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Building a Hutted Camp in Essex

Photo credit: British Council Collection

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Richards was called up for National Service three months after he began his studies at the Royal College of Art, London. He trained originally as a sapper (a military engineer) in Northumberland, Wiltshire and Suffolk, but had his heart set on becoming a paratrooper. This wish was eventually granted when he was accepted for training in 591 (Antrim) Parachute Squadron based at Ringway in Manchester.

British Council Collection

London


Date

1942

Medium

oil on cardboard

Measurements

H 60.4 x W 76.3 cm

Accession number

P160

Acquisition method

presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee, 1946

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

brc: Albert Richards 41


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British Council Collection

Visual Arts, Arts Group, 10 Spring Gardens, London, Greater London SW1A 2BN England

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