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Friday 08 June, 2001

Vosper Thornycroft

Holding in Company

Vosper Thornycroft Holdings PLC
7 June 2001


                  DEALINGS BY SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

     VOSPER THORNYCROFT HOLDINGS plc

2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

     FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

3)   Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of 
     holding of the Shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a 
     non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a
     holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18

     SCHEDULE BELOW

4)   Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the 
     number of shares held by each of them.

     NON BENEFICIAL

5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

     368,500

6)   ( 1.113 %) of issued Class

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

     NIL

8)   ( NIL %) of issued Class

9)   Class of security

     ORDINARY SHARES of 25p EACH

10)  Date of transaction

     Not Advised

11)  Date company informed

     28 May 2001

12)  Total holding following this notification

     2,761,805
               
              
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

     8.34%

14)  Any additional information



15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     P G DAWES  
     023 8042 6103

16)  Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for 
     making this notification     P G DAWES


     Date of Notification ......7 June 2001..................


NOTIFICATIONS UNDER SECTIONS 198 TO 202 -- UK COMPANIES ACT

1. Company in which shares are held:  Vosper Thornycroft

2. Notifiable Interest:     Ordinary Shares

     A     FMR Corp
           82 Devonshire Street
           Boston, MA 02109

           Parent holding company of Fidelity Management & Research Company 
           (FMRCO), investment manager for US mutual funds, and Fidelity        
           Management Trust Company (FMTC), a US state chartered bank which
           acts as a trustee or investment manager of various pension and trust 
           accounts. (See Schedule A for listing of Registered Shareholders and 
           their holdings).

     B     Fidelity International Limited (FIL)
           P.O. BOX HM 670
           Hamilton HMCX, Bermuda

           Parent holding company for various direct and indirect subsidiaries,
           including Fidelity Investment Services Ltd (FISL), and Fidelity      
           Pension Management (FPM), investment managers for various non-US     
           investment companies and institutional clients. (See Schedule A for  
           listing of Registered Shareholders and their holdings).

3.     The notifiable interests also comprise the notifiable interest of

           Mr Edward C Johnson 3d
           82 Devonshire Street
           Boston, MA 02109

           A principal shareholder and Chairman of FMR Corp. and Fidelity 
           International Limited.

4.     The notifiable interests include interest held on behalf of authorized
       unit trust schemes in the U.K., notwithstanding the exemption from 
       reporting pursuant to Section 209 (1) (h) of the Companies Act 1985.

5.     These notifications of disclosable interests constitute separate
       notifications of interest in the shares and are combined solely for 
       the purposes of clarity. Nothing herein should be taken to indicate 
       that FMR Corp. and its direct and indirect subsidiaries, 
       Fidelity International Limited and its direct and indirect subsidiaries
       or Mr Edward C Johnson 3d act as a group or in concert in respect of 
       the disclosed interests, or that they are required to submit these 
       notifications on a joint basis.

6.     The disclosable interests arise under section 208(4) (b) of the Act,
       namely where a person, not being the registered holder, is entitled
       to exercise a right conferred by the holding of the shares or to 
       control the exercise of such rights, or under section 203 of the Act
       respectively.

SCHEDULE A

SECURITY: Vosper Thornycroft                                  Amendment No 15


                      SHARES HELD   MANAGEMENT   NOMINEE/REGISTERED
                                     COMPANY     NAME

(Ordinary Shares)                     

                      1,600         FMTC         State street Nominees Ltd.
                  1,407,342         FISL         Clydesdale Bank (Head Office)
                                                 Nominees Limited
                     15,200         FPM          Bank of New York Europe
                      7,100         FPM          BT Globenet Nominees Ltd
                     32,600         FPM          MSS Nominees Ltd
                    248,600         FPM          Chase Nominees Ltd
                    155,850         FPM          Bankers Trust
                     79,800         FIL          Chase Nominees Ltd
                    106,600         FIL          Clydesdale Bank (Head Office)
                                                 Nominees Limited
                    119,413         FIL          MSS Nominees Ltd
                    139,300         FIL          Nortrust Nominees Ltd
                     27,700         FIL          Bankers Trust
                    212,500         FIL          RBS Trust Bank
                     37,500         FIL          Morgan Stanley
                     81,100         FIL          Northern Trust
                     15,100         FIL          Bank of New York Europe
                      6,000         FIL          Citibank
                     37,000         FIL          BT Globenet Nominees Ltd
                     15,000         FIL          State Street Nominees LTD
                        200         FIL          HSBC Client Holdings Nominee   
                                                (UK) Limited
                      4,300         FIL          J P Morgan
                      1,800         FIL          RBS-EDINBURG
                      1,900         FIL          KAS Associatie
                      8,300         FIL          Mellon Bank


Total 
Ordinary Shares   2,761,805

Current Ownership Percentage: 8.34%

Shares in issue  33,117,988

Change in holdings since last filing + 368,500 ordinary shares