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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.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available.    PDX238

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.

Image contributed by and copyright of Nicholas Newns.

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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 Byron Duckenfield and his 501 Squadron wingman struggle to get airborne in their Hurricanes as the spectacle of the scrambling squadron draws a group of passing motorists out of their vehicle to witness the thunderous noise of the aircraft.

501 Sqn Scramble by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Jaguar GR3A from 41 (Fighter) Squadron based at RAF Coltishall and flown by Squadron Leader Ian Smith thunders down a Norwegian fjord.  Coltishall Jaguars regularly deploy on exercise in northern Norway as part of NATO's protection of its northern flank.  However, Spring of 2006 saw the closure of RAF Coltishall, the loss of an historic airfield.

Snowcat by Robert Tomlin. (Y)
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 A pair of Fw190F fighters during the winter of 1943. The Fw190F and G had become the Luftwaffes standard fighter-bomber for ground attack.  The Fw190F was very effective in this role. Additional armour protection was given to ground-attack variants and the G version also could carry a single 4,000-pound (1,800-kg) bomb or numbers of smaller bombs. The Fw190 was also used as a successful night fighter during the autumn and early winter of 1943–44, using conventional daylight methods to attack RAF bombers after searchlights had illuminated them.

Fw190F Fighters - Winter 1943 by Ivan Berryman.
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 Spitfire of 761 Training Squadron (attached to the Royal Navy) flies over the Forth Railway Bridge on the eve of World War Two, also shown is HMS Royal Oak departing Rosyth for the open sea.

Land, Sea and Air by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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 Squadron Leader H C Sawyer is depicted here flying his 65 Sqn Spitfire Mk.1a R6799 (YT-D) in the skies above Kent on 31st July 1940 at the height of the Battle of Britain. Chasing him is Major Hans Trubenbach of 1 Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 2 in his Messerschmitt Vf109E-3 (Red 12) . The encounter lasted eight minutes with both pilots surviving.

High Pursuit by Ivan Berryman. (F)
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In 1944 Berlin was probably the most defended city in the world.  The Luftwaffe had kept what reserves it had for planes to defend Berlin.  On March 6th, 1944, The USAAF were involved in the massive air raid on Berlin, 69 B17s were lost – but the Luftwaffe lost 160 planes.  Whereas the US 8th Air Force could recover from these aircraft losses, the German Luftwaffe could not.  By the end of the war, the 8th Air Force and the Royal Air Force had destroyed 70% of Berlin.

Berlin Bound by Anthony Saunders.
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 A pair of Focke Wulf 190A4s of 9./JG2 Richthofen based at Vannes, France during February 1943. The nearest aircraft is that of Staffelkapitan Siegfried Schnell. The badge on the nose is the rooster emblem of III./JG2 and the decoration on Schnells rudder shows 70 of his eventual total of 93 kills.

Looking for Business by Ivan Berryman.
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 No one will ever know exactly what caused Max Immelmanns demise, but what is known is that his propeller was seen to disintegrate, which caused a series violent oscillations that ripped the Fokker E.III apart, the tail breaking away before the wings folded back, trapping the young German ace in his cockpit. The popular belief is that his interrupter gear malfunctioned, causing him to shoot away part of his own propeller, but British reports attribute Immelmanns loss to the gunnery of Cpl J H Waller from the nose of FE.2b 6346 flown by 2Lt G R McCubbin on Sunday, 18th June 1916. Immelmann was flying the spare E.III 246/16 as his own E.IV had been badly shot up earlier that day.

Immelmanns Last Flight by Ivan Berryman.
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 A splendid little war was how John Hay, ambassador to Britain, described the Spanish-American war of 1898. Though the war was small in scope it was large in consequences; it promoted the regeneration of the American Navy and the emergence of the United States as a major world power. Fought primarily at sea, the war created an American naval legend in its opening encounter between the pacific squadrons of Spain and the United States at Manila Bay on the 1st of May 1898. At sunrise Admiral Dewey, leading the American fleet in his flagship the USS Olympia, had caught the Spanish fleet, under Admiral Patricio Montojo, by surprise - still anchored off Sangley Point at Manila Bay in the Philippine Islands. Defeat for the Spanish was total and heralded the end of a once extensive Spanish empire in the Americas. Montojos flagship, Reina Cristina, is seen here under fire from the Olympia.

The Battle of Manila Bay by Anthony Saunders (Y)
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 HMS Norfolk and HMS Belfast of Force I are shown engaging the Scharnhorst which has already been hit and disabled by both HMS Duke of York and the cruiser HMS Jamaica.  Scharnhorst was never to escape the clutches of the British and Norwegian forces for, having been slowed to just a few knots by numerous hits, fell victim to repeated torpedo attacks by the allied cruisers and destroyers that had trapped the German marauder.

HMS Norfolk at the Battle of the North Cape by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 HMS Prince of Wales enters Valetta harbour, Malta.

Enter the Prince by Anthony Saunders. (Y)
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With her mizzen top already gone and her sails aloft having received severe punishment, Victory breaks through the line behind the French flagship Bucentaure, delivering a shattering broadside into her stern.  So severe was this opening fire that the Bucentaure was effectively put out of the rest of the battle, although Admiral Villeneuve himself was to miraculously survive the carnage.  Beyong Victory can be seen the French Redoubtable, which is receiving fire from Victorys starboard guns, and the Spanish San Leandro is in the extreme distance.  Most of Victorys stunsails have been cut away, but it was her stunsail booms that became entangled with the rigging of the Redoubtable when she put her helm to port and ran onto her.  Admiral Nelson fell shortly afterward, having received a fatal wound from a musket ball fired by a French sharpshooter in Redoubtables mizzen fighting top.  The Temeraire can be seen approaching the fray to the right.

Trafalgar - The Destruction of the Bucentaure by Ivan Berryman.
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 The heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen slips quietly through the waters of Kiel Harbour as one of her own Arado Ar.196s flies overhead. In the background, Bismarck, wearing her Baltic camouflage, is alongside taking on supplies.

Prinz Eugen by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Between 24th may and 4th June 1940 an extraordinary armada of craft, large and small, naval and civilian, embarked on one of the greatest rescue missions in history. the evacuation of 330,000 British and French troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in northern France. the destroyer HMS Wakeful dominates the foreground here as troops pour onto the beaches and harbour moles in search of salvation. Both Wakeful and distant HMS Grafton were lost during the evacuation.

Dunkirk by Ivan Berryman.
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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 (B)
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  Fairey Swordfish I, L9726 4M of 818 Sqn, HMS Ark Royal pulls a tight, climbing turn through a hail of anti-aircraft fire as its torpedo strikes home, jamming the steering gear of the mighty Bismarck and setting in motion the beginning of her dramatic end.

Bismarck by Ivan Berryman.
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MILITARY PRINTS

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Some Current Half Price Military Art Offers

 The Grand army crossing the Danube on its advance to the battle of Wagram. 
Napoleon before the Battle of Wagram by Swebach (B)
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 Having made contact the previous evening with troops of 4th Infantry Division pushing inland from Utah Beach, paratroopers of the 101st Airborne division The Screaming Eagles help mop up the pockets of German resistance in their general advance towards Carentan.

Screaming Eagles in Normandy, 7th June 1944 by David Pentland. (GL)
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Royal Scots 1st of Foot about to form square around their colours during the Battle of Waterloo.

Royal Scots at Waterloo by Brian Palmer.
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 Commissioned by 201 (Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Battery, Royal Artillery in 1997 to commemorate bicentenary. Boer prisoner with early morning Yeomanry patrol, Transvaal, 1900.
The Prisoner by Scott Kirkwood
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 Panoramic view of the battle fought between the French and the Austrian armies on 14th June 1800.

Battle of Marengo by Louis Lejeune (B)
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<b>Ex-display prints in near perfect condition. </b>

The Battle of Kulm by Carl Rochling. (Y)
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 French civilians being questioned by Prussian officers with Prussian Cuirassiers during the Franco-Prussian War.
The Hostages by Edouard Detaille. (Y)
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 Helmand Province, Afghanistan, April, 2011. Men of <i>The Highlanders</i> 4th Royal Regiment of Scotland, patrol through a flowering poppy field near Lashkar Gah.

Poppy Fields by David Pentland.
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SPORT PRINTS

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Lester Piggott by Gary Keane. (Y)
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Champion racing horse West Tip at Cheltenham race course.

West Tip by Mark Churms.
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DHM1480. Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman.
Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman.
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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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 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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 A celebration of Nigel Mansells success in winning the Formula 1 World Championship and the Indy Car Championship in successive years. A celebration of the magnificent talents of Nigel Mansell. He made his debut in Formula 1 in 1981 and his superb driving technique made an instant impact. He recorded victory after victory coming agonisingly close to being world champion many times before gaining his well deserved Formula 1 title in 1992. The following year he recorded an unprecedented double, gaining the Indy Car championship in 1993. A feat that reserves his name quite rightly in the record books.
Mansell by Peter Deighan.
Half Price! - £45.00
 Marlboro McLaren Mercedes MP4/11. 1996.
David Coulthard by Michael Thompson.
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Race horses gallop to the finish shown in this racing painting by Mark Churms.

The Finish by Mark Churms.
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