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Wednesday 11 July, 2001

Vosper Thornycroft

Holding in Company

Vosper Thornycroft Holdings PLC
11 July 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.

     99,503

6)   (0.3%) 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

     9 JULY 2001

12)  Total holding following this notification

     3,677,596
               
              
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

     11.104%

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

     Date of Notification ...11 JULY 2001......



Amendment No. 18

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 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 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 18


(ordinary          SHARES HELD   MANAGEMENT   NOMINEE/REGISTERED
Shares)                           COMPANY         NAME

                         5,000       FMTC   State Street Nominees Ltd.
                     1,427,442       FISL   Clydesdale Bank (Head Office)       
                                             Nominees Limited
                        35,300        FPM   Bank of New York London
                         7,100        FPM   BT Globenet Nominees Ltd
                        32,600        FPM   MSS Nominees Ltd
                       346,500        FPM   Chase Nominees Ltd
                       347,362        FPM   Bankers Trust
                       179,900        FIL   Chase Nominees Ltd
                       116,643        FIL   Clydesdale Bank (Head Office)       
                                             Nominees Limited
                       124,813        FIL   MSS Nominees Ltd
                       175,310        FIL   Nortrust Nominees Ltd
                        92,300        FIL   Bankers Trust
                       324,670        FIL   RBS Trust Bank
                        50,046        FIL   Morgan Stanley
                       134,080        FIL   Northern Trust
                         6,000        FIL   Citibank
                        49,900        FIL   BT Globenet Nominees Ltd
                        88,520        FIL   State Street Nominees LTD
                        20,860        FIL   HSBC Client Holdings Nominee (UK)   
                                             Limited
                        25,270        FIL   JP Morgan
                        13,400        FIL   RBS-EDINBURG
                        11,430        FIL   KAS Associatie
                        37,350        FIL   Mellon Bank
                        25,800        FIL   Bank of New York - London

                     

TOTAL ORDINARY 
 SHARES:             3,677,596

CURRENT OWNERSHIP 
 PERCENTAGE:            11.10%

SHARES IN ISSUE:    33,117,988

CHANGE IN HOLDINGS 
SINCE LAST FILING:     +99,503 ordinary shares