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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





oil on board


H 47.8 x W 68.2 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1989-08-35

Acquisition method

gift from the artist, 1989

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