On display in the Officers’ Mess of 2nd Battalion the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, this large oil on canvas was commissioned to mark the Battalion’s tours of Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2008 and 2009. Painted in the classical style the picture depicts a group of soldiers firing in support of an operation to clear a collection of compounds.
This magnificent Victorian candelabra has seven lights with three arms around one elevated central sconce. At the base which is 10.5" long are two model dogs, a Pointer and a Setter indicating to a sitting pheasant, in cover, at the base of a gnarled tree in a rural scene.
This oil painting is displayed int the 1st Battalion as a striking piece of graphical art and as a reminder of the consistency of the chaos and confusion that exists in battle.