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DHM866.  L Detachment by Graeme Lothian. <p>Depicting a jeep and crew of the first SAS team, Western desert 1942.  L Detachment operated in conjunction with the pre-existing Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) and during the desert war, the SAS performed many successful and daring long range insertion missions and destroyed aircraft and fuel depots.  Their success contributed towards Adolf Hitler issuing his Kommandobefehl order to execute all captured enemy personnel of the type now called the Special Forces.  When the Germans stepped up security, the SAS switched to hit and run missions.  They used jeeps, which had been sent over to North Africa, armed with Vickers K machine guns which the SAS modified so they also used tracer ammunition and Lewes Bombs which ignited fuel and aircraft.  This print is certainly something special as they have been personally signed by two of the original SAS volunteers who served throughout the war and beyond, Reg Seekings and Johnny Cooper.<b><p> Signed by Reg Seekings (deceased)<br>and<br>Johnny Cooper. <p>Signed limited edition of 300 prints.<p> Image size 16 inches x 12 inches (41cm x 31cm)
DHM867.  The SAS Full Circle by Graeme Lothian. <p>The story of the SAS through all major theatres they were involved in. From the start, North Africa 1941, Malaya 1952-1956, Borneo1965-1966, Aden 1967, Oman 1971-1976, Iranian Embassy 1980, Falklands Conflict 1982, Iraq 1991. The middle area shows Col. D. Stirling DSO, and the four single figures depict the different section, Boat, Mountain, Air and Mobility. <b><p> Signed limited edition of 1150 prints. <p> Image size 25 inches x 15 inches (64cm x 38cm)
DHM788. Paddys Troopers, The Sidi Haneish Road, 17th July 1942 by David Pentland. <p> Captain R. Blair Paddy Mayne, and men of L detachment SAS, stop to discuss their location en route to Sidi Haneish airfield. The raid was a major victory, especially for the newly acquired jeeps, which played an important part in the destruction of some 40 enemy aircraft for the loss of one man. <b><p> Signed limited edition of 1150 prints.  <p>Image size 25 inches x 16.5 inches (64cm x 42cm)
DHM789. Paddys Fourth DSO, The Olderburg Raid, 9th April 1945 by David Pentland. <p> Braving intense enemy fire, Lt. Col. RB Mayne, Commanding Officer 1st SAS Regiment devastated a German ambush and subsequently rescued wounded troops of his own unit who had been pinned down while on a reconnaissance mission for the 4th Canadian Armoured Division. <b><p> Signed limited edition of 1150 prints.  <p>Image size 17 inches x 12 inches (43cm x 31cm)
DHM1035.  Is the Mountain Clear. G Squadron 22 SAS, Mount Kent, Falklands War 1982 by Graeme Lothian. <p>On the night of 27th May, a four man patrol from G Squadron boat troop were tasked to patrol to the summit of Mount Kent to see if it was clear. (Mount Kent was an important strategic height as it looked across to Mount Longdon, Two Sisters and Goat Ridge) A Battalion of 12th regiment Argentinean Infantry were expected to be engaged by the patrol but found the Argentineans had been airlifted the previous night to reinforce the garrison at Goose Green for the subsequent 2 Para attack. From the summit of Mount Kent, the unit could see hundreds of Argentinean soldiers with Artillery and helicopters. The relief and tension of this mission shows on their faces as they descend down to their hide position after their all night patrol. The patrol commander, a Sergeant Major and veteran of many conflicts including the Oman War, won a mention in dispatches in this conflict.<b><p>Signed limited edition of 1150 prints. <p> Image size 25 inches x 15 inches (64cm x 38cm)
DHM864. Raid on Pebbel Island, Falkland Islands, 1982 by David Pentland. <p> D squadron 22 SAS, made their way to the Argentinian landing strip where they proceeded to destroy 11 enemy aircraft with demolition charges, 66mm rockets and small arms. The destruction of these enemy aircraft, among them Paccaras, most certainly saved many lives among the Task Force and proved a valuable morale booster at the same time. <b><p> Signed limited edition of 1150 prints.  <p>Image size 25 inches x 16.5 inches (64cm x 42cm)
DHM1413. Sacrifice at Mirbat, Dhofar, Oman, 19th July 1972 by David Pentland. <p> When 250 well armed and trained rebel tribesmen attacked the small SAS outpost at Mirbat few would have given good odds on their survival.  At the height of the battle Corporal Labalaba and Trooper Savesaki, both Fijians and both wounded fought off relentless assaults by the attacking Adoo.  Firing a World War II vintage 25pdr field gun at point blank range Labalaba finally fell to a snipers bullet just as Captain Kealy and Trooper Tobin reached the gunpit to aid its defence.  Within minutes however Tobin was dead, but Kealy and the remaining defenders critical position was saved by the timely arrival of 2 Omani Strikemaster jets, and helicopters carrying 24 men of G Squadron.<b><p> Signed limited edition of 1150 prints.  <p>Image size 25 inches x 15 inches (64cm x 38cm)
DR14.  Lance Corporal Mel Townsend by David Rowlands. <p> Lance Corporal Mel Townsend, 22 SAS, in action in Dhofar, 6th January, 1975, for which he was awarded the DCM.  Mel Townsend, of the Royal Corps of Signals, was a member of a squadron of the 22nd SAS Regiment controlling Arab Irregulars in support of the Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces in Dhofar from September 1974 to January 1975.  He was the leader of a four man SAS liaison patrol attached to a company of the Sultan's Armed Forces in a battalion operation against guerrilla forces on 6th January 1975.  His company was demoralised after coming under heavy enemy fire and Mel noticed that very little fire was being returned.  He ran forward with two other men and began returning fire.  He then encouraged the Arab soldiers to fire their weapons and inspired them to do so by his personal example.  His initiative saved the day.  He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his <i>inspiring example of the highest gallantry and military ability.</i><b><p>Signed edition prints.  <p>Image size 21 inches x 13 inches (53cm x 33cm)

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Eight SAS Military Prints

DPK0082. Pack of eight Special Air Service prints by artists David Pentland, Graeme Lothian and David Rowlands.

Military Print Pack.

Items in this pack :

Item #1 - Click to view individual item

DHM866. L Detachment by Graeme Lothian.

Depicting a jeep and crew of the first SAS team, Western desert 1942. L Detachment operated in conjunction with the pre-existing Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) and during the desert war, the SAS performed many successful and daring long range insertion missions and destroyed aircraft and fuel depots. Their success contributed towards Adolf Hitler issuing his Kommandobefehl order to execute all captured enemy personnel of the type now called the Special Forces. When the Germans stepped up security, the SAS switched to hit and run missions. They used jeeps, which had been sent over to North Africa, armed with Vickers K machine guns which the SAS modified so they also used tracer ammunition and Lewes Bombs which ignited fuel and aircraft. This print is certainly something special as they have been personally signed by two of the original SAS volunteers who served throughout the war and beyond, Reg Seekings and Johnny Cooper.

Signed by Reg Seekings (deceased)
and
Johnny Cooper.

Signed limited edition of 300 prints.

Image size 16 inches x 12 inches (41cm x 31cm)


Item #2 - Click to view individual item

DHM867. The SAS Full Circle by Graeme Lothian.

The story of the SAS through all major theatres they were involved in. From the start, North Africa 1941, Malaya 1952-1956, Borneo1965-1966, Aden 1967, Oman 1971-1976, Iranian Embassy 1980, Falklands Conflict 1982, Iraq 1991. The middle area shows Col. D. Stirling DSO, and the four single figures depict the different section, Boat, Mountain, Air and Mobility.

Signed limited edition of 1150 prints.

Image size 25 inches x 15 inches (64cm x 38cm)


Item #3 - Click to view individual item

DHM788. Paddys Troopers, The Sidi Haneish Road, 17th July 1942 by David Pentland.

Captain R. Blair Paddy Mayne, and men of L detachment SAS, stop to discuss their location en route to Sidi Haneish airfield. The raid was a major victory, especially for the newly acquired jeeps, which played an important part in the destruction of some 40 enemy aircraft for the loss of one man.

Signed limited edition of 1150 prints.

Image size 25 inches x 16.5 inches (64cm x 42cm)


Item #4 - Click to view individual item

DHM789. Paddys Fourth DSO, The Olderburg Raid, 9th April 1945 by David Pentland.

Braving intense enemy fire, Lt. Col. RB Mayne, Commanding Officer 1st SAS Regiment devastated a German ambush and subsequently rescued wounded troops of his own unit who had been pinned down while on a reconnaissance mission for the 4th Canadian Armoured Division.

Signed limited edition of 1150 prints.

Image size 17 inches x 12 inches (43cm x 31cm)


Item #5 - Click to view individual item

DHM1035. Is the Mountain Clear. G Squadron 22 SAS, Mount Kent, Falklands War 1982 by Graeme Lothian.

On the night of 27th May, a four man patrol from G Squadron boat troop were tasked to patrol to the summit of Mount Kent to see if it was clear. (Mount Kent was an important strategic height as it looked across to Mount Longdon, Two Sisters and Goat Ridge) A Battalion of 12th regiment Argentinean Infantry were expected to be engaged by the patrol but found the Argentineans had been airlifted the previous night to reinforce the garrison at Goose Green for the subsequent 2 Para attack. From the summit of Mount Kent, the unit could see hundreds of Argentinean soldiers with Artillery and helicopters. The relief and tension of this mission shows on their faces as they descend down to their hide position after their all night patrol. The patrol commander, a Sergeant Major and veteran of many conflicts including the Oman War, won a mention in dispatches in this conflict.

Signed limited edition of 1150 prints.

Image size 25 inches x 15 inches (64cm x 38cm)


Item #6 - Click to view individual item

DHM864. Raid on Pebbel Island, Falkland Islands, 1982 by David Pentland.

D squadron 22 SAS, made their way to the Argentinian landing strip where they proceeded to destroy 11 enemy aircraft with demolition charges, 66mm rockets and small arms. The destruction of these enemy aircraft, among them Paccaras, most certainly saved many lives among the Task Force and proved a valuable morale booster at the same time.

Signed limited edition of 1150 prints.

Image size 25 inches x 16.5 inches (64cm x 42cm)


Item #7 - Click to view individual item

DHM1413. Sacrifice at Mirbat, Dhofar, Oman, 19th July 1972 by David Pentland.

When 250 well armed and trained rebel tribesmen attacked the small SAS outpost at Mirbat few would have given good odds on their survival. At the height of the battle Corporal Labalaba and Trooper Savesaki, both Fijians and both wounded fought off relentless assaults by the attacking Adoo. Firing a World War II vintage 25pdr field gun at point blank range Labalaba finally fell to a snipers bullet just as Captain Kealy and Trooper Tobin reached the gunpit to aid its defence. Within minutes however Tobin was dead, but Kealy and the remaining defenders critical position was saved by the timely arrival of 2 Omani Strikemaster jets, and helicopters carrying 24 men of G Squadron.

Signed limited edition of 1150 prints.

Image size 25 inches x 15 inches (64cm x 38cm)


Item #8 - Click to view individual item

DR14. Lance Corporal Mel Townsend by David Rowlands.

Lance Corporal Mel Townsend, 22 SAS, in action in Dhofar, 6th January, 1975, for which he was awarded the DCM. Mel Townsend, of the Royal Corps of Signals, was a member of a squadron of the 22nd SAS Regiment controlling Arab Irregulars in support of the Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces in Dhofar from September 1974 to January 1975. He was the leader of a four man SAS liaison patrol attached to a company of the Sultan's Armed Forces in a battalion operation against guerrilla forces on 6th January 1975. His company was demoralised after coming under heavy enemy fire and Mel noticed that very little fire was being returned. He ran forward with two other men and began returning fire. He then encouraged the Arab soldiers to fire their weapons and inspired them to do so by his personal example. His initiative saved the day. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his inspiring example of the highest gallantry and military ability.

Signed edition prints.

Image size 21 inches x 13 inches (53cm x 33cm)


Website Price: £ 460.00  

To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £885.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £425




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Johnny Cooper
Eighteen-year-old Johnny Cooper volunteered for the SAS in 1941. Johnny Cooper was one of the first two non commissioned soldiers to join L detahcment of the SAS the regiment, and helped build the service up to the effective force it is today. Johnny Coopers second mission was led by Stirling and with his friend Reg Seekings. It resulted in the destruction of nearly a score of petrol lorries and four food dumps. The next raid on Benina airfield was a classic SAS small-scale raiding operation carried out by three men, Stirling, Corporal Seekings and Corporal Cooper. After a difficult descent through a wadi they climbed through the wire and sat in the middle of the airfield some way from the buildings they were going to attack and waited until the RAFs diversionary raid finished. Lieutenant-Colonel John Cooper served with the SAS in North Africa and France throughout World War II, returning to work alongside his old comrades in Malaya after a brief interlude. In 1962 he left the army to work for the Sultan of Omans armed forces where he served until his retirement. He is thought by many to be "Mr SAS" Johnny Cooper, the youngest of the Originals, whose service in the Regiment spanned almost 20 years, and who started as a Parachutist and left the army a lieutenant-colonel.


Reg Seekings (deceased)
Reginald Seekings was born in Stuntney, near Ely in 1920. He attended the local school from five to 14. Although almost blind in one eye, Seekings was a fine boxer, and at the age of 18 joined the Cambridgeshire Regiment (TA) and won a number of contests in East Anglia. He wanted to be a professional boxer his brother recalled, "The more he fought, the more he wanted to fight." His hero was Eric Boon, the lightweight champion.In 1940, he volunteered for 7 Commando (along with his brother) - 7 Commando was part of Layforce, commanded by Lt-Col Bob Laycock - and saw action with them before they were disbanded. Three days after Stirling explained his plan to form L Detachment SAS and had it approved by his Commander-in-Chief, Claude Auchinleck, he arrived at Geneifa to recruit men from Layforce for his new brigade.and reg joined immediately. A training camp was set up at Kabrit from where they received minimal help from the HQ Quartermaster. Their first raid was carried out on a New Zealand encampment, and involved removing tents and a piano. Johnny Cooper said later about the incident. "We nicked fourteen tents and a piano, we thought it might come in handy but we could never find anybody to play it." Reg Seekings was one of the original members of L Detachment SAS Brigade, founded by David Stirling in North Africa in July 1941. Reg Seekings was involved in their first operation to parachute 64 troops in the Gazala area. High winds caused havoc and, of the 64 who dropped, only 21 returned that night including Reg Seekings. His first successful raid was led by the charismatic Paddy Mayne on Tamet, where with two others, they destroyed 24 German aircraft and the pilots mess. His next successful raid was led by Stirling and resulted in the destruction of nearly a score of petrol lorries and four food dumps. The next raid on Benina airfield was a classic SAS small-scale raiding operation carried out by three men, Stirling, Corporal Seekings and Corporal Cooper. After a difficult descent through a wadi they climbed through the wire and sat in the middle of the airfield some way from the buildings they were going to attack and waited until the RAFs diversionary raid finished. Stirling recommended Seekings for a DCM. His citation records: "This NCO has taken part in 10 raids. He has himself destroyed over 15 aircraft and by virtue of his accuracy with a tommy-gun at night, and through a complete disregard for his personal safety, has killed at least 10 of the enemy. " Seekings was also involved in the surprise landings at Termoli, on the east coast of Italy where he had a narrow escape when in Italy in 1943, a truck carrying 24 of his platoon was hit by a mortar round just as he was adjusting the tailgate; he was one of only two survivors. Reg was rewarded for his many acts of bravery in North Africa and was awarded a DCM, and in Italy he received the military medal. Reg along with the rest of the SAS were next in action in Sicily. In an attack on a four-gun coastal battery at Cape Murro di Porco, machine-gun fire from an enemy pillbox and a nearby mortar post were causing casualties. Reg Seekings calmly rushed the pillbox, hurling grenades and killed the occupants with his revolver. He then gathered his section and with coolness and determination led the advance on, and wiped out, the mortar post. The following year in Normandy Reg Seekings landed by parachute on D-Day, Seekings and A Squadron made their base in the Morvan area near Dijon. Here they were to carry out raids and work with the Maquis. He was hit in the back of the neck by a bullet which passed close to his spine. A medic - who later turned out to be a dentist - attempted to remove it, but Seekings carried the bullet in him throughout the remainder of the war. Towards the end of the war, as the Allied forces pushed into Germany, it was in the small town of Celle that Seekings and his men were confronted with a terrible sight. The Germans, in attempting to move concentration camp inmates, had panicked during an air-raid and slaughtered hundreds of innocent people, including women and children in the railway station. Reg and his unit was ordered to Bergen Belsen. As his close friend Johnny Cooper was to recall years later: "We stood aghast. We simply could not comprehend how it was possible for human beings to treat their fellow men in such a brutal and heinous way. The effect on Reg was one of utter rage." The SAS was disbanded in September 1945 and, on demobilisation, Reg Seekings took over the Rifleman Arms public house in Ely where he stayed for the next nine years before going to Southern Rhodesia, to set up a farm and later became an inspector in the police Anti-Terrorist Unit. In 1982 Reg Seekings returned to the UK. Sadly Reg passed away in Suffolk on the 16th March 1999.

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