December 9 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
A north Norfolk artist’s portrait of an Iraq war hero is to be hung in the Tower of London.
Military hero Sergeant Johnson Beharry became the first recipient of the Victoria Cross for more than two decades in 2005 after risking his life to save his colleagues in Iraq.
North Norfolk artist Danny Keen painted a portrait of Sergeant Beharry, of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, and now Major Patrick Woolocombe, of Holt, has arranged the presentation of the oil painting to the regiment in the Tower of London. Major Woolocombe was an officer in one of the regiments that merged to form the PWRR.
The oil painting is one of a series of portraits done by Mr Keen, who is from Jamaica and now lives in Gresham.
There will be a small ceremony today when the painting will be officially ensconced in the Tower of London.