The mug is ideal for coffee, tea, hot chocolate and possibly even a tot of rum!
Both offer details of the Naval Air Squadrons involved, the individual aircrews, the aircraft and their markings, munitions carried, flight movements, damage inflicted etc.
They are both a history lesson and a commemoration of a highly successful, innovative and critical naval air action in which individuals demonstrated extreme courage.
Success at Taranto changed the balance of power in the Mediterranean. This not only had dramatic repercussions in naval terms, but also in assisting the North African Campaign and providing the blue print for the Japanese to attack at Pearl Harbour. It started the decline in importance of the capital ship as the aircraft carrier rose to the ascendant.
Mug: Handwash recommended
Table mat: 292mm x 216mm. Gloss finish, hard wearing melamine, 4.8mm board with cork backing