Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial

March 18, 2017

Went to visit the latest memorial that was unveiled by Her Majesty last week, the Iraq and Afghanistan memorial. It was sculpted by Paul Day, who is pretty much in fashion now - he did the sculpture of The Queen Mother on the Mall, the 'embracing couple' statue known correctly as 'Meeting Place' at St Pancras and the Battle of Britain memorial on the Embankment.

 

The design consists of two large stone monoliths which appear to support a bronze medallion. The stone is finely carved on three sides but left jagged and rough hewn on the fourth side to suggest the rocky terrains of Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

The medallions consist of 2 sides, a military side a civilian side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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