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Queen Elizabeth II

During the Second World War HRH Queen Elizabeth II, then Princess Elizabeth, was active in the war effort raising funds for the Queen Wool Fund which provided materials for military garments and in 1944 she was appointed an honorary second subaltern in the Auxiliary Territorial Service where she trained as a driver and mechanic and gained the rank of honorary junior commander.

The bust is a cast (2004) from an original plaster made in the 1960's during sittings with The Queen when Nemon had a studio within St. James' Palace.

Image: © the artist, Parliamentary Art Collection, WOA S527