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Moon (M) Class Destroyers.   History and photos of the Moon Class destroyers of the Royal Navy, launched 1915 - 1916, including HMS Mons, HMS Maenad, HMS Moresby, HMS Marmion, HMS Mary Rose, HMS Mounsey, HMS Nepean, HMS Obedient, HMS Obdurate, HMS Oracle, HMS Orpheus, HMS Ossory, HMS Nicator, HMS Orcadia, HMS Plover, and many more.
HMS Mons 1st May 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Marne 29th May 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Mystic 26th June 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Maenad 10th August 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Manners 15th June 1915 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Mandate 27th April 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Magic 10th September 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Moresby 20th November 1915 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Marmion 28th May 1915 Sunk after colliding with another vessel on 21st October 1917.
HMS Martial 1st July 1915 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Mary Rose 8th October 1915 Sunk on 17th October 1917 by German cruisers Brummer and Bremse.
HMS Menace 9th November 1915 Sold for scrapping in 1921.
HMS Michael 19th May 1915 One of four Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Milbrook 12th July 1915 One of four Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Minion 11th September 1915 One of four Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Munster 24th November 1915 One of four Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Moon 23rd April 1915 One of four Yarrow specials. Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Morning Star 26th June 1915 One of four Yarrow specials. Sold for scrapping in December 1921.
HMS Mounsey 11th September 1915 One of four Yarrow specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Musketeer 12th November 1915 One of four Yarrow specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Mameluke 14th August 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Marvel 7th October 1915 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Mischief 12th October 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Mindful 24th August 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Nonsuch 8th December 1915 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Negro 8th March 1915 Sunk after colliding with HMS Hoste in the North Sea on 21st December 1916. Depth charges from Hoste exploded and blew out her hull plating, this accident cost many lives.
HMS Nessus 24th August 1915 Sunk after colliding with HMS Amphitrite in the North Sea on 8th September 1918.
HMS Nepean 22nd January 1916 One of two Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Nereus 24th February 1916 One of two Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Nerissa 9th February 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Noble 25th November 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Nizam 6th April 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Nomad 7th February 1916 Sunk on 31st May 1916 at Battle of Jutland.
HMS Nonpareil 16th May 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Norman 20th March 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Northesk 5th July 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS North Star 9th November 1916 Sunk on 23rd April 1918 at Zeebrugge.
HMS Nugent 23rd January 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Obedient 6th November 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Obdurate 21st November 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Onslaught 4th December 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Onslow 15th February 1916 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Opal 11th September 1916 Wrecked on 21st January 1918.
HMS Ophelia 13th October 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Opportune 20th November 1915 Sold for scrapping in December 1923.
HMS Oracle 23rd December 1915 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Orestes 21st March 1916 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Orford 19th April 1916 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Orpheus 17th June 1916 Sold for scrapping in September 1921.
HMS Octavia 21st June 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Ossory 9th October 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Nestor 9th October 1915 Sunk on 31st May 1916 at Battle of Jutland.
HMS Napier 27th November 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Narborough 2nd March 1916 Wrecked on 12th January 1918.
HMS Narwhal 30th December 1915 Collided with another vessel in 1919 and broken for scrap in 1920.
HMS Nicator 3rd February 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Norseman 15th August 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Oberon 29th September 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Observer 1st May 1916 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Offa 7th June 1916 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Orcadia 26th July 1916 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Oriana 23rd September 1916 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Oriole 31st July 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Osiris 28th September 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Paladin 27th March 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Parthian 3rd July 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Partridge 4th March 1916 Sunk on 12th December 1917 by gunfire from German destroyers.
HMS Pasley 15th April 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Patrician 5th June 1916 Transferred to Canadian Navy in 1920 subsequently scrapped in 1929.
HMS Patriot 20th April 1916 Transferred to Canadian Navy in 1920 subsequently scrapped in 1929.
HMS Plucky 21st April 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Portia 10th August 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Pheasant 23rd October 1916 Mined on 1st March 1917.
HMS Phoebe 20th November 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Pigeon 3rd March 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Plover 3rd March 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Penn 8th April 1916 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Peregrine 29th May 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Pelican 18th March 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Pellew 8th May 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Petard 24th March 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Peyton 2nd May 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Prince 26th July 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Pylades 28th October 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Medina 8th March 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Medway 19th April 1916 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Rapid 15th July 1916 Sold for scrapping in April 1927.
HMS Ready 26th August 1916 Sold for scrapping in July 1926.
HMS Relentless 15th April 1916 Sold for scrapping in November 1926.
HMS Rival 14th June 1916 Sold for scrapping in July 1926.
HMS Mons

HMS Mons, July 1919.

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HMS Mystic

HMS Mystic, 1915.

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HMS Mystic, aground with SS Oriana, 1918.

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HMS Martial

HMS Martial, 1915.

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HMS Menace

Engineers of HMS Menace, Christmas 1917.

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HMS Michael

The Launch of HMS Michael in 1915.

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HMS Milbrook

HMS Milbrook, 1915.

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HMS Moon

HMS Moon, 1917.

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HMS Moon, 1918.

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HMS Morning Star

HMS Morning Star, 1915.  

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HMS Mounsey

HMS Mounsey, laid up, 1920.

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HMS Nepean

HMS Nepean.

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HMS Nizam

HMS Nizam, June 1917.

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HMS Northesk

HMS Northesk, 1916.

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HMS Nugent

HMS Nugent, 1917.

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HMS Obdurate

HMS Obdurate. 

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The photo alleged to be of HMS Stonghold (an Admiralty S class destroyer) is almost certainly not of her - the photo is of an Admiralty R or possbily an M.  The pennant number (H50) was certainly used by Stronghold from about 1920 on; but pennants were changed frequently before that.   It seems H50 was applied to HMS Obdurate, a Repeat Admiralty M class, late in WW1 - that may well be who the "Stronghold" photo is actually of. My records suggest that H50 was applied to Stronghold on commissioning (ie in early 1919); as Obdurate was broken up in 1921 she presumably surrendered the H50 pennant at one of the general pennant number changes (around Sep/Nov 1918, then again in Sep/Nov 1919); although if she was a minelayer, they changed numbers more frequently than other ships - see for example Valhalla, 5 changes between Jan 1918 and Nov 1919)    ---   Information from Steve Pearson.   

HMS Opal

HMS Opal, 1916.

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HMS Oracle

HMS Oracle.

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HMS Oracle, 1916.

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HMS Orestes

HMS Orestes, 1917.

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HMS Orpheus

HMS Orpheus, 1916.

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HMS Ossory

HMS Ossory, 1915.

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HMS Nicator

HMS Nicator, 1919.

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HMS Observer

HMS Observer, 1916.

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HMS Offa

HMS Offa, 1916.

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HMS Orcadia

HMS Orcadia.

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HMS Orcadia, 1916.

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HMS Oriana

HMS Oriana, 1919.

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HMS Partridge

HMS Partridge, 1916.

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HMS Partridge, hit by torpedo, December 1917.

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HMS Pasley

HMS Pasley, 1916.

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HMS Patrician

HMS Patrician, 1918.

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HMS Patriot

HMS Patriot, 1916.

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HMS Plucky

HMS Plucky, 1916.

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HMS Portia

HMS Portia, 1916.

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HMS Phoebe

HMS Phoebe, 1917.

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HMS Pigeon

HMS Pigeon, 1916.

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HMS Penn

HMS Penn, 1916.

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HMS Pelican

HA8 HMS Pelican.

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HMS Pellew

HMS Pellew, 1916.

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Crew members of HMS Pellew.

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HMS Peyton

HMS Peyton.

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HMS Rapid

HMS Rapid, 1920.

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HMS Ready

HMS Ready. ©Walker Archive

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HMS Ready, 1916.

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HMS Rival

HMS Rival.   ©Walker Archive

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HMS Rival.

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Vulcan Return by Ivan Berryman.
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 Set in a spectacular mountain scene, Nicolas Trudgians print records the last days of air combat as World War II drew to a close. The most feared of the Luftwaffes remaining units were those equipped with the remarkable Me262 fighter jet, but they were vulnerable to attack during take-off and landing. Commanding JV-44, General Galland countered the threat by employing Fw190 Dora 9s to fly top cover. Nicolas Trudgians painting depicts the colourful Fw190 of Hptm Waldermar Wubke of JV-44 as he prepared to scramble Red Three at Ainring airfield in may 1945. <br><br><b>Published 2000.<br><br>Signed by two Luftwaffe Knights Cross holders who flew the Fw190D-9 operationally during World War II.</b>

Mountain Wolf by Nicolas Trudgian
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NAVAL PRINTS

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 On the 1st of August 1798, thirteen French ships of the line sat anchored in Aboukir Bay off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt, in support of Napoleon who was inland with his troops attempting to conquer the country. As nighttime approached so did Lord Horatio Nelson and the British fleet. Nelson had been hunting Napoleon at sea for months; at Aboukir Bay he had found the French fleet, trapped and unprepared for battle. Nelsons audacious plan was to attack the French on their unprotected prot side, the plan had its risks; the whole of the British fleet could run aground in the shallows - but Nelson knew the waters too well. The Battle of the Nile was one of the most decisive in the history of naval warfare. By the end of the battle nearly all the French ships were sunk or captured. The 124-gun flagship - and the pride of the French navy - LOrient, had exploded with such ferocity that it halted the battle for over ten minutes. Napoleons ability to dominate the region had been crushed, whilst Nelson was to become a hero throughout the whole of Britain.

Battle of the Nile by Anthony Saunders. (Y)
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 The lead ship of the Royal Navy's Vanguard Class SSBNs, HMS Vanguard (S28) was commissioned on 14th August 1993 and is based at HMNB Clyde at Faslane.

HMS Vanguard in the Gareloch by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Arguably the most iconic moment in British naval history, <i>HMS Victory</i> is depicted just moments from firing her devastating opening salvo into the stern galleries of the French flagship </i>Bucentaure</i> at Trafalgar as Nelson's flagship enters the fray at approximately 12.30pm on October 21st 1805.  Beyond <i>Victory</i>, in the extreme distance through the gun smoke, Collingwood's <i>Royal Sovereign</i>is engaging the <i>Santa Ana</i>.  To the left of the painting, the French <i>Neptune</i> and Spanish <i>San Justo</i> can be seen with <i>Redoutable</i> immediately beyond <i>Victory</i>, trying vainly to close the gap.  <i>Victory</i>, already shot to pieces, is about to wreak her terrible revenge on the <i>Bucentaure</i> in the foreground where Vice-Admiral Villeneuve can be seen on the poop deck - wearing the green corduroy pantaloons.  Nelson was surely the nemesis of Villeneuve, who had been summarily humiliated some seven years earlier at the Battle of the Nile and Nelson's tactics would again win the day for His Majesty's navy, albeit at the tragic cost of Nelson himself.

Nemesis by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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Westland Wyverns go vertical over HMS Eagle during the Suez Crisis of 1956

Up and Over by Randall Wilson.
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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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 Designed by the great Ernst Heinkel, the diminutive D.1 was an essential stop-gap that provided the Austro-Hungarian pilots with a front line fighter until they were able to re-equip with Albatros scouts in the Summer of 1917. This little aircraft performed well and was generally held in high regard by its pilots, although it did have some shortcomings, namely that forward vision was extremely limited and the Schwarzloses gun was completely concealed in the overwing pod that made it inaccessible in the air. Most unusual of all was its interplane strut arrangement, designed to reduce drag, which gave it the nicknames Starstrutter or Spider. These examples are shown passing above the German cruiser Derfflinger. 

Brandenburg D.1 by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 As Admiral Nelsons flagship leads the British fleet toward the Franco-Spanish line, Captain Harveys Temeraire tries to pass Victory in order to be the first to break the enemy column.

HMS Victory by Randall Wilson. (Y)
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 Fully dressed and resplendent, HMS Hood is pictured preparing for King George Vs review of the Fleet in July 1935 as other capital ships take up their positions around her. Ramillies can be seen off Hoods port bow, Resolution astern, whilst just beyond her boat deck, the mighty Nelson gently nudges into position.

HMS Hood During the Fleet Review of 1935 by Ivan Berryman.
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MILITARY PRINTS

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 Wherever the GIs went they took their Jeeps with them, and before the war was run the little quarter-ton, 4-wheel drive, utility vehicle was as well known around the world as the Model T Ford. Nicolas Trudgian has painted a compelling image, set back in time when the little Jeep was omnipresent on and around the roads and battlefields of a war-torn world. It is Christmas 1944 and, as a gaggle of 339th FG P-51 Mustangs disturb the peace of this ancient English village, a little Jeep waits patiently outside the pub while her occupants sample the local ale. A wonderfully nostalgic painting that will bring back pleasant memories to many.
Welcome Respite by Nicolas Trudgian.
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 Acting Assistant Commissary J.L. Dalton commissariat and transport department and colour sergeant F. Bourne, during the battle at the front wall about 6pm at Rorkes Drift. Frank Bourne was born  on the 27th April 1854  in Balcombe Sussex, when Bourne was 18 he joined the 24th Regiment in 1872, being promoted to Corporal in 1875 and Sergeant in 1878.  Sergeant Bourne was promoted to Colour Sergeant soon after the rgeiment arrived in Natal.  Colour Sgt bourne was part of B company whose job was to guard the hospital at Rorkes Drift.  Colour Sgt Bourne played a major role in keeping the defending troops effective.  Colour Sgt Bourne was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his role in the defence, and it is surprising that he was not awarded a Victoria Cross as 11 were awarded for the defence. Col Sgt Bourne retired form the army in 1907, but  joined again for WW1, serving in Dublin.  He was the last survivor of Rorkes Drift, passing away at the age of 91 on the 8th May 1945 by coincidence being VE day.

Pot That Fellow by Mark Churms. (P)
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VAR636. 6th Inniskilling Dragoon by Chris Collingwood.
6th Inniskilling Dragoon by Chris Collingwood.
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 The colour and pageantry of the Raj is exemplified by a full-dress review in honour of the Viceroys visit to Luknow in 1899. The famous regiment of Bengal Lancers known as Skinners Horse, or Sikander Sahibs Yellow Boys receive the salutes from British Army staff officers. Also present are the 3rd Hussars.

Sikander Sahibs Yellow Boys by Mark Churms. (Y)
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 One of the last cavalry charges in British Military history, 8th November 1917.

The Charge of the Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry at Huj by Lady Elizabeth Butler. (Y)
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 A joint arms search by members of 3rd Battalion Ulster Defence Regiment and officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

Search on the Quoile, 1985 by David Pentland. (P)
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French skirmishers engaging Prussians during an attack in Metz during August 1870.  
Surprise attack in the Suburbs of Metz by Alphonse de Neuville.
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Parliamentarian Cavalry shown returning from a sortie. The name Roundhead was given to the supporters of Parliament during the English civil war . The name, which originated in1641,  and  referred to the short haircuts most of the Roundheads had.
Roundheads Returning From a Raid by Ernest Crofts.
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SPORT PRINTS

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 Jimmys total of 516 league appearances produced an amazing 357 goals.

Greavsie by Gary Keane.
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Jason Leonard by Robert Highton. (Y)
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SP4.  Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.

Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.
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 With his typical degree of accuracy, Martin Smith has produced this fantastic portrait of David Coulthard, smiling as he walks towards his car in anticipation of a forthcoming race, every detail in his papers showing.
David Coulthard by Martin Smith
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SPC5008. Neil Lennon by Gary Brandham.

Neil Lennon by Gary Brandham.
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FAR635. Muirfield - 13th Hole by Mark Chadwick

Muirfield - 13th Hole by Mark Chadwick
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 Elf Tyrrell Ford 006.  World Champion 1973.
Jackie Stewart 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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