HMV Nipper mascot
A lookalike of "Nipper" the HMV dog. 07/09/99: HMV bosses have launched a nationwide search for a new Jack Russell to pose as Nipper. After 10 years in the job the current dog is to retire and the company wants to find a replacement. *...who loves crowds and being treated as a celebrity. Nipper had earlier featured in the painting His Master's Voice by artist Francis Barraud (shown in background) and both the phrase and image were adopted by the Gramophone Company. 23/01/2000: EMI, who hold a 43% stake in the HMV group, has confirmed it is in talks with Time Warner to merge their music divisions, creating the world's largest music company.
Military - Bulldog Vectis King - Portsmouth
Bulldog Vectis King, mascot of the Royal Naval Barracks, on parade at Portsmouth for the American Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, turns his back as the distinguished visitor passes. Following the American Admiral are the Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth, Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Creasy, and the First Sea Lord, Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten (extreme left). Admiral Burke was on his way to visit Nelson's flagship HMS Victory on the last day of his three-day visit to Britain. * This picture won Southampton photographer William Wooldridge, of PA-Reuter Photos, the second prize in the Feature class of the 10th annual British Press Pictures of the Year competition. 19/12/1957
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