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The soldier standing to the left is from the Royal Welch Fusiliers and wears a fragmentation vest, or flak jacket, and carries a riot shield and a manpack radio. Against the dark wall his shiny cap badge could provide a target for terrorist snipers, and so these were replaced by ‘subdued’ (black) badges. To the right of the soldier is a sangar, a military observation post, of the type installed at strategic points in and around the city.
oil on board
H 124.4 x W 149.2 cm (E)
gift from the artist, 1989