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Fields of Battle, St James's Park.

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There was representation from both D Company and the Pipe Band on 4th August at the opening of the 'Fields of Battle' Photographic Exhibition in St James's Park, which has been created by Michael St. Maur Sheil.

The Duke of Kent paused at Michael's extremely evocative photograph from the battlefield of Loos and was then reminded of the story of Frank Edwards and his comrades' dribble across No Man's Land on the morning of 25th September 1915. The Duke handled the ball very carefully and commented that it looked pretty good after nearly 99 years.

Lieutenant Biety-Eggert represented D Company and Terry Goodman played a few skirls of welcome, which added to the atmosphere on a hot, humid afternoon.

The Exhibition, which features sixty Michael St. Maur Shiel's photographs is free to view and is open until Armistice Day on 11th November. Click on this link to learn more.

Michael's father served with the 2nd Battalion of the London Irish Rifles in Tunisia and Italy during the Second World War.