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Russian Auxiliaries.  Russian Auxiliary ships including Russian Auxiliary Minelayers, Auxiliary Netlayers, Auxiliary Minesweepers, Dispatch Vessels and Auxiliary Dispatch Vessels.
Auxiliary Minelayers/Netlayers
The Baltic fleet 1914-1917
Name Launched Displacement Speed Armament Commissioned Fate
Bureya 1915 250t 12kts 95 mines October 1916 1918 to Germany
Dyuna 1868 594t 8kts - May 1916 -
Ilmen 1912 2160t 12kts 2-3in, 400 mines July 1915 1918 German Preussen
Irtysh 1916 230t 12kts 95 mines October 1916 -
Khoper 1866 1100t 11kts - May 1916 -
Lena - 2400t 12kts 370 mines - -
Lovat 1912 600t 9kts 80 mines October 1915 -
Msta 1883 1955t 8kts 360 mines June 1916 1918 German Russland
Mologa 1903 450t 11kts 80 mines August 1915 lost 14.6.16
Ob 1905 780t - - - 1918 to Finland
Sheksna 1904 450t 12kts 80 mines July 1915 1918 to Germany
Svir 1911 1800t 10kts 2-3in, 550 mines June 1916 1918 to Germany
Terek - - - - May 1916 -
Ural - 2400t 10.5kts 4-3in, 360 mines June 1915 -
Zeya 1915 250t 12kts 95 mines October 1916 lost 1918
The Black Sea Fleet 1914-1917
Ayu-Dag 1898 1765t 9kts - January 1916 -
Beshtau 1907 1120t 10kts 2-3in, 100 mines September 1914 1916 became transport
Dikhtau 1907 1110t 7.5kts 2-3in, 120 mines September 1914 1916 became transport
Elborus 1893 1050t 9kts - January 1916 1917 renamed Chorokh
General Brusilov - - - - November 1916 -
General Ruzitski 1916 400grt 11kts - September 1916 -
Gidra 1889 300t 9kts - December 1916 -
Kiev - - - - January 1917 -
Mina 1913 180t 10kts 80 mines June 1916 -
Oleg - - - - November 1914 lost 24.12.1914
Penaj - - - - Nov 1914 -
Titaniya 1879 128t 9kts - September 1916 -
Tsesarevich Georgi 1896 1130t 14kts 1-6in howitzer, 3-75mm, 1-37mm AA, 280 mines September 1914 -
Velikaya Knyazinya Kseniya 1895 2700t 14kts 1-6in howitzer, 3-75mm, 2-37mm AA, 160 mines August 1914 -
Veliki Knyaz Aleksei 1890 2400t 14kts 1-6in howitzer, 3-75mm, 1-37mm AA, 200 mines August 1914 -
Veliki Kynaz Konstantin 1891 2500t 13kts 1-6in howitzer, 3-75mm, 1-37mm AA, 200 mines September 1914 Sold 1924
The Siberian Flotilla 1911-1917
Monogugai 1891 2500t 9kts 7-47mm, 310 mines 1911 Transport 1916.
Shika 1897 3500t 11kts 4-4.7 (120mm), 8-75mm, 4 MG, 500 mines 1911 -
Ussuri 1901 3200t 10.5kts 3-4.7in (120mm), 4-47mm, 2 MG, 500 mines 1911 1916 transferred to Artic, lost 1.8.18.
Auxiliary Minesweepers
The Baltic Fleet 1914-1917
Name Launched Displacement Speed - - Fate
No1 1892 450t 10kts - - Mined 16.9.15
No2 - 570t 11kts - - 1918 to Finland
No3 (i) 1912 600t 9kts - - October 1915 minelayer Lovat
No3 (ii) 1875 245t - - - 1918 to Finland
No4 (i) - 600t 9kts - - lost 23.10.15
No4 (ii) 1894 1100t 10kts - - -
No4 (iii) 1914 200t - - - 1918 to Estonia
No5 - 580t 10kts - - Mined 27.5.16 
No6 1889 700t 8kts - - lost 22.8.15
No7 (i) 1890 590t 9kts - - Mined 22.9.14
No7 (ii) 1904 700t 8.5kts - - 1918 German Vulkan
No8 (i) - 600t 9kts - - Mined 22.9.14
No 8 (ii) 1910 700t 8.5kts - - 1918 German Andromeda
No 9 1911 700t 9kts - - -
No 10 1911 700t 8.5kts - - 1918 German Priamus
No11 1898 800t 8.5kts - - -
No12 1901 600t 8.5kts - - -
No14 - 140t 10kts - - -
No15 - 140t 13kts - - 1918 to Finland
No16 - 140t 8.8kts - - 1918 to Finland
No17 - 140t 10.5kts - - 1918 to Finland
No18 1906 499t 13.5kts - - 1918 Estonian Ristna
No19 1906 501t 13kts - - 1918 Estonian Suurop
No20 1904 450t 12kts - - July 1915 minelayer Sheksna
No21 1903 450t 11kts - - August 1915 minelayer Mologa
No22 - 750t 12kts - - stranded November 1917
No23 1882 800t 10kts - - -
No24 - 150t 9kts - - Renamed Shchit 1920
Alesha Popovich 1913 350t 8kts - - 1918 to Finland
Dobrynya 1911 325t 11kts - - 1918 to Finland
Dulo 1915 100t 9.5kts - - 1918 to Finland
Garpun 1915 310t 10kts - - -
Ilya Muromets 1910 330t 12.5kts - - Mined 23.8.17
Kitoboj 1915 310t 10kts - - Fleed to Allies 13.6.19
Kometa 1888 322t - - - 1918 to Finland
Mikula 1911 300t 11kts - - 1918-1922 Finland
Namet 1915 310t 10kts - - -
Nevod 1915 310t 10kts - - -
Planeta (i) 1858 287t - - - Patrol ship Pregrada
Planeta (ii) 1893 134t - - - 1918 to Finland
Potok Bogatyr 1913 370t 11kts - - 1918 to Finland
Stvol 1915 100t 9.5kts - - 1918 to Finland
Svyatogor 1911 400t 11.8kts - - 1918 to Latvia
Tsapfa 1915 145t 9.5kts - - 1918 to Finland
Tumba 1915 145t 9.5kts - - 1918 to Finland
Yakor 1915 400t 10kts - - -
The Black Sea Fleet 1914-1917
T211 - 682t - - - -
T220 - 1100t - - - -
T221 1904 894t 9kts - - -
T222 1905 623t 9kts - - -
T223 1905 776t 8.5kts - - -
T224 1896 783t 8kts - - -
T225 1897 783t 11kts - - Became gunboat III Internatsional 1919
T226 1914 613t 8kts - - -
T227 1904 644t 7.5kts - - -
T228 1891 690t 8kts - - -
T229 1895 650t 9kts - - -
T230 1905 671t 10kts - - -
T231 - - - - - -
T232 1910 579t 10kts - - -
T231 (i) - - - - - Stranded 1916
T233 (ii) 1883 426t 7.5kts - - -
T234 1910 510t 8kts - - -
T235 1896 472t 8.5kts - - -
T236 1904 537 8kts - - -
T237 1904 530t 8kts - - -
T238 1915 519t 9kts - - -
T239 1911 551t 9kts - - -
T240 - 295t 9kts - - -
T242 1887 800t 10kts - - -
T246 - 215t - - - Became dispatch vessel
T247 1872 400t - - - -
T248 1883 800t 7.5kts - - -
T249 - 800t - - - -
T250 - 515t - - - Lost 10.3.16
T251 1891 510t 7.5kts - - -
T252 (i) - - - - - Lost 1916
T252 (ii) - - - - - -
T253 - 500t - - - -
T254 - 100t - - - -
T255 - 200t - - - -
T256 - 100t - - - -
T257 - 100t - - - -
T258 - 100t 9kts - - -
T259 1877 180t 9kts - - -
T260 1910 590t 9.5kts - - -
T261 1910 453t 9kts - - -
T262 1896 328t 8kts - - -
T263 (i) 1895 328t 4kts - - Deleted 1917
T263 (ii) - - - - - Became gunboat Chervonyj Kazak
T264 1890 281t 7.5kts - - -
T265 1893 318t 7.5kts - - -
T266 1902 225t 10kts - - -
T272 - - - - - -
T273 1913 102t 10kts - - -
T274 - 82t - - - -
T280 - 201t - - - -
T281 1871 100t 8kts - - -
T282 1883 173t 7kts - - -
T283 1874 500t 7kts - - -
T290 1895 470t 12kts - - -
T291 1895 490t 8kys - - -
T292 1896 300t 9kts - - -
T293 1901 480t 10kts - - -
Batum - 1273t - - - -
Kharaks - 1324t - - - -
Khersonets - 1324t - - - -
Mechta - 2792t - - - -
Rossiya - 1573t - - - -
Truvor  - 2629t - - - -
Vesta - 1273t - - - -
Vityaz - 1845t - - - -
The Artic Ocean Flotilla 1914-1917
T1 1909 219t 10kts - - 1918 to Britain, returned
T2 1907 215t 10kts - - 1918 to Britain, returned
T3 1912 242t 10kts - - 1918 to Britain, returned
T4 1912 320t 8kts - - 1920 surveying ship Mezen
T5 1912 225t 10kts - - Deleted 1923
T6 1899 220t 11kts - - 1918 British Greataxe
T7 1908 104t 9.5kts - - Deleted 1923
T8 (i) 1894 351t 8.5kts - - Became transport July 1916
T8 (ii) 1912 158t 10.5kts - - Deleted 1940s
T9 1894 208t 8kts - - 1918 to Norway
T10 1890 170t 9kts - - Lost 14.10.17
T11 1908 300t 9kts - - Lost December 1917
T12 1908 332t - - - 1918 British Steamaxe
T25 1905 500t - - - Deleted 1923
T26 1905 500t - - - Deleted 1923
T27 1908 500t - - - Deleted 1923
T28 1908 500t - - - Deleted 1923
T29 1904 500t - - - Deleted 1920
T30 1906 261t - - - Deleted 1920
T31 1907 195t - - - 1918 British Sureaxe
T32 1907 195t - - - Deleted 1920
T33 1908 270t - - - 1918 British Silveraxe
T34 1908 270t - - - 1918 British Firmaxe
T35 1908 181t - - - Deleted 1923
T36 1910 263t - - - 1918 British Coalaxe
T37 1911 276t - - - Deleted 1923
T38 1911 275t - - - Deleted 1922
T39 1907 270t - - - Deleted 1923
T40 1909 251t - - - Deleted
T41 1899 191t - - - 1918 British Frostaxe
T42 1899 187t - - - Deleted 1923
T43 1905 283t - - - Did not reach Russian waters
T44 1910 244t - - - -
T45 1911 244t - - - -
Aleksandra 1886 288t - - - Became transport 1916
Avans 1884 263t 8kts - - Patrol boat Olen 1916
Kovda 1902 1225t - - - Dispatch vessel July 1916
Orezund 1908 195t - - - Lost 20.12.15
Sever 1894 179t - - - Lost 20.12.15
Svyatoi Nikolai 1858 141t 7kts - - Lost 20.12.15
Vera 1903 360t 10kts - - Lost 20.12.15
Yug 1906 191t - - - Lost 10.12.15
The Siberian Flotilla 1914-1917
Ayaks - 190t - - - 1922 to Japan
Paris - - - - - 1922 to Japan
Patroki - 200t - - - 1922 to Japan
Uliss - - - - - 1922 to Japan
Dispatch Vessels/Auxiliary Dispatch Vessels
The Baltic Fleet 1914-1917
Abrek 1896 650t 21kts - - -
Astarta 1899 220t 14kts - May 1916 -
Berkut 1904 325t 14.5kts - - -Scuttled 1918
Borivoi August 1916 - - - - -
Chajka 1903 1300t 12kts - June 1915 -
Dyuna 1868 594t 8kts - August 1915 Became minelayer May 1916
Eros 1892 444t 8kts - - -
Glesingfors - - - - - -
Grif 1898 723t - - November 1916 Scuttled 1918
Ilza (i) 1872 588grt - - October 1914 Hulked December 1915
Ilza (ii) - - - - October 1915 -
Imperator Nikolai II 1898 915t 12kts - August 1915 -
Kondor 1904 325t 14.5kts - - Scuttled 1918
konstantin 1866 1100t 11kts - August 1915 Became minelayer May 1916
Krechet 1898 2800t 12.5kts - 1915 Deleted 1920s
Kronstadt - - - - August 1914 -
Luna - - - - August 1914 -
Neptun - - - - October 1914 -
Nevka - - - - August 1914 -
Okhranny 1897 235t - - 1915 1918 to Estonia
Oranienbaun - - - - December 1915 Became minelayer May 1916
Orel 1896 126t - - - -
Pregrada 1858 287t - - - -
Roksana 1893 95.5t - - - -
Skatdden 1901 251t 10kts - 1907 -
Ruslan December 1916 - - - - -
Slavnyi  August 1914 - - - - -
Sneg 1914 248t - - 1917 1918 German Reval
Strazh 1874 207t 8.5kts - 1914 Stranded September 1916
Ust Narova 1895 716grt 11kts - October 1914 1918 to Estonia
Viola - - - - - -
Voron - - - - - -
Yastreb 1916 1150t 12kts 2-4in 1916 Deleted 1920s
Zarnitsa 1891 1086t 14.7kts 2 guns June 1915 -
Zarya - - - - August 1914 Deleted 1914
The Black Sea fleet 1914-1917
Graf Ignatev - 510t 10kts - September 1917 -
Kolchida 1897 990t 14kts 3-75mm 1913 -
Nagentor 1894 200t 9kts - July 1917 -
Sulin 1898 510t 10kts - September 1917 -
Odessa - 202t - - October 1917 -
Yastreb 1911 390t 14.5kts 4-47mm - -
The Artic Ocean Flotilla 1914-1917 
Bakan 1898 885t 11kts 2-47mm, 2-37mm 1914 Deleted 1950s
Edinenie 1913 914t 16kts - June 1916 Lost 30.8.17
Gorislavna 1898 1650t 15kts 1-100mm August 1916 -
Inej 1909 220t 11.5kts - January 1917 -
Kolguchev - - - - May 1916 -
Kovda 1902 1225t - - 1916 Mined 7.8.16
Kupava 1915 450t 12kts 1-75mm September 1916 Deleted 1950s
Ludmila 1911 3817t 15kts 2-120mm July 1917 1918 to Britain
Mlada 1900 1792t 15kts 2-120mm January 1917 1918 to Britain
Olen 1884 263t 8kts - 1916 -
Orlik - - - - March 1917 -
Pechenga 1889 1205t 20kts - November 1916 -
Poryv 1908 825t 15kts - June 1917 -
Rassvet 1896 1164t 14kts - July 1916 1918 to Britain
Rogdaj  1915 3600t - - August 1917 Sold 1920s
Snezhinka 1916 180t 16kts 1-47mm August 1916 -
Sokolitsa - - - - March 1917 1918 to Britain
Strepet - 450t 7kts - 1916 -
Tajmyr 1908 1500t 12.5kts 2-75mm 1916 Extant 1950s
Voskhod 1896 751t 14kts - June 1916 -
Yaroslavna 1900 1940t 20kts 2-120mm, 4-47mm, 2 MG July 1915 Renamed Vorovski 1920s, deleted 1950s
Zlata - 900t 14kts - May 1917 Didnot reach Russian waters
The Caspian Flotilla 1914-1917
Araks 1901 740t 12.5kts 4-47mm 1901 -
Astrabad 1900 326t 12kts 4-47mm March 1911 -
Geok-Tepe 1882 1100t 11.5kts 4-47mm - -
Krasnovodsk 1882 214t 7kts 2-75mm - -

 

 

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AVIATION PRINTS

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 It was in 1941 that the remarkable Focke-Wulfe FW190 first appeared in the skies of Europe, quickly establishing itself as a most formidable adversary. It proved to be the supreme weapon against all allied bomber forces. Here FW190A-8 of 1 Gruppe, Jagdgesschwader 1 is shown attacking a B17G of 381st Bomb Group during a critical defence of the Reich in 1944.

Cat Among the Pigeons (FW190) by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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 Focke-Wulf FW.190A-5/U8 of 1 Gruppe, Schnellkampfgeschwader 10 in 1943. All national markings were painted out, except for the call sign C on the fuselage and repeated, crudely sprayed, on the engine cowling.

Focke-Wulf Fw190A-5/U8 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 En route to the dams of the Ruhr Valley, the first wave of three specially adapted Avro Lancasters roar across the Dutch wetlands on the night of 16 -17th May 1943 led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, their mission to breach the Mohne and Eder dams, thus robbing the German war machine of valuable hydro-electric power and disrupting the water supply to the entire area.  Carrying their unique, Barnes Wallis designed 'Bouncing Bomb' and flying at just 30m above the ground to avoid radar detection, 617 Squadron's Lancasters forged their way into the enemy territories, following the canals of the Netherlands and flying through forest fire traps below treetop height to their targets.  Gibson's aircraft ('G'-George) is nearest with 'M'-Mother of Fl/Lt Hopgood off his port wing and 'P'-Peter (Popsie) of Fl/Lt Martin in the distance.

Dambusters - The First Wave by Ivan Berryman.
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 A pair of De Havilland Mosquito NF. MkII night fighters of 23 Squadron, based at Bradwell Bay, Essex in 1942.

Night Raiders by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 One of the most notable pilots of 3 Squadron was the Frenchman Pierre Clostermann who enjoyed much success flying Spitfires with the Free French 341 <i>Alsace</i> Squadron before moving to 602 and 274 Squadrons RAF.  Once on the strength of 3 Squadron, however, he quickly got to grips with the mighty Hawker Tempest V in which he downed two Focke-Wulf Fw.190D-9s on 20th April 1945, just two of the confirmed 12 aircraft destroyed whilst flying the Tempest, plus 6 shared and two probables.  He is shown here flying Tempest V NV724, bearing the legend <i>Le Grand Charles</i> and the Squadron badge on the tailfin.

Tribute to Flt Lt Pierre Clostermann by Ivan Berryman.
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 Resplendent in the striking new red and yellow corporate livery, Boeing 757 SF freighter OO-DPJ, the first to bear the new colours, lifts off from Brussels National Airport, DHL's European hub.

The Power to Deliver by Robert Tomlin. (Y)
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 With the morning sun glinting on their fuselages, P-51 Mustangs of the 78th Fighter Group cross the Dutch coastline far below, as they head back towards their base at Duxford, England at the end of a long sweep east of the Rhine crossing, Spring 1945.  The final months of the war in Europe lie ahead, and for the P-51 pilots victory is within sight.  Finally, after years of toil, the sky was theirs.

Opening Sky by Robert Taylor.
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 Flight Lieutenant Ian <i>Widge</i> Gleed is depicted in his personal Hurricane 1 P2798 (LK-A) of 87 Sqn shooting down a Messerschmitt Bf.110 on 15th August 1940.  Just visible beneath the cockpit of the Hurricane is his mascot, Figaro, shown kicking a swastika.  His aircraft was also easily identifiable by the red flash on its nose, a feature that was retained even when P2798 was painted all black for its night fighter role. Gleed scored many victories before being shot down and killed whilst flying a Spitfire Vc in the Western Desert in April 1943.

Tribute to Flt Lt Ian R Gleed by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Having played a vital part in the battle for the Mediterranean for over two years, HMS Ark Royal finally succumbed to a U-Boats torpedo in November 1941. She is shown here with a pair of Swordfish Mk1s of 821 Sqn ranged on the deck, passing the cruiser HMS Sheffield off the Mole, Gibraltar, earlier that same year.

HMS Ark Royal and HMS Sheffield off the Mole, Gibraltar by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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RFA Fort Austin makes a leisurely rendezvous at sunset with the Polaris submarine HMS Renown on patrol somewhere in mid ocean. Soon a rubber inflatable will be launched from the Fort, and mail and fresh fruit and vegetables will be transferred before darkness sets in and makes the operation more hazardous.

The Rendezvous by Robert Barbour.
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At 12.30pm on the 21st of October 1805, Admiral Lord Nelson on board his flagship, HMS Victory, breaks the line of the combined French and Spanish fleets.  The Victory is delivering a devastating stern rake to the 80 gun French ship Bucentaure, the flagship of the combined fleets, commanded by Vice-Admiral P. C. J. B. S. Villeneuve.  Starboard to the Victory is the 74 gun Redoutable.  This ship, the Victory and HMS Temeraire, seen left, became locked together soon after, the unequal exchange resulting in the Redoutable having the highest casualties during the entire battle.

Breaking the Line at the Battle of Trafalgar by Graeme Lothian
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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
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 Built in Barrow-in-Furness and the 7th and last of the Trafalgar class of British submarines, HMS Triumph is one of the most modern and potent vessels of her kind.  Selected in March 2011 to take part in the coalition suppression of Colonel Gadaffi's attacks against his own people, HMS Triumph fired a number of TLAMs (Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles) aimed at air defence targets on the Libyan mainland at the outset of coalition operations, helping to reduce the threat of air attacks by the Libyan Air Force.

HMS Triumph by Ivan Berryman. (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.

The Battle of Trafalgar - The First Engagement by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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Originally constructed as a Home Fleet Repair Ship, HMS Cyclops was later converted into a submarine depot ship and enjoyed a long career, both in the Mediterranean and in home waters.  Here she prepares to receive HMS Sceptre.  Another S-class submarine is already tethered alongside.

HMS Cyclops Prepares to Receive HMS Sceptre by Ivan Berryman
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 HMS Intrepid embarks some of her landing craft during the Falklands conflict of 1982.
HMS Intrepid by Ivan Berryman
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 Depicting soldiers of the French Second Empire dreaming of the victorious French Army of the Napoleonic period.
La Reve (The Dream) by Edouard Detaille. (Y)
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Commissioned by 29 Commando Regiment, Royal Artillery in 1997. Fire mission by 105mm Light Gun onto Westdown Range.
Commando Gunners by Scott Kirkwood.
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 Dawn. British artillery thundered, and the territorial soldiers 15th Scottish division stormed towards the German trenches defending the coal mining village of Loos. The gas cloud that preceded the Highland advance was pendulous and largely stationary due to a distinct lack of wind, and ,upon emerging from the smudgy gas, the highlanders were pelted with machine gun fire and shrapnel from the defending German batteries. Not to be denied, the Scots gritted their teeth, and with an officer shouting faster boys! give them hell! the highlanders charged straight at the defenses. The Germans, unnerved by the stubborn courage of their  kilted opponents, began to fall back through the village of Loos. The Camerons and the Black Watch, shouting their battle cry and charging down the main road of the village, then engaged the defending Germans in a series of savage battles for each and every house - hob-nailed boots, rifle butts, and bayonets being wielded with great enthusiasm by the vengeful Scots. By 8.00am the village was in Scottish hands.

Faster Boys - Give Them Hell! Loos, September 25th 1915 by Jason Askew. (Y)
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Shows the Buffs resolute defense of the colours. By incredible heroism, the colours remained intact but only 85 out of the 728 Buffs survived the battle (16th May 1811)

Battle of Albuhera by William Barnes Wollen.
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 Bastogne, Ardennes, Belgium, 20th December 1944.  Newly arrived 81mm Mortars of 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division, fire in support of U.S. Paratroopers defending against German probes to the north of Bastogne.

Fire for Effect by David Pentland. (AP)
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 Men of the US 381st Infantry Regiment, 96th Division supported by the tanks of 763rd and 713th Flamethrower Tank Battalions, during the assault on Yaeju Dake. This escarpment, known as Big Apple was the last in a series of tough Japanese defence lines on the south of the Island.

Taking of Big Apple, Okinawa, 10th - 14th June 1945 by David Pentland.
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 In an attempt to expand into Europe, Ottoman Turks under the command of Grand Vizier Kara Mustafa laid siege to Vienna for two months.  A coalition of Polish, German and Austrians led by John III Sobieski, the King of Poland, arrived before Vienna to raise the siege.  Sobieski led a charge of 20,000 cavalry, including the fearsome Winged Hussars into the Ottoman camp and completely routed their army. The battle was over in three hours, the Turks fled the field leaving behind tents, weapons, battle standards and provisions.  The threat to Europe had been reversed, and this battle signaled the beginning of the end for the Ottoman Empire.

Polish Winged Lancers - Battle of Vienna, September 12th 1683 by Brian Palmer.
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 In July 1879 during the Afghan Campaign. Ayub Khan and an army of over 35,000 warriors were marching onto Kandahar. The British force under the command of General Burrows decided to fight. With a force, no more than 3,300 strong, took up position in a tiny hamlet of Mahmudabad, within 2 hours many of the British had been slaughtered, but with nightfall the remnants of the brigade retreated. The picture shows C battery of the Royal Horse Artillery withdrawing with the enemy in hot pursuit.

Saving the Guns at the Battle of Maiwand by Richard Caton Woodville (B)
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A montage of moments from the outstanding Welsh 6 Nation Championship Grand Slam Victory of 2005.
The Perfect Year - Wales Grand Slam Champions 2005 by Darren Baker. (Y)
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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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 Sir Bobby played more than 750 games for Manchester United, scoring 247 goals. He also played 106 times for his country and scored a record 49 goals. One of only two Englishmen to have won World Cup and European Cup medals his name will always remain synonymous with some of the greatest moments in the English game.

Sir Bobby Charlton by Gary Keane. (Y)
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 Jacques Villeneuve.

The Maple Leaf Maestro by Stuart Coffield
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Return of the Cat by Michael Thompson
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Epsom Trophy by Mark Churms. (AP)
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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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Gerhard Berger/ Ferrari 412.T2 by Ivan Berryman.
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