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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.
Boot and Bonnet Check Point, Queen’s Bridge, Belfast, Royal Regiment of Wales
oil on board
H 47.8 x W 68.2 cm
gift from the artist, 1989