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Boot and Bonnet Check Point, Queen’s Bridge, Belfast, Royal Regiment of Wales

© the artist. Photo credit: National Army Museum

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This painting shows a vehicle checkpoint on Queen’s Bridge, Belfast, Northern Ireland. In the middle distance on the right-hand side of the picture a soldier is looking inside a car and talking to the driver before carrying out a boot and bonnet inspection. On the left two soldiers stand together keeping a look-out, one holding a riot shield, the other, a lance-corporal wearing an anti-gas respirator, holding his L1A1 self-loading rifle, mounted with an L2A1 infantry SUIT sight, to improve the identification of targets in poor light or at night.

National Army Museum

London


Date

1976

Medium

oil on board

Measurements

H 47.8 x W 68.2 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1989-08-35

Acquisition method

gift from the artist, 1989

Work type

Painting


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