

Remember that you are Scottish! Aubers Ridge, 9th May 1915 by Jason Askew. (Y)
Half Price! - £40.00
One ex-display copy with slight damage to white border - image perfect.
Night Before waterloo by Skeoch Cumming. (Y)
Half Price! - £25.00
 Captain R. Blair Paddy Mayne, and men of L detachment SAS, stop to discuss their location en route to Sidi Haneish airfield. The raid was a major victory, especially for the newly acquired jeeps, which played an important part in the destruction of some 40 enemy aircraft for the loss of one man.

Paddys Troopers, The Sidi Haneish Road, 17th July 1942 by David Pentland. (Y)
Half Price! - £50.00
 Alexander the Greats Victory at Hydaspes River During the Macedonian conquests in 326BC at the tributary at Hydaspes (now Jhelem) of the Indus River, King Porus and his Indian army blocked Alexander the Greats advance with some 50,000 troops leaving 40,000, the bulk of his army, on the west bank of the river. Alexander the Great crossed the Indus river using makeshift pontoons with 14,000 picked cavalry and infantry. The following day he attacked the flank of King Porus position, after 8 hours of hard fighting, Alexander the Greats army routed the Indians, taking 9,000 prisoner including King Porus and killing 12,000. The Macedonian army lost 980 men and this was the last battle of the Asian conquest as Alexanders army rebelled and refused to go further.

Alexander the Greats Victory at Hydaspes River by Brian Palmer. (Y)
Half Price! - £50.00

 

SPORT PRINTS

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

Some Current Half Price Sport Art Offers

22nd - 24th September 1995, Oakhill Country Club, Rochester, New York.  Against all odds the triumphant European team beat the USA in one of the most dramatic finishes of all time, to bring home the Ryder Cup for Europe.
Ryder Cup Victors by Peter Wileman
Half Price! - £50.00
MC0041P. Blitzkrieg by Mark Churms.

Blitzkrieg by Mark Churms. (P)
Half Price! - £1250.00
SP4.  Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.

Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.
Half Price! - £35.00
 On three occasions since their last Grand Slam in 1995 the England team had come within a whisker of completing another dream.  During this important build up towards the world cup England finally laid their ghost to rest.  After six years under the guidance of Head Coach Clive Woodward England, having beaten the big three from the Southern Hemisphere in a back-to-back series of matches at Twickenham, reached number one in the Zurich world ranking.  This Grand Slam, a wonderful achievement in itself, underlined Englands worldwide dominance.

2003 Grand Slam by James Owen. (Y)
Half Price! - £80.00

 McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth.  World Champion 1976.
James Hunt by Michael Thompson.
Half Price! - £25.00
 Jimmys total of 516 league appearances produced an amazing 357 goals.

Greavsie by Gary Keane.
Half Price! - £55.00


Patrick Vieira by Gary Brandham. (Y)
Half Price! - £72.00
SPC5003. Rory Underwood by Rodger Towers.

Rory Underwood by Rodger Towers.
Half Price! - £60.00

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