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Javelin Collection

"Unleashing the Power: Exploring the World of Javelin" From military prowess to athletic grace, the javelin has left an indelible mark throughout history

Background imageJavelin Collection: Two Gloster Javelin F(AW)6s of 85 Squadron XA832 and XH695

Two Gloster Javelin F(AW)6s of 85 Squadron XA832 and XH695
Two Gloster Javelin F(AW)6s of 85 Squadron, XA832 and XH695

Background imageJavelin Collection: XH844 started out as a Gloster Javelin F(AW)7

XH844 started out as a Gloster Javelin F(AW)7 but was converted to a F(AW)9

Background imageJavelin Collection: Lady Throws Javelin 1922

Lady Throws Javelin 1922
A female athlete throws the javelin

Background imageJavelin Collection: Snake species

Snake species
Marine file snake, Chersydrus granulatus, pelagic sea snake, Pelamys bicolor, Lake Taal snake, Hydrophis cyanocinctus, wart snake, Acrochordus javanicus, tentacle snake, Erpeton tentaculatus

Background imageJavelin Collection: 1949 Jowett Javelin. Creator: Unknown

1949 Jowett Javelin. Creator: Unknown
1949 Jowett Javelin

Background imageJavelin Collection: Gloster Javelin FAW-4

Gloster Javelin FAW-4
RAF Gloster Javelin Faw-4 Date: 1959

Background imageJavelin Collection: Gloster Javelin XH892

Gloster Javelin XH892
Gloster Javelin F(AW).9R XH892 parked on the grass at an unknown location. Re-delivered in 1960 after conversion from F(AW).7, XH892 is now preserved at the Norfolk and Suffolk Air Museum, Flixton

Background imageJavelin Collection: The UK Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Harold Macmillan, insp?

The UK Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Harold Macmillan, insp?
The UK Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Harold Macmillan, inspects a de Havilland Firestreak air-to-air missile on Gloster Javelin F(AW)7, XH900, as the pilot, Flt Lt Ian Keppie, looks on at Cottesmore

Background imageJavelin Collection: Gloster Javelin F(AW)4 XA630

Gloster Javelin F(AW)4 XA630
Gloster Javelin F(AW)4, XA630

Background imageJavelin Collection: Gloster GA. 5 Javelin 2nd prototype WD808

Gloster GA. 5 Javelin 2nd prototype WD808
Gloster GA.5 Javelin 2nd prototype WD808, seen during its air display, at the 1952 SBAC Farnborough Air Show. First flown on 21 August 1952

Background imageJavelin Collection: Wg Cdr R D Romanis gives Queen Elizabeth II a tour

Wg Cdr R D Romanis gives Queen Elizabeth II a tour
Wg Cdr R.D. Romanis shows Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh a de Havilland Firestreak infra-red, air-to-air guided missile on Gloster Javelin F(AW) 2, XA633. 1957. Date: 1957

Background imageJavelin Collection: Javelin - Olympic Games, London 1908

Javelin - Olympic Games, London 1908
Classic Games at Shepherds Bush - Four positions in throwing the javelin. Series of four photographs showing a javelin thrower in action at the Olympic Games in London, 1908. Date: 1908

Background imageJavelin Collection: Platt Adams, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Platt Adams, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Platt Adams, between c1910 and c1915. Shows Olympic track and field athlete Platt Adams participating in a javelin throw event.

Background imageJavelin Collection: Woman athlete throwing the javelin, 1912 (b/w photo)

Woman athlete throwing the javelin, 1912 (b/w photo)
8626517 Woman athlete throwing the javelin, 1912 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Woman athlete throwing the javelin, 1912)

Background imageJavelin Collection: Saul casts his javelin at David (litho)

Saul casts his javelin at David (litho)
8675949 Saul casts his javelin at David (litho) by Rhead, Louis John (1857-1926); Private Collection; (add.info.: Saul casts his javelin at David. 1 Samuel 19:10-12)

Background imageJavelin Collection: Vase with depiction of a festival to Bacchus, woman holding vine leaf with basket on her head

Vase with depiction of a festival to Bacchus, woman holding vine leaf with basket on her head
FLO4679507 Vase with depiction of a festival to Bacchus, woman holding vine leaf with basket on her head, and two men holding torch and javelins. In the British Museum

Background imageJavelin Collection: Greek Horsemen throwing the Javelin (litho)

Greek Horsemen throwing the Javelin (litho)
8660782 Greek Horsemen throwing the Javelin (litho) by Mosley, Leslie (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Greek Horsemen throwing the Javelin)

Background imageJavelin Collection: Caesar, Gallic War: Gauls (colour litho)

Caesar, Gallic War: Gauls (colour litho)
8636517 Caesar, Gallic War: Gauls (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Gauls)

Background imageJavelin Collection: Throwing the Javelin (litho)

Throwing the Javelin (litho)
8657819 Throwing the Javelin (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Throwing the Javelin, design engraved on a bronze discus in the Berlin Antiquarium)

Background imageJavelin Collection: An athelte during the launch of the javelin

An athelte during the launch of the javelin
3569631 An athelte during the launch of the javelin by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Rome 1955 Photographer: Unidentified Author); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageJavelin Collection: Jackal, Jackdaw, Jacket, Jack-plane, Jack-screw, Javelin, Jews-harp, Juggler, Kennel, Kettle

Jackal, Jackdaw, Jacket, Jack-plane, Jack-screw, Javelin, Jews-harp, Juggler, Kennel, Kettle, Key-hole
8650058 Jackal, Jackdaw, Jacket, Jack-plane, Jack-screw, Javelin, Jews-harp, Juggler, Kennel, Kettle, Key-hole, Key-stone (engraving) by German School

Background imageJavelin Collection: Portrait of a Young Man as a Hunter, 1635. Creator: Peter Danckerts de Rij

Portrait of a Young Man as a Hunter, 1635. Creator: Peter Danckerts de Rij
Portrait of a Young Man as a Hunter, 1635. Other Title(s): Portrait of a Young Man with a Javelin and a Hunting Horn

Background imageJavelin Collection: 1936 Berlin Olympic Games: throw of the javelin and shot put

1936 Berlin Olympic Games: throw of the javelin and shot put Germany Berlin, Olympiastadion. Date of Photograph:1936

Background imageJavelin Collection: Javelin throw

Javelin throw Italy. Date of Photograph:1940-1950

Background imageJavelin Collection: Fatima Whitbread, British javelin thrower and Olympic Silver medalist at the 1988 Seoul

Fatima Whitbread, British javelin thrower and Olympic Silver medalist at the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics, Pictured at home, September 1988. Fatima Whitbread won Silver with a trow of 70.32 metres

Background imageJavelin Collection: Javelin thrower JLP01_11_23878_02

Javelin thrower JLP01_11_23878_02
Copthall Stadium, Hendon, Barnet, Greater London. A portrait of the EPL sponsored javelin thrower Lynn Hayhoe at Copthall Stadium

Background imageJavelin Collection: Gloster Javelin FAW. 1 XA564

Gloster Javelin FAW. 1 XA564
Gloster Javelin FAW.1 XA564, at the RAF Museum Cosford.on 4 February 1992. Date: 1992

Background imageJavelin Collection: Gloster Javelin FAW. 9 XH897

Gloster Javelin FAW. 9 XH897
Gloster Javelin FAW.9 XH897 / A, of the A&AEE Boscombe Down. This Javelin was used as a chase aircraft and for airspeed calibration, fitted with an accurate calibrated instrument system

Background imageJavelin Collection: Ottoman Empire. Turkey. Jereed. Traditonal sport of Turks

Ottoman Empire. Turkey. Jereed. Traditonal sport of Turks
Ottoman Empire. Turkish Jereed. Traditional sport of Turks played since centuries form the times of Turkic States. Engraving by Lemaitre, H. Lalaisse and Chaillot

Background imageJavelin Collection: Almogavars. 13th-14th centuries. Engraving

Almogavars. 13th-14th centuries. Engraving
The Christian Kingdoms in the Iberian Peninsula. Almogavars. 13th-14th centuries. Engraving. Museo Militar, 1883. Later colouration. Date: 2019

Background imageJavelin Collection: Ballista. Engraving. Museo Militar, 1883. Later colouration

Ballista. Engraving. Museo Militar, 1883. Later colouration
Ancient Age. Ballista or bolt thrower, ancient missile weapon. Engraving. Museo Militar, 1883. Later colouration. Date: 2019

Background imageJavelin Collection: Gloster Javelin 7485M - WT830

Gloster Javelin 7485M - WT830
Royal Air Force - Gloster Javelin 7485M / WT830, the fourth prototype Javelin, at RAF Halton on the airfield hard-standing in use as a training aid, in March 1961. Date: 1961

Background imageJavelin Collection: Gloster Javelin F(AW). 9 XH905 L

Gloster Javelin F(AW). 9 XH905 L
Royal Air Force - Gloster Javelin F(AW).9 XH905 L (msn ), of No.11 Squadron, at RAF Leuchars on 17 September 1966. Date: 1966

Background imageJavelin Collection: 44 Javelin

44 Javelin
Gloster Javelin F(AW).9. This is one of the series of Graphics Training Aids (GTA) used by the United States Army to train their personnel to recognize friendly and hostile aircraft

Background imageJavelin Collection: Gloster Javelin T. 3 XH437 3T3

Gloster Javelin T. 3 XH437 3T3
Royal Air Force - Gloster Javelin T.3 XH437 3T3 of No.33 Squadron, at RAF Middleton St. George, on 16 September 1961. Date: 1961

Background imageJavelin Collection: Gloster Javelin T. 3 XK577

Gloster Javelin T. 3 XK577
Gloster Javelin T.3 XK577, formerly operated by the Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment at Boscombe Down, at the Ministry of Aviation Fire School, Stansted Airport, in April 1965

Background imageJavelin Collection: Gloster Javelin F AW. 1 XA568

Gloster Javelin F AW. 1 XA568
Royal Air Force - Gloster Javelin F(AW).1 XA568, at the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield in April 1961. Date: 1961

Background imageJavelin Collection: Satirical cartoon, A Senatus Consultum

Satirical cartoon, A Senatus Consultum. Napoleon is making his will and consulting the Devil about his fate. The Devil carries a flaming plaque: Death Bonaparte Death'

Background imageJavelin Collection: SPANISH JAVELIN POSTER

SPANISH JAVELIN POSTER
A powerfully built woman launches a javelin, on a poster designed to encourage health and fitness during the Spanish Civil War. Date: 1936-9

Background imageJavelin Collection: Harold is taken by William to his castle at Rouen, Bayeux Tapestry (wool embroidery on linen)

Harold is taken by William to his castle at Rouen, Bayeux Tapestry (wool embroidery on linen)
XIR183116 Harold is taken by William to his castle at Rouen, Bayeux Tapestry (wool embroidery on linen) by English School, (11th century); Musee de la Tapisserie, Bayeux

Background imageJavelin Collection: Charge of the Twenty-First Lancers, illustration from Glorious Battles of English History by Major

Charge of the Twenty-First Lancers, illustration from Glorious Battles of English History by Major C. H
IL193447 Charge of the Twenty-First Lancers, illustration from Glorious Battles of English History by Major C.H. Wylly, 1920s (colour litho) by Payne, Henry A. (Harry) (1868-1940); Private Collection

Background imageJavelin Collection: Arthur Macmurroch, King of Leinster, 1847 (engraving)

Arthur Macmurroch, King of Leinster, 1847 (engraving)
3780346 Arthur Macmurroch, King of Leinster, 1847 (engraving); (add.info.: Arthur Macmurroch, King of Leinster atop a horse with javelin)

Background imageJavelin Collection: Le numero 2 se fit admirer pour sa grace incomparable (litho)

Le numero 2 se fit admirer pour sa grace incomparable (litho)
958780 Le numero 2 se fit admirer pour sa grace incomparable (litho) by Thompson, George Henry (1853-1933); Private Collection; (add.info.: Le numero 2 se fit admirer pour sa grace incomparable)

Background imageJavelin Collection: Mirela Manjani

Mirela Manjani Javelin World Athletics Championships Stade De France, St Denis, Paris, France 29 August 2003 Date: 29 August 2003

Background imageJavelin Collection: Trine Hattestad

Trine Hattestad Javelin, Sydney Olympics Sydney Olympic Games Olympic Stadium, Sydney, Sydney, Australia 22 September 2000 Date: 22 September 2000

Background imageJavelin Collection: Steve Backley & Jan Zelezny

Steve Backley & Jan Zelezny Javelin, Sydney Olympics Sydney Olympic Games Sydney, Australia, Olympic Stadium, Sydney 22 September 2000 Date: 22 September 2000

Background imageJavelin Collection: Miroslav Gudzek

Miroslav Gudzek Javelin World Athletics Championships Stade De France, St Denis, Paris, France 31 August 2003 Date: 31 August 2003

Background imageJavelin Collection: Kelly Morgan

Kelly Morgan Javelin Commonwealth Games City Of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, England 29 July 2002 Date: 29 July 2002




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"Unleashing the Power: Exploring the World of Javelin" From military prowess to athletic grace, the javelin has left an indelible mark throughout history. Two Gloster Javelin F (AW)6s, XA832 and XH695, soar through the skies with unmatched agility and precision. These magnificent aircraft embody the spirit of innovation and technological advancement. Meanwhile, XH844 embarked on its journey as a Gloster Javelin F (AW)7, showcasing its evolution in design and capabilities. Just like this aircraft's transformation, humans too have adapted over time to conquer new challenges. In 1922, a lady defied conventions by throwing a javelin with remarkable strength and finesse. Her feat symbolized empowerment and shattered stereotypes about women's abilities. Not limited to aviation or athletics alone, even automobiles bear the name "Javelin. " The 1949 Jowett Javelin stands as an enigma created by an unknown genius - a testament to human ingenuity that transcends generations. Nature also boasts its own version of javelins - snake species known for their swift strikes. Their lethal accuracy mirrors that of their airborne namesake – the Gloster Javelin XH892 or F (AW)4 XA630 – both formidable forces in their respective domains. Even world leaders couldn't resist being captivated by this marvel. The UK Prime Minister at the time, Harold Macmillan himself inspected these extraordinary machines during his tenure – proof that greatness recognizes greatness. The legacy continues with Wg Cdr R D Romanis giving Queen Elizabeth II an exclusive tour aboard one such aircraft. A momentous occasion where royalty meets engineering excellence. Let us not forget how it all began; back in 1908 at London's Olympic Games when athletes competed fiercely wielding javelins as they aimed for glory. This historic event forever cemented javelin throwing as an iconic Olympic sport. The Gloster GA.