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Keziah Burt sculpting a portrait bust of HM Queen Elizabeth II
Keziah Burt sculpting a portrait bust of HM Queen Elizabeth II
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Sculpting Elizabeth: A tribute to the Queen’s wartime service

In this video, we speak to figurative artist Keziah Burt about the making of a commemorative portrait bust of Queen Elizabeth II and reflect on Her Majesty's service in the Second World War.

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British troops in the Transvaal, 1881

Transvaal War

In 1880-81, the British fought a brief war against the Transvaal Boers in South Africa. The Boers had rebelled against British control and went on to inflict several stinging defeats during their successful fight for independence.

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16th Regiment of Bengal Lancers at the Temple of Heaven, Beijing, 1900

The Boxer Rebellion

In 1900, British and Indian troops joined an international expedition sent to relieve the diplomatic quarter of Beijing, which was under siege by the 'Boxers' and their Imperial Chinese allies.

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Cap badge, The Queen's Gurkha Engineers, c2000

The Queen’s Gurkha Engineers

This Gurkha unit was formed in 1948. Since then, it has carried out combat engineering tasks during British Army deployments around the globe.

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Cap badge, The Royal Anglian Regiment, c2000

The Royal Anglian Regiment

This infantry unit was formed in 1964 by merging the four regiments of the East Anglian Brigade. It has deployed on a variety of operations across the UK and around the world, including the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Cap badge, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, c2006

The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment

This light infantry regiment was formed in 2006. As well as specialising in dismounted close combat, it undertakes reconnaissance and ground manoeuvre duties.

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Cap badge, The King's Regiment, c1960

The King’s Regiment

This infantry regiment was formed in 1958. It continued in British Army service until 2006, when it was merged into The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.

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Cap badge, The Light Infantry, c1980

The Light Infantry

Formed in 1968 from four existing light infantry regiments, this infantry unit continued in British Army service until 2007, when it was amalgamated into The Rifles.

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Cap badge, 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles), c1920

2nd King Edward VII’s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles)

This infantry unit was raised by the East India Company in 1815. It later served with distinction as part of the Indian Army until 1948, when it transferred to British Army service. In 1994, it was merged into The Royal Gurkha Rifles.

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Badge, The Queen's Royal Lancers, c1993

The Queen’s Royal Lancers

This armoured cavalry unit was formed in 1993. It served with the British Army in a combat and reconnaissance role until 2015, when it was merged into The Royal Lancers.

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Cap badge, 6th Gurkha Rifles, c1940

6th Queen Elizabeth’s Own Gurkha Rifles

Originally raised in 1817 as part of the East India Company's forces, this infantry regiment transferred to the British Army in 1948. After several decades of distinguished service, it was amalgamated into The Royal Gurkha Rifles in 1994.

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Cap badge, 10th Gurkha Rifles, c1940

10th Princess Mary’s Own Gurkha Rifles

Originally raised in 1890 as part of the Indian Army, this infantry regiment transferred to the British Army in 1948. After several decades of distinguished service, it was amalgamated into The Royal Gurkha Rifles in 1994.

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Cap badge, Military Provost Staff Corps, c1980

Military Provost Staff Corps

Established in 1901, this unit was responsible for running the British Army’s prisons and detention centres. In 1992, it became part of the newly formed Adjutant General’s Corps.

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