First deck landing

First deck landing

Like this, Micheal. Great action and composition.

Lovely detail. You have really caught the action.

Nice to hear the story behind the painting, and you have certainly captured the action in this.

So much action in this Michael, love it!

History in pictures.....full of movement and energy .

Thanks for your kind comments ladies.

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This is from a photograph of Squadron Commander Dunning making the first successful landing on a ship at sea in 1917. After "crabbing" in sideways above the deck built over the fore part of the cruiser HMS FURIOUS his brother pilots had to haul him down. Reference: Wikipedia. Drawing ink on cartridge paper.

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Michael Mcmanus

I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…

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