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Chung King

Name : Chung King
Laid Down :
Launched : 19th May 1948
Completed :
Type : Cruiser
Class : Arethusa
Builder : Portsmouth
Country : China
Pennants :
Fate : Sunk by air attack March 1949
Was previously : HMS Aurora
Later became : Tchoung King

After the Second World War, the Chinese Navy bought HMS AURORA on 19 May 1948 and renamed her CHUNG KING. Later she defected to the Communists who renamed her TCHOUNG KING. Nationalist aircraft sank her in Taku harbour in March 1949. She was later salvaged, but is not believed to have become operational again, although she was subsequently renamed HSUANG HO (1951), PEI CHING (1951) and KUANG CHOU.

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Last edited : 11:53, July 25, 2011
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 All of Italian Ace Marziale Cerutti's WW1 aerial victories were achieved in the Nieuport 27 whilst serving with the 29a Squadriglia, including this <i>Drachen</i> balloon, his 13th victory on 31st June, 1918.  His aircraft carried the letters MIR on the rear fuselage, which stood for Marziale Imperatore Romano (Marziale Roman Emperor), plus a stylised playing card emblem.  Cerutti ended the war with 17 confirmed victories to his credit and was flying again in WW2, commanding the 14th Air Brigade 'Rex' in Tobruk, scoring another 5 victories.

Tribute to Sergente Marziale Cerutti by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Albatros C.III C.766/16 was among the most distinctively-painted aircraft of World War 1, its fuselage sides decorated with a dragon motif on the starboard side and a stylised crocodile on the other, both apparently chasing a tiny white biplane. This was the aircraft shared by Erwin Bohme and his observer, Leutnant Ladermacher while serving with Jasta 10 on the Eastern Front in August 1916. Bohme was soon chosen to fly with the great Oswald Boelke with Jasta 2, the latter being tragically killed in a collision with Bohme on 28th October during an aerial combat with DH.2s of 24 Sqn. This tragedy haunted Bohme for many months to come, but he went on to score 24 confirmed victories before falling victim to an FK.8 on 29th September 1917. Their Albatros C.III is shown picking off a Russian Nieuport 12, his first kill on 2nd August 1916.

Leutnant der Reserve Erwin Bohme by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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Hercules C130 of the Royal Air Force.
Red Flag (Sport of Kings) by Phil McGinness.
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 Having spotted smoke on the horizon, Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty ordered that a floatplane be immediately launched from HMS Engadine to investigate. Without delay, Short 184 (serial No 8359) was airborne, but had to maintain a modest altitude due to the low cloud base. Flight Lieutenant Frederick Rutland (who would forevermore be known as Rutland of Jutland) and his observer G.S. Trewin, quickly spotted the German fleet, but found their radio transmissions to be jammed and, upon encountering engine problems, were forced to return to their tender where they were able to file their report. Sadly, an increasing swell made a further flight impossible and their report failed to be relayed to the British Fleet who continued their engagement with the Germans without the benefit of aerial reconnaissance.

Flight Lieutenant Rutland and Assistant Paymaster Trewin Locate the German Fleet at Jutland, 31st May, 1916 by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 A moment during the fraught encounter on 27th May 1940 over Dunkirk between Spitfires of 610 Sqn and an estimated 40 Bf.110s during which three Zerstorers were shot down.

A Dunkirk Encounter by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 At 0154am, Pilot officer Les Knight in Avro Lancaster AJ-N transmitted the codeword Dinghy, the signal that the Eder Dam had been successfully breached. Although the target was undefended by flak, its location made it extremely difficult to hit. In fact, four of the five aircraft involved in the attack failed in their attempts and Knights was the last available aircraft carrying the last available bomb!
Target Y The Eder Dam Raid, The Ruhr Valley, 17th May 1942 by David Pentland. (GS)
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 A pair of 29 Squadron Lightning F.Mk3s tuck their gear up and head skyward from the Wattisham tarmac in the summer of 1972.

QRA Scramble by Ivan Berryman.
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 British infantry are airlifted during major patrols in Northern Ireland during the troubles.  The troops are transported by Army Air Corps Lynx helicopters, with a Chinook dropping equipment in the distance.

24 Air Mobile by John Wynne Hopkins. (Y)
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 Ships of the South Atlantic Task Force gather in San Carlos water during the Falklands Campaign of 1982. LCMs from HMS Fearless (L10) manoeuvre around their mother ship, with the logistic Ship RFA Sir Galahad (L3005) and the frigate HMS Argonaut (F56) in close attendance.

HMS Fearless by Ivan Berryman (P)
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SMS Derfflinger at anchor at Kiel, 1918.  Astern is SMS Hindenburg.

SMS Derfflinger By Randall Wilson (GS)
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 The Battle of Jutland took place on 31st May 1916.  It was the largest clash of battleships in history, over 250 ships from the Grand Fleet and the German High Sea Fleet took part.  But both fleets struggled to gain supremacy in difficult conditions.  The battle started well for HMS Invincible, together with Inflexible and Indomitable she formed part of the 3rd Battlecruiser Squadron under Admiral Hood.  She scored eight direct hits on Lutzow which caused the German ship to withdraw from the battle and eventually sink.  HMS Invincibles luck finally ran out when she was hit on the midships Q turret, the eventual explosion causing the ship to sink in two halves.  Here Invincible is seen prior to the battle from HMS Nestor, one of the destroyer escorts of the 13th Flotilla.

HMS Invincible - The Dawn of Jutland by Anthony Saunders. (GS)
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 The destroyer HMS Kelly passes close to the battleship HMS Royal Sovereign as she escorts a convoy in the Mediterranean near Malta.

HMS Kelly passes HMS Royal Sovereign by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 Under attack from HMS Ajax, HMS Exeter and HMS Archilles. The German Pocket battleship Graf Spee os shown at speed returning salvos, December 1939.

The Battle of the River Plate by Randall Wilson (GS)
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 Harriers prepare to enter the landing pattern as Invincible steams in company with HMS Bristol with dusk closing in on day.

HMS Invincible by Randall Wilson (P)
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Midday, 21st October 1805, and Admiral Collingwoods flagship, the 100-gun HMS Royal Sovereign, breaks the allied line and delivers a shattering broadside on the Spanish flagship Santa Anna. Making great speed, Collingwoods ship had breached the Franco-Spanish line some distance ahead of the rest of his van and the Royal Sovereign suffered heavily as she quickly drew the attentions of three French and three Spanish ships. To her starboard, the French Indomitable can be seen firing into the British flagship while, astern of the Santa Anna, Belleisle and Fougueux are engaging ahead of Mars, Monarca and Pluton.

HMS Royal Sovereign at the Battle of Trafalgar by Ivan Berryman.
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 HMS Hood readies to fire off a what proved to be the final salvo against the Bismarck before a shell from the German battleship penetrated the magazine of HMS Hood, tearing apart the British ship in an enormous explosion.

The Final Salvo - HMS Hood by Anthony Saunders. (GS)
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DHM1432.  Flora MacDonalds Farewell to Bonnie Prince Charlie by George William Joy.
Flora MacDonalds Farewell to Bonnie Prince Charlie by George William Joy.
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 Polish 7TP (Twin Turret) light tank of Captain F. Michalowskis training company breaks out from the street barricade to counter attack German reconnaissance elements.

Warsaw, September 1939 by David Pentland.
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 Ernst Barkmann  of the Das Reich 2nd SS panzer Division holds his position near St lo, Normandy 26th July 1944. against an American Armoured breakthrough.

Barkmanns Stand by David Pentland. (GS)
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 Confederate skirmishers of the 19th Virginia Volunteers take over behind a farmhouse during the early stages of the war 1861.

Grey Cover for Grey Rifles by Chris Collingwood.
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 Men of the 24th Foot defend Rorkes Drift against an overwhelming number of Zulus near the barricades, and the hand to hand fighting. Surgeon Reynolds can be seen attending a wounded soldier.

Defence of Rorkes Drift by Brian Palmer (GS)
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GISD4460GL. The Mutineers Turning Lt Bligh & Part of the Officers and Crew Adrift from HMS Bounty by Robert Dodd, born 1748 and died 1815.
The Mutineers Turning Lt Bligh & Part of the Officers and Crew Adrift from HMS Bounty by Robert Dodd, born 1748 and died 1815. (GL)
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DHM708GL. Men of the British Navy During the Battle of Lake Erie 1813 by Chris Collingwood.

Men of the British Navy During the Battle of Lake Erie 1813 by Chris Collingwood (GL)
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DHM1166GS. General Erwin Rommel with the Africa Korps before the Battle for Tobruk  by Chris Collingwood.

General Erwin Rommel with the Africa Korps before the Battle for Tobruk by Chris Collingwood. (GS)
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 At the end of the first race of the 2003 season, Neil Hodgson raises his fist in salute, serving notice that this year - 2003 - the title of Champion would be his.
Serving Notice by Robert Tomlin.
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Lester Piggott by Gary Keane. (Y)
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 Ayrton Senna corners hard to the right in his Honda McLaren.

Senna Number One by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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GIJL8737GS.  A Grey Racehorse, Probably Jason, with a Jockey by Thomas Spencer (1700-1767)
A Grey Racehorse, Probably Jason, with a Jockey by Thomas Spencer (1700-1767) (GS)
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 For reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel, it was business as usual for the first Formula 1 race of 2011 in Melbourne, the German securing a dominant pole position in qualifying and following it up with a decisive win the following day in the Red Bull RB7.  Lewis Hamilton's McLaren was in the hunt throughout the race, the Briton taking an eventual second place after duelling closely with his rival in the early stages.

The New Order by Ivan Berryman.
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Champion racing horse West Tip at Cheltenham race course.

West Tip by Mark Churms.
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 TWR Jaguar XJR 9LM - Winner of the 1988 Le Mans.  The car in this image is shown at maximum speed on the Mulsanne Straight (240mph)  Drivers: Jan Lammers, Johnny Dumfries and Andy Wallace.  This was the first win for Jaguar since 1957.  Previous victories at Le Mans were in 1951 and 1953 with C types and in 1955, 1956 and 1957 with D types.  Jaguar also won Le Mans in 1990 with the XJR 12LM.
Top Cat by Graham Bosworth.
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GIFP1191GS. Refreshments At The Inn by Warren Williams (GS)
Refreshments At The Inn by Warren Williams (GS)
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