This painting depicts the 37th of Foot repelling a charge from the French cavalry during the Battle of Minden. The painting itself is on loan to the 1st Battalion, The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment. It is owned by the Hampshire's Regimental Museum and was brought to the Regiment in 2009 for the 250th anniversary of the battle. The loan was organised by Quartermaster Technical Captain Stu Horder, who was the Regimental Sergeant Major at the time, and he wanted it to be displayed in the Warrant Officers' and Sergeants mess.
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 oil painting sits in the foyer of 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.