SOLDIER BACK FROM HEMAND

Portrait of Mr Mandela

Soldier Back From Hemand

Portrait Unveiling

Unveling by Baroness Thatcher

Unveiling

Unveiling by Baroness Thatcher

Unveiling

Unveiling by Baroness Thatcher

Unveiling

Unveiling by Baroness Thatcher

Unveling

Richard Stone with Baroness Thatcher

Unveling

Guests at the Unveiling

Unveling

Guests at the Unveiling

Unveling

Guests at the Unveiling

Oil on canvas

25 by 30 inches, 2009 

The subject of the picture is an unnamed private soldier who served with the Parachute Regiment in Helmand.

It is intended to convey how every member of the armed forces serving in Afghanistan deserves recognition, not just those who hold command positions or who are officially recognised for exceptional gallantry or bravery.

Every servicemen comes back changed by their experience.