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HMS Implacable

Name : HMS Implacable
Laid Down : 21st February 1939
Launched : 10th December 1942
Completed : 28th August 1944
Type : Aircraft Carrier
Class : Implacable
Builder : Fairfield
Country : UK
Pennants : 87, R5 BPF, R87
Fate : Scrapped 3rd November 1955.

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HMS Implacable, 1944.


HMS Implacable, July 1946.


HMS Implacable Leaving Portsmouth January 1949.


HMS Implacable at Portsmouth 1948.

Timeline Entries :


21st February 1939 - Laid down
10th December 1942 - Launched
10th December 1942 - Pennant R86
November 1944 - British Pacific Fleet
November 1944 - Capt. C. C. Hughes-Hallett, CBE
26th August 1945 - In the Captain Cook dry dock
24th December 1945 - Arrived Melbourne
24th January 1946 - Arrived Sydney
31st January 1946 - Sailed Sydney for Jervis Bay for cxercises
31st January 1946 - Sailed Melbourne
1st February 1947 - Capt. C.A.L. Mansergh in Command
1st February 1947 - Escort for HMS Vanguard for Royal visit to South Africa
1st February 1947 - South of the Isle of Wight for Home Fleet Review by the King
29th January 1949 - Home Fleet Spring Cruise
11th November 1949 - Convoy escort exercises
22nd May 1950 - Captain C. H. Duffeut in Command
22nd May 1950 - Flagship of Admniral Sir Philip Vian, the Commander-in-Chief
22nd May 1950 - Comenced Exercise " Activity "
26th May 1950 - Completed Exercise Activity
27th May 1950 - Arrived Brest
30th May 1950 - Sailed Brest
3rd December 1952 - Alan FitzRoy Campbell in Command
February 1953 - Sailed UK for the Mediterranean
February 1953 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral J.F. Stevens
15th June 1953 - Participated in 1953 Coronation Review
29th August 1953 - At Portland for security of the harbour exercise
16th September 1953 - Commenced "Exercise Mariner
5th October 1953 - Completed "Exercise Mariner"
10th October 1953 - Sailed Devonport
19th May 1954 - Flagship of Admiral Sir Michael Denny
19th May 1954 - Flagship of Rear Admiral W.L.G. Adams
1955 - Broken up

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British Pacific Fleet by Randall Wilson.

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 The Suez conflict of 1956 necessitated a large deployment of bombers from the RAF's new fleet of jets.  24 Vickers Valiants and 29 English Electric Canberras operated out of Luqa, together with a further 59 of the type flying from bases in Nicosia and Cyprus under the codename <i>Operation Musketeer</i>.  Adorned in the theatre's black and yellow identification stripes, two XV Sqn Canberras are depicted here on a bombing mission to attack Egyptian airfields in October 1956.  The squadron flew a total of 37 missions during the Suez crisis, its aircraft dropping more bombs than any other Canberra squadron.

Musketeer Canberras by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Fw190A-4/U8 night bomber variant of SKG.10.

Focke Wulf Fw190A-4/U8 by Ivan Berryman.
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 Landing and taking off from the hillsides, rather than established airfields, this was extremely dangerous work which involved the pilot following the terrain and contours of the land that was being dressed in order to ensure an even distribution of the chemical.  Australian-born Jim McMahon, served during World War II on B.25 Mitchell bombers before pioneering crop dusting and topdressing in New Zealand with ex-military De Havilland Tiger Moths which he converted himself for the purpose.  He went on to form a company called Crop Culture, which specialised in aerial spraying equipment, both in New Zealand and in the UK, before becoming a partner in the newly-formed Britten-Norman aircraft company which produced the Islander and Trislander utility transport aircraft in England.
Top Dressing in New Zealand (1) by Ivan Berryman.
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 Australian by birth and serving with the New Zealand army in the middle east at the outbreak of World War 1, Arthur Coningham joined the RFC in 1917 and was posted to 32 Squadron, flying DH.2s, as depicted here. It was in such a machine that Coningham scored the first of his 14 victories, sending down a German two seater over Ervillers. He survived the war and was made AOC Desert Air Force in 1941 before taking command of 2nd Tactical Air Force until the Second World War's end whereupon he became Air Marshal and was awarded a knighthood. He died in January 1948.

Major Arthur Coningham by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 No.501 (County of Gloucester) Sqn Hurricane Mk.I of Squadron Leader Harry -Hulk- Hogan, during the Battle of Britain.  This aircraft carried the codes SD-A.

Hurricane of No.501 Sqn by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 With its sleek, graceful design, instantly recognisable by its thin, aerodynamically advanced elliptical wings, the Supermarine Spitfire was the creation of R. J. Mitchell, an aeronautical creative genius. His fighter was to become not only the most important Allied aircraft of World War II, but the most famous British fighter in history.  Mitchells design for the Spitfire was so fine that everyone who ever saw it, flew it, or fought in it was captivated for eternity.  When American Eagle Squadron ace Jim Goodson transferred from Spitfires to fly his 4th Fighter Group P-47 Thunderbolt, he said it was like moving from a sports car to a truck.  I fell in love with her the moment I was introduced.  I was captivated by her sheer beauty; she was slimly built with a beautifully proportioned body and graceful curves just where they sohuld be; so said Lord Balfour, Britains under Secreatry of State for War in 1938, not of his wife but of the Spitfire.  A sentiment echoed by generations of aviators and enthusiasts ever since.  In the hands of an experienced pilot it was nearly invincible, and even legendary Luftwaffe leader Adolf Galland, when asked by Goering what he needed to overcome the RAF, replied: Give me a squadron of Spitfires!.   Gerald Coulsons majestic painting captures a pair of Spitfire Mk1s at dawn high above the clouds over southern England in late 1940. An iconic tribute from the artist to the greatest fighter aircraft of all time.

Dawn Sortie by Gerald Coulson. (Y)
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 When a De Havilland Comet first flew from London to Johannesburg in the Spring of 1952, the jet age was truly born, heralding a new era in fast passenger services to all corners of the globe.  Far ahead of the competition, the Comets ruled the airways until Boeing's mighty 707 moved the bar still higher.  Typical of later marks, this 4B (G-APME) was one of fourteen operated by British European Airways and is shown descending through a heavy evening sky into Heathrow.

Scarlet Wings - The De Havilland Comet 4 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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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.

Against All Odds - Attack on the Scharnhorst by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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 Besstrashniy (meaning Fearless) 434 heavy rocket ASW Destroyer is shown swinging to the port side of Pyotr Velikiy (meaning Peter the Great) a Kirov Class Cruiser as they clear a path for the carrier Minsk.

Arctic Waters by Randall Wilson. (AP)
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A pair of 272 Squadron Bristol Beaufighters roar over the extensively rebuilt battleship HMS Valiant as she lies at anchor at Alexandria late in 1941, accompanied by the cruiser HMS Phoebe and Valiants sister ship HMS Queen Elizabeth (in the extreme distance)

HMS Valiant and HMS Phoebe at Alexandria, 1941 by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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  The King George V class battleship HMS Anson is pictured in Sydney Harbour where she joined the Pacific Fleet in July 1945, viewed across the flight deck of HMS Vengeance, where ten of her Vought F4.U Corsairs are ranged in front of a single folded Fairey Barracuda.

HMS Anson at Sydney Harbour, July 1945 by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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 Type 21 frigate HMS Ambuscade (F172) is shown passing the swing bridge as she enters Taranto Harbour.

HMS Ambuscade by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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The assault ship HMS Fearless is shown dispatching her assault craft in San Carlos Water during the Falklands conflict of 1982. HMS Argonaut lies at anchor to her starboard with HMS Antrim in the extreme distance.

HMS Fearless by Ivan Berryman.
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DHM1772GS. SS Uganda by Ivan Berryman.

SS Uganda by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Together with her sister, <i>Tirpitz</i>, the <i>Bismarck</i> was Germany's most modern and formidable warship of WWII.  Equipped with the very latest in rangefinder technology and festooned with defensive firepower, perhaps her most daunting weapons were the eight 15 inch guns, arranged in four turrets, that were to prove so effective against almost every other ship that she encountered, the most famous of these arguably being the Royal Navy's <i>HMS Hood</i>, sunk with huge loss of life in the Battle of the Denmark Strait in May 1941.  <i>Bismarck</i> is depicted here in company with <i>Prinz Eugen</i>.

Bismarck - Pride of the Kriegsmarine by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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The time is 1.35pm. (ten minutes after Admiral nelson had been fatally shot) HMS Temeraire and HMS Victory, are seen broadside to the redoubtable, which by 2pm had lost most of her crew, (out of a crew of 643 - 487 were dead, 81 died soon after, and only 25 were fit to crew)

HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar by Graeme Lothian (GS)
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 Troops of the 1st Hampshires assaulting Gold Beach during the Normandy Landings. Gold beach was one of the British beaches on D-Day. Gold beach was the western most beach of the British beaches, on D-Day. Gold beach was between two twenty metre high cliffs where German fortifications had been built. The beach had been protected by concrete casemates which took some time to break through. This happened with support form British tanks in the afternoon of D-day 6th June. The British tanks and reinforcements moved off the beaches towards Saint-Come-de-Fresene and Arromanches which were both liberated by 9pm.

D-Day Gold Beach, 6th June 1944 by Simon Smith.
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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.
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  Panzer IVF2 tanks of 6th Panzer Division, Panzer Armee Hoth, attempt to fight their way through to the beleaguered Sixth Army at Stalingrad, 12th December 1942.  On the 21st the operation was abandoned when the expected breakout from Stalingrad failed to materialise, the relief column was only 25 miles from the city.

Operation Winter Tempest by David Pentland. (C)
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Themistocles had chosen the narrow waters at the entrance to the bay well. The Persians could not bring their larger fleet to bear on the smaller Greek fleet and due to the design and manoeuverability of the Greek Triremes, the Greek fleet sailed down the right channel next to Salamis and turned to ram the Persian fleet as it entered the bay. The Persian captains tried frantically to turn their ships but their oars became entangled and the turning manoeuvre caused the ships to run into each other. The Greek Triremes were able to ram the leading Persian ships, disengage and ram again. This was a great victory for Themistocles who lost only 70 ships from his fleet of 380 Triremes, compared to the loss of over 600 ships from the Persian fleet of over 1,000.

Battle of Salamis, 23rd September 480BC by Wilhelm von Kaulbach (GL)
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 Jackals on patrol with the Queen's Royal Hussars.  Jackals parked up at the Qala-I-Bost citadel while the QRH attend the shura by the front gate.

Jackals of the Queen's Royal Hussars by Graeme Lothian. (GS)
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On the night of 27th May, a four man patrol from G Squadron boat troop were tasked to patrol to the summit of Mount Kent to see if it was clear. (Mount Kent was an important strategic height as it looked across to Mount Longdon, Two Sisters and Goat Ridge) A Battalion of 12th regiment Argentinean Infantry were expected to be engaged by the patrol but found the Argentineans had been airlifted the previous night to reinforce the garrison at Goose Green for the subsequent 2 Para attack. From the summit of Mount Kent, the unit could see hundreds of Argentinean soldiers with Artillery and helicopters. The relief and tension of this mission shows on their faces as they descend down to their hide position after their all night patrol. The patrol commander, a Sergeant Major and veteran of many conflicts including the Oman War, won a mention in dispatches in this conflict.

Is the Mountain Clear. G Squadron 22 SAS, Mount Kent, Falklands War 1982 by Graeme Lothian (P)
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The Carabiniers return after their successful charge and with a captured Russian standard.
The Return of the Carabiniers after the Charge by Edouard Detaille. (YB)
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DHM622GS. M109 Guns of the 40th Field Regiment Royal Artillery Approaching the Basra Road, Kuwait, 28th February 1991 by David Rowlands.

M109 Guns of the 40th Field Regiment Royal Artillery Approaching the Basra Road, Kuwait, 28th February 1991 by David Rowlands. (GS)
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GIDT8450GS.  Sweetsauce with J Charlton Up. 1860 by Henry Barraud (1811-1874)
Sweetsauce with J Charlton Up. 1860 by Henry Barraud (1811-1874) (GS)
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 Marlboro McLaren Mercedes MP4/11. 1996.
David Coulthard by Michael Thompson.
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Daylami and Frankie Dettori winning the Breeders Cup Turf.
Daylami by Stephen Smith.
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Epsom Trophy by Mark Churms.
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GITW5601GS. A Race at the End by Thomas Blinks.

A race at the End by Thomas Blinks (GS)
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 England 53 - South Africa 3, Twickenham, Novermber 23rd 2002. England: Robinson, Cohen, Tindall, Greenwood, Christophers, Wilkinson, Dawson, Vickery, Leonard, Thompson, Johnson, Kay, Moody, Back, Hill. (Subs): Dallaglio, Gomersall, Healey, Morris, Regan, Stimpson. Scores: Try - Cohen, 2 Tries - Greenwood, Try - Back, Try - Hill, Try - Dallaglio, Penalty Try, 2 Penalties - Wilkinson, Conversion - Wilkinson, Conversion - Dawson, 2 Conversions - Gomersall, 2 Conversions - Stimpson. <br><br>South Africa: Greef, Paulse, Fleck, James, Lombard, Pretorius, Conradie, Roux, Dalton, Venter, Lambuschagne, Krige, Wannenburg, Van Niekerk. (Subs): Jacobs, Jordaan, Russell, Uys, Van Biljon, Van der Linde, Wentzel. Score : Penalty - Pretorius.

England v South Africa - Investec 2002 by Doug Harker. (Y)
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Lester Piggott by Gary Keane. (Y)
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England 31 - New Zealand 28.  Played at Twickenham, November 9th 2002.  England : Robinson, Simpson Daniel, Greenwood, Tindall, Cohen, Wilkinson, Dawson, Woodman, Vickery, Thompson, Grewcock, Johnson, Moody, Hill, Dallaglio. (Subs) Back, Healey, B. Johnson, Kay, Leonard, Regan, Stimpson. Scores: Try - Moody, Try - Wilkinson, Try - Cohen, Drop Goal - Wilkinson, 2 Conversions - Wilkinson, 3 Penalties - Wilkinson.

England versus New Zealand - Investec 2002 by Doug Harker.
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