Lt Jock Lewes

Lt Jock Lewes, lifesize, Credenhill

Bronze, Life size

Commissioned by the Army in Credenhill, this life size bronze portrait of Lt Jock Lewes, Welsh Guards, depicts him in North Africa in 1941, where he achieved a legendary reputation for leadership and gallantry. He specialised in sabotage behind enemy lines and is depicted with a packed parachute over his shoulder, holding a Tommy Gun and turning to encourage his followers.

Slung round his neck is a canvas bag containing his Lewes Bombs – his own invention which proved highly successful against aircraft on the ground.

The statue was unveiled by HRH Prince William in November 2009.