Surplus to Requirements
Jim Humphreys

Surplus to Requirements

Regular price £400.00
Original soft pastels painting, mounted behind non reflective glass in a Black bevelled & silver frame.
Width: 40cm / Height: 50cm
Media: Painting

Tagged With: Military, soldier, Medical, Afghanistan
Image courtesy of the MOD image database.
Whenever the armed forces go into combat, there is always medical cover, some of which is given by small medical teams who are either part of or attached to the front line troops. Unfortunately in todays world, the red cross is no protection against enemy fire, consequently these “Medics” have to be equipped with weapons to protect themselves and the casualty.This painting of three SA80 rifles and an armband with the red cross on it, hanging over  the Medics kit is a scene which gave me the title of “Surplus to Requirements”  Simply put, I would hope that it would never be needed to be worn again, thereby making it surplus.

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