7th Hussars

SQMS Herbert Smith

Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant Herbert Smith poses at Luneburg c1950 next to a regimental war memorial which out of necessity is portable, so that it can be set up wherever the regiment is stationed. Smith was chosen as the model for the figure at the top of the memorial. He is dressed as he was in the early days of the war in North Africa. He joined the regiment 18 years previously. And served in North Africa and Burma where he lost 5 stone in weight and had to spend 3 months in hospital. The figure is 18 inches high, made of bronze and depicts a typical NCO of the 7th Hussars in battledress with a scarf, a pistol in a holster on his right hip, and a pair of binoculars slung round his neck.

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by Stephen Luscombe