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On Sunday 11 May 2014 at 4 PARA’s ‘Support Our Paras’ day, an original painting by Stuart Brown was unveiled by Lt Col Timms MC and Maj (Retd) Dick Hargreaves MC.
The painting depicts an assault on a German position at Laterza Bridge. B Company, The 4th Parachute Battalion was tasked to lead an assault on a strongly defended German position.
Company Commander Major Richard Hargreaves was awarded a Military Cross for his actions during the assault on the night of the 15/16th September 1943.
The oil on canvas painting now hangs in the 4 PARA Sergeants’ Mess at Battalion Headquarters in Pudsey, Leeds.
Left to Right: Lt Col Timms MC, Stuart Brown and Maj (Retd) 'Dick' Hargreaves MC.