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For King and Country - Second World War Veterans Portraits : 3rd to 28th November 2021

For King and Country - Second World War Veterans Portraits

Event Details

This exhibition of thirty portraits is the culmination of three years work by artist Nel Brooks.  Since December 2017, she and her husband (and two cats) have travelled the country in their red bus, meeting surviving veterans and detailing each of their stories in these portraits.

For decades these humble men and women have quietly worn uniforms, displayed medals, laid poppy wreaths and clutched wooden crosses in memory of their fallen comrades.  Soon we won't be able to turn to them to answer our questions or to remind us of their sacrifices. This exhibition by Nel is a tribute to a generation of ordinary men and women who experienced and overcame extraordinary things.  We will remember them.

There will be 15 physical portraits on display and 15 will be displayed digitally.

Dates and Time

As part of the Fleet Air Arm’s contribution to Remembrance this November, the ‘For King and Country’ exhibition will run from 3 November to the 28 November.

The exhibit will be open during the museum's normal opening hours.

Tickets

The exhibition is free with a valid museum ticket.

Museum tickets must be booked in advance.

Further details

For more information, please telephone 01935 840565 or email [email protected]


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