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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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The Eder Breaks by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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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.
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NAVAL PRINTS

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 Spearheading the Falklands Task Force as it heads south in 1982, the carrier HMS Hermes is shown in company with two Type 21 frigates, HMS Arrow on the left and HMS Ardent in the near foreground. In the far distance, HMS Glamorgan glints in the sun as Type 42 HMS Sheffield cuts across behind Hermes. All pennant numbers were painted out and a vertical black identification stripe applied to all the Type 42s to distinguish them from their Argentine counterparts.

Falklands Task Force by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 The E-class light cruiser HMS Emerald is shown off the Newfoundland coast in company with a Flower class corvette.  Between October 1939 and August 1940, HMS Emerald carried £58 million in gold from Britain to Canada.

HMS Emerald by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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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 (P)
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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 (P)
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 The newly converted Command Helicopter Cruiser HMS Blake leaves Grand Harbour Malta at the end of the 1960s.  In the background, the old Submarine Depot ship HMS Forth lies at anchor at the very end of her long career.

HMS Blake 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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 Completed in 1916, the Resolution was one of the finest capital ships in the Royal Navy, serving in many theatres with her sister ships, Royal Sovereign, Royal Oak, Ramillies and Revenge, she is shown here in 1936.

HMS Resolution by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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The cruiser HMS Frobisher dominates this scene off Houlgate at the Normandy landings of 1944.  The monitor HMS Roberts lies beyond Frobisher with a Large Infantry Landing Ship or LSI (L) unshipping its LCAs on the extreme right of the picture.  In the foreground, a motor launch attends a group of LCP (L)s as they head for the French beaches.  Two Spitfire Mk.IXs conduct sweeps overhead as Operation Neptune gathers momentum.

HMS Frobisher and HMS Roberts at Normandy by Ivan Berryman (P)
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MILITARY PRINTS

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 Trapped within a rapidly decreasing perimeter, the exhausted BEF along with elements of the French 1st Army appeared to be at the mercy of the mighty Luftwaffe.  No one though had reckoned on the brilliant leadership of Admiral Ramsay nor the gallant and unstinting efforts of the military and civilians who managed to rescue over 330,000 troops in nine days.

Operation Dynamo, Dunkirk, France 24th May - 4th June 1940 by David Pentland. (P)
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 Often called the Last Patrol, the painting depicts a scene from the Boer war, showing a party of Lancers bringing a riderless horse back from patrol. Art prints reproduced by kind permission of the 9th / 12th Lancers.

The Empty Saddle by J P Beadle. (Y)
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First China War.

The Madras Foot Artillery at the Assault on Chin-Kiang-Foo, 21st July 1842 by David Rowlands. (B)
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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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DHM889.  Winter Fishing by Alan Herriot.

Winter Fishing by Alan Herriot.
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 Kursk, Central Russia, 1st July 1943.  Sdkfz 232 heavy armoured car and Sdkfz 247 light armoured car of the Reconnaissance battalion, 11th Panzer Division, scouting enemy dispositions prior to the Kursk offensive.

Scouting Ahead by David Pentland. (P)
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French Dragoons charge a Prussian position during the Franco Prussian war.
The Charge by Alphonse de Neuville.
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The painting depicts the climax of the Zulu attacks at the defence of Rorkes Drift.  The Zulus were unable to effectively penetrate the mealie bag defenses at Rorkes Drift, even though they succeeded in burning down the hospital, and peppering the storehouse with bullet holes.  The confined space available to the British garrison caused a certain degree of physical compression, but this in fact worked against the Zulus, as it drove the defenders closer together with the result being that the volley fire from the defenders was concentrated and subsequently very effective at close range, as opposed to the spread out skirmish line type formation used at Isandlwhana.  The Zulu attacks also became uncoordinated, being driven forward by charismatic individuals, but lacking the support of the necessary numbers needed to overwhelm the desperate defenders, who now appreciated that  they were literally fighting for their lives.

Rorkes Drift by Jason Askew. (P)
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SPORT PRINTS

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 Ferrari Pit Stop 2001.
Masters of Strategy II by Michael Thompson.
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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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 Jenson Button.  Reanult R202
Young Gun by Michael Thompson.
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B50. Jean Alesi/ Ferrari 412 by Ivan Berryman.

Jean Alesi/ Ferrari 412 by Ivan Berryman.
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 M. Schumacher / JP Montoya.  Brazilian GP 2001.

Close Encounters by Michael Thompson.
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 Michael Schumacher celebrates another win for Ferrari.
Dream Team by Franklin.
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Steeplechasers competing for the Blue Riband.

Chasing for Gold by Chris Howells.
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 Jimmys total of 516 league appearances produced an amazing 357 goals.

Greavsie by Gary Keane.
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