D-Day veterans featured in exhibition at The Queen's Gallery



Portraits of three Taxi Charity veterans are on display at The Queen's Gallery as part of an exhibition entitled The Last Of The Tide.

This exhibition showcases 12 portraits of veterans of D-Day, inspired and commissioned by HRH The Prince of Wales following his attendance at the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy last year.

The portraits pay tribute to some of the extraordinary men that played a role in the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944.

The 12 veterans are shown wearing their medals and in some instances their regimental berets. All of them served in regiments with which The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have a formal affiliation. The portraits have been created by twelve different artists.

Geoffrey Pattinson, Sergeant with 9th Battalion The Parachute Regiment, was painted by Jonathan Yeo. Click here to view Geoffrey's portrait.

Tom Renouf, Private (later Lieutenant) with 5th Battalion Black Watch, was painted by Clara Drummond. Click here to view Tom's portrait.

Laurence 'Laurie' Weeden, Pilot with the Glider Pilot Regiment, was painted by Martin Yeoman. Click here to view Laurie's portrait.

All three will be attending the exhibition on Friday 12 June 2015 and will have the honour of meeting Prince Charles.

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