News from the Green Howards
CELEBRATION FIGURES FOR AUCTION
Two Figures from the celebrations of 290 years of the regiment.
The two figures, one of the Colonel Francis Lutterall and one of a regimental Drummer in full regalia.
Commissioned by The Green Howards, the figure of "The Drummer" has been specially created in cold cast bronze by Peter Hicks of Seend, Wiltshire. It was a limited edition of one hundred and fifty.
Full dress uniform with "universal Pattern" helmet introduced in 1878 ceased to be worn by infantry regiments from the outbreak of the First World War.
Now happily The Green Howards together with many other regiments and corps have reintroduced Full Dress to be worn by the Band and Corps of Drums on ceremonial occasions.
The Colonel Francis Lutterall :
Commissioned by The Green Howards, this figure of an officer of Lutterall's regiment, c. 1688 now The Green Howards, has been specially created in cold cast bronze by Peter Hicks of Seend, Wiltshire and is one of a limited edition of one hundred and twenty-five.
The officer's rank, denoted by his laced coat, cuirass, boots and spurs indicates a mounted officer of the period, possibly a Colonel.
This figure has been dropped and is in a state of repair, it is noticeable when studied. The sword is detached and slides into place on the back of the statue. Also there are chips on the hat, on front and back. Please see the pictures for further details.
Both these figures have been given to the museum by Mrs D. Guy, the widow of the late Lieutenant-Colonel P. V Guy.
We have been given permission to sell these figures, and are now taking silent bids, please email your bids to firstname.lastname@example.org . They are being sold separately.
Viewers will have one month from the 10th July 09, to place their bids, their isn't a limit on bidding, bidders can submit as many as they like. Bidders should include their email address and bid.
The highest bidder will be contacted through email, on the 11th August 09.