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