Ronald Arthur BRIMMELL
Sub. Lieut. R.N.V.R. (1917-c.1993)
Brimmell appears in the Navy Lists from 1942. He served on HMS Saunders, a combined training centre in Egypt, where allied troops practiced amphibious landings before operations in the Mediterranean.
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1. Libya. ‘Dutch SS ‘Trejanus’ in Benghazi / listing to port after being damaged / by near miss during night raid’. Pencil. Signed, inscribed and dated ‘Dec.1942’. 10x14 inches.
2. South Africa. ‘The First Watch. Rounding the Cape’.
Charcoal on sketchbook page. Signed and inscribed.
3. Egypt. ‘Vichy battleship ‘Lorraine’ / in Dry Dock. Alexandria / 8 Nov. 1942’.
Pencil. Signed and inscribed.
4. Egypt. ‘The Docks, Alexandria’.
Black and white chalk on a grey sketchbook page. Signed and inscribed.
5. South Africa. ‘From our anchorage / Cape Town’.
Pen, brush and ink. Signed.
6. Egypt. ‘The Coaling Jetty, Alexandra’.
Charcoal. Signed, inscribed and dated 1942’.
7. Libya. ‘Tripoli. Approaching storm / 5 minute direct sketch’.
Pen, brush and ink on sketchbook page. Signed, inscribed and dated, 1943’.
8. Libya. 'Navy House, Tobruk'. Pen, ink and wash. Signed. Inscribed and dated, 1942 on the original mount. 7x11 inches. £350.
9. Libya. ’The Block Ships. Tripoli’.
Pen, brush and ink on a sketchbook page. Signed, inscribed and dated ‘Jan.1943’.