Country Life: For Queen and Country

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