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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.

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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As the Allied invasion of northern France drew nearer, the entire length of southern England had seemingly become one huge army camp. While the local population went about its daily business as best it could, British and American troops massed at every point near the coast in readiness for the imminent crossing of the Channel. Though the RAF fighters of 10 Group were tasked in the Air Defense role, like all RAF squadrons that could be spared, they became involved with the softening up process, a pre-requisite of any large scale landing on enemy occupied territory. Under the leadership of Wing Commander Peter Brothers, 10 Groups Spitfire Wing based at Culmhead was heavily involved flying shipping patrols over the beachhead and Rhubarbs - low-level strikes of opportunity - disrupting enemy movements and communications.Nicolas Trudgians comprehensive painting Summer of 44 recreates with such realism a scene in southwest England just a few days before the Normandy landings in June 1944. Mark IX Spitfires of No. 126 Squadron, returning from combat over France, sweeps low over the local branch line railway station on their way back to Culmhead. Below, as the GWR Prairie tank engine pulls out of the station, American troops are assembling their equipment in readiness for the impending invasion. Adding great atmosphere to his composition, Nick has painted a classically peaceful English landscape, highlighting the unique contrast between war and peace that pervaded Britain during that summer of 44.  <br><br><b>Published 2000.<br><br>Signed by two of the most outstanding Spitfire Wing Leaders of World War II.</b>

Summer of 44 by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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 Undoubtedly one of the truly great Aces of the First World War, William Billy Bishop became celebrated for his technique of actively seeking out the enemy and bringing the fight to him, rather than the more usual practice of patrolling in search of enemy activity. An example of this was his single-handed attack on a German airfield in June 1917 when he destroyed not only a number of aircraft on the ground, but then successfully despatched another seven Albatross scouts that took off to engage him. For this action, he was awarded the Victoria Cross in August 1917 and his final tally when the war ended was 72 confirmed victories. He is depicted here in his Nieuport Scout B1566 in combat with a Pfalz D.III.

Captain William Billy Bishop by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Swordfish of 825 Sqn led by Lt-Cdr Esmonde begin their heroic attack on the battlescruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen as they make their way up the English Channel from Brest during Operation Cerberus on 12th February 1942.  Although all the aircraft were lost and no significant damage was done to the German fleet, all the pilots were decorated for their bravery and Lt-Cdr Esmonde received the first Fleet Air Arm VC to be awarded, albeit posthumously.  The painting depicts the first wave of Swordfish attacking the Scharnhorst with Gneisenau taking avoiding action in the distance.  A German torpedo boat has turned to confront the attacking aircraft.

Attack on the Scharnhorst by Ivan Berryman.
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 Britain's highest scoring Typhoon ace, Wing Commander J R Baldwin sweeps above Utah Beach on a sortie in support of the Allied forces' drive into mainland Europe following D-Day in June 1944.  He is shown flying one of his personal aircraft, Typhoon 1b MN935 'JBII'.

Wing Commander J R Baldwin by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 One of 6,176 Halifaxes built during World War II, NA337(2P-X) was shot down over Norway on 23rd April 1945.  In 1995 it was recovered from the lake that had been its watery home for fifty years and has now been restored by the Halifax Aircraft Association in Ontario, Canada.

Halifax Mk.III NA337 by Ivan Berryman. (E)
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 Shortly after 2pm on Friday 24th October 2003, supersonic commercial aviation was brought to a close as three British Airways Concordes touched down within minutes of each other at London Heathrow Airport for the last time.  Here BA Captain Mike Bannister brings G BOAG down for her final touchdown.

Concorde - The Final Touchdown by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Two Fairey Firefly F Mk1s of 1770 NAS embarked on HMS Indefatigable are shown outbound on Operation Meridian I on 24th January 1945.  The nearest aircraft is DT947, flown by Vin Redding.  Operation Meridian was a series of two air attacks on Japanese-held oil refineries at Palembang on Sumatra.  The huge aviation fuel output of these refineries was reduced to only a quarter of their output after the two raids on the 24th and 29th January 1945.

Fairey Firefly F Mk.Is of 1770 Sqn, 1945 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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During the early 1930s, Imperial Airways of London introduced to its European and Eastern routes the HP42, an enormous four-engined Handley Page biplane carrying up to 38 passengers at a sedate 100mph.  For the first time air travellers could enjoy Pullman comfort, the wicker-work chairs finally being dispensed with.  Eight of these outstanding aircraft were built and operated from 1931 to the start of the Second World War.  The European services were flown by the four known as the Heracles class with fleet names Horatius, Hengist and Helena.  The Hannibal class with Horsa, Hanno and Hadrian serviced the Empire routes.  They accumulated over 10 million miles of peacetime operations wthout harm to a single passenger or crew member.  Safety became their byword. Depicted here is Horatius, bound for Paris from Croydon.  What a sight to behold, truly a galleon of the clouds.
Croydon Departure by Gerald Coulson.
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Viewed across the damaged stern of the 80-gun San Nicholas, Nelson drives HMS Captain onto the Spanish vessel in order that she can be boarded and taken as a prize, the British marines and men scrambling up the Captains bowsprit to use it as a bridge. The San Nicholas then fouled the Spanish three decker San Joseph (112), allowing Nelson and his men to take both ships as prizes in a single manoeuvre. A British frigate is moving into a supporting position in the middle distance.

HMS Captain at the Battle of Cape St Vincent by Ivan Berryman (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. Ship of Dreams by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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Originally constructed as a Home Fleet Repair Ship, HMS Cyclops was later converted into a submarine depot ship and enjoyed a long career, both in the Mediterranean and in home waters.  Here she prepares to receive HMS Sceptre.  Another S-class submarine is already tethered alongside.

HMS Cyclops Prepares to Receive HMS Sceptre by Ivan Berryman (AP)
Half Price! - £45.00
 The submarine depot ship HMS Maidstone is pictured off Hong Kong with a quintet of British submarines alongside for replenishment, namely (left to right) an S-class, a U-class, a T-class and two more U-class.

HMS Maidstone by Ivan Berryman (P)
Half Price! - £450.00

 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)
Half Price! - £2700.00
 Sunset over Aboukir Bay on 1st August 1798 as ships of the Royal Navy, led by Nelson, conduct their ruthless destruction of the anchored French fleet. Ships shown from left to right. HMS Orion, Spartiate, Aquilon, Peuple Souvrain, HMS Defence, HMS Minotaur and HMS Swiftsure.

Battle of the Nile by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
Half Price! - £60.00
 The heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire is brought up to sink the blazing wreck of the Bismarck with torpedoes at around 10:30 hours on the morning of May 27th 1941.  The once proud German ship had been ruthlessly pounded into a twisted and burning wreck by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori combed the area of the sinking for survivors, between them picking up a total of 110 out of an original complement of 2,300.

HMS Dorsetshire (The End of the Bismarck) by Ivan Berryman.
Half Price! - £15.00
HMS Hood makes a turn to port, while in line and astern is HMS Collingwood.  Valetta can be seen in the distance.

HMS Hood at Malta 1896 By Randall Wilson.
Half Price! - £65.00

 

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

DHM386.  Charge of Donops Cavalry Led by Marshal Ney at Waterloo by Demoulin.
Charge of Donops Cavalry Led by Marshal Ney at Waterloo by Demoulin.
Half Price! - £25.00
DHM655.  Prince Karl von Mecklenburg with East Prussian Cavalry at the Engagement of Goldberg, 23rd August 1813 by Richard Knotel.
Prince Karl von Mecklenburg with East Prussian Cavalry at the Engagement of Goldberg, 23rd August 1813 by Richard Knotel.
Half Price! - £20.00
 22 SAS Squadron in the Gulf, having been dropped by Chinook of the 7th Squadron RAF

The Winged Dagger by Simon Smith. (P)
Half Price! - £2500.00
 This painting was inspired by Sir Douglas Haigs order to his troops at the time of the great German offensive. Note the ghostly images of the dead comrades above the soldiers heads. This was Gibbs final battle scene, painted when he was in his eighties.

Backs to the Wall by Robert Gibb. (Y)
Half Price! - £25.00

<b>Slightly noticeable mark on the image - hence the low price of this item. </b>

AD43 by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
Half Price! - £27.50
Lieut. George Cairns of the South Staffordshire Regiment at the Battle of Pagoda Hill, Burma, 13th March 1944, along with the 3rd/6th Gurkha Rifles.
Lieutenant George Cairns VC, at the Battle of Pagoda Hill, Burma 13th March 1944 by David Rowlands (GL)
Half Price! - £280.00
 Gold Beach, Normandy, D-Day, 6th June 1944.  A PIAT team and riflemen of the 6th Green Howards part of  British 50th (Tyne Tees) Division, push inland in the direction of Caen.

Off the Beach by David Pentland. (P)
Half Price! - £700.00
 Replacements from 1st Battalion Irish Guards and Sherman tanks of the 46th Royal Tank Regiment move through the debris of Anzio town towards their jump-off positions for the Battle of Campoleone Station.

Anzio, Italy, February 1944 by David Pentland. (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

FAR695.  Tribute to Lester Piggott by Stuart McIntyre.

Tribute to Lester Piggott by Stuart McIntyre.
Half Price! - £20.00
 The Welsh Six Nations Grand Slam of 2005 is completed as Wales beat Ireland in their final game. <br>Results : Cardiff, 5th February : Wales 11 - 9 England<br>Rome, 12th February : Italy 8 - 38 Wales<br>Paris, 26th February : France 18 - 24 Wales<br>Edinburgh, 13th March : Scotland 22 - 46 Wales<br>Cardiff, 19th March : Wales 32 - 20 Ireland.

Grand Slam 2005 by James Owen. (Y)
Half Price! - £60.00
 David Coulthard. McLaren Mercedes MP4/13
A Scottish Gentleman by Michael Thompson.
Half Price! - £25.00
DH007. Steady Johnnie Steady by Erskine Nicol.
Steady Johnnie Steady by Erskine Nicol.
Half Price! - £12.00

SFA19.  Laytown Beach by Chris Howells.
Laytown Beach by Chris Howells.
Half Price! - £45.00
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.
Half Price! - £120.00
B43. Damon Hill/ Williams Renault FW.18 by Ivan Berryman

Damon Hill/ Williams Renault FW.18 by Ivan Berryman
Half Price! - £40.00

Legends of English Football by Robert Highton - Gold Edition. (Y)
Half Price! - £248.00

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