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Recce Lines, Hastings Street, Royal Anglian Regiment, Belfast

© the artist. Photo credit: National Army Museum

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This painting of a young soldier writing a letter is based on a drawing from life. The soldiers’ Spartan accommodation at Hastings Street, Belfast, was in a former flour mill. The term ‘lines’ for any accommodation where troops were quartered probably dates back to the days when the Army camped in lines of tents on campaign. It was the task of each battalion’s Reconnaissance (Recce) Platoon to keep track of crowd movements and report on any perceived threat.

National Army Museum

London


Date

1972

Medium

oil on board

Measurements

H 91.8 x W 121.5 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1989-08-25

Acquisition method

gift from the artist, 1989

Work type

Painting


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