How you can use this image
This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised. Any other type of use will need to be cleared with the rights holder(s).
Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image, as these indicate who manages the copyright (©) within the artwork, and the photographic rights within the image.
The collection that owns the artwork may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.
Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.
Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.
Seated in the barracks guardroom, Private Laidler wears an fragmentation vest or ﬂak jacket, a 1944 pattern steel helmet fitted with face visor, and an anti-gas respirator, while cradling his L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle (SLR). Laidler’s weapon is ﬁtted with a SUIT (Sight Unit Infantry Trilux) sight, as an aid to marksmanship in poor visibility. It became common practice in Northern Ireland to loop one end of the rifle sling around the wrist, to prevent the weapon from being snatched during a riot.
oil on board
H 122.7 x W 122.2 cm
gift from the artist, 1989