King & Country
Probably the most iconic image of the Falklands War on land is the photo taken by Petty Officer Peter Holdgate, a Commando Forces Photographer while accompanying British forces ‘yomping’ towards Port Stanley during the war.
At one point on the march one of the Royal Marines attached a small ‘Union Jack’ to the radio antenna of another Marine’s field radio.
This simple, straight forward image of a long line of British fighting men marching towards their objective and ‘flying the flag’ seemed to represent the kind of grit, courage and determination of Britain itself to recapture the Falklands and liberate its small, captive population from a cruel, despotic south American dictatorship.
King & Country’s initial offering is our portrayal in miniature of this lone Royal Marine ‘yomping’ towards eventual victory and defying all odds.
Additional Falklands War Royal Marines will be released in early 2022 while others, including the famous ‘Red Berets’ and some Argentinians are already ‘in the works’.