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Friday 30 November, 2001

Vosper Thornycroft

Holding in Company

Vosper Thornycroft Holdings PLC
29 November 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

       SEE 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.

       690,679

6)   ( 2.07%) 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

     27 NOVEMBER 2001

12)  Total holding following this notification

     4,368,275
               
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

     13.1%

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 29 NOVEMBER 2001


Amendment No. 20

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 20


                      SHARES HELD   MANAGEMENT   NOMINEE/REGISTERED
                                     COMPANY     NAME

(ORDINARY SHARES)
                        8,000         FMTC      STATE STREET NOMINEES LTD
                    1,767,289         FISL      CHASE NOMINEES LTD
                       60,200         FPM       BANK OF NEW YORK LONDON
                       11,300         FPM       BT GLOBENET NOMINEES LTD
                       44,900         FPM       MSS NOMINEES LTD
                      350,200         FPM       CHASE NOMINEES LTD
                      342,762         FPM       BANKERS TRUST
                      395,725         FIL       CHASE NOMINEES LTD
                      128,713         FIL       MSS NOMINEES LTD
                      202,810         FIL       NORTRUST NOMINEES LTD
                      101,100         FIL       BANKERS TRUST
                      390,070         FIL       RBS TRUST BANK
                       78,646         FIL       MORGAN STANLEY
                      189,980         FIL       NORTHERN TRUST
                        9,600         FIL       CITIBANK
                       50,500         FIL      BT GLOBENET NOMINEES LTD
                       84,900         FIL      STATE STREET NOMINEES LTD
                       21,360         FIL      HSBC CLIENT HOLDINGS NOMINEE
                                                  (UK) LIMITED
                       28,640         FIL      JP MORGAN
                       14,000         FIL      RBS-EDINBURG
                       11,430         FIL      KAS ASSOCIATE
                       37,350         FIL      MELLON BANK
                       38,800         FIL      BANK OF NEW YORK-LONDON  
                     

TOTAL ORDINARY SHARES: 4,368,275

CURRENT OWNERSHIP PERCENTAGE:  13.10%

SHARES IN ISSUE:       33,342,363

CHANGE IN HOLDINGS SINCE
 LAST FILING:           +323,125 ORDINARY SHARES