View the Duke of Wellington’s Memorial Appeal Interview with Calderdale Counsellor Geraldine Carter at Apsley house.
View the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Memorial Appeal Interview with Committee Member Major Peter Robinson MBE at Apsley House.
View the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Memorial Appeal Interview with Sculptor Andrew Sinclair MRBS.
View the Duke of Wellington’s Memorial Appeal Interview with Appeal Fundraising Committee member Brigadier Andrew Meek CBE at Apsley house.
“We are delighted to be supporting the plans for a memorial to The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in Halifax, its home for over 200 years.
“We know how important it is to local people to honour the Regiment, local soldiers and their families. The statue will provide a lasting legacy, adding to the Regiment Museum at Bankfield Museum in Halifax and the Regimental Chapel and Colours at Halifax Minster.
“The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment is a significant part of our local heritage, and our rich history is one of the incredible things that make Calderdale unique. Protecting and making the most of this heritage and supporting the Armed Forces is really important to the Council and our communities.
“We’re seeing unprecedented investment and focus upon Halifax and Calderdale, building on our heritage whilst creating an exciting new chapter. The memorial will reinforce the borough’s place on the map as a historic and cultural destination.”
Robin Tuddenham Chief Executive of Calderdale Council
A Model of a memorial – which is expected to go up in Halifax next year commemorating 304 years of service by the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment – was unveiled at ad rinks reception in London.
Arthur Wellesley, 9th Duke of Wellington, welcome guests to Apsley House, on Hyde Park Corner, in aid of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Memorial Appeal.
Created by the world-class figurative sculptor Andrew Sinclair, the completed memorial will be unveiled next spring by the Duke in Halifax, the home of the Regiment for over 200 years.
It will “honour the members of the Regiment who gave their lives to our country, acknowledge those who served in all battalions and recognise the families and their home county”.
Mr Sinclair said “Having a great fascination for military history, I am very much looking forward to delving into the longstanding past of the Regiment and creating a sculpture which commemorates its admirable spirit and the qualities of the Yorkshire soldier within the design”.
The Duke wished the Regiment every success in its fundraising endeavours.
Another £150,000 still needs to be raised towards the £225,000 cost of the memorial.
Article dated 08 March 2018.
A short feature on BBC Look North regarding the Memorial and our campaign for fundraising featuring footage from the scaled memorial reveal.
The article was featured on 7th of March 2018.
Last week, at Apsley House W1, the Duke of Wellington unveiled a maquette (image below) for a new memorial to honour those of his regiment who gave their lives for their country during 300 years of service to the Crown.
Created by a modern master of figurative sculpture, Andrew Sinclair—whose works grace a number of public spaces, as well as the Royal Box at Ascot—the completed bronze will be unveiled in spring 2019 and will adorn the heart of Halifax, west Yorkshire, home of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment for more than 200 years.
‘Having a great fascination for military history,’ says Mr Sinclair, ‘I am very much looking forward to delving into the longstanding past of the regiment and creating a sculpture that commemorates its admirable spirit and the qualities of the Yorkshire soldier within the design.’
Last week’s exclusive event was in aid of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Memorial Appeal; a further £150,000 is wanting to reach the target of £225,000. If you wish to donate, visit
On the 6th of March 2018 Sculptor Andrew Sinclair was interviewed on BBC Radio Leeds, in this interview Andrew talks; the day before the Marquette is revealed, about the project, how he came to be involved and the fantastic cause.
You can listen to the whole interview using the audio player below: