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English Heritage, Wellington Arch, London, UK (July to November 2014)

The VMGCRA was contacted to request support for a display to commemorate the War Memorials that English Heritage manages in London. This includes the 'Boy David' memorial to the Machine Gun Corps at Hyde Park Corner. EH put on an exhibition of their material related to the memorials they manage and they wanted to include a Vickers MG to display inside Wellington Arch, also on Hyde Park Corner.

Details of Wellington Arch, and their present and past exhibitions, can be found on the English Heritage website here.

A few photos of the display are below:

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Richard Fisher with the gun and items in the MGC display cabinet:

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Lucy and Jane Fisher taking a closer look:

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Bob Fisher's turn:

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View of the Boy David from the top of Wellington Arch:

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View of the Royal Artillery memorial from the top of Wellington Arch:

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Sources

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