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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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 On the morning of 21st April 1917, coastal airship No C.17 was on a routine patrol captained by Sub Lieutenant  E G O Jackson, when sometime around 8.00am, she was attacked by German seaplanes and shot down. Such was their vulnerability that these huge battlebags were an easy target for marauding enemy scouts, their single Lewis guns achieving little by way of defence. The Hansa Brandenburg W.12, on the other hand, was a nimble and useful aircraft that the Germans put to good use in the coastal defence role.

Hansa Brandenburg W.12 – Attack on the C.17 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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Hawker Hurricanes of 249 squadron (RAF) departing off HMS Ark Royal in June 1941 as par tof Force H. The Hurricanes were to become part of the Defence of Malta against the onslought and non stop bombing by the Axis Bombers and HMS Ark Royal would be sunk only a few months later when on the 13th November 1941 HMS Ark Royal was hit by a single torpedo from the German U-boat U81. The torpedo hit  on the starboard side near the starboard boiler room causing a 130ft by 30ft hole. Water poured in causing a 10% list immediately. The flooding spread quickly to the middle of the ship and then to the port boiler room, eectric power failed,  and after 14 hours while in tow to Gibraltar she capsized and sunk the following day.

Malta Relief by Tim Fisher.
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Sadly, but two examples of the Handly page Halifax exist today - the unrestored W1048 at the RAF Museum at Hendon, and the Yorkshire Air Museums pristine LV907 Friday the 13th, a rebuild from the remains of HR792. In this portrait of one of Bomber Commands oft-forgotten workhorses, the original Friday the 13th is set against a stunning evening cloudscape.

Friday the 13th by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Avro Lancaster AJ-P of Flt. Lt. Martin  617 Squadron releases the bomb that successfully breaches the Mohne dam. In the foreground the electrical substation is burning from a previous attack by Flt.Lt. Hopgood.

GONER 58A - Mohne Dam, Germany, 17th May 1943 by David Pentland. (P)
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 Lancasters of 617 Sqn Dambusters get airborne from their Scampton base at the start of their journey to the Ruhr Valley on the night of 16th May 1943 under the codename Operation Chastise. These are aircraft of the First Wave, led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, the Second Wave having already departed some ten minutes earlier to negotiate a more northerly route to their targets. On this momentous night, both the Möhne and Eder dams were successfully breached, whilst the Sorpe was also hit, but without serious damage. Of the nineteen aircraft that took part in the mission, eleven returned safely.

The Dambusters by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 A trio of Bell Huey UH-1s deliver ARVN Rangers to a drop zone in the central Highlands of Vietnam during 1970. The ubiquitous Huey saw action in an enormous variety of roles, Vietnam being the first true helicopter war, and it will perhaps be remembered by many a grateful GI for its (and its crews) part in many hundreds of daring rescues amid the unyielding and unfamiliar terrain of south east Asia.

DZ 9.00am by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Two De Havilland Mosquito FBMk VIs of 464 squadron set out on a low level mission in difficult weather conditions.

Low Level Raiders by Keith Woodcock. (Y)
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 Concorde G-BOAC climbing steadily towards its operational height of nearly 60,000 feet and cruising speed of Mach 2.

The Queen of the Skies by Adrian Rigby. (Y)
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 With her pennant number GO4 painted out to accommodate a western approaches camouflage the destroyer HMS Onslaught punches her way through a heavy swell during escort duties in the north Atlantic

HMS Onslaught by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 The pilot of a Fairey Swordfish MKII guides his aircraft towards the landing ramp of HMS Victorious following a sortie in the Mediterranean Sea 1940

Safe Return by Ivan Berryman.
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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 (P)
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 HMS Intrepid embarks some of her landing craft during the Falklands conflict of 1982.
HMS Intrepid by Ivan Berryman
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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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B114AP. 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. (AP)
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HMS Glowworm, burning severely after receiving hits from the mighty Admiral Hipper, is depicted turning to begin her heroic sacrifice off the Norwegian coast on 8th April 1940. Hugely out-gunned and already crippled, Glowworms captain, Lieutenant-Commander Roope rammed his destroyer into the side of the Admiral Hipper, inflicting a 40 metre rip in its armour belt before drifting away and exploding. 38 British sailors were rescued from the sea and Roope was awarded a posthumous VC for his bravery, the first earned by the Royal Navy in WWII.

The Attack on the Admiral Hipper by HMS Glowworm by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Viewed from beneath the blistered guns of the damaged X and Y turrets of her sister HMS Ajax, Achilles come sunder fire from the pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee during what was to become known as the Battle of the River Plate on the 13th December 1939. Shells from Achilles are closing on her opponent as the Graf Spee alters course at the start of the doomed battleships flight to Montevideo.

The Pursuit of the Graf Spee by Ivan Berryman.
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MILITARY PRINTS

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 Just seconds from opening fire with a broadside that will devastate her opponent, HMS Victory prepares to pass the stern of the French flagship Bucentaure, closely followed by the three-deckers HMS Temeraire and HMS Neptune. With guns unable to bear on the enemy fleet during the slow approach the British ships had endured terrible punishment with Victorys sails holed, her wheel smashed and her mizzen top shot away.

Breaking the Line by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 William F Cody (Buffalo Bill) is shown as an Army Scout during a skirmish with Indians on the Frontier. 

Buffalo Bill by Brian Palmer.  (P)
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DHM1856P. The Ludendorff Offensive, Spring 1918 by Jason Askew.

The Ludendorff Offensive, Spring 1918 by Jason Askew. (P)
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DHM115B.  Storming of the Ratisbon by Charles Thevenin.
Storming of the Ratisbon by Charles Thevenin (B)
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 Abram M1A1 tanks and Bradley APCs of Charlie Company, the Cobras, 1-64 Desert Rogues Armoured Battalion, US 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanised) drive into central Baghdad, through Saddams famous war memorial.

Through the Hands of Victory, Baghdad, Iraq, 7th April 2003 by David Pentland. (Y)
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A dynamic work showing Napoleon mounted on his favourite horse Marengo, under a surprise attack from Russian Cossacks.
Napoleons Peril at Brienne Le Chateau by Robert Hillingford.
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 A Viking raiding party comes ashore from their Viking longboat on the western coast of England, 890 A.D.

Sons of Odin by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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 Roveredo is a small town 30 miles south of Trent in the Adige valley, this was the scene of an engagement between the advance formations of the army of Italy (10,200 strong) commanded by Massena and the larger part of Davidovitchs Austrian force (14,000 strong) general Wurmser had entrusted Davidovitch to defend the area around Trent, while the main Austrian army headed east and South in an attempt to relieve besieged Mantua. The 14,000 Austrians deployed between the road Junction of Roveredo and the village of Marco. The French captured the main position by sending one brigade to outflank Marco. During the battle the French forces took 6,000 Prisoners and 20 artillery pieces for the loss of a few hundred men.

Battle of Roveredo by William Clarkson Stanfield. (Y)
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SPORT PRINTS

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 Twickenham, March 16th 1996.  England return to the running game to clinch victory in style over Ireland and retain the Five Nations Championship.

In Full Flight by Keith Fearon.
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From behind 17th green looking back to hotel, clubhouse and 18th hole.

Gleneagles - Kings Course by Mark Chadwick
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SPC5002. Jeremy Guscott by Robert Highton.

Jeremy Guscott by Robert Highton.
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 The Minstrel, 1977, Shergar, 1981, Golden Fleece, 1982, .Teenoso, 1983, Reference Point, 1987, Nashwan, 1989.

Derby Winners by Peter Deighan.
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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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Michael Atherton by Keith Fearon.
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In the final moments of extra time of the game, the England number 10, Jonny Wilkinson slotted a perfect drop goal which clinched victory over Australia, winning 20 points to 17. 

Rugby World Cup Final 2003 by David Pentland.
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Heroes of Goodison Park by Doug Harker. (Y)
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