Afghanistan

 

Commissioned by British Military to paint a representation of the joint forces efforts in Helmand province, during the hand over to Afghani forces 2013-2014. Painting based on visit to Sangin, depicts General Miller, for whom the commission was arranged, Brigadier Paul Nanson, the General of the Afghan Army and Head of Afghan Police in Helmand, the Provincial Governor and a selection of tribal leaders. (Positions of command as of date of commission, December 2013). Preparatory sketches and research were done on site in Sangin and Camp Leatherneck/ Bastion, commission was completed in London. The painting was unveiled in Camp Leatherneck, before being moved to Washington DC IN 2014.

During the embed, Francesca visited and sketched in Shorabat training centre and field hospital, Camp Bastion field hospital, Military working dogs, and many other units. Some images from the embed are shown below.

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