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The King's Royal Rifle Corps Memorial, Winchester Cathedral Close, southern England. by Philip Mitchell
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Winchester has had a long tradition of training the rifle brigades, and for a small, provincial city, it is also blessed with some fine public statuary. This rifleman in the Cathedral’s Outer Close is by John Tweed (1869-1933). The inscription reads: “To the glory of God, and in memory of the officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and riflemen of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, who gave their lives for King and country in the Great War, 1914 – 1918, 1939 – 1945.”

The regiment’s motto is “Celer et Audax” – “Swift and Bold”.

The whole Cathedral Close is listed as a scheduled monument by English Heritage.

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cathedral close, england, hampshire, john tweed, kings royal rifle corps, memorial, statue, uk, wessex, winchester

I am based near Winchester in mid-Hampshire (UK) and have enjoyed photographing a wide variety of subjects for over 40 years, though the digital revolution has been a real boon.

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