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Cranston Fine Arts are proud to be the publisher of Ivan Berryman's naval and aviation art paintings. Over the last 20 years, Ivan Berryman has become one of the leading aviation artists in the United Kingdom. He is widely acclaimed and collected throughout the world, his attention to detail is unsurpassed. His portrayals of aviation and naval life has ensured his work hangs in galleries and private collections around the world. Cranston Fine Arts can arrange private commissions : please contact David Higgins at Cranston Fine Arts, via the contact details at the bottom of the page. 

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Ivan Berryman's comprehensive series of aviation art prints and paintings of 617 Squadron's epic mission to destroy the Mohne, Eder and Sorpe dams on the Ruhr, a mission that has gone done in history in film and art.  The heroic Dambuster crews have been commemorated in this series produced over the past three years consisting of over 30 paintings which have now been produced in fine art aviation prints and canvas prints.  Many of the tragic losses of these heroic crew members have been recaptured for the first time. Part of this series have been produced with very limited editions, some as low as 30 prints making them very sought after and collectable.
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Over the past 8 years Ivan Berryman has produced a series of World War One aviation paintings depicting many of the top aces from all countries and the aircraft they flew.  The series totals 100 paintings and art prints making it one of the major collections in its field. Less than 6 paintings now remain available and some of the editions are running low.  Many special offers only available on this site.
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Battle of Trafalgar Maritime Art Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
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The Battle of Trafalgar by Robert Taylor.
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The Battle of Trafalgar - The First Engagement by Ivan Berryman.
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Saunders Roe Jet Aircraft Aviation Prints by Ivan Berryman.
Saro

Saro SR.A1 Over the Needles by Ivan Berryman. (APB)
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Saro Sr.53 by Ivan Berryman. (APB)
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US Fleet at Pearl Harbor Naval Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
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The Calm Before the Storm by Robert Taylor.
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The Raid on Pearl Harbor, 7th December 1941 by Ivan Berryman
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P-38 Lighting Aviation Art Prints by Ivan Berryman and Nicolas Trudgian.
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Lt William J Dixie Sloan by Ivan Berryman.
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Pacific Glory by Nicolas Trudgian.
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Gunther Rall Signed Battle of Britain Aviation Art by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
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Dawn Eagles Rising by Robert Taylor.
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Adolf Galland / Messerschmitt Bf109 E-4 by Ivan Berryman (B)
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 Born of Croatian parents in Sarajevo in 1893, Friedrich Navratil served under the Austro Hungarian flag throughout his considerable military career, becoming an outstanding pilot with Flik 3J on the Italian Front. He is depicted here chasing down a Hanriot of 72A Squadriglia da Caccia over Val del Concei in August 1918 to claim his third of ten victories. Navratil's distictive Albatross D.III (Oef) 253.06 was easily identifiable by his personalised 'Pierced Heart' emblem and is unusual in sporting the then new Balkenkeuz cross, untypical of Austro-Hungarian aircraft in WW1.

Oblt Friedrich Navratil by Ivan Berryman.
 Spitfire P9433 DW-E of  No.610 flown by P/O Pegge, in which he shot down two Bf.109Es on 12th August 1940.

Tribute to Pilot Officer Pegge of No.610 Squadron by Ivan Berryman.
 The Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG 54 Erich Rudorffer is depicted in Fw190A-6 'Black Double Chevron' over the misty forests of Finland in June 1944. Credited with 222 aerial victories, he survived being shot down no less than sixteen times and survived the war until eventually passing away in 2016 aged 98.

Erich Rudorffer by Ivan Berryman.
 F/Lt Warner was shot down in combat with Bf 109s on 16th August 1940 at 17:15hrs off Dungeness.  He was flying Spitfire DW-Z (R6802).

Tribute to Flight Lieutenant Warner of No.610 Sqn by Ivan Berryman. (P)

 Spitfire DW-U (W3455) of 610 Squadron escorting Blenheims to Le Trait on 21st August 1941.  This aircraft was shot down by enemy fighters on this mission.

Escorting Blenheims to Le Trait - Spitfire W3455 of No.610 Squadron by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 During the Falklands conflict in 1982, the tiny mid-Atlantic volcanic island of Ascension became the starting point for the <i>Black Buck</i> missions - a relay of tanker aircraft refueling two Vulcan bombers to attack Argentine positions and damage the runway at Port Stanley to prevent the use of fast jets.  At the time these were the longest range bombing missions in history.

Ascension Departure by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 During the Falklands conflict in 1982, the tiny mid-Atlantic volcanic island of Ascension became the starting point for the <i>Black Buck</i> missions - a relay of tanker aircraft refueling two Vulcan bombers to attack Argentine positions and damage the runway at Port Stanley to prevent the use of fast jets.  At the time these were the longest range bombing missions in history.

Vulcan at Ascension, 1982 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 With 275 victories credited, Gunther Rall is the third highest scoring Ace in history  He was awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.

Gunther Rall by Ivan Berryman. (P)

LATEST NAVAL RELEASES

 The mainstay of the Royal Navy's Coastal Forces fleet from 1941, the 72-foot Vosper MTBs were among the fastest and most successful ever built. With their three Packard 1400hp engines and bigger fuel tanks, these boats could reach speeds of up to 39 knots with a maximum range of 400 miles. Armament varied from boat to boat, but those depicted are fitted with the standard 21-inch torpedo tubes and a twin .5 inch MkV Vickers machine gun mounting. Crew was typically two officers and eleven ratings.

On the Step by Ivan Berryman.
 In January 1941, the young Mario Arillo was appointed the rank of Lieutenant Commander, placed in charge of the Regia Marina's submarine <i>Ambra</i> and was dispatched to the Mediterranean to help disrupt supplies to the Allied forces.  In May of that same year, Arillo attacked the British Dido Class Cruiser <i>HMS Bonaventure</i>, and Destroyers <i>HMS Hereward</i> and <i>HMS Stuart</i>, south of Crete, en route from Alexandria, the cruiser <i>Bonaventure</i> being sunk with great loss of life.  The <i>Ambra</i> is depicted here in a calmer moment, two of her crew scanning the horizon for 'business'.

Hunter's Dusk by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Under the command of Gianfranco Gazzana-Priaroggia, the Regia Marina submarine Leonardo da Vinci was to become the most successful non-German submarine of World War Two.  On 21st April 1943, she encountered the liberty ship SS John Drayton which was returning, unladen, to Capetown from Bahrain and put two torpedoes into her before surfacing to finish her off with shells.  The deadly reign of terror wrought by the combination of Gazzana-Priaroggia and his submarine came to an end just one month later when the Leonardo da Vinci was sunk by HMS Active and HMS Ness off Cape Finistere.

Scourge of the Deep - Leonardo da Vinci by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Sitting menacingly at a depth of 15 metres below the surface, just 2 km outside the heavily defended harbour of Alexandria, the Italian submarine Scire is shown releasing her three manned torpedoes, or <i>Maiali</i>, at the outset of their daring raid in which the British battleships HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Valiant and a tanker, were severely damaged on 3rd December 1941.  All six crew members of the three <i>Maiali</i> survived the mission, but all were captured and taken prisoner.  Luigi Durand de la Penne and Emilio Bianchi can be seen moving away aboard 221, whilst Vincenzo Martellotta and Mario Marino (222) carry out systems checks.  Antonio Marceglia and Spartaco Schergat, on 223, are heading away at the top of the picture.

Assault from the Deep by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

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McLaren at Monaco, Hakkinen and Coulthard 1998 by Ivan Berryman.
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The Fw190A-4 was introduced in July 1942, and was equipped with the same engine and basic armament as the A-3. A total of 976 A-4s were built between June 1942 and March 1943.  Some of the  most successful fighter aces of the Luftwaffe flew the Fw190.  Otto Kittel scored 267 vicotries, Erich Rudorffer claimed 222 kills, and Walter Nowotny 258 victories. The majority of their kills were scored while flying the Fw190.

Fw190A-4, Winter 1944 by Ivan Berryman.
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 Celebrating its 50th year of faithful service in 2012, the Vickers VC10 has proved to be one of the most enduring types in British aviation.  The final role for these elegant veterans has been to provide mid-air refueling for the RAF, as typified here by C.1K XV106 'W' of 101 Sqn, Brize Norton.  Retirement is planned for March 2013 for the final few serving aircraft, closing a significant chapter in the history of jet age.

Tribute to the VC10 by Ivan Berryman.
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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.
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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. (GS)
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A classic beauty in its element, a 19 Squadron Spitfire on a routine patrol in the skies above southern England.

Lone Warrior by Ivan Berryman. (APB)
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 The 73 Sqn Hurricane of Sqn Ldr Derek Ward is shown having received fatal strikes from the guns of  Bf 109 F-4  flown by the 'Star of Africa' Hauptmann Hans-Joachim Marseilles of 3/JG27 on 17th June 1942. Ward was Marseilles' third victim in this single action when he returned to the combat zone to cover the safe descent by parachute of the German ace's first two victories, both of whom had been shot down within seconds of each other.

Victory over Africa by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 Gerhard Berger in the number 28 McLaren throws up sparks in the 1990 season.  Although he failed to win a race this season, he consistently scored points, including a second place to Alain Prost at Brazil and a second place to Ricardo Patrese in San Marino.

Gerhard Berger, 1990 by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC* (deceased)

Joined the R.A.F. in 1936. His first posting was to 1 squadron flying Furies then Hurricanes and first saw action over France in the Spring of 1940 and was awarded his first DFC by the end of the year. As a Squadron Leader he was sent to West Africa to command 128 Squadron. 1942 saw his commanding 112 squadron in North Africa, in July saw an immediate BAR to his DFC and in December an immediate DSO. Posted to Malta as Wing Commander he won a US DFC in 1943. Back in the UK he now was flying Typhoons in the lead up to D-Day. With Pete Brothers he was sent to the States to attend the US Staff School at Fort Leavenworth. After the war he continued in the R.A.F. serving in Japan, Malaya, Singapore, Switzerland and his final posting as Group Captain RAF Chivenor, Devon. Retired in July 1963. Going to Portugal where he ran a Bar and Restaurant and dealing in Real Estate. In his flying career he accounted for more than 24 enemy aircraft. Sadly, Billy Drake passed away on 28th August 2011.

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On this day in Royal Navy history....

23 April

Found 86 matching entries.

DAY

MONTH

YEAR

SHIP

ENTRY

23rdAprilHMS CornwallLaunched
23rdAprilHMS CornwallPennant F99
23rdApril1890HMS AcornSailed Esquimalt for Honolulu
23rdApril1890HMS CurlewArrived Plymouth from Arosa Bay
23rdApril1890HMS LandrailArrived Malta
23rdApril1890HMS Iron DukeArrived Portsmouth
23rdApril1891HMS LapwingSailed Port Said for Aden
23rdApril1897HMS AstraeaArrived Delagoa Bay
23rdApril1897HMS BriskArrived Delagoa Bay
23rdApril1897HMS FoxArrived Delagoa Bay
23rdApril1918HMS IntrepidSunk as blockship
23rdApril1918HMS IphigeniaSunk as blockship
23rdApril1918HMS BrilliantSunk as blockship
23rdApril1918HMS C3Scrapped
23rdApril1923HMS LowestoftSailed Walfisch Bay
23rdApril1927HMS KeppelSailed Shanghai for Woosung
23rdApril1929HMS CairoSailed Golfe Juan
23rdApril1929HMS EffinghamArrived Aden
23rdApril1929HMS CourageousArrived Rapallo Bay
23rdApril1932HMS OsirisArrived Hong Kong
23rdApril1932HMS HermesSailed Hong Kong for Amoy
23rdApril1932HMS CygnetArrived Portsmouth
23rdApril1932HMS KeppelSailed Hong Kong for Amoy
23rdApril1933HMS BryonySailed Cannes for Malta
23rdApril1933HMS CyclopsSailed St. Tropez for Malta
23rdApril1933HMS LaburnumSailed Wellington for Picton
23rdApril1933HMS LaburnumCdr. R. Ramsbottom in Command
23rdApril1934HMS ActiveArrived St. Raphael
23rdApril1934HMS BeeArrived Kiukiang
23rdApril1934HMS CyclopsSailed Leghorn for Malta
23rdApril1934HMS AcastaArrived St. Raphael
23rdApril1934HMS AchatesArrived St. Raphael
23rdApril1934HMS DiomedeArrived Wellington
23rdApril1934HMS AdventureSailed Hong Kong for Chusan
23rdApril1934HMS AnthonyArrived St. Raphael
23rdApril1934HMS DunedinArrived Wellington
23rdApril1934HMS DunedinArrived Wellington
23rdApril1934HMS DunedinSailed Queen Charlotte Sounds
23rdApril1934HMS CalcuttaArrived Hong Kong
23rdApril1934HMS ColomboArrived Socotra
23rdApril1934HMS ColomboArrived Makalla
23rdApril1934HMS GloriousSailed Malta for Gibraltar
23rdApril1934HMS AntelopeArrived St. Raphael
23rdApril1934HMS ArrowArrived St. Raphael
23rdApril1934HMS CodringtonArrived St. Raphael
23rdApril1934HMS BeaufortSailed Oban for Survey
23rdApril1934HMS FitzroySailed Boston (Lincs.)
23rdApril1934HMS DaffodilSailed POrt Elizabeth for East London
23rdApril1934HMS HeraldSailed Singapore for survey work
23rdApril1935HMS CockchaferSailed Hankow
23rdApril1935HMS CapetownArrived Kiukiang
23rdApril1935HMS BeaufortSailed Plymouth for survey
23rdApril1935HMS CenturionArrived Plymouth
23rdApril1935HMS FitzroySailed Sheerness for Lowestoft
23rdApril1935HMS FitzroyArrived Lowestoft
23rdApril1935HMS FlindersSailed Portsmouth for survey work
23rdApril1936HMS CarlisleArrived Simonstown
23rdApril1936HMS HarrierSailed Suez
23rdApril1937HMS HermesSailed Malta
23rdApril1937HMS AdventureArrived Manilla
23rdApril1937HMS DaintySailed Hong Kong
23rdApril1937HMS DaringArrived Pagoda Anchorage
23rdApril1937HMS DiamondArrived Pagoda Anchorage
23rdApril1937HMS ForesterSailed La Pallice
23rdApril1937HMS BidefordArrived Umm-al-Kaiwain
23rdApril1937HMS FlindersArrived Yarmouth (IoW)
23rdApril1937HMIS IndusSailed Malta
23rdApril1939HMS JasonArrived Portishead
23rdApril1939HMS BrilliantArrived Sheerness
23rdApril1940HMS AbdielCommissioned
23rdApril1940HMS JavelinPassage to UK escorting troopship.
23rdApril1942HMS BraveLaid down at Blyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd. (Blyth, U.K.) : White
23rdApril1952HMS IngleshamLaunched
23rdApril1956HMS Loch AlvieSailed Diban
23rdApril1961HMS CarysfortArrived Bangkok
23rdApril1965HMS CentaurArrived Malta
23rdApril1968HMS DanaeSailed Zeebrugge
23rdApril1969HMS BlakeCommissioned
23rdApril2002HMS BangorPortsmouth
23rdApril2004HMS GrimsbyPortsmouth
23rdApril2004HMS BlythKristiansand
23rdApril2004HMS CornwallDevonport
23rdApril2004HMS CumberlandGibraltar
23rdApril2008HMS Iron DukePlymouth Sound
23rdApril2008HMS CornwallPlymouth Sound
23rdApril2009HMS CornwallDevonport

Entries in this list are supplied by worldnavalships.com

 


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