Entries by Caroline Cary

Filming with David Ainley

Filming with David Ainley. David Ainley has been commissioned by the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Appeal Committee to produce a film of the sculpting process for Memorial Sculpture – this was his first visit and gives you an insight into the amount of time and thought involved in this project with every attention to detail. […]

The Rapid Sketch Technique

The Rapid Sketch Technique – the uniform. Once the soldier’s anatomy has been successfully established, Andrew then uses the Rapid Sketch Technique to position all the aspects of the uniform and the soldier’s equipment.These photos beautifully display how this system works effectively, showing how folds of cloth are implied by the application of linear clay […]

First Figure and the start of its construction

Constructing the Armature Creating a good armature is essential, not just to capture the design of the figure from the outset, but crucially to provide strength and stability to support the clay sculpture. Andrew welds steel bar, cut and measured to scale, onto a moveable dolley base. A pre-made foam head is added and thick […]

Alwyn Chapman and Tracker Oakley organized the April gathering of retired Dukes from the rank & file of the regiment. On April the 7th the Dukes took over the ‘Barum Top Inn’ Wetherspoons Pub in Halifax for the first of 2018 unofficial reunions. Dukes of all ranks accompanied by wives, partners & girlfriends turned up […]

News from Wellington College

The Regimental Association’s status as part of the Wellington College Community continues to pay dividends; almost literally.  The College has a fine set of history boards, exhibited in the passages of the main building, which tell the tale of the College’s story since it was founded at the same time as the 33rd were renamed […]


COMMISSIONING OF THE ARTIST Since announcing the intention to raise a Memorial to the Regiment, there have been a number of important developments the first of which is that a sculptor, Andrew Sinclair, has been commissioned. His design, which will be unveiled in maquette form at Apsley House on 6th March by The Duke of […]

Rugby and the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment

Brief History of Rugby in the Duke of Wellingtons Regiment 1877 to 2006 In 1877 Halifax became the Depot for the Duke of Wellingtons Regiment (West Riding of Yorkshire) and records state that it also saw the birth of rugby within the Regiment. Here is an update of the history of some of the major achievements […]

Welcome – our very first post!

Welcome to The Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial website page. We are thrilled that the decision has been made to erect a memorial to celebrate and reflect the Regiment’s 300 years of loyal and conspicuous service to the Crown. We are delighted that this memorial will be placed in the centre of Halifax and will […]