on Friday, 16 March 2012. Posted in Press Details
The Royal Marines Museum will host a multimedia exhibition ‘Shoulder2Shoulder, Delivering the Offer’ from Monday 2 April, to Friday 20 April 2012. The exhibition showcases over one hundred photos and artwork from frontline photographers, journalists and renowned war artist Andrew Miller, who worked alongside the Royal Marines in Afghanistan in 2011.
The content was selected for the exhibition by Royal Navy photographers, journalists and Andrew Miller. Through their eyes visitors will be given an insight into how the Royal Marines helped the Government of Afghanistan to improve the security for the people of Central Helmand. While at the Museum the exhibition will also feature items from Afghanistan from the Royal Marines Museum collection.
The acclaimed exhibition has been travelling around the country and has received endorsement from David Cameron who said: “I am constantly humbled by the commitment and dedication of our service personnel. The brave men and women in our armed forces have made, and continue to make, enormous sacrifices for the security of our country. This exhibition has my full support in showcasing through the lenses of others their indomitable spirit and insatiable desire to make a positive difference for the people of Afghanistan".
The title of the exhibition, ‘Shohna ba Shohna’ means ‘Shoulder2Shoulder’ and is translated from Dari, one of the languages spoken in Afghanistan. It is the motto of the NATO Training Mission Afghanistan and it refers to the relationship between UK and Afghan Security Forces, who are working on improving security for the people of Central Helmand, an area war-weary from 10 years of conflict.
This will be the first time that the photographs and artwork have been exhibited to the public in Hampshire. The Royal Marines Museum is open 7 days a week, for 10 to 5 and entry to the exhibition is included in the Museum ticket price.
Notes to Editors:
1. More information on the exhibition, its sponsors, supporters and contributors can be found at: www.shoulder2shoulder.co.uk . It can also be followed on Twitter at Shoulder2S or found on Facebook www.facebook.com/shoulder2s
2. Andrew Miller was selected by 3 Commando Brigade as their Official War Artists for Operation HERRICK 14.