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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.

Original Postcard Has some slight indentation marks on the surface where a pen has been used on the reverse.  Price £8.  Click here to order.    Order Code PHX558

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.

Copyright of Nick Newns.   A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  NN169

P281 HMS Attacker.

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

P281 HMS Attacker.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available.    PDX237

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.

Image contributed by and copyright of Nicholas Newns.

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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 Spitfires of No. 132 Squadron rush towards the Front to give ground support to the advancing Allied forces following breakout from the Normandy beaches, June 1944. <br><br><b>Published 2003.<br><br>Signed by three highly decorated fighter pilots who flew combat missions on D-Day, 6 June 1944, and during the Battle for Normandy.</b>

Normandy Breakout by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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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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Lancaster CF-X (LM384) of 625 Squadron.  On the Leipzig raid on the evening of 19th/20th February 1944 approx 47 Lancasters were shot down or failed to return, that is over 300 airmen.  Lancaster CF-X (LM384) was taking part in the bombing raids that were a build up to the D-Day landings of June 1944.  Leipzig was seen as a high value target due to its oil and synthetic fuel production.  The Lancaster took off from Kelstern in Lincolnshire just before midnight.  Unfortunately LM384 did not come back as was the case with many others - the aircraft was lost and crashed just outside the tiny village of Bledeln in Germany.  The Pastor of the village, Herr Duncker, kept a diary throughout the war and has an account of the plane crash and the subsequent burial of the crew.  All of the crew died in the crash except one - bomb aimer George Paterson who was interned in Stalag 357 Kopernikus.  The rest of the crew were given a Christian burial and stayed there until the end of the war, when the war graves commission disinterred the crew and reburied them in the Hannover war cemetery.

Last Long Shadow by Anthony Saunders (AP)
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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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 Fokker DR.1 Triplane 425/17 of Manfred von Richthofen, accompanied by a Fokker. D.VII wingman, swoops from a high patrol early in 1918. 425/17 was the aircraft in which the Red Baron finally met his end in April of that year, no fewer than 17 of his victories having been scored in his red-painted triplane.

Final Days by Ivan Berryman.
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 Boeing Chinook of No.7 Squadron (detachment) from RAF Aldergrove, flying on supply duty in the west of the province.

Chinook over the Sperrins by David Pentland. (AP)
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 Hurricanes of 607 County of Durham Squadron diving down and attacking Heinkels over the Needles on the Isle of Wight, after a raid on the southern coast. 607 squadron were stationed at nearby Tangmere from the start of September 1940 and saw continuous action throughout the Battle of Britain until the 16th October, when it withdrew to Scotland having raised its total victory to 102. Also aiding in the pursuit are Spitfires of 602 City of Glasgow Squadron based at Westhampnett.

Hurricanes Over the Needles by Graeme Lothian. (Y)
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 Wing Commander J R Baldwin is depicted flying Typhoon MN934 whilst commanding 146 Wing, 84 Group operating from Needs Oar Point in 1944, en route to a bombing raid on 20th June with other Typhoons of 257 Sqn in which both ends of a railway tunnel full of German supplies were successfully sealed.

Typhoons Over Normandy by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 The greatest naval battle of the First World War took place on the 31st of May and the 1st of June 1916, near the Danish province of Jutland.  It was the first and only sea battle between the British and German fleets, and certainly proved to be the clash of the Titans that the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, had long planned.  Decisive victory was claimed by both sides, but, desperately fought though it was, the outcome was indecisive.  The Royal Navy suffered higher losses in both men and ships, but the German fleet never ventured out of harbour to seek battle again.  During the daylight fighting HMS Barham, under Rear Admiral Evan-Thomas, lead the 5th Battle Squadron (Valiant, Warspite and Malaya) and is seen here at 4.50pm exchanging with Hippers battle-cruisers to the south.

HMS Barham leads the 5th Battle Squadon at Jutland by Anthony Saunders.
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B63AP.  HMS Malaya at Capetown by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Malaya at Capetown by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Launched on the Clyde on 1st February 2006, HMS Daring was the first of six Type 45 AAW destroyers ordered for the Royal Navy, the type representing a massive leap forward in technology and capability.  HMS Daring was officially handed over to the Royal Navy on 10th December 2008 and is depicted here in liaison with a Merlin helicopter.

HMS Daring by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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Germanys U-boat fleet had almost brought Britain to its knees in the First World war, twenty years later the story was very similar. the German U-boat arm came perilously close to cutting the lifeline that crossed the Atlantic between North America and Britain. in the early years of the war Donitz realised that keeping his U-boats at sea for as long as possible would greatly increase their chances of success. here U-93 (left) and U-94 take fuel from the auxiliary cruiser Kormoran whilst in the mid-Atlantic during 1941

Dawn Rendezvous by Anthony Saunders (P)
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 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.
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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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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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On 17th June 1944, 780 miles west of Saipan in Mid Pacific, the Gato class submarine USS Cavalla dives after a lucky sighting of a Japanese Naval Task Force, which included the aircraft carriers Taiho, Shokaku and Zuikaku. The Cavalla then trailed the Japanese, attacking and sinking the Shokaku on the 19th.

A Chance Encounter by Robert Barbour.
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MILITARY PRINTS

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 British military manoeuvres with the Duke of Cambridge watching the advance of a highland regiment.
Manoeuvres at Aldershot by Edouard Detaille. (Y)
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Trumpeter of the French Cuirassiers Going to Battle by Edouard Detaille. (Y)
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 Fought at Bouvines a village in Flanders (now part of France) Between the French army led by King Philip Augustus of France, against the combined forces of King John of England, The Holy Roman Emperor Otti IV, and Ferdinand Count of Flanders. Due to this French victory, Frederick of Hohenstaufen became Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II in 1215. and King John of England who could not wage war against France because of dwindling support was forced to sign the Magna Charter on June 15th 1215.

The Bataille de Bouvines 27th July 1214 by Horace Vernet. (Y)
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DHM709.  Men of the United States Navy During the Battle of Lake Erie 1813 by Chris Collingwood.

Men of the United States Navy During the Battle of Lake Erie 1813 by Chris Collingwood.
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The Romans have abducted the daughters of their neighbors, the Sabines.  To avenge this abduction, the Sabines attacked Rome, although not immediately, since Hersilia, the daughter of Tatius, the leader of the Sabines, had been married to Romulus, the Roman leader, and then had two children by him in the interim.  Here we see Hersilia between her father and husband as she adjures the warriors on both sides not to take wives away from their husbands or mothers away from their children.  The other Sabine Women join in her exhortations.

The Sabine Women by Jacques Louis David. (Y)
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Showing Napoleon and his Generals, often referred to as the Retreat From Moscow.

Napoleon on Campaign by Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier. (Y)
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DHM328.  Bonaparte au Pont DArcole by Gros.

Bonaparte au Pont DArcole by Antoine-Jean Gros.
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DHM927.  William F Cody (Buffalo Bill) by Brian Palmer.

William F Cody (Buffalo Bill) by Brian Palmer.
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SPORT PRINTS

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B46. Damon Hill/ Williams FW.16 by Ivan Berryman
Damon Hill/ Williams FW.16 by Ivan Berryman
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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.
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 The Intercontinental Formula was first organised by British Racing Drivers Club to allow the racing of cars with 2000cc to 3000cc engines. At the time the 1500cc limit of Formula 1 had been instituted by the international ruling body in the belief that the smaller cars would mean safer racing. In reality this meant that the relatively easy to handle Formula 1 cars could be driven by less experienced drivers almost as fast as the most experienced master drivers. The result was that the car with fractionally more power was the deciding factor in winning the race, rather than the better driver but this also compromised track safety. The introduction of the Intercontinental Formula was seen as more of a challenge for the drivers, with the larger and more powerful cars requiring greater skill and experience than to drive the 1500cc cars of Formula 1. The 13th International Trophy on Saturday 6th May 1961 was the first race of the season to carry World Championship points and consisted of 80 laps of Silverstone, a total of 233 miles. Stirling Moss, having already won the International Sports Car Race in a Lotus earlier that day, was driving Rob Walkers 2.5 litre Cooper Climax and qualified 2nd on the grid despite being unhappy with the steering of his car. The starting grid front row was Bruce McLaren, Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham and Graham Hill and by the time the race started at 2.30pm a heavy rain meant that the track was not only soaked but also covered in oil and rubber from the previous races. World Champion Jack Brabham made a superb start, passed Moss and was first into Copse and by lap 4 Moss was in 3rd place led by Surtees and Brabham. Due to appalling conditions and poor visibility many of the cars were spinning or leaving the track and by lap 13 Brabham and Moss were 1st and 2nd with the rest of the field some distance behind. Moss now poured on the pressure and for the next few laps he tried to pass as he harried Brabham in a duel for the lead. The pair were now beginning to lap the tailenders and, at around a quarter of the distance Moss was held up by Flockhart, Brabhams team member, who had allowed Brabham to pass. Moss gestured angrily to Flockhart as he was unable to follow Brabham and, as the rain paused for a while the pace became faster. Suddenly and quite dramatically Moss passed both Flockhart and Brabham and within 2 laps had gained 5 seconds on the World Champion. As the rain returned in a deluge Moss mercilessly pushed on, increasing his lead to 1.5 minutes by the halfway mark. Although he could have taken things easily at this point Moss drove on relentlessly at a seemingly impossible pace and was now lapping most of the field for a second time. By the ¾ stage he completed his humiliation of Brabham by passing him for a second time to lap him representing a 3 mile lead. Moss eventually won the race in 2hrs 41 mins 19.2 secs, 1.5 laps ahead of Brabham and at least two laps ahead of the rest of the field in what were treacherous conditions. At the end of the race Moss summed up the experience as a nice ride, having proved himself to be one of the greatest and fastest drivers in the world under any conditions. Sir Stirling Moss believes this to be one of his finest ever drives.

A Moment of Triumph by Gerald Coulson. (Y)
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 Valentino Rossi on his way to a seventh Moto GP World Championship in the 2009 season on his Yamaha, scoring thirteen podium finishes, including six race wins, leaving him 45 points clear of his nearest rival.

Valentino Rossi by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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SP4AP.  Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.

Desert Orchid by Mark Churms (AP)
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 Colin McRae and Nicky Grist.  Ford Focus WRC
High Flier 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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 Eddie Irvine.  Jaguar-Cosworth 2002
Green Giant by Michael Thompson.
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