New Acquisitions
Recently commissioned paintings to
Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Falklands Conflict

Painted by the artist Brian Coole

Early in 2002 the Royal Naval Museum commissioned three oil paintings to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Falklands Conflict.

The paintings, by Brian Coole, reflect three key events from the four months of the conflict (April-July 1982), and are now on display in a small Falklands Exhibition in the main Museum until mid September.

Royal Fleet Auxiliary Bedivere, HMS Fearless and
HMS Yarmouth in San Carlos Water, during the Falkland Conflict, 1982, painted by Brian Coole -  Royal Naval Museum HMS ships
in San Carlos Waters
Falkland Islands, 1982



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Royal Fleet Auxiliary Bedivere, HMS Fearless and HMS Yarmouth in San Carlos Water, during the Falkland Conflict, May 1982.
(small painting - 26" x 18")

Accession No 2002/27



SS Uganda, with HMS Hermes during the Falklands Conflict, 1982, painted by Brian Coole -  Royal Naval Museum SS Uganda
Falkland Islands, 1982



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The Hospital Ship, SS Uganda, was requisitioned at 10:00 hours GMT on the 10 April 1982 by the Ministry of Defence. She sailed under the terms of the Geneva Convention as a Hospital Ship, leaving Gibraltar on the 19 April 1982 and arriving back at Southampton on the 9 August 1982.
(small painting - 26" x 18")

Accession No 2002/26



HMS Hermes, Flagship of the
Task Force, Falklands Conflict, 1982, painted by Brian Coole -  Royal Naval Museum HMS Hermes' Homecoming




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HMS Hermes coming back home to Portsmouth after the Falklands Conflict, 1982. She is accompanied by the flotilla of small boats who welcomed her back home.
(large oil - 43" x 41")

Accession No 2002/25





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